June 1st, 2015
CULVER â€” Columbia City senior tennis players Macie Hinenâ€™s and Aubrey Wrightâ€™s season came to a close Friday evening in the Culver Academies tennis regional. The Lady Eagle doubles team fell in a three-set match to a team from host Culver.
Wright and Hinen took the first set 7-6, winning the tie-breaker 7-4. The Culver team of Amanda and Regina Padilla came back to take the second set by a 6-3 score. In the third and deciding set, the Culver duo won by a 6-2 score.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A phenomenon in which pranksters call in phony emergencies that elicit a strong police response is being used by video gamers in a twisted competition where success is based on the level of that response, according to a suburban New York police commissioner.
The phenomenon is known as â€śswatting.â€ť
More than 60 heavily armed officers were dispatched to a home in Long Beach, N.Y., an oceanfront community outside New York City, on what turned out to be a hoax.
BUTLER â€” In a game interrupted by rain and lightning, Churubuscoâ€™s Eagle baseball team took the next step toward an IHSAA sectional championship, overcoming a shaky first inning to post an 8-2 win over Woodlan in the Eastside sectional semi-final game Saturday.
The Eagles scored once in the top of the first inning when pitcher Jacob Howe drew a walk, and scored on a Jackson Wickliffe single.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” When John Slabaugh began the Korean War Veteranâ€™s Honor Guard 12 years ago, he had no idea it would be as impactful as it has been.
â€śI wasnâ€™t thinking it would be much,â€ť Slabaugh said.
WARSAW, Ind. (AP) â€” Northern Indiana police say two teenage boys, one of whom was celebrating his 17th birthday, died in an apparent drowning in a private pond.
WSBT-TV reports the bodies of Korbin Foster and Kaleb Lampkin, both 17, were pulled Saturday afternoon from the pond in Warsaw.
The Koscuisko County Police Department is investigating the Warsaw teens' deaths.
Deputies were told there had been a "sleepover" of teenage boys at Lampkin's home to celebrate his recent birthday.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Approximately 132 seniors crossed the stage in Whitko High Schoolâ€™s gymnasium Friday night at the graduation ceremony for the Whitko Class of 2015.
Class Valedictorian Jonathan Johnson spoke about what lies ahead for him and his fellow graduates.
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City third-shift Master Patrolman Tim Pittenger has retired from the Columbia City Police Department.
Read more details in the weekend edition of The Post & Mail.
More than 25 children from Mary Raber Elementary School are pictured in a special "Faces and Places" page in the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail.
It's that time of year when word whizzes under 15 years old sweat it out on stage spelling words you didn't even know existed. Bloomberg's David Gura breaks down the Scripps National Spelling Bee.