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November 19th, 2012

Lady Eagles lose heartbreaker

November 19, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — After nearly a complete turn-around of last week’s Columbia City girls basketball game — when the Lady Eagles had 38 turnovers and lost by more than 20 points to Snider — Columbia City came within two seconds of a win over Marion Saturday.

Despite Macie Hinen’s comeback — scoring twice in the final minute to take a three-point lead — Marion scored twice in the final four seconds to win, 43-40.

Emily Whiteleather led Columbia City in scoring and rebounds with a double-double, 10 points and 15 rebounds.

Carl Sheets, 93

November 19, 2012

Carl E. Sheets, 93, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:55 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor Inc., Columbia City.
Born on May 23, 1919, in Jefferson Towsnship, he was the son of William and Myrta M. (Boney) Sheets.
Surviving relatives include his two sons, daughter, three brothers and several grand, great and great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to noon. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.

November 17th

JINGLE BELLS: Holiday help comes from pocket change

November 17, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Salvation Army’s red kettles are out and bell ringers are making noise to bring in funds for the nonprofit organization.
The red kettle national campaign is the organization’s largest fundraiser.
Pat Mossburg is the Salvation Army of Whitley County’s ministries coordinator. “These donations help provide the monies for the year-round local programs and services for those in need in our community and continue to be one of our most important and well-known fundraising drives,”Mossburg said.

WORKING HARD: Whitko schools try to rebound from bad grades

November 17, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — After the Indiana Department of Education released a report grading Indiana Schools, Whitko Community Schools was ranked with some of the lower scores.
With Pierceton Elementary School and Whitko Middle School bottoming out with Ds, both the South Whitley Elementary School and Whitko High School held Cs.
Steve Clason, Whitko Com-munity School Corporation’s superintendent, said, “I am extremely disappointed with our grades. There are no excuses. They will improve.”
The district is reviewing the state’s report to see what academic areas need improving.

DOLLARS AND CENTS: Clerk-Treasurer to continue as dual position

November 17, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — Titles and dollars were painted as leverage by Clerk-Treasurer Madalyn Sade-Bartl when she made a request to drop her dual title and change her pay.

Although her proposed idea left her no vacation time, no overtime and no paid time off, it would allow her to make her own hours and have a salary of $50,900 a year instead of $43,484.

FINANCIAL GROUND: United Way 2012 campaign continues to bring in funds

November 17, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — United Way’s 2012 campaign, Live United, continues to bring in funds for the nonprofit organization.

According to Executive Director Cindy Baker, approximately $23,000 has been pledged to this year’s $190,000 campaign.

“We still have many company employee campaigns that are still out there that are in the process of being wrapped up, which is where a lot of our contributions come from,” said Baker.

November 16th

Jerry Smith, 70

November 16, 2012

Jerry L. Smith 70, of rural Columbia City, died at 6:17 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he was admitted on Monday.
He was born April 21, 1942, in Thorncreek Township, he was the son of the late Franklin J. and Una Dell (Bowman) Smith.
His formative years were spent in Thorncreek Township.
He attended Columbia City High School.
On June 20, 1959, he was united in marriage to Marilyn L. Gibson.
They have always made their home in Whitley County.
For the past 35 years, he was the owner and operator of Jerry’s Tire Service in Columbia City.

8-pointer

November 16, 2012

Columbia City High School freshman Brock Bunyan shot an eight-point buck near Wilson Lake in Columbia City. Submit your deer photos to The Post & Mail by e-mail to sports@thepostandmail.com.

HEROIN BUST: Warsaw nets largest in its history

November 16, 2012


WARSAW — What initially started as a controlled drug buy turned into one of Kosciusko County’s largest heroin busts in its history.

The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department and Warsaw Police joined forces Thursday for a controlled heroin buy.

But the buy was interrupted by a report of a possible methamphetamine lab on Stoneburner Road in Warsaw.

Police searched the residence and found an active meth lab, arresting Shawn Morton, 50, and his wife Dawn Morton, 47, on a preliminary charges of dealing and manufacturing meth.

COUNTY HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT: Warns motorists to stay vigilant to road workers

November 16, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — In light of a southwest Whitley County crash that had the potential to be disastrous, Whitley County Highway Department Superintendent Mike Barton advises motorists to use caution.

A pair of Whitley County Highway workers were repairing pot holes on CR 400 S. near 950 W. Thursday afternoon when a car came over a hill.

The driver, Amanda Syndram, 19, of Pierceton, slammed on the brakes, losing control on the loose gravel on the road.

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