October 28th, 2010
More plaintiffs and defendants have been added to the lawsuit filed Tuesday against entities in the county government.
In a lawsuit filed against the Whitley County Council by Cleveland Townshipâs Steve Sickafoose in response to an alleged illegal meeting in July, Sickafooseâs twin brother Stan, along with Doug Reiff and Dale Haupert have been added to the list of plaintiffs.
Joining the Whitley County Council as defendants are the Whitley County Board of Commissioners and county attorney Daniel J. Sigler.
Could it be another East Noble shoot-out? The potential is there.
Two 9-1 teams will meet Friday night in the semifinal round of class 4A sectional 11 when No. 8 Columbia City travels to Angola.
Each touts a highly productive passing offense led by a senior quarterback.
Coming out ahead in a 56-55 offensive marathon at East Noble earlier in the season, Columbia City quarterback Logan Rehrer and the Eagles relish the chance for a repeat.
A pre-sectional championship comes Friday night with Churubusco (9-1) heading to Southern Wells (8-2) for class A sectional 35.
Two teams state ranked for the entire season square off in what has the feeling of a championship caliber game.
On the other side of the bracket two 5-5 teams await a title shot. The winner of the Raiders-Eagles game will go into the match-up as the odds-on favorite with only three losses between the two programs.
COLUMBIA CITY â Parents, teachers, and interested community members met in the high schoolâs auditorium Tuesday evening to hear five of the nine candidates for the WCCS School Board tout their views, motivation and experience that will make each of them the best candidate on Nov. 2.
Hosted by Rick Kreps of The Post & Mail and September McConnell of the Whitley County Community Foundation, Don Armstrong, Chris Bechtold, Timothy Bloom, Eric Horvath and Brooks Langeloh introduced themselves, briefly answered two of 12 possible questions, and made closing remarks, all in about an hourâs time.
By RUTH STANLEY
Two tornadoes touched down in Whitley County Tuesday morning leaving millions of dollars in damage, but no loss of human life, in their wake.
Officials with the National Weather Service said a tornado that landed near county road 400 S was an EF1 twister, capable of winds between 86 and 110 mph. A second tornado was an EF0 in southwestern Whitley County. Winds in an EF0 tornado measure 65 to 85 mph.
Both tornadoes were on the ground for approximately two miles.
COLUMBIA CITY â Mayor Jim Fleck and the Columbia City Common Council honored census takers at its regular meeting Tuesday night.
A plaque was presented to Dick Buchanan, Chairman of the Complete Count Committee of the 2010 Census by the mayor in recognition of work done by those working to get an accurate head count throughout the county.
âIt (the census) is important because so much of the revenue you make at the state levels depends on the number of people you have,â said Fleck.
âThe census is extremely important as we determine the cost of services and our taxes.â
A lawsuit was filed in Whitley County Circuit Court Tuesday against the countyâs common council in response to an alleged illegal meeting in July.
The suit alleges a meeting by a majority of the council members July 28, thrown together just minutes after a scheduled meeting, was in direct violation of the Indiana Open Door Law.
At stake â a proposed tax levy on the residents living inside the Whitko School District.
Marcella âMarciâ (Morris) Mullins, 65 passed away Sunday, October 24, 2010 at Riverbend Healthcare in Fort Wayne. She was born in Newport, Ky. on Jan. 21, 1945 to the late Dan and Rosie (McIntosh) Morris and lived in Jackson, Ky. and Columbia City before moving to Fort Wayne.
Tamara Mae âTammyâ Geiger, 45, of Fort Wayne passed away at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 at the Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. She was the daughter of George L. and Eva Mae (Simpson) Geiger.
She is survived by her father; sister, Gail L. Estabrook; and grandmother, Wilma Simpson.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, with funeral service following at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Scott Pattison will officiate.
Is there a game plan to stop Churubusco fullback Kyle Mathewson?
If there is, no one has figured it out yet.
Not even his own coach wants to know how an opponent goes about stopping the Eagles career leading rusher.
“I have no idea,” Churubusco head coach Lee Etzler said of how to stop Mathewson. “I would not want to have to figure that out.”