May 26th, 2015
BRUSHY PRAIRIE â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team traveled to Prairie Heights on Saturday for a non-conference doubleheader. Whitko took both halves, winning game one 12-5 and taking the second contest 14-7.
â€śThese are two great wins,â€ť said Wildcat Head Coach Erik Hisner. â€śWe challenged our players after a tough loss at Tippecanoe Valley and they responded with lots of intensity and focus. I canâ€™t say enough about my guys today. They showed a lot of resiliency.â€ť
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii â€“ A 2012 Columbia City High School graduate and Columbia City native is part of a select crew protecting and defending America aboard the U.S. Navyâ€™s nuclear-powered attack submarine, USS Texas.
Seaman Apprentice Joseph McCullough is a submarine sonar technician aboard the ship, one of the Virginia-class based at the Navy base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
KENDALLVILLE â€” The last name on the Northeast Hoosier Conference golf championship trophy will belong to Columbia Cityâ€™s Eagles.
Columbia City claimed a three-shot victory over Homestead to win the conference tournament at Cobblestone Golf course on Saturday which, combined with their tie for first place in the regular season standings, gave the Eagles the overall NHC title.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Whitley County townships have renewed firefighter contracts and are ready to provide fire protection to the countyâ€™s residents and businesses. However, many townships have different methods when operating this service.
Townships such as Cleveland and Jefferson have signed three-year contracts with the men and women of the fire department at the beginning of the year.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A possible phony phone call sent police in a scramble Monday evening in Columbia City.
A two-block radius around Main Bowl at 303 S. Main St. was blocked off while police responded to a call that a man had a fight with his girlfriend and he had hurt her, had a weapon with him and was going to get in a shootout with police. Police were dispatched at about 5:15 p.m.
After a 3.5-hour operation that included more than 50 police officers, officials gave the â€śall-clearâ€ť with no signs of anyone inside the building.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Local police are on the scene of a hostage situation with an armed subject at Main Bowl, 303 S Main St., Columbia City. It is advised to stay clear of the area. Initial reports say a person has been stabbed. Their condition is unknown at this time. Additional information will be released when available.
GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) â€” Officials in an Indianapolis suburb are considering a proposal that would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places.
Some members of the Greenwood City Council say they support the move that would add add e-cigarettes and vaping to the city's current smoking ban.
Councilman Ron Bates tells the Daily Journal he believes e-cigarettes could be just as bad for public health as smoking cigarettes and should be included in the ban.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Post & Mail will not be published on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.
Publication will resume Tuesday.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Several poultry shows across the country have been cancelled as a result of the recent avian flu epidemic that made its way into Whitley County this month.
Reports are calling the outbreak the largest ever, affecting 15 states and 37 million birds.
As for Whitley County, a backyard operation was confirmed infected with the virus May 9 and lost 77 birds. This is, so far, the only documented case in Indiana.
WHITLEY COUNTY Ââ€” With the recent controversy surrounding Whitley Countyâ€™s pig wrestling event at the 4-H Fair, board members were forced to discuss the situation in a recent meeting.
â€śAfter our meeting, we decided to continue with the event as usual,â€ť said Brad Arnold, head of events at the Whitley County 4-H Fair.
This decision follows harsh and lengthy debates on social media and petitions that argue back and forth about the morality of the event.
Two petitions created on www.change.org have been signed by people in other states and even other countries.