August 3rd, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ With summer‚Äôs end and the sound of the school bell just around corner, the Salvation Army of Whitley County is hoping to ease the financial burden some parents face sending their kids back to school.
As the Salvation Army loaded up with school supplies Saturday for its annual Pack-A-Truck outside of Shoe Show, numerous donors contributed to the cause, providing the organization with means to help children in the community this Saturday.
‚ÄúWe had many donations,‚ÄĚ said Community Ministries Specialist Pat Mossburg.
Last season, Whitko‚Äôs girls soccer team won the sectional title in its first season as an IHSAA sanctioned team.
Head Coach Gary Sims, along with three of the team‚Äôs top four scorers are back this season, with games beginning Thursday.
For more about the Lady ‚ÄôCats and the rest of 2012‚Äôs fall sports teams from Whitko, Churubusco and Columbia City, watch for The Post & Mail‚Äôs Fall Sports Preview, which is scheduled to be in the Aug. 16 edition.
Judy Kreider, 66, of South Whitley died at 7:17 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
She was born Nov. 10, 1945, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Floren and Bernice (Aldridge) Kreider.
Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1964.
Following her graduation, she began her career with Lincoln National Life, Fort Wayne. She retired in 2005, with 41 years of service.
She was a member of Pleasant View Church, South Whitley. In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting.
The Messengers Quartet will be in concert at Merriam Christian Chapel on Saturday at 7 p.m. This will be a free concert. The church is located at 3985 S. U.S. 33, Albion.
Pierceton United Methodist Church is holding its annual free garage sale Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Fellowship room of the church. Shoppers are invited to come in and fill a bag or two of clean, gently used clothing of all sizes. There is no cost for any of the clothing items. This is a mission outreach of the ladies of the church.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Out of small, rural towns in Indiana, three young men had an idea to leave their protective, familiar circles and travel to Haiti.
Thaddeus McKee, 24, Jeff Royer, 22 and Alex Carlin, 23, all from Whitley County, recently returned from a long trip of service to the areas of Pierre Payen and Boreal, Haiti.
McKee spent six months in Haiti working with GAP Ministries before founding JUST Cause International (JCI) and convincing his two friends, Royer and Carlin, to join in the crusade.
Tom and Laurel Stockamp are in the process of having their barn re-built after a large portion of it was engulfed in flames Feb. 28. Workers were busy putting the green roof on the barn Wednesday. Mark Graf with Steel Core Construction Co. is responsible for the building design and Andy Hostetler is in charge of Ideal Construction from Warsaw. The Stockamps believe the barn will be finished by the end of the month. More photos will appear in the Friday edition of The Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ While the Associated Press has reported outbreaks of whooping cough, also known as Pertussis, affecting parts of the country, Whitley County has avoided the infectious disease.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôve not had any cases reported,‚ÄĚ said April Waugh, R.N., Immunization Nurse at the Whitley County Immunization Clinic.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ As Sharon Jones, 60, of Churubusco prepares for another season of driving the bus that will take youngsters to elementary school in Arcola, she can‚Äôt help but keep tabs on the swimming results coming out of London.
PIERCETON ‚ÄĒ After a summer of sleeping in and doing things on your own time, the alarm bell announcing the first day of school is just a few days away. Whether you‚Äôre an anxious new full-day Kindergartener or a confident senior, heading back to Whitko Community School Corporation (WCSC) signals new classes, new teachers, new social scene and a time of transition as a special school board of trustees meeting was held Wednesday evening to announce personnel changes for the upcoming school year.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs No. 1 singles netters are no rookies of the sport.
Seniors Derek Hinen and Celine Rongos have both been playing tennis since they were young.
‚ÄúWhen I was five years old, my dad started taking me out to the courts and hitting with me for fun,‚ÄĚ Rongos said. ‚ÄúAfter that, I never stopped.‚ÄĚ
Hinen said his family has played together since he was young.
Both Hinen and Rongos made Northeast Hoosier Conference All-Conference Teams last season.Rongos was also All-District, All-State Honorable Mention and named the Most Valuable Player.