February 16th, 2015
FORT WAYNE â Eight Whitley County wrestlers took the next step along the path to an IHSAA individual state championship at Saturdayâs semi-state, with three Columbia City wrestlers advancing to next weekendâs State Finals competition at Bankerâs Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
COLUMBIA CITY â Blinding, white-out snow conditions Saturday â coupled with slick pavement â turned U.S. 30 into a bumper car-like maze of crashes, resulting in a 31-vehicle pileup but amazingly no life-threatening injuries.
Multiple 911 emergency calls alerted the Whitley County Sheriff's Department Dispatch to a 31-vehicle pile up on dual-lane U.S. 30 during white-out weather conditions just west of Columbia City Saturday.
Four drivers were transported to Parkview Whitley Hospital as the result of the motorized mayhem, but none were deemed to have life-threatening injuries.
According to a press release issued by the Whitley County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Marcus E. Gatton:
US 30 has been reopened after being closed for several hours due to a 20-car pileup just west of Columbia City on Lincolnway.
Whitko's girls basketball team's sectional title game tonight at Wawasee High School has been postponed due to the weather.
A reschedule date and time has not been made available to The Post & Mail.
Three fire departments and the Whitley County HAZMAT team are on the scene of a 20 car pileup on US 30 west of Lincolnway. Several semis and vehicles are involved.
COLUMBIA CITY â Local elementary students may not have romantic experiences, but they may have the best advice.
Students from Coesse and Mary Raber Elementary schools answered the question, âHow do you know youâre in love?â with comical, serious and wise responses:
âYou know when you are in love, you will start to twirl your hair, your eyes sparkle, you start to gasp or your jaw drops and you start to shiver. What do you do when you love someone? You make them breakfast. That is what love is.â â Victoria Harman, MRES 3rd grade.
COLUMBIA CITY â âPublic schools must begin to advocate for themselves.â
Thatâs the opinion of Whitley County Consolidated Schools Superintendent Patricia OâConnor who says she has had enough with budget cuts and mandates from the state.
OâConnor, along with many other public schoolsâ superintendents across Indiana, is taking a stance against the state.
Following a two-month hiatus, the popular
American Profile magazine supplement returns to The Post & Mail this weekend.
In addition to the top local news of the day, features and local sports, the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail â now available on newsstands and at convenience stores and other outlets throughout Whitley County â contains more than $90 in advertised coupons, discounts and specials, including those from:
â˘Toys R Us;
â˘Superior Tree Service;
â˘Discount Mattress Center;
All three of Whitley County's girls basketball teams are playing for sectional titles Saturday night.
Columbia City faces Norwell at Norwell.
Whitko faces Tippy Valley at Wawasee.
Churubusco takes on Canterbury at Woodlan.