January 27th, 2015
ALBION â€” The Churubusco Eagles took fifth place at Saturdayâ€™s Northeast Corner Conference wrestling tournament held at Central Noble.
Prairie Heights took the team title with 221 points. Garrett was second scoring 158 points, with West Noble third at 154 points. Eastside was fourth at 129 points, followed by Churubusco at 98. Fairfield took sixth with 89 points followed by Central Noble , Lakeland and Fremont with 88, 85, and 78 points respectively. Angola and Westview rounded out the score with 40 and 38 points.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ The Post & Mail will publish its annual Supercharged Pigskin Picks in Wednesday's edition, giving local football prognosticators a final chance this season to make their predictions â€“ this time on The Big Game.
The Big Game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots in Sunday evening.
Supercharged Pigskin Picks, appearing as a full-page feature in Wednesday's Post & Mail, will consist of 12 proposition questions for readers to decide on. There is a cash prize for the Supercharged Pigskin Picker who is most accurate.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man facing 23 felony charges for crimes against children appeared in court Monday.
Following a month-long investigation, Charles Larson, 45, of Columbia City, was taken into custody Friday afternoon after detectives looked into various allegations of child sex crimes.
Larson appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court for his initial hearing Monday morning.
June 26, 1952 â€” Jan. 23, 2015
Marjorie P. Armstrong, 72, of Fort Wayne, died in peace Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at Parkview Regional Hospital.
She was born to the late William and Alma Goelz in Decatur, June 26, 1942.
She was an RN for St. Joe Hospital for 25 years and a member of Shepherds by the Lakes Lutheran church.
She is survived by sister, Willa Mae (Walter) Stafford; brother-in-law, James (Michelle) Duckett; grandchildren, Anthony (Lauren) Duckett, Andrew Duckett and Travis Duckett; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Sept. 18, 1928 â€” Jan. 24, 2015
A. Fern Porter, 86, of North Webster, formerly of Huntington, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at her residence. Fern had worked for Square D in Huntington for many years. She loved camping and had camped at various locations with her husband over the years. They spent their summers at their cottage on the Barbee Lake chain and eventually moved there permanently in the late 90â€™s. She loved spending time with her family, especially caring for the grandkids.
SYRACUSE â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s 7th grade Eagles boysâ€™ basketball team used team defense and strong team play to win the Wawasee tournament, downing Milford 40-9 and Manchester 37-25 to take the title.
In the morning game, the Eagles took the court against Milford Middle School.
FISHERS â€” Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s show choirs, City Lights and City Heat, opened up their competition seasons Saturday at Fishers High School for the 2015 Silver Spotlight Invitational, taking home a handful of awards.
City Heat, CCHSâ€™s boy/girl show choir, placed first in the small mixed choir division.
WABASH â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls basketball team picked up a Three Rivers Conference win over Northfield Saturday, 37-28.
The Lady Wildcats came from behind, after facing a 13-5 deficit at the end of the first quarter.
Whitko scored 10 points in the second to make the halftime score 17-15, in favor of Northfield.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” An event that was formerly held during the Indiana State Fair in August was moved to January this year, and Brooke Laux represented Whitley County in the event.
The Indiana State Fair Board decided to move the pageant to January to allow contestants more time to prepare for the event.
The pageant now coincides with the Indiana Association of Fairsâ€™ annual convention where the contestants spent time during their stay.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team held on for a 52-46 win over DeKalb Saturday to improve to 3-1 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference.
After a fourth-quarter comback put DeKalb within four points with less than two minutes left on the clock, the Hazen brothers, Brachen and Parker, both threw down momentum-stealing dunks to seal the win.
Columbia City opened the game with a 8-7 lead behind four points apiece from Parker Hazen and Mason Coverstone.