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February 19th, 2012

BROADCASTING GOV'T: Some meetings may be coming to video

February 20, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — When Mayor Ryan Daniel was elected, he said he wanted the inner-workings of city government to be more accessible to the public.

Minutes of public meetings have always been available to read on the city’s website. As of the beginning of Daniel’s term, audio recordings of Columbia City Common Council and Board of Works and Safety has been made available. Now, talks have begun about adding video into the mix. "We're looking to potentially provide council and board of works live for our residents to watch,” said Daniel.

RETIRED: Mortician and wife enjoying life and dealing with death

February 19, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — He has a zest for life. Lester Sheets also has great reverence for the dead.

Lester and Doris Sheets are retired and living in Columbia City. The young couple bought a funeral home in 1950 located on Main Street in Churubusco from Frances and Dasie Sonday.

SEXUAL ASSAULT: Columbia City man arrested

February 19, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man was arrested on sexual misconduct with a minor charges this week after an anonymous report was filed with the Department of Child Services.

Rodney Scott, 19, of 413 Park Terrace, was detained after an investigation by Columbia City Police Captain Tony Hively. The report stated a possible inappropriate sexual relationship between a child, age 14, and an adult male was ongoing. Scott admitted to the accusations in an interview with Hively, stating that both sexual intercourse and oral sex occurred.

MEASLES: Health Dept. on lookout

February 19, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Health Department and Whitley County schools are on the alert for measles after the Indiana State Department of Health recently confirmed 13 cases in Central Indiana. No cases have been reported in Whitley County since the outbreak affected residents of Boone and Hamilton counties.

Lisa Hatcher, health officer for the Whitley County Health Department, said the best advice she can give people who believe they have measles is to stay home and call their physician.

February 18th

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Firefighters continued fighting blaze through the day

February 19, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Firefighters from at least three departments were called late Saturday morning to respond to a fire at South Whitley’s Kent Theatre, located at 220 S. State St.

Fighting the blaze through the afternoon and into the evening, firefighters were still on scene as of 7 p.m. tonight.

The Post & Mail will continue to update the story as it develops.


Post and Mail photo / Linda Hoskins

BREAKING NEWS: South Whitley's Kent Theater catches fire

February 18, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Firefighters from at least three departments were called late Saturday morning to respond to a fire at South Whitley’s Kent Theatre, located at 220 S. State St.
Whitley County dispatchers received a call at 11:31 a.m. that the theater, built around 1947 with a seating capacity of 200, was seen with smoke coming from its roof. Departments from Columbia City, Cleveland and Washington townships were dispatched to the scene.

February 17th

Whitko holds on to beat Wayne

February 17, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s boys basketball team defeated Wayne in South Whitley Friday night, 65-63.

Logan Irwin scored 36 points for the Wildcats, adding to his already 2,000 plus career points.

Irwin started the game off with Whitko’s first seven points to take the Wildcats’ first lead, 7-5, with 5:12 left in the first quarter. Jordan Sims hit one of his two 3-pointers with three minutes left in the quarter and Alex Stoddard chipped in seven in the stanza.

Busco' boys win seventh straight

February 17, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — In a game that was never farther apart than six points for most of the game, Churubusco won its seventh straight game, defeating visiting Northeast Corner Conference opponent Fairfield in a game that ended with a somewhat misleading score, 58-46.

Coming into the game, both teams likely had the last three years on their minds. Two seasons ago, the Eagles lost in Fairfield by three points on the road and four points in overtime at home. Last year, ‘Busco returned the favor with a three-point overtime victory on the Falcons’ home court.

WALGREENS ROBBERY: Police Dept. praised at Board of Works meeting

February 17, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — In typical fashion, the department heads were on hand to update the Columbia City Board of Works and Safety on recent activity around the city.

In not so typical fashion, Mayor Ryan Daniel gave the report for the Parks Department in place of the indisposed Mark Green, park director.
Daniel reported due to the success of the recent Father-Daughter Dance, the park will be hosting a similar Mother-Son event.

The event will take place April 27 at Paige’s Crossing from 6 to 10 p.m.

PROJECT BASED LEARNING: 'Busco Elementary School gives it a try

February 17, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — It’s all fun and games at Churubusco Elementary School … well on a special night anyway. Recently, parents and second-grade students in Pat Naragon’s class finished a five-week-long Project Based Learning (PBL) activity with fun and games the children created themselves.

“In Project Based Learning (PBL), students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem or challenge,” said Naragon.

 

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