March 11th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” IHSAA Sectional Champion Columbia City placed four players on the All-Northeast Hoosier Conference teams for 2014-15, including two first-team selections.
Senior Mason Coverstone, who provided a 3-point threat for the Eagles all season, was a first-team selection. Brachen Hazen joined Coverstone as a first-team selection. The 6-foot-7 Hazen was one of three juniors on the first-team squad.
In response to Columbia City Eagles Sectionals victory The Post & Mail and area businesses have come together to create a spirit poster to congratulate the basketball team and wish them luck in their upcoming Regional games.
Find a spirit poster inside the Thursday, March 12 edition of The Post & Mail.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” South Whitleyâ€™s Town Council continued plans to update the townâ€™s water tower at Tuesdayâ€™s meeting.
The council received bids from six companies offering their service of painting and repairing the tower to a â€ślike newâ€ť condition.
The lowest price quote came from Civil Coating from Valparaiso, Ind. at a bid of $364,015.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” A fire at a rural sawmill last month has caused pollution in area water sources.
On Feb. 23, the Yoder Sawmill at 4547 W. CR 300 S. experienced a major fire that consumed the businessâ€™ primary sawmill building on its property.
During the fire, numerous tanks containing diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid were damaged or destroyed, causing the products to release and absorb into the soil, according to Whitley County Emergency Management Director Charlie Heflin.
ALBION â€” Indian Springs wrestling team competed in the Central Noble Invitational wrestling tournament on Saturday, with 11 wrestlers advancing to the finals, and seven of those winning in the championship round.
Winning championships for Indian Springs were Jarrett Forrester, Ryan Sheets, Dylan Arick, Riley Hare, Jacob Wigent, Jon Oâ€™Dell and Drew Rethlake.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Park Department is bidding farewell to Kidâ€™s Dreamlandâ€™s playground, as officials announced that demolition on the playset should begin this week.
For the last year, park officials have said that the wooden structure is unsafe, with pieces of the wood damaged and rotting.
â€śWe are concerned for the safety of the children,â€ť said Park Director Mark Green. â€śWe would hate for anyone to get hurt on this structure.â€ť
Foggy conditions have caused numerous school delays in Whitley County.
Use caution and allow for extra time when traveling.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s wrestling squad posted its second home win of the week on Thursday night. After downing Whitko 76-16 on Wednesday, the Eagles came back to drop Woodside 74-12 Thursday night.
Against Woodside, the Eagles jumped out to a 21-0 lead on pinfall wins by Connor Fry, Jarrett Forester and Seth Schaper, and a decision by Ryan Sheets.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In Whitley County there is a generation that remembers the old building that was Marshall Memorial. Those who did not attend the school, and probably quite a few that did, were blissfully unaware of who the building was a memorial to.
Marshall Memorial, now the Marshall Building, is just one of the connections with Thomas Riley Marshall, former Indiana governor and 28th Vice President of the United States.
Marshallâ€™s home on East Jefferson Street is now the home of the Whitley County Historical Museum and a treasure trove of Marshall memorabilia.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Those who plan to attend college in the 2015-16 school year must complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by midnight tonight, Eastern Daylight Time.
As a major part of the college enrollment process, the FAFSA determines whether or not a student is economically qualified to receive government aid in the forms of grants, loans or work-study funds.