October 30th, 2014
Columbia City Spirit Posters will be available in today's Post & Mail newspaper. The Columbia City Eagles football team will play New Haven in game two of sectionals Friday night.
WHITLEY COUNTY â The Whitley County GOP will be sponsoring a Hog Roast & Voter Appreciation Evening this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Whitley County 4-H Community Center. During the appreciation dinner, Indianaâs three state-wide Republican candidates will speak, including: Connie Lawson (Secretary of State), Suzanne Crouch (Auditor of State) and Kelly Mitchell (Treasurer of State). The event is free; dinner and trick-or-treats will be provided.
Eagle Tech Academy (ETA) opened its doors to high school students for its third annual Halloween Dance Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. Originated by ETA student Jasmine Hiss during her sophomore year, the Halloween Dance has become a completely student-run activity. Students brought in the decorations, contacted the facilitators, wrote the proposal for the dance, created and sold the tickets, as well as ran the dance throughout the night. They conceptualized with the dance room, movies in the commons, dance off, pumpkin pie eating contest and the pumpkin decorating room.
Ryan Romanowski, of Tri-Lakes, tried his hand at raising organic pumpkins this year. His attempt was a success, growing several large pumpkins, as pictured above. Romanowskiâs largest pumpkin weighed in at 104 pounds.
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MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (Oct. 29, 2014) â Cody Cousins, the man who killed Purdue University student Andrew Boldt, committed suicide in prison, his attorney said.
Cody Cousins, 24, was sentenced to 65 years for Boldtâs murder on Sept. 19. He killed himself at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. According to the Department of Correction, Cousins was found unresponsive in his cell during a routine security check Tuesday night. Staff tried to revive him but couldnât. Cousins had cut his neck and arms, investigators said. He was pronounced dead at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday. An autopsy is pending.
Editorâs note: The following is the second part in The Post & Mailâs series on homeschooling.
WHITLEY COUNTY â As a mother of four children, Whitley County resident Amy Sigler wants what any other parent would want for their children â the best education possible. Because of this, Sigler spends a good deal of her time researching materials and pondering teaching methods as she walks through the stacks of the Peabody Public Library.
COLUMBIA CITY â Passages, Inc. celebrated its 60-year anniversary Monday by kicking it off with the Passages and Whitley Crossings Neighborhood Corporation Annual Meeting.
COLUMBIA CITY â Little Turtle Elementary Schools boys cross country team walked into three invitationals this season and ran away with three titles â posting an undefeated season with numerous individual awards.
June. 1, 1919 â Oct. 27, 2014
Emogene H. âJeanâ Leasure, 95, North Manchester, died at 2:20 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Timbercrest Senior Living Community, North Manchester.
She was born June 1, 1919, in Kosciusko County, to Emory and Mary (Warner) Hossler.
She graduated from Pierceton High School (Pierceton) in 1937, and from Manchester College where she received a BS degree in education. She received her masterâs degree in guidance and counseling from Purdue University in 1964.
COLUMBIA CITY â Itâs official â the City of Columbia Cityâs $5 million budget has been approved for 2015 â sort of. Columbia City Common Council approved the 2015 budget at Tuesday nightâs meeting, but city officials wonât know exactly how much money theyâre working with until they hear back from the state.