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May 10th, 2013

GOOD FOR BUSINESS: Lt. Gov. touts local efforts

May 10, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Indiana is a great place to do business.

That was the message from Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann at the Whitley County EDC annual meeting at C&A Tool Thursday.

While Ellspermann pointed out that being part of Gov. Mike Pence’s administration was about economic development, she was quick to tout the efforts of the previous administration.

“We are building off of eight great years with Mitch Daniels,” she said of the former governor’s administration.

Body hidden in woods

May 10, 2013

Tom Strack, a Whitley County resident, found a body on his property in these woods, located on County Road 800 East, north of Old Trail Road, Wednesday night.

The death is currently being investigated by the Indiana State Police, with the assistance of the Whitley County Coroner and Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.

Whitko boys win TRC

May 10, 2013

WABASH — Whitko’s boys track team left the Three Rivers Conference meet as champions for the sixth year in a row Thursday night at Southwood.

The Wildcats edged second-place Rochester by five points, 117-112, to take home the title.

Whitko was led by a stellar performance from Connor Stouder, who tallied 30 points with three first-place finishes.

Stouder won the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes. He was also the last leg of the winning 1,600-meter relay team. Also on the 1,600 relay was Brady Herendeen Tyler Sherwin and Kuyler Bailey.

GRISLY FIND: Flashback for Viet vet

May 10, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — “That smell is something you never forget.”

Tom Strack, 64, made a gruesome discovery Wednesday night after he caught wind of an all-too-familiar odor from his past.

Strack, who served his country in Vietnam more than 40 years ago, picked up on the smell of a dead body in his woods Wednesday night.

“It is its own odor,” Strack said. “I recognized it right away.”

Strack, who lives on County Road 800 East north of Old Trail Road, was walking home from his mom’s house on Johnson Road through the trails in his woods.

JUST IN: Victim I.D.’d

May 10, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. — Whitley County’s Coroner identified the body of a man who was found in a wooded area in Whitley County Wednesday night.

The man has been identified as Dillon Travis Warner, of Fort Wayne.

Coroner Randy Dellinger said the cause and manner of death are uncertain, pending complete autopsy results.

May 9th

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Man who discovered body in eastern Whitley County

May 9, 2013

See Friday's Edition of The Post & Mail for a special interview with the property owner, Tom Strack, who stumbled upon a body in his woods Wednesday night.

Softball sectional pairings announced

May 9, 2013

The IHSAA announced the sectional brackets for softball this morning.

Columbia City drew Carroll for their fist game in the Class 4A Sectional 5 at DeKalb.

Whitko will play Bellmont in the first round of Class 3A Sectional 23 at Norwell.

Churubusco has been paired up with Bishop Luers in the Class 2A Sectional 36 at Eastside.

Rongos makes college choice

May 9, 2013

Columbia City girls tennis player Celine Rongos signed to play for Huntington University next year.

Front row, from left: Renee Rongos (Celine’s mother), Celine Rongos, Alexander Rongos (Celine’s brother) and Paul Rongos (Celine’s father).

CONFERENCE, COUNTY CHAMPS: Girls track wins third straight NHMLC

May 9, 2013

NEW HAVEN — Indian Springs Middle School’s girls track team won its third straight Northeast Hoosier Middle Level Conference Title.

ISMS’s boys squad placed third behind Carroll and Maple Creek.

The event was held at New Haven Saturday, and both teams will travel to Plymouth to compete in the NLMSC conference meet.

New Haven’s event had several teams, including DeKalb, Bellmont, Summit, East Noble, Woodside and Norwell, along with Carroll, Maple Creek, New Haven and ISMS.

Lakeland girls tennis drops Churubusco, 4-1

May 9, 2013

LA GRANGE — Churubusco’s girls tennis team fell on the road to NECC foe Lakeland.

The Lady Lakers beat the Lady Eagles, 4-1 in varsity action and 4-1 in junior varsity action as well.

Picking up the win for the Lady Eagles at the varsity level was Kayleen Mitchell at No. 3 singles, defeating Amanda Miller 6-2, 7-5.

Losing in No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, were Churubusco’s Cheyenne Conner and Audrey Gierscher, who both lost in straight sets to Carlee Richardson and Audrey Stephens.

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