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November 12th, 2012

NO SURPRISES: Gillette wins Vets Marathon for fourth time

November 12, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Taking home first-place honors at Columbia City’s Veterans Marathon is nothing new for Justin Gillette.
Gillette has won the marathon in all four years of its existence.
Gillette, 29, Goshen, finished with a time of 2:34:28.56, six minutes ahead of second place finisher Doug Powers, of Clinton, Iowa.
Gillette ran a pace six minutes faster than last year’s winning time.
Three Whitley County runners placed in the top 60, led by Austen Davenport, of Columbia City.
Davenport, 26, came in 12th with a time of 2:55:52.12.


November 12, 2012

LOCAL FUNERAL HOME: Leads grief relief program

November 12, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The holiday season might be full of family meals and festivities, but how can families cope when they look around the dinner table and notice a chair is left empty?
Sharon Brockhaus is a grief facilitator and certified funeral celebrant with DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City, and the chapter leader for The Compassionate Friends, an organization devoted to helping others work through the loss of a loved one. For the past seven years, Brockhaus has served grieving families. The need to serve came after the loss of her son, Justin.

CLOSE TO HOME: Col. City native feels Indy’s blast

November 12, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS — “It’s not something you expect to hear when you come from small-town Columbia City where it’s so quiet.”

Anna Prickett, 23, a Columbia City High School graduate was less than two miles away from the explosion in Indianapolis that killed two people and rendered entire blocks uninhabitable.

“The blast was so loud,” Prickett said. “And the power sent a rush of air through our apartment windows, strong enough to blow the blinds up and rattle items in the kichen.

“My first thought was thunder, but the blast of air didn’t make sense.”


November 12, 2012

After Whitley County experienced sun and temperatures in the 60s this weekend, snow flakes are falling. At approximately 9:19 a.m., the National Weather Service confirmed precipitation for the area in the form of snow.
Tomorrow's forecast shows sunny skies and a high of 39 degrees.

November 11th


November 11, 2012

See Monday's Edition of The Post & Mail for coverage from Columbia City' Veterans Marathon!

MASSIVE EXPLOSION: Residents describe blast, fire that killed 2

November 11, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A massive explosion sparked a huge fire and killed two people in an Indianapolis neighborhood where about three dozen homes were damaged or destroyed, authorities said Sunday. The powerful nighttime blast shattered windows, crumpled walls and could be felt at least three miles away.

HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT: Whipping, warm wind to usher in nighttime cold front

November 11, 2012


The strong southerly winds will increase Whitley County temperatures to around 70 degrees Sunday afternoon.

A cold front passing through late this evening will bring with it steadily dropping temperatures and precipitation -- including possible snow showers Monday afternoon.

November 10th

NOVEMBER: Brings rise in alcohol-related arrests

November 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — As the holidays draw near, alcohol-related arrests are on the rise.
But this is no surprise to police, as the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department saw a 58 percent increase in drunk driving arrests in 2011, and 33 percent in 2011 during the holiday months.
“I don’t know what to attribute that to, but it’s pretty staggering,” WCSD Chief Deputy Marcus Gatton said. “It could be because of extra time off for the holidays or due to the holidays in general.”
Gatton said the county also has an increase in suicide attempts in November and December.

FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING: Indian Springs M.S. completes new plans for crisis management

November 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — After five year of planning, Indian Springs Middle School has submitted a new crisis plan.
“We’ve always submitted a plan each year, but this is a new plan that we may only have to tweak from time to time in the future,” said Indian Springs Middle School Principal Jan Boylen.
According to Boylen, the plan was a collaborative effort on the part of many people at ISMS throughout several years.
“Assistant Principal Michelle Urban, head custodian Bill Helm and school nurse Kandy Gay did a lot of work on this,” said Boylen.

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