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March 8th, 2012

NEW BLOOD: 'Busco hires new police officer

March 8, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — There is a new police officer in Churubusco. Mike Engle was approved to replace former Town Marshall John Hart, who retires from police work March 19. The Churubusco Town Council unanimously approved Engle to begin full-time duties March 19.

In new business, the council approved a new Churubusco Façade Grant Program. “This is a program connected with the Main Street Project,” said Frank Kessler, council president. With the grant a total of $25,000 is available for Churubusco businesses to apply for grants.

MAKEOVER COMING: Council approves courthouse maintenance; more

March 8, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Council addressed several fiscal concerns at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, including those involving county employees.

The Assessor’s Office requested budgeting to hire a new employee to join the office staff. The move comes on the heels of County Assessor Angie Heath’s news that she would be taking a leave of absence from May through October of this year.

MARK YOU CALENDAR: Civic and school events dot the calendar

March 8, 2012

Turtle Days Fish Fry
set for Friday
CHURUBUSCO — A Turtle Days Fish Fry fund raiser will be held March 9 at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 157.
All you can eat is $8, dinner is $7 and sandwiches are $5. Carry-out is available. All proceeds will benefit the Turtle Days Festival.

Cornerstone
Christian School
to host fry
ALBION – Cornerstone Christian School, located at 4304 S. Oak St. in Albion, will hold a Tenderloin and Fish Fry Saturday, March 10 from 3:30-7:30 p.m.

March 7th

HISTORIC RANCH FIRE: Owners begin recovery of lost barn

March 7, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Smoke rolled across the serene landscape; Laurel Stockamp wandered around the charred timber, inspecting the extensive damage and remembering the tall, long structure as it was more than a week ago. Barrels of hay and ash remain untouched for inspection after a morning fire engulfed Stockamp Ranch’s main bank barn before spreading to the exercise barn and finally the loafing barn.

Shaking her head in disbelief at the sight, Laurel said, “Everyone will remember the big fire here.”

A LEGEND OF HER OWN: Columbia City stand-out coach Wayne Kreiger’s mother passes hours after her son’s first state championship win

March 7, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — “If she was in the gym, she was happy.”
Columbia City coaching legend Wayne Kreiger wasn’t talking about a former player. He wasn’t speaking of his wife, daughter or granddaughters.

The Indiana Hall of Fame coach was reminiscing on his mother, Helen Kreiger-Ziegler, of Huntington, the woman who has followed him throughout his entire basketball career.

March 5th

EMPOWERING EVERYONE: Passages forms new group

March 6, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Navigators are all about empowering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. At Passages, Inc., after a campaign and election of officers, attendance has increased fivefold in the past year.

“Passages has always had a group that met but now we’ve got a name, officers and a mission statement,” said Mary Hunnicutt, Passages director of supported living and admissions.

March 2nd

Irwin free throw sending Wildcats to sectional finals

March 2, 2012


OSSIAN — The Whitko Wildcats, playing in the sectional semi-finals, battled double-digit deficits and poor free throw shooting to survive against Heritage and move on to the final tonight at Norwell High School. Whitko beat the Patriots 66-65 on — ironically — a last second free throw by Logan Irwin.

Whitko mustered just one point in the final four minutes of the first half, while Heritage only netted three, sending the teams into the locker room at halftime with the scoreboard reading 28-25.

Heading into the final eight minutes, the Wildcats led 43-42.

PHOTO: S.W.A.T. hone their skills

March 2, 2012

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Post and Mail photo / Nicole Ott

TAKE A TRACTOR TO SCHOOL: CCHS FFA students fill the parking lot with farm vehicles

March 2, 2012

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Post and Mail photo / Brianne Eichman

HELPING HANDS OVERSEAS: Local woman headed to Haiti

March 2, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Because of health issues, one local missionary couldn’t follow her heart to distant lands. But now Miranda Shearer has stopped having seizures and is on her way to Haiti and Slovakia.

Miranda Shearer, daughter of Cindy and Steve Shearer, is on her way to Haiti and then to Slovakia.

Shearer graduated from Columbia City High School in 2004. She received her surgical technologist degree from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne in 2009.

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