March 4th, 2014
LOS ANGELES â Once a small-town girl with aspirations of silver screens and red carpets, Kayla Crance is now living her acting dream.
A 2007 Churubusco High School graduate, Crance will appear on Criminal Minds Wednesday at 9 p.m. on CBS.
COLUMBIA CITY â A woman who was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine during a traffic stop last year pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Braidon M. Hall, 20, of Columbia City, pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony.
A Class B felony carries a maximum sentence of 20 years of incarceration, although a stipulation of the plea agreement Hall signed said the executed portion of her sentence would not exceed eight years.
Hall was arrested June 12, 2013, along with Mitchell Bradley, by Columbia City Police Captain Tony Hively.
SOUTH WHITLEY â âBig enough to deliver, small enough to care.â â That is the mantra for Whitko Community School Corporation.
But it is now exemplified, more than ever, through an academic opportunity offered at Whitko High School.
Dual-credit classes are becoming increasingly common in Whitley County high schools. The opportunity to take college-level classes, while attending high school is attractive to many students.
The incentive to earn college credit cuts studentsâ time in post-secondary education as well as save money.
James E. Busz, 74 of Pierceton, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014, in his residence.
On May 2, 1939, he was born in Pierceton to Thurman and Nellie (Birtwhistle) Busz.
He was united in marriage to Janice Kay Staley May 6, 1960, in Columbia City. She preceded him in death April 2, 2012.
A lifetime resident of Pierceton, James had worked for Dana/Weatherhead, Syracuse, for 30 years as a quality inspector.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Post & Mailâs newest compilations of the past yearâs obituaries and family milestones are now available for purchase at the newspaperâs business office in two separate publications.
Families, friends, genealogists and local historians will be interested in securing copies of these publications.
In Memoriam, is the newspaperâs recap of more than 430 obituaries that appeared in The Post & Mail during 2013. In Memoriam is an 18-page, broadsheet special edition.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Relay for Life of Whitley County, a 24-hour walk-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for cancer research and patient services, has several fundraising events to support area teams working to generate money for their relay efforts.
All the money raised from fundraisers will go to the Whitley County relay event, slated for June 7 and 8 at Indian Springs Middle School, and will go to support local community members battling cancer.
COLUMBIA CITY â Several Coesse fifth graders traveled to the Honeywell Center for this yearâs annual competition.
âThe students worked very hard, despite the crazy snow, to do well at the competition,â said Laura McDermott, CES principal.
Members of the team included Cameron Barton, Jayden Beard, Hannah Bodrie, Heidi Bolinger, Kirsten Butler, Dakota Godinez, Elaina Halferty, Andy Huston, Logan Inman, Landin Markins, Jessica Mattes, Brinnan More, Eric Nichols, Mike Nodine, Abi Potts, Jeremy Rottman and Josh Sparks.
Janet Hinen, a teacher at LTES, is a cancer survivor and planned a carnival to raise money and awareness for cancer research and patient services. Pictured, LTES students and faculty came together to form the shape of the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley Countyâs Chamber of Commerce hosted Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel at its monthly Lunch ânâ Learn, and Daniel delivered his 2014 State of the City address.
After the address, Chamber President Doug Brown complimented the cityâs snow removal efforts this winter, as the area has had record-breaking snowfall and difficult conditions for street crews.
âIt has been a seamless operation,â Brown complimented Friday.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Piling snow and bitter cold temperatures have slowed the process of many road projects slated for Whitley County.
Ruckman Road, which is in the process of bridge repair work, continues to be closed. The completion date is dependent on the weather.
âWe had a timeline, but the weather hasnât cooperated,â said Brandon Forrester, Whitley County engineer. âI donât think anyone could have planned for a winter like this.â