January 14th, 2013
James A. Simmons, 75, of rural Columbia City, died at 12:40 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2013, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Columbia City, where he had been a resident since Nov. 8, 2012.
He was born Jan. 31, 1937, in Huntington, a son of the late Benjamin and Elsie (Shoaf) Simmons. His formative years were spent in Columbia City. He attended Columbia City High School.
On Aug. 30, 1968, he was united in marriage to Doris E. Brown. They have always made their home in Whitley County.
KOKOMO (HSPA) â€” One man died in Grant County late Sunday night when his vehicle overturned in high water. Grant County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Moore said an unknown passerby called at 11:13 p.m. to report a vehicle upside in the water at 4200 E. Ind. 26.
Deputies arrived to find a vehicle upside down in a ditch off the roadway. The ditch had been flooded by a nearby creek, though the road wasn't closed at the time.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team is looking to rebound from its heart-breaking loss to Homestead Friday by hosting Huntington North Tuesday.
The Eagles fell to the Spartans by one point after a last-second 3-pointer at the buzzer for their first Northeast Hoosier Conference loss, and second defeat of the season.
The Vikings have a deceiving 7-6 record, as they play a particularly strong schedule.
GOSHEN â€” Both Columbia Cityâ€™s and Whitkoâ€™s wrestling teams traveled to the Goshen Invitational looking to build momentum heading into the final week of the regular season. Columbia City placed fourth and Whitko sixth â€” but both coaches found positives in Saturdayâ€™s competition.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After a three-game win streak, Columbia Cityâ€™s girls basketball team fell to Homestead Saturday night, 65-37.
The Lady Spartans only have two losses on the season, while Columbia City has been working to find its niche this year.
While the Lady Eagles suffered their 13th loss of the season, Shearer said the team has been improving.
Homestead opened the game by taking a 16-5 lead. Columbia Cityâ€™s lone points came from Emily Whiteleather (3) and Macie Hinen (2).
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City woman pleaded not guilty to two felony charges and a misdemeanor charge in Whitley County Superior Court.
Vanessa J. Cramar was arrested Jan. 5 by the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department for neglect of a dependent and maintaining a common nuisance, both Class D felonies; and possession of a synthetic drug, a Class A misdemeanor.
According to the case report, Cramar allegedly was smoking a synthetic drug while in the presence of her daughter. She was arrested and her daughter was given over to Child Protective Services.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Having a healthy lifestyle is nothing to laugh at. But it may very well be something to sing about.
Dr. David Haines, of Warsaw, has been singing with the Chain Oâ€™ Lakes Chorus for six years and sees many healthy advantages to singing.
â€śYou get a high from singing just like runners get from running,â€ť said Haines. â€śThere are endorphins released when you sing, just like when playing sports.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” Strikers werenâ€™t silenced when new ownership took over Coupled Products LLC in Columbia City.
Twenty-nine members of United Auto Workers Local 2049 started picketing the manufacturer in June 2011. Claims of unfair labor practices after contract negotians fell a part has kept 21 of the 29 picketers active.
A 33 percent pay cut was rejected by the union as well as a reduction in benefits, according to area media.
Those participating in the strike are eligible for unemployment insurance benefits, $2,000 a week in strike pay and full insurance benefits from the UAW.
Here are the sports headlines in Monday's Post & Mail:
Eagles look to bounce back from NHC loss
Columbia City, Whitko, grapple at Goshen Invitational
Homestead beats Columbia City girls, 65-37
Here are the headlines in Monday's Post & Mail:
Woman allegedly uses, buys drugs with child
Doctor attributes healthy living to singing
Factory has new owners, but no deal
Indiana father forgives parents, wants to see son