July 12th, 2013
LARWILL â Doors chained. Windows nailed shut. A teenage girl gives birth to two children â all before the age of 18.
It sounds like a Hollywood horror movie â but itâs not â itâs the atrocious story of a child who lived unnoticed in the Whitley County area for five years.
After the perpetrator, Dean Pressler, 40, pleaded guilty in court to child molesting, child seduction and sexual misconduct with a minor this week, many are questioning how such a horrific crime could go unnoticed in a small Indiana town.
But how does one inquire about the unknown?
Martha A. âMartyâ White, 66, of South Whitley, passed away, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. She was born Aug. 2, 1946, in Fort Wayne to the late, Rudolph and Lillie (Buffenbarger) Kyler.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Family Sciences from Purdue University and worked for the Department of Child Services as a Legal Clerk before retiring after 37 years.
She was a long time member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Fort Wayne Sport Club and enjoyed flowers, owls, amber glass and garage sales.
Guy H. Wilson, 84, of Mattawan, Mich.passed away at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Rose Arbor Hospice Home, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Born June 30, 1929 in Albion, he was the son of Frank C. and Hazel (Owen) Wilson.
He attended Albion High School. On June 14, 1952, he married June E. Rowland in Albuquerque, N.M.
After 22 years of service, he retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1969. A former Indiana resident, he lived in Michigan since 1969. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Shriners, American Legion, Eagles, Kalamazoo Clown Club and Order of Eastern Star.
Nancy Suzanne Jones, 75, of Tri Lakes, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at her home due to natural causes.
She was born Jan. 7, 1938, in Kokomo, a daughter of Daniel Emmett and Mildred Gladys (Smith) Kitchell.
She graduated from Logansport High School, received her Bachelor degree from Indiana University in Bloomington and Masters degree from Ivy Tech.
She married Everett Jones. They made their home in Mishawaka. Mr. Jones died in 1976.
Crime in Columbia City is...
â¢ Under control by law enforcement
â¢ Minimal due to law enforcement
â¢ One the upswing and will continue to do so.
CHURUBUSCO â Churubuscoâs baseball team had historic individual efforts from some of its players this season.
However, it was in the classroom where these Eagles excelled, not just the ball diamond.
Senior captains Jay Petrie and Chandler Brown were named Academic All-State from Churubusco. Junior Brent Simmons was named Class 2A All-State honorable mention.
Eagle Baseball Head Coach Mark Grove said the leadership of the two captains will be missed.
âThey are good kids who showed good leadership,â he said. âThey will be missed for the way they led the younger players.â
Here's what's going on at the Whitley County 4-H Fair Saturday. To see a schedule for the entire week of fair events, see the July 12 or 13-14 issue of The Post and Mail.
Dairy steer feeder calf show
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Large Show Arena
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Small Show Area
4-H & Adult open class exhibits on display
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. 4-H Center
Mini projects on display
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Shelterhouse
Commercial exhibits on display
Noon - 10 p.m. Commercial Building
1 p.m. Show Barn
Columbia City Elks Lodge #1417 officers recently visited Camp Whitley.
This camp is one of the older youth camps in the state of Indiana, with many of the current Columbia City Elk members themselves attending when they were young.
The Columbia City Elks have assisted with many work projects at the camp over the past years to keep with their on going assistance to the youth of their community.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Columbia City man who initially desired to represent himself in court will now have a public defender.
Bradley Kincaid, 21, was arrested in June for sexual misconduct with a minor. In his initial court appearance June 10 he said he wanted to represent himself.
However, on June 14 Kincaid requested a public defender. His request was granted, however his pretrial conference was continued to July 22 to give him time to meet with his attorney, Brad Voelz.
SOUTH WHITLEY â A joint effort by the South Whitley Town Council and Whitley County Econonic Development Corporation is expected to bring 35 new jobs to the town.
Town Council President Tony Starkey offered details about South Whitleyâs plan to acquire the former Dwyer building by way of a zero-interest government loan.
âThe EDC has been working with us since last year to make this deal possible,â said Starkey. âWe are lucky to have those at the EDC come up with ways to attract new business to our area.â