January 16th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man who had pleaded guilty to dealing in methamphetamine received his sentence in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday. Nicholas Morthorst, 25, was sentenced 10 years for the charge â€” which is a Class B felony. He will serve six years of the sentence with the other four being suspended.
Morthorst had several family members write to the court who were concerned for the outcome of his sentence. His uncle, Thomas Morthorst, took the stand and testified on behalf of his nephew.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” A backhoe was the tool of choice used to knock down the charred walls of Kent Theater, South Whitley. After a fire damaged the building, the structure was untouched for almost a year while South Whitley town officials waited on owner, Mark Minick, to come to terms with his insurance company. South Whitley Town Council members pressed Minick to start demolition by Dec. 29, 2012.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Give a man a fish and heâ€™ll eat for the day. Teach a man to fish and heâ€™ll never grow hungry again. This sage advice is put into action with a new program, The Connection. Whitley County residents who are searching for employment can tap into resources made available through The Connection, such as job listing, resume help and interview tips.
Emily Houser, of Columbia City, is one of the volunteers for the program. The Connection is a joint effort through two already established feeding programs, Forklift and The Line.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Smith-Green Community Schools Board of School Trustees introduced Galen Mast as its new superintendent Monday.Mast previously had a brief stint with SGCS in 2007. During the spring semester, he served as assistant high school principal and athletic director.
Following the 2007 school year, Mast departed from Churubusco to take a job as principal at Parkside Elementary School in the Lakeland School Corporation.
Mastâ€™s departure from SGCS did not diminish his appreciation for what the district, and Churubusco, has to offer.
Here are the sports headlines in Wednesday's Post & Mail:
Columbia City football season in review
Eagles take down Irwin, Huntington
Whitko scores TRC win
Columbia City preps for tourney with match at Carroll
Athlete of the week
Virginia E. Fulk, 90, of Churubusco, passed away at 2:10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born Jan. 26, 1922, in Allen County, she was the daughter of Frank and Ethel Mae (Grim) Garrison.
A lifelong resident of Whitley County, she lived for brief periods of time in surrounding areas. She graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1941.
Here are the headlines in Wednesday's Post & Mail:
Mast named new SGCS superintendent
Demolition begins at Kent Theater
Columbia City man receives meth sentence
Equipping the hungry for jobs
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the first of a four-part series on Columbia Cityâ€™s football team.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A casual observer would look at the 2012 Columbia City football season and see a sub-500 team that somehow managed to qualify for the second round of the sectional playoffs.
Eagles fans know better than to judge last season that quickly.
WOODLAN â€” Churubuscoâ€™s wrestling team took home the invitational title from Woodlan Saturday.
The Eagles claimed the victory by scoring 233 points with weight-class wins from Jason Nicodemus, Sam Siddons and Gunner Barnhart.
â€™Busco was 24 points ahead of the second-place team and Northeast Corner Conference foe Fremont.
Churubusco head coach Sam Riesen said â€™Busco has finished at the top of the pack for the last several years, and heâ€™s glad the team was able to pick up a win this season.
WATERLOO â€” The Columbia City Eagle wrestling team traveled north to meet Northeast Hoosier Conference foe DeKalb in the last of the regular season NHC dual meet matchups.
With the Eagle lineup shuffled to fill in for the four suspended wrestlers, the Eagles ended up on the short end of a 49-21 score.
With bouts starting at182 pounds, the Eagles took an early lead 3-0 when Russell Hazelet took a 3-2 lead in the first period and then held on for a 5-4 win over the Baronsâ€™ Alexander Shoemaker. The Barons came right back with a pinfall win at 195 pounds to go up 6-3.