November 12th, 2012
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitkoâs girls basketball team faced its second Whitley County rival in two days Saturday.
The Lady Wildcats fell to the Columbia City Lady Eagles Friday, but defeated Churubuscoâs Lady Eagles 28-23 Saturday in a breast cancer fundraising event.
Whitko is back in action Saturday at Southern Wells and Churubusco hosts Lakeland Christian Tuesday.
After Whitley County experienced sun and temperatures in the 60s this weekend, snow flakes are falling. At approximately 9:19 a.m., the National Weather Service confirmed precipitation for the area in the form of snow.
Tomorrow's forecast shows sunny skies and a high of 39 degrees.
Judith Hosler, age 85, of Columbia City, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at the Heritage, Huntington.
Born on May 24, 1927, in Noble County, she was the daughter of Reverend Valmont and F. Beryl (Weeks) Fry.
She has lived in Whitley County her entire life and attended Columbia City High School for 10 years and received her GED later in life.
On January 12, 1947, she married Kenneth C. Hosler in Columbia City. She worked at Blue Bell and Columbia Products, Columbia City, before she and her husband opened Hoslerâs TV Store.
Martha J. Reid, 76, of Columbia City, died at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne where she was admitted on Friday.
She was born Dec. 27, 1935, in Wolf Lake, a daughter of Thomas H. and Helen E. (Cole) Carter. Her lifetime was spent in Whitley County and Pierceton, for 16 years, where she completed her education.
On July 19, 1952, she was united in marriage to Robert J. Reid. In 1959, they moved to their home on Loon Lake. Mr. Reid died July 19, 1994. Since August 1995, Martha has made her home in Columbia City.
See Monday's Edition of The Post & Mail for coverage from Columbia City' Veterans Marathon!
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â A massive explosion sparked a huge fire and killed two people in an Indianapolis neighborhood where about three dozen homes were damaged or destroyed, authorities said Sunday. The powerful nighttime blast shattered windows, crumpled walls and could be felt at least three miles away.
FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE TODAY TO 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45
MPH. WINDS SHOULD DIMINISH BY LATE EVENING.
The strong southerly winds will increase Whitley County temperatures to around 70 degrees Sunday afternoon.
A cold front passing through late this evening will bring with it steadily dropping temperatures and precipitation -- including possible snow showers Monday afternoon.
COLUMBIA CITY â As the holidays draw near, alcohol-related arrests are on the rise.
But this is no surprise to police, as the Whitley County Sheriffâs Department saw a 58 percent increase in drunk driving arrests in 2011, and 33 percent in 2011 during the holiday months.
âI donât know what to attribute that to, but itâs pretty staggering,â WCSD Chief Deputy Marcus Gatton said. âIt could be because of extra time off for the holidays or due to the holidays in general.â
Gatton said the county also has an increase in suicide attempts in November and December.
COLUMBIA CITY â After five year of planning, Indian Springs Middle School has submitted a new crisis plan.
âWeâve always submitted a plan each year, but this is a new plan that we may only have to tweak from time to time in the future,â said Indian Springs Middle School Principal Jan Boylen.
According to Boylen, the plan was a collaborative effort on the part of many people at ISMS throughout several years.
âAssistant Principal Michelle Urban, head custodian Bill Helm and school nurse Kandy Gay did a lot of work on this,â said Boylen.
COLUMBIA CITY â As a nation takes time this weekend to remember those veterans who have shaped our countryâs legacy, there is a new generation of soldiers rising through the ranks to walk a path that is all too familiar for so many soldiers before them.
âScared but proud.â That would be the feeling for most parents with children in the military.