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May 15th, 2013

National Police Week

May 15, 2013

Dustin Papenbrock, the latest deputy to join the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, walks out of the Courthouse Tuesday afternoon.

This week is National Police Week, and between 20,000-40,000 law enforcement officers are in Washington D.C. for the event.

See Friday’s edition of The Post & Mail for an article assisted by Mary Raber Elementary School students on the impact local law enforcement has on the community.

Eagles knocked out by Knights

May 15, 2013

OSSIAN — An NCAA Division I-bound starting pitcher awaited Columbia City’s baseball team after a long bus ride to Ossian Tuesday night.

The Eagles were able to hang around for the first three innings with Norwell’s Josh VanMeter on the mound, but the Knights’ bats eventually came to life, and the Eagles lost 13-5.

Columbia City finishes its Northeast Hoosier Conference schedule with a record of 5-2. The Eagles’ only other NHC loss came against Carroll last week by a score of 7-6.

Columbia City is now 10-8 overall.

Lady Eagles advance three to regional

May 15, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Churubusco Head Track Coach Zack Dock described Tuesday evening’s Northrop IHSAA Girl’s Track and Field Sectional as “a very good night.”

The Lady Eagles used strong performances in the field events to send three athletes in four events on to next Tuesday’s Northrop Regional competition.

The Lady Eagles placed ninth as a team with only two points separating them from seventh place.

Eagle junior Katie Monk qualified in both of the throwing events.

Col. City garners second at sectional

May 15, 2013

NEW HAVEN — “Elated is an understatement to describe my feelings after the meet.”

Needless to say, Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl was pleased with his team’s performance at the New Haven sectional girls track meet Tuesday.

“Everyone we anticipated to qualify for the regional made it,” Fahl said. “There were no disappointments.”

The Lady Eagles placed second as a team, only topped by Bellmont, 156-106, in a field of 11 teams. Whitko’s girls also competed, placing seventh overall.

SUMMER HELP: Eber rises to ‘power’

May 15, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is a series highlighting unique summer jobs to be held by area students.

COLUMBIA CITY — Although students view the weeks between school ending and school beginning as a vacation, summer jobs can be a temporary way for students to earn cash.

For Foster Eber, a Columbia City High School senior, the weeks between graduation and starting his freshman year at Ball State University will be spent working.

However, he won’t just have any job. He’ll be employed at one of his favorite summer spots — Cedar Point, an amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio.

METH CASE: Bocskey pleads guilty to dealing

May 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A second man who was charged with dealing drugs in the Walmart parking lot in Columbia City pleaded guilty Monday.

Shane Bocskey, 26, Columbia City, admitted to dealing in methamphetamine. Four other counts that Bocskey was charged with at the time of his February arrest were dismissed.

In February, Bocskey was arrested with Derek Kohut after a confidential informant exchanged $120 and two boxes of pseudoephedrine for 2.85 grams of meth.

ANIMAL ORDINANCE: Board grants exceptions to violations

May 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Ordinance enforcement has created more agenda items for the Columbia City Board of Works and Safety.

Those who violate Columbia City ordinances can appeal to the board. Two families who made appeals Tuesday had their requests satisfied.

Christine Broni lives on Old Trail Road near the edge of town. She and her husband were cited for having two horses on the property as well as chickens, a violation of the animal ordinance.

LIGHTS OUT: Sign ordinance changes

May 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — It took no longer than the blink of an eye for the city to change its ordinance on flashing message signs.

Columbia City’s Common Council gave the final stamp of approval to an ordinance change regarding electronic message centers Tuesday. However, those signs, which flash in seconds, have been debated for months at the Columbia City Planning Commission.

Dave Sewell, of the commission, spoke to the common council and informed them of this ordinance change. Some were concerned with potential current violations, but Sewell noted all existing signs will be allowed.

Glenn Martin, 87

May 15, 2013

Glenn “Spike” R. Martin, 87, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:51 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2013, at his home. Born March 25, 1926, in Etna, he was the son of Chester Edward and Nita Gertrude (Keister) Martin.
He lived his entire life in Etna, graduating from North Webster High School with the Class of 1944. On Dec. 30, 1949, he married Boneta “Bonnie” Vesta Coverstone. Together they spent 63 years in Etna. He worked at Weatherhead, Columbia City, as a set-up operator for 30 years, retiring in 1987. Glenn was an avid Cubs baseball fan and IU basketball fan, and farming was his life.

Diane Jordan, 68

May 15, 2013

Diane S. Jordan, 68, of Huntertown, passed away at 3:27 am, Monday, May 13, 2013, at her daughter’s home. Born March 3, 1945, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Kenneth C. and Dorothy L. (Harmeyer) Young.
She lived in Fort Wayne and then moved to Whitley County as a child. She graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1963. She worked as a waitress at various locations in Whitley County, Tri-Lake Tavern most recently.

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SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Whitko’s Lady Wildcat volleyball teams faced off against the Manchester Lady...
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team is continuing to stay near the top of the Northeast...

 

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