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Archive - 2014

November 12th

CALLING ALL HUNTERS: The Post & Mail seeks hunting photos

November 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Post & Mail is seeking photo submissions from your hunting season. Both hunting and fishing photos can be emailed to

Photos must include the names of those pictured. Either the sportsman should be from Whitley County or the animal hunted within the area.

SHOEBOXES FOR CHILDREN: Thousands to pour into Col. City

November 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Local and area residents will soon be packing joy into shoeboxes for children in need overseas
With holiday supplies already covering the store shelves, individuals, families, churches and groups in and around Columbia City are working to make Christmas a reality for kids in need around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.

’BUSCO END STREAK: Beats Garrett, 59-41

November 12, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Defense can sometimes be contagious. When one player grabs a steal, swats a shot or takes a charge, the rest of the team can pick up on that and feed off of it. Then, when a whole team starts swarming, it can turn into a blowout in a hurry. The Garrett Lady Railroaders learned that lesson for the first time since 2001 against the Churubusco Lady Eagles Tuesday night.

GIRLS HOOPS: Off to a strong start

November 12, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — All three of Whitley County’s girls basketball teams picked up victories Tuesday night in their season openers.

48-27 HOME WIN: Whitko opens with victory

November 12, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — At the beginning of each new season, there are bugs to be worked out. The Whitko Lady Wildcat basketball team overcame early game offensive struggles to open the new season with a 48-27 home win over the visiting Central Noble Lady Cougars.

MCGUIRE: Enters not-guilty plea

November 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Former Whitley County Auditor Jennifer McGuire has entered a not-guilty plea through the Whitley County Court after she was charged with three felonies last week.

'BUSCO THEATER: ‘Steel Magnolias’ comes to the stage

November 12, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — The thespians of the Churubusco Theater Department are bringing the Southern sass and laughs to the stage of the Jason Smith Auditorium next weekend with their rendition of the play “Steel Magnolias.”
Written by Robert Harling, the stage production is the basis for the 1989 film of the same name starring Sally Fields, Daryl Hannah and Dolly Parton.

24 IN OPENER: Wright leads Lady Eagles to win

November 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After struggling to get into an offensive rhythm in their opening game, the Lady Eagles were able to fall back on senior leader Aubrey Wright to carry the team to a 1-0 start on the season, beating West Noble, 39-36. Wright scored all but two of Columbia City’s 24 second-half points, draining 10-of-13 free throws and shooting 6-of-13 from the field.

Rickie Hunnicutt, 61

November 12, 2014

March. 17, 1953 — Nov. 10, 2014
Rickie A. Hunnicutt, 61, a lifelong Allen County resident, died at 8:38 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 at his home of natural causes.
He was born March 17, 1953 in Wolf Lake, a son of Vaughn E. and Virginia I. (Stuver) Hunnicutt. He graduated from Carroll High School.
On June 24, 1972, he was united in marriage to Cynthia L. Trimmer.
An employee of Dana Corp. since 1978, he was also a general contractor, operating Hunnicutt Construction.
He was a member of First Church of God in Columbia City.

NO RAISES FOR CITY OFFICIALS: Council makes decision by unanimous vote

November 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Common Council decided not to divvy raises to elected officials in its annual salary ordinance, with little discussion and by unanimous vote. The 2015 salary ordinance is similar to the 2014 ordinance, which imparted a slight raise for Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel and Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle, in the amount of $1,040.

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