August 26th, 2014
Whitkoâ€™s cheer block is gearing up for another home football game this Friday night. The Wildcats are hosting county-rival Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ The Post & Mailâ€™s popular weekly Pigskin Picks returns each Wednesday beginning tomorrow, Aug. 27, with a selection of nine games (NFL and NCAA) for readers to choose winners.
The first week traditionally offers exclusively NCAA games.
Whatâ€™s in it for readers? Weekly cash prizes will be awarded â€“plus weekly fame in your local newspaper!
Michael W. Thiele , 63, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne, Michael was an Independent Insurance Agent for 10 years, retiring in 2013.
He was a member of Aboite Lutheran Church and enjoyed fishing and spending time with friends and family.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With new testing making its way to Indiana this spring, Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ Superintendent Patricia Oâ€™Connor took the opportunity to review the districtâ€™s history of the ISTEP+ test over the last six years.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ A strong thunderstorm roared through central Whitley County shortly before 6 p.m. Monday, with winds topping 50 mph, accompanied by torrential rain and lightning.
The temperature plummeted from 93 degrees to 73 in the span of less than 15 minutes as the storm hit.
In Columbia City, rain fell at the rate of nearly two inches per hour as sustained winds of 35-40 mph gusted to more than 50 mph.
There were no immediate reports of catastrophic damage, no tornadoes or personal injury. Watch for updates on this website and details in
Tuesday's Post & Mail.
A variety of cars were on display during Larwillâ€™s Squawbuck Dayâ€™s Saturday. The event began Friday and continued through Sunday. As part of the town festival, special meals were prepared by The Lions Club, Richland Township Fire Department and several churches.
CHURUBUSCO Ââ€” The town of Churubusco will again be collecting non-perishable food and toiletry items for the Churubusco United Methodist Church and St. John Bosco Catholic Church food pantries.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Michelle Urban, leader of the Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ Safety Committee, is â€śexcitedâ€ť to bring new projects to the table this school year.
WARSAW â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys soccer team picked up its first win of the season Saturday at Lakeland Christian Academy. The Wildcats took down Lakeland in a close, 3-2 match.
LARWILL â€” Food, garage sales, a flea market and a car show were all featured at Larwillâ€™s Squawbuck Days. However, it was history that plucked the heart strings for many who attended the three-day festival.