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February 23rd, 2013

PRE-TRIAL: Court date extended for Smith, Mireles

February 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Pierceton man accused of two felonies had his pre-trial conference continued until March 18.

Jeremiah Smith, 26, was in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday. He is accused of burglary, a Class C felony, and theft, a Class D felony.
According to case reports, Smith was alleged to have broken into the Larwill Deli.

He is accused of having stolen $1,252.76 of merchandise, 12 cartons of cigarettes.

The back door, door locks and hinges were also broken during the crime, which was estimated to be $650 in damages. This incident occurred on Sept. 9, 2012.

ROUNDTABLE: Region’s recession bounceback ballyhooed

February 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — How does one become well-known?
This was one question discussed at a Mayors Roundtable held at Eagle’s Nest Friday. With the economy beginning to get back on track, the aspect and importance of regionalism was one topic on the table.

Discussion centered around the fact that southern California and other regions of the county have its own reputations for what it does well.
How does Northeast Indiana acquire the same reputation?
The recession is over and the region is on the move forward, even if the recovery is still in progress at the moment.

February 22nd

Linda Sabo, 73

February 22, 2013

Linda Jayne (Gates) Vandivier Sabo, 73, succumbed to a long bout with cancer on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.
She was born in Ft. Wayne on April 7, 1940, to Jayne (Sample) and Benton Earl Gates, Sr. and grew up in Columbia City. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1958.
In 1962, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University, where she studied radio, television and film. There, she was initiated as a member of the Xi Chapter of Chi Omega Sorority.

UP FOR BID: Parkview Oaks and Pointe looking for buyer

February 22, 2013

Columbia City — Parkview Whitley Hospital today announced that it is seeking a buyer for Parkview Oaks and Parkview Pointe.

The campus, located at 411 Wolf Rd. in Columbia City, is a skilled nursing facility and residential/senior living community that serves over 100 residents.

Parkview Whitley Hospital focuses on its fundamental expertise in primary and acute medical care. Leaders at Parkview Whitley Hospital and Parkview Health believe the residents of Parkview Oaks and Parkview Pointe can be best served with an owner who specializes in senior care.

ALL-WHITLEY COUNTY: Girls basketball

February 22, 2013

Chosen by The Post & Mail’s editorial staff

Cagney Craig — Whitko
Megan Deutsch — Col. City
Jordan Hall — Whitko
Macie Hinen — Col. City
Montana Martin — Churubusco
Cassidy Perlich — Churubusco
Hannah Schnorr — Col. City
Josie Sparks — Whitko
Emily Whiteleather — Col. City
Aubrey Wright — Col. City

HONORABLE MENTION

Alyssa Anderson — Churubusco
Kristine Bechtold — Churubusco
Alyssa Hansen — Col. City
Melanie Kelsey — Whitko
Kelly Reiff — Whitko
Baily Rentschler — Col.City

4 players receive NHC honors

February 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls basketball team had four players honored by the Northeast Hoosier Conference this week.

The Lady Eagles were led by Emily Whiteleather, who earned 1st-Team All-NHC honors.

Whiteleather, a 6-foot-2 junior, averaged 10.5 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.

She finished the season with 54-of-81 free throw shooting (66 percent) and led the Lady Eagles with 95 offensive rebounds.

Whiteleather ended the year with a team-high nine blocks and 50 percent field goal shooting.

ISMS grapplers handed first loss

February 22, 2013

DECATUR — Indian Springs Middle School’s wrestling team suffered its first loss of the season Thursday night at Bellmont. The Eagles lost to the undefeated Braves, 47-38.

Despited the loss, AJ Chapin got ISMS off to a good start with a victory by pin.

The win was followed up with another victory by Braden Baker.

The next ISMS wrestler to record a victory was Seth Rosen in the 132-pound class. Rosen won by pin.

In the 150-pound weight class, Jacob Morse was able to pin his opponent.

In the 175-pound class, Mydrae Brown won via forfeit.

ANIMAL NEGLECT: Dogs rescued from Whitley Co. home

February 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “Each rib showed on the dog, as well as the entire contour of the spine. The hip bones also protruded out.”

In a case report, Whitley County Sheriff’s K9 handler, Jason Spencer, described the condition of two dogs he found at a rural Columbia City home Wednesday night.

The two animals, Albos and Ruby, were removed from the Doug Shearer residence at 2690 N. CR 450 E. after police found the canines severely malnutritioned.

Garrett Combs, Jr.

February 22, 2013

Garrett (Gary) Combs, Jr., former resident of South Whitley, went to be with the Lord Jan. 12, 2013 at his home in Dearing, Ga. He graduated from South Whitley High School with the Class of 1970.
He was born May 17, 1951, in Hazard, Ky., son of Garrett and Loretta Combs.

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

February 22, 2013

MENTONE — The Whitko Wildcat boys’ basketball team opened Three Rivers Conference play Friday night...
CHURUBUSCO -— Every basketball team in the state of Indiana starts out with the same goal: to win a...
COLUMBIA CITY — In a game where both teams are playing a patient, passing offense each possession...

 

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