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March 30th, 2011

No. 1 Bulldogs hand Whitko season-opening loss, 8-1

March 30, 2011

   SOUTH WHITLEY — It’s baseball’s opening week and Whitko had no time to warm up.
   Monday, the Wildcats faced the best class 3A has to offer in their season opener. Preseason No. 1-ranked New Haven traveled to South Whitley.
   For three innings, Whitko held its ground against the Bulldogs trailing 1-0.
   A four-run fourth inning turned the gears for New Haven. The Bulldogs went on to win 8-1, holding the Wildcats to two hits for the game.

Churubusco sweeps night at home over Norsemen

March 30, 2011

Churubusco swept a home meet Monday night against Northfield. The Lady Eagles topped the Lady Norsemen 115--17 while the Eagles beat Northfield 98-34. Above, the ’Busco hurdles crew take the top three spots in the 110-meter high hurdles. From left, Kyle Monk, Austin Boggess and the event winner Josh LeFever. Both Churubusco teams will host Heritage Wednesday for one final meet before spring break.

Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott

A rare birth — mare has healthy twin foals

March 30, 2011

COESSE — For someone who bets on horses, the odds of twin foals being born alive and healthy to a healthy mare are staggeringly slim. Most websites say 1 in 10,000 are twin pregnancies and only 9 percent of those are carried to term.
But in Coesse’s Conley and Koontz Equine Hospital, a 16-year-old Paint/Pinto mare named Lil’ Miss Boutique, “Tiki,” beat those odds, delivering a colt and a filly over the weekend.

Delbert Weilacher, 67

March 30, 2011

Delbert (Dean) Weilacher, 67 of North Hollywood, Calif., passed away March 8, 2011 at Northridge Hospital in Northridge, Calif. of complications from pneumonia. He was born March 5, 1944 to Delbert and Grace (Manago) Weilacher in Fort Wayne.

Edith Beard, 99

March 30, 2011

Edith J. Beard, 99, of Columbia City, died at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Miller’s Merry Manor where she had been a resident since April 2005.
She was born Nov. 26, 1911 in Whitley County, a daughter of William R. and Elsie (Fisher) Hively. Her formative years were spent in Thorncreek Township where she attended the Hoops School. She completed her education at Columbia City High School.
On Sept. 29, 1928 she was united in marriage to Alva C. Beard. They made their home in Larwill until 1942 when they moved to Columbia City. Mr. Beard died Feb. 12, 1982.

March 29th

Fort Wayne man arrested in connection with December meth lab blast

March 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A second arrest has been made in connection with the explosion of a suspected meth lab in a rural Whitley County mobile home park that killed a woman in December of last year.
Joshua B. Angus, 25, of Fort Wayne was arrested and charged Monday with four counts stemming from the Dec. 3, 2010 explosion that killed 24-year-old Alecia Stine at Miami Village Trailer Park on Old Trail Road east of Columbia City.
A second man, Wade Burns, was charged in February.

Joseph Fulk, 91

March 29, 2011

Joseph M. Fulk, 91, a former resident of Churubusco, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, March 27, 2011, at the home of his son in New Haven.
Mr. Fulk was born May 11, 1919 in Mattoon, Ill., a son of Joseph William and Lilly Leota (Johnson) Fulk.
He served in the United States Army during World War II. He married Genevieve Louise Thompson who preceded him in death.
The surviving relatives include his children, Marleen Green, Judy Helfrich and David M. Fulk; and a sister, Violet Louise Heath.

Ron Geyer, 63

March 29, 2011

Ron Lee Geyer, 63, of Columbia City, and formerly of Florida passed away at 9:43 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City. Born July 2, 1947 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Raymond Evan and Eldora Marie (Bieberich) Geyer.

Patricia Lafevor, 65

March 29, 2011

Patricia L. LaFevor, 65, of rural South Whitley, died at 10:20 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne where she was admitted March 12.
She was born July 26, 1945 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Robert J. and Ellen S. (Fearnow) Gebhart. Her formative years were spent in Fort Wayne. She graduated from Central Catholic High School.
On Sept. 14, 1968 she was united in marriage to Roger L. LaFevor. They made their home in Fort Wayne until 1974 when they moved to rural South Whitley. Mr. LaFevor died March 22, 2008.

March 28th

County jail cooler floor slated for face-lift

March 28, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The floor of the walk-in cooler at the county jail needs a sprucing up, according to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputy Marcus Gatton appeared before the Whitley County Commissioners last week to report on needed repairs to the cooler’s floor, which is part of the jail’s original 1986 construction.
“Back in January, the jail received a health warning,” said Gatton.
“We have three months to rectify it.”
According to Gatton, the floor of the walk-in cooler is rusty and uncleanable.

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