May 18th, 2012
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.
WABASH â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team traveled to Three Rivers Conference foe Wabash on Wednesday night and lost, 6-1.
The Apaches scored the first run of the game in the second inning to take a 1-0 lead.
The score held until the fifth frame, when Whitkoâ€™s Colin Nicodemus reached home plate on a single by his cousin, Ethan Nicodemus.
Wabash retaliated with five runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the 6-1 win.
Franciscan Fireworks will be hosting a fireworks demo at 2300 E Cardinal Dr. Friday 8 p.m. Chairs will not be provided so spectators will need to bring their own.
Clothing giveaway Saturday
The Center will be sponsoring a free clothing giveaway for anyone in need Saturday Mens, womens, and childrenâ€™s sizes available. The giveaway will start at 9 a.m. The Center is located at 201 W. Market St. in Columbia City.
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Editorâ€™s Note: The following is the first of a two-part series on the poetry of Columbia City native Bruce Snider.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Bruce Snider, a Columbia City Joint High School grad from the class of â€™89 who currently teaches creative writing at Stanford University, has a new book of published poems called â€śParadise, Indiana.â€ť
While he no longer lives in Columbia City, Snider said he is thankful to the many teachers who encouraged him to grow in creativity and influence his writing.