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January 20th, 2012

Whitko basketball defeats Southwood

January 20, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s boys basketball squad beat Three Rivers Conference foe Southwood Wednesday night, 70-59.

Seniors Logan Irwin and Alex Stoddard scored 19 points apiece to rally for the win in the second half.

The Wildcats trailed 19-13 at the end of the first quarter and 29-21 at halftime.

Whitko matched Southwood’s scoring in the third quarter at 17 with six points by Stoddard and two 3-pointers by Trey Weber.

Irwin and Stoddard caught fire in the fourth quarter, combining for 16 points in the final eight minutes to pull out the win.

MORE SNOW ADVISED: Snowfall Friday, Friday night will usher in winter weekend in Whitley County

January 20, 2012

A fast-moving storm system brought travel-disrupting snow to the Northeast late Thursday, but it will turn out to be only an appetizer to the "main course" ahead this weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, snow will overspread the area this afternoon and continue into tonight. Total snowfall accumulations of four to seven inches can be expected for Whitley County today and overnight Friday, with continuing frigid temperatures.

It will be a perfect weekend for the Fire & Ice WinterFest on the Courthouse Square in downtown Columbia City.

January 19th

BREAKING NEWS: Vehicle hijacked in South Whitley

January 19, 2012

A vehicle was hi-jacked from South Whitley this morning after a gun was allegedly displayed. The car was not stolen at gunpoint. Area schools were put on lockdown as a precautionary measure. No injuries were reported and according to police, the vehicle fled southbound on Ind. 5 from South Whitley. Stay tuned to our website www.thepostandmail.com for updates

NOONTIME NASTINESS: Snow, gusty cold winds glaze streets and highways

January 19, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Morning snow showers steadily grew into snow squalls, bolstered by gusty winds, making travel in Whitley County nasty by noon.

Temperatures hovered in the low 20s, but will steadily drop into the teens throughout the afternoon.

I-69 was closed south of Fort Wayne due to slide offs and road conditions.

U.S. 30 was slick and hazardous.

Columbia City streets were very slick, especially at intersections.

Weather forecasters indicate the snowfall will diminish to flurries later in the day, with only a few inches of accumulation.

MUSICALLY INCLINED: "Mitch" Mitchell's life blessed by music.

January 19, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — When you get to be my age, some things don’t work as well as they used to,” said Clarice “Mitch” Mitchell, a longtime Columbia City native.
With a body weakened from the ravages of 91 years of living and with a mind that skips a note now and again, Mitchell nonetheless tackles each day with his trademark good nature, his signature smile and a few melodies on one of his favorite musical instruments.
He gets around largely with the help of his wife Elsie who smiles and says “He’s worth it, he’s such a good man,” and with the occasional assistance from loving family members.

COMMISSIONERS: Amber, Rethlake re-running

January 19, 2012

WHITLEY COUNTY — Two Whitley County Commissioners whose terms are ending have announced plans to run for re-election in November.

Don Amber announced Wednesday that he has filed for re-election to his county commissioner position. He has served as the District 3 commissioner since being elected in 2008.

“While I’ve achieved many of the goals that I had placed upon myself in my first three years, there are some issues that remain unresolved and I want to see them to the end,” Amber said.

Tom Rethlake announced Monday his plans to run for re-election.

CEDIT: Fund distribution plans

January 19, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Whitley County Board of Commissioners Chairman Don Amber presented a proposed Capital Improvement Plan for the county Tuesday. The plan must be adopted by the county in order to receive its certified distribution of County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT) funds.

CEDIT funds are funds paid by taxpayers and deposited with the state. The funds are then redistributed, including to the county.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Wintry forecast for weekend Fire & Ice WinterFest on Courthouse Square

January 19, 2012

Ice sculptors arriving to carve
frosty artwork on Courthouse Square
COLUMBIA CITY – The seventh annual Whitley County “Fire and Ice” WinterFest will be taking shape this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21-22 amidst a wintry weather forecast.
Snow showers and highs in the low 30s are forecast.
This unique winter festival hosts ice carvers from the tri-state area who will be demonstrating their talents around the Whitley County Courthouse Square in downtown Columbia City by creating works of arts for local business sponsors.

Whitko girls beat Wawasee for first time in eight years

January 19, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s Lady Wildcat basketball team defeated Wawasee for the first time in eight years Tuesday night, 68-24.

The Lady Wildcats were 1-11 against the Lady Warriors in the last decade, including a nine-game losing streak.

Wawasee’s stand-out KiLee Kna-fel, who averages over 30 points-per-game, was held to just one point in the first half against Whitko and 12 for the game.

The Lady Wildcats jumped out to a 12-2 lead in the first quarter and again held Wawasee to two points in the second, while adding nine points to their score.

NHC stand-out Carroll defeats Col. City

January 19, 2012

HUNTERTOWN — Car-roll, which lost narrowly to Homestead recently in the Northeast Hoosier Conference meet, defeated both Columbia City’s boys and girls swim teams Tuesday night.

The Eagle boys lost 182-111 and the girls were defeated 196-89.
The Chargers won every event but three, the boys 50 and 100-yard freestyle and the girls 50 free.

Cole Smith, who won the conference meet in the 50-yard free, won by two seconds over his closest opponent. Smith also took the 100 free by over a second.

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