April 29th, 2015
The annual Readers' Choice special section of results will be inserted into The Post & Mail Thursday, April 30.
Learn who received honors from readers of The Post & Mail in dozens of categories including spaghetti, florist, dining atmosphere â€“ and many, many more!
Look for it tomorrow in your Post & Mail newspaper.
Pick it up at newsstands throughout Whitley County for just 50 cents â€“ or better yet subscribe for convenient home delivery for as little as 37 cents per day. Call 244-5153 for details!
CHURUBUSCO â€“ Both lanes of US 33 (S. Main St.) are closed in front of Brevinâ€™s Downtown Eatery after an accident involving a mini-van and a semi left debris and diesel fuel littering the street.
According to officials, Robert Atweiller of Churubusco was driving south on US 33 when he crossed the center line and sideswiped a semi, driven by John Chaves of Massachusetts. The van struck and damaged the semiâ€™s driver-side fuel tank, which leaked fuel on the street.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Eagle golf team turned in one of its best scores of the season, downing visiting Bellmont at Eagle Glen by a 150-191 score.
The Eaglesâ€™ top four golfers all shot 40-or-under scores to top Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Bellmont.
AVOID US 33 in Churubusco for the next 2 hours due to traffic accident and fuel leak.
The accident and hazmat spill near Brevins in Churubusco will cause traffic backups and detours for the next couple hours.
Suggested alternate routes small vehicles can get around on Pleasant to Ind. 205. Large trucks will have to wait or U.S. 30 to Ind. 205.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Just in time for festival season, Columbia Cityâ€™s City Hall restrooms are improved and ready for the public.
Though restrooms donâ€™t seem to be important, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said they can be a first impression to visitors of the community.
â€śSome people never get past the bathrooms of City Hall,â€ť Daniel said. â€śWe are glad that they are fixed up and ready for festival season. We expect a lot of people to be in-and-out using those.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With the full Columbia City Common Council present, discussions resumed on a potential alley vacation on the cityâ€™s east side.
At the councilâ€™s last meeting, two members were absent. After discussion, the council decided to table any decisions until the next meeting.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Results from The Post & Mailâ€™s Readersâ€™ Choice Awards will be announced Thursday.
A special section will be inserted in Thursdayâ€™s edition of The Post & Mail with the list of winners.
Approximately 500 ballots were cast in dozens of categories, including local business, restaurants, public safety officials and more.
Pick up a copy from your local newsstand, or subscribe to The Post & Mail by calling 244-5153.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitko picked up wins in seven events to down Northfield, Manchester and Lakeland Christian in a four-way boysâ€™ home track meet Tuesday night.
Whitkoâ€™s boys picked up 98.5 points to top Northfield, who scored 85.5. Manchester was third with 58 points, and Lakeland Christian fourth with 1 point.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” When Whitko High School selected Roger Fleetwood as its new boys basketball coach last summer, the Whitko basketball program gained coaching experienced that involved All-Americans, a state championship and an NBA star.
The National Basketball Association announced April 20 that Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams was named the 2015 Sixth Man of the Year. More than a decade ago, Williams was lacing up to play under Coach Fleetwood for South Gwinnett High School in Atlanta, Ga.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team handled Triton 12-1 in five innings Tuesday night behind a 10-run explosion from its offense in the fourth inning.
After the first inning ended with a scoreless tie, the game remained close after three with a 2-1 Wildcat lead. The Triton Trojans struggled to contain Whitko batters in the fourth, allowing 10 runs before ending the Wildcat rally.