January 17th, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â€” Jim Caldwell endured everything thrown at him during his first two seasons as the Colts' coach -- replacing a friend, rebounding from losses and fighting through injuries.
Not having Peyton Manning around in 2011 was just too much.
Caldwell was fired Tuesday, a little more than two weeks after the Colts' worst season in two decades.
"This is obviously a big transitional time for us, but I know we're excited moving forward and it's hard when you say goodbyes to some people," team owner Jim Irsay said. "But it's part of the business."
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ While state legislators are considering a bill that would give Indiana homeowners limited rights to resist police officers trying to enter their homes, local citizens are trying to voice their opinion on the subject.
The Whitley County Patriots had planned to demonstrate near Parkview Whitley Hospital today in opposition of Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steve David, who was scheduled to address the Columbia City Rotary Club.
The Patriots announced their plans over the weekend. The meeting was moved to an alternate location.
Whitley County awoke Tuesday morning to a hodge-podge of spring weather in mid-January.
Mid-50 degree temperatures, thunderstorms and heavy rain passed through the area with possible fog to follow. Temps are to drop throughout the day.
Click on the Columbia City weather forecast at top right.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With the matter in discussion since March 2010, the Whitley County Plan Commission finally began revising itâ€™s zoning ordinance to add regulations for wind energy conversion systems (WESC).
The commission met Wednesday for a rescheduled session to review and offer proposed amendments to a draft which, if approved, will put standards in place should a wind company seek the opportunity to make an economic investment in Whitley County.
â€śWe certainly have not come to a precise conclusion up to this point,â€ť said Planning and Building Department Executive Director Dave Sewel.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” The Lady Wildcats basketball team trailed the entire first quarter Saturday in South Whitley. They took the lead early in the second period. They never trailed again, beating the Southwood Lady Knights, 52-44.
Southwoodâ€™s Mollie Harn-ish scored the first bucket and four of the Lady Knightâ€™s first eight points as Whitko went down to an early 8-2 lead.
Lady Wildcat Michaela Sylvester scored the only goal for Whitko in the series until senior Katie Reiff hit a trey nearly three minutes into the game to make the score 8-5.
GOSHEN â€” Two of the three Whitley County schools â€” Columbia City and Whitko â€” competed Saturday in the 44th Annual Goshen Invitational, with the Eagles finishing in third place while the Wildcats came in seventh.
At 182 pounds, Eagle Russell Hazelet came in second overall after defeating Bronsonâ€™s (Mich.) Leo Mora almost six minutes into the match and falling to Fairfieldâ€™s Dalton Hinen in almost identical fashion.
Representing the 220-pound weight class was Columbia Cityâ€™s Tristan Anglin, who made it all the way to the finals before being pinned.
For more photos of Saturday's Show Choir, see Monday's edition of The Post & Mail.
A pair of Whitley County residents will mark their 100th birthdays next week.
Gertrude Brock is lovingly known as â€śGertieâ€ť to all of her friends and family.
She will turn 100 years old on Wednesday.
Gertie was born in South Bend and went to school until she was 17 in the South Bend school system.
She and her entire family are Notre Dame fans.
Her grandfather, father and brother joined her in working at the Studebaker Corporation.
â€śShe worked in the file and mail room until 1933,â€ť said Florence Linn, a daughter.
Tonight's (Jan. 13) Columbia City boys basketball game against Homestead has been postponed due to the weather. The game is rescheduled for Tuesday, February 14.
By JAMES THOMLISON
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Indiana Poison Center (IPC) is reminding everyone about a potentially deadly poison that can be easy to overlook because it has no color and is odorless.
That poison is carbon monoxide (CO), a gas that forms when something is not burned completely or is burned in an enclosed space where there is insufficient airflow. CO poisons the bodyâ€™s cells and stops them from getting and using oxygen.