May 18th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Local police are investigating a student at Indian Springs Middle School, after 40-60 students were reportedly stabbed with a sewing needle.
According to the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department, four reports came in Thursday evening about the crime.
â€śThe school sent out a letter that said 40-60 students got poked by the needle,â€ť WCSD Det. Chuck Vogley said.
Kim Porter, the aunt of a 7th-grade student at ISMS, said her 13-year-old niece was afraid to report the student.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Itâ€™s a time-honored tradition to have a Veterans Memorial Day Parade throughout Columbia City and ending at Greenhill Cemetery.
It is happening again this year and members of the American Legion Post 98 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars 5582 are inviting all veterans of any age to participate in this yearâ€™s parade.
Line-up begins at 9:45 a.m. at Walnut Street in front of the former Marshall Middle School, now Eagle Tech.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For six innings, the Columbia City Lady Eagles clung to a 1-0 lead over visiting Huntington North Lady Vikings.
In the top of the seventh frame, the Lady Vikings scored a run to turn what had been a quickly played ball game into an 11-inning siege.
In the top of the 11th, the Lady Vikings pushed across three runs with two outs to send the Lady Eagles down to a 4-1 defeat.
Columbia City starting pitcher Cassie Vodde had a one-hitter going through the first six innings, recording 11 strikeouts and only one base runner for the first six stanzas.
WAYNEDALE â€” Though neither Whitko nor Columbia City could top Homesteadâ€™s impressive 121 points Thursday night at the boys track sectional, Whitley County athletes qualified for regionals in 21 placings.
Churubusco competed at the North Side sectional and came in sixth as a team. Whitko placed second behind the Spartans with 95.5 points. Wayne (90) took third, New Haven (80) came in fourth and Columbia City placed fifth with 59 points.
â€śIn reality, Homestead is the best team,â€ť Whitko Head Coach Ron Cherry said. â€śTheyâ€™re the ones we were chasing all night.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY - The most recent www.thepostandmail.com polling results from online respondents shows Republican Richard Mourdock beating Democrat Joe Donnelly if the election for U.S. Senator from Indiana were held today. Results were 45% for Mourdock, 34% for Donnelly and 34% undecided or disengaged.
FORT WAYNE â€” Detectives of Indiana State Police Criminal Investigation Division's Fort Wayne post are investigating an early morning shooting involving a trooper that occurred just outside downtown Fort Wayne and which resulted in the death of a 33-year-old man.
The preliminary investigation indicates that a four-and-a half year veteran of the Indiana State Police was traveling west on Main Street when at the intersection of Cherry Street, he observed an altercation between multiple people.
Local police responded to West Buckeye Street in South Whitley Tuesday night after a car drove into a house. An ambulance was dispatched to the area, and according to police scanner traffic, the crash may have been caused by medical issues. Nobody in the house was injured. The crash remains under investigation by the South Whitley Police Department and the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department. Names of the person or persons involved in the crash were not available at press time.
CHURUBUSCO â€” A Churubusco town employee was fired Wednesday night after the town council listened to disputes and put the matter to a vote.
â€śYour counsel can contact our counsel,â€ť said Council President Frank Kessler to former Wastewater Treatment Supervisor Bob Hyatt.
Hyatt read a letter he received Monday from Madalyn Sade-Bartl, clerk/treasurer, and Jeremy Hart, town supervisor.
â€śThe letter was stating there was a digester spill and it was not documented nor was my supervisor notified,â€ť said Hyatt.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śCelebrating the Journeyâ€ť is the theme for National Nursing Home Week 2012.
Throughout the week, Millerâ€™s Merry Manor will plan events to honor the lives and milestones of the people they care for and the staff who serve them. The following is one of the stories.
Link has been a resident at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor for almost two years. She has had a full and busy life. In 1956 she married Kenneth Link.
WABASH â€” Whitkoâ€™s softball team won a lopsided 18-0 game over Wabash Wednesday night.
The Lady Wildcats collected 15 hits at Three Rivers Conference foe Wabash. Every Lady â€™Cat starter recorded at least one run.
Whitko opened the game with nine runs in the first inning, including two apiece from Karissa Olinske and Audra Day. Olinske scored again in the third to make the score 10-0.
Eight Whitko players scored in the never-ending fourth frame, ending the game at 18-0.