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February 4th, 2011

Richter primed for first title

February 4, 2011

   WARSAW — The preliminary round of the Indiana High School girls’ swimming and diving sectional took place Thursday night at the Warsaw Community Pool.
   The Columbia City Lady Eagles qualified participants in every event for Saturday’s finals, led by two individual first-place qualifications by freshman Andrea Richter.

Bryce Fitch, 83

February 4, 2011

Bryce G. Fitch, 83, a former resident of Huntertown, passed away at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 at Life Care Center in Fort Wayne.
Mr. Fitch was born in Huntertown March 27, 1927, a son of Maurice Keith and Lois Marie (Byerley) Fitch.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Huntertown Cemetery with Rev. Greg Hiatt, pastor of Huntertown United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow.
Friends may call at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco after 9 a.m. Monday. The cortege will depart the funeral home for the cemetery at 9:30 a.m.

Rosalie Hartman, 70

February 4, 2011

Rosalie Hartman, 70, of Sterling, Colo. passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 in Sterling. Born Aug. 23, 1940 in Pierceton, she was a daughter of Russell and Mary (Merideth) Barnhart.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Ginger Kay Work and a son, Clayton A. Hartman.
A memorial service was held Tuesday at Tennant Funeral Home in Sterling.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Logan County Humane Society c/o Tennant Funeral Home, PO Box 1547, Sterling, CO 80751. Sign and view the online guestbook at http://www.tennantfuneralhomes.com.

Carl Montz, 89

February 4, 2011

Carl Fred Montz, 89, of Fort Wayne died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital.
Born March 13, 1921 in Washington Township, he was a son of the late Floyd J. and Anna E. (Schneider) Montz.
He served in the Navy during World War II with his twin brother, the late Clark Montz, on board the Hermitage.
Survivors include his wife, Ina M. (Sheets) Montz.

Snow emergency expired

February 4, 2011

According to Emergency Management Director Cathy Broxon-Ball, the Level 2 snow emergency that the county has been operating under since Thursday morning has been dropped.

February 3rd

Updated delays and closings

February 3, 2011

WHITLEY COUNTY - The Post and Mail will post updates of closings and delays for Thursday, Feb. 3 here. Check back for up-to-the minute reports.
- According to its website, Whitley County Consolidated Schools are closed for Thursday, Feb. 3. - According to its website, Smith-Green Community Schools are closed for Thursday, Feb. 3. - According to its website, Whitko Community Schools are closed for Thursday, Feb. 3. - According to a press release from Catherine Broxon-Ball, Whitley County EMA/DHS Director,the Whitley County Government offices will be open on today.

Boys Basketball sectional previewed

February 3, 2011

The 2011 Indiana High School boys’ basketball postseason gets underway this week with the sectional round. Saturday, The Post & Mail inserted a special section into the daily edition breaking down the brackets for the three Whitley County schools. For a copy, stop by The Post & Mail office in Columbia City (927 W. Connexion Way) Post & Mail illustration / Andrew Shultz

Roads are still hazardous

February 3, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The snow emergency in Whitley County was upgraded to a level two at 8 a.m. this morning as residents continue to dig out from this week’s piling on of snow.
“Whitley County has upgraded to a level 2 snow emergency this morning,” said the Whitley County Board of Commissioners in a statement today.
“The public needs to be aware that roadways are slick, snow covered and that some have not been cleared as of this morning.
“County highway crews have been working since 5 a.m. to get at least one pass on all roadways and will be out all day working on the roads.

Tunneling through, digging out

February 3, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The snow storm this week put everyone in Whitley County and across much of the country on high-alert.
There were some who couldn’t take shelter at home and wait out the blizzard in pajamas with a cup of hot cocoa.
“There were so many stranded motorists,” said Cathy Broxon-Ball of the Whitley County Emergency Management/Department of Homeland Security.
“I guess everybody figures that police and emergency vehicles can just get to them in a matter of minutes, but we had so many responders that were getting stuck that, well, that’s why we have these levels.”

County moves to Level 2 snow emergency at 8 a.m.

February 3, 2011

Whitley County will drop from a Level 1 to a Level 2 snow emergency at 8 a.m. today.
Whitley County Commissioners have issued the following statement

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