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April 7th, 2015

BASEBALL: Wildcats struggle; lose in 5 innings

April 7, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — The 10-run rule was enforced in Monday night’s varsity baseball match-up between Whitko and New Haven.

The Wildcats kept it close through two innings before problems on the mound and some cut-off man overthrows helped the Bulldogs end the game early with a score of 14-1.

Alex Bechtold was the only Wildcat to cross the plate for a score off of a Landen Goff RBI. Whitko recorded only three hits during the 5-inning game.

CANNABIS: Drug-related church could test law

April 7, 2015

COESSE — Last week, a Coesse resident announced her intentions to begin a new church — a church with an illegal drug tied to its name and practices.

Jeannie Renninger is awaiting word from the state to incorporate her new church, “God’s Church of Cannabis,” in a shed on her property in Coesse.

When The Post & Mail published the story last week, Whitley County Prosecutor Matt Rentschler was out of his office.

EAGLES: Col. City boys drop season opener

April 7, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The temperatures were nearly perfect, even if the score wasn’t, as the Columbia City boys’ track team opened its outdoor season with an 86-46 loss to the visiting Huntington North Vikings Monday night at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.

The Eagle boys picked up wins in five of fifteen events, but were swept in the 3,200-meter run, the 800-meter run and were shut out in the relays for a big part of the scoring differential.

100 YEARS: A man for all seasons

April 7, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Born April 9, 1915 and quickly approaching his centennial birthday, Elmer Heinley has seen plenty of seasons — some good, some not so — but all of them providing an interesting backdrop for his hundred years.

Heinley’s grandparents came from Germany, passed through Columbia City, and settled in the area known as Hell’s Half Acre, which at one time was a term synonymous with almost all of Whitley County.

A 100th Birthday Honor reception and open house will be held Friday, April 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the 4-H Community Center, Squawbuck Road in Columbia City.

April 6th

VIDEO-ALERT: Duke vs. Wisconsin --- breaking down the matchup

April 6, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Duke vs. Wisconsin: Breaking down the matchup
We break down the NCAA finals matchup of Duke and Wisconsin

NEW FLASHING ARROWS: $1M signal update begins on U.S. 30

April 6, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Indiana Department of Transportation has begun signal improvements to numerous intersections along U.S. 30 in both Whitley and Kosciusko counties.

Beginning today, Shambaugh & Son of Fort Wayne started the $1 million modernization project near Etna Green in Kosciusko County, and is moving east along U.S. 30 toward Fort Wayne.

The project consists of new signal heads, cabinets and other upgrades designated for each area and the addition of flashing yellow arrows (FYA) on left-turn signals at select intersections.

GRASS FIRES: County responds to 7 over the weekend

April 6, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Firefighters in Northeast Indiana were busy fighting grass fires over the weekend.
In Whitley County, there were seven grass fires that required assistance from local fire departments.

On Sunday, Churubusco responded to three grass fires. Jefferson Township had two, Thorncreek Township had one and Union Township also had one.

On Saturday, Jefferson and Union townships also responded to a small house fire on Raber Road.
The fire, located at 2665 S. Raber Rd., was squelched 18 minutes after the departments were dispatched.

CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: Final Four re-capped; tonight's crown predicted

April 6, 2015

Final Four Recap and Championship Preview

7 Michigan State (27-12) 61
1 Duke (34-4) 81
Michigan State came out hot as they hit 5 of their first 7 shots while building a 14-6 lead in the first 4 minutes. After a time out, Duke came out with laser focus on defense. Michigan State could not find open quality shots and turned the ball over at an alarming rate. After the hot start, Michigan State finished the first half shooting 29.7% (8-27). The strong defensive play ignited Duke’s offense as they closed the half on a 30-11 run.


April 6, 2015

The Megga Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Christ Community Church in Churubusco, had a large turnout Saturday. Held at the Churubusco Town Park, there were 14,000 eggs spread throughout various fields. Children were separated by age group. The event also featured a bounce house, games with prizes and free drinks and snacks. Columbia City’s egg hunt, sponsored by the Columbia City Rotary Club, was held Friday at Morsches Park.

EXPERT PRESENT: Museum to host Kil-So-Quah talk

April 6, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Historical Museum will host Jim Bickel, Native American expert, on Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m.

Bickel will speak about Kil-So-Quah, the granddaughter of Miami War Chief Little Turtle. Admission to this program is free.

Bickel is from Huntington and serves as the president of the Huntington County Indian Artifact Society.

He is a past president and board member of the Huntington County Historical Society and Museum. He is also a board member of Forks-of-the-Wabash Museum in Huntington, and past president of the Indiana Archaeological Society.

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