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April 12th, 2013

Clifford Stockamp, 49

April 12, 2013

Clifford L. Stockamp, 49, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Indianapolis.
He is survived by his children, Brant and Sophia; parents, Laurel and Tom; sister, Cassie and her children, Sydney and Audrey; brother, Kurt (Tommi) and his children, Megan and Chandler, and his brother, Christopher.
Cliff was a mortgage broker for Royal United, a life coach with Total Success Institute, athletic competitor, passionate father, and an amazing poet.
His poetry website is called Project Inspire the World, which has more than 33, 000 subscribers.

April 11th

COOK OFF WINNER: Team Dillon takes top prize

April 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY (April 11, 2013) - Team Dillon, led by Dr. Gary Dillon and Bob Addison, took home the honor of best overall meal at The Center for Whitley County Youth's annual cook off event Thursday night.
See Friday's edition of The Post & Mail for full coverage of the event and photos.

Eric Woodham, 52

April 11, 2013

Eric Todd Woodham, 52, of Bradenton, Fla., passed away unexpectedly in his sleep Saturday, March 30, 2012. He was born July 20, 1960, in Columbia City, to Dr. Gregory and Ruth Ann (Staley) Woodham.
He is survived by both parents, former long-time residents of Indianapolis who currently reside in Sanibel, Fla., and two sisters, Kathryn (Woodham) Theobald of Fort Mitchell, Ky. and Audrey Woodham Raycroft of Sherborn, Mass.
Eric lived the majority of his years in Indianapolis. 

BREAKING NEWS: NHC administrators talk membership

April 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY (April 11, 2013) — Administrators at some schools in the Northeast Hoosier Athletic Conference (NHC) are contemplating the future of the conference as it relates to its current membership, according to a press release sent out Thursday afternoon by Whitley County Consolidated Schools.

In the release, WCCS officials stated one of their chief concerns is the "disparity among schools in terms of enrollment [that] continues to grow."

Columbia City High School is currently a member of the NHC, along with Bellmont, Carroll, DeKalb, East Noble, Homestead, New Haven and Norwell.

Robert Baker, 89

April 11, 2013

Robert Jay Baker, 89, of Roanoke, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013 at his home with his family by his side. Born July 7, 1923 in Huntington, Bob was the son of Ira J. and Gertrude J. (Shaefer) Baker.

Rained out

April 11, 2013

Columbia City’s softball game, along with many other local sports, have been cancelled or postponed tonight due to rain and cool conditions.

Above, Columbia City’s Alyssa Hansen dives safely back to third base while the ball bounces over her Tuesday night against Wawasee in the Lady Eagles home opener.

ISMS soccer drops home opener

April 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Two Indian Springs Middle School soccer teams dropped their home openers Tuesday night.

The ISMS boys Stars opened against Leo, falling 9-0, and the Lady Eagles dropped a 3-1 game to Summit Middle School (Homestead) on their first games of the season.

“For our first game of the season and as little practices as we’ve had, they played great,” ISMS boys Stars Coach Luke Genth said. “We have high hopes for the rest of the season.”

Avery Sparks scored the lone goal for ISMS in the girls game, and the Lady Eagles play host to Carroll tonight, weather permitting.

WCCS MULLS NEW BUILDING: School officials weighing their options

April 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Big changes require major considerations.

Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation (WCCS) Superintendent Dr. Pat O’Connor said plans for a new high school have been forming for a time and for major reasons.

“I don’t think it’s a surprise to anyone that we are looking at a new high school,” she said. “When it actually happens is a huge question mark.”

Four time lines were presented to the WCCS Board of School Trustees Monday. Those time lines had different dates for possible construction completion, with the years ranging from 2020-2022.

HUMANE SHELTER: Numerous happy endings outweigh unpleasant necessities

April 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Even though the situation surrounding the dog-fighting animals ended tragically, the shelter has a long list of success stories.

Linda Hoskins, of South Whitley, adopted Shadow from the shelter. Shadow, who was renamed Gus, is a 1-year-old lab mix that has some pit bull in him.

However, the concern over what is sometimes stereotyped as an aggressive breed did not deter Hoskins from giving Gus a home.

PUPPY LOVE: Shelter makes hard decisions but not without heart

April 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Discussions regarding the care and concern for stray and abandoned animals in Whitley County have been thick with controversy.

When the Whitley County Humane Shelter petitioned the County Commissioners for funding, several letters were submitted to The Post & Mail that spoke of strong opinions both for and against the county’s financial support.

With the recent charges brought against numerous individuals found to have participated in a dog-fighting ring, the shelter was once again thrust in the spotlight.

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