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April 16th, 2014

Burglary results in 8-year sentence

April 16, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A man who broke into a family member’s home in December of 2013 was given an eight-year sentence Monday.

Nicholas A. Coslet, 20, will serve six of the eight years at the Whitley County Jail, with the remainder of the burglary sentence to be spent on probation.

Burglary is a Class B felony.

Coslet’s attorney, Brad Voelz, hoped his client could serve some of his sentence on work release.

“He’s a 20-year-old that got caught up in a bad crowd, and did things he’s not proud of,” Voelz said.

Troop takeover results in center’s makeover

April 16, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — A recently completed troop project benefited an area Boy Scout and Whitko Community School Corporation.

Lucas Schmittler, a freshman at Whitko High School, was in search of a project to complete his requirements as an Eagle Scout with Troop 85.

When he realized that the Eel River Environmental Center was left unattended near his high school, he thought it would be the perfect way to earn his Eagle Scout designation.

Robert Stangland, 89

April 16, 2014

Robert Stangland, 89, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:12 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014, and reunited with his wife, Waundean who passed away this past September.
A life-long resident of Whitley County, Bob was born Feb. 21, 1925, in Jefferson Township, he was the son of James and Grace (Mohn) Stangland.

John Arter, 63

April 16, 2014

John M. Arter, 63, of Pierceton, passed away at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Parkview Oaks, Columbia City.
Born on Sept. 7, 1950, in Zanesville, Ohio, he was the son of John A. and Helen A. (Rondonsky) Arter.
He graduated from New Haven High School with the Class of 1968 and earned an associates degree from Ivy Tech in HVAC certification and numerous other certifications earned over his lifetime.

Joshua Copp, 35

April 16, 2014

Joshua Harold Copp, 35, of rural South Whitley, died early Monday morning, April 14, 2014, due to natural causes.
He was born July 2, 1978, in Fort Wayne, a son of Jeffrey O. and Connie R. (Johnson) Copp.
In 1979 his family moved to Osceola, from Oakbrook, Ill. In 1985, the family moved to Rehrersburg, Pa.
He graduated from Tulpehocken High School in Bernville, where he played soccer and basketball. In 1998, he returned to Indiana to live in Columbia City.
On Oct. 6, 2001 he was united in marriage to Anna R. Siegrist.

Brian Weigold, 60

April 16, 2014

Brian Dee Weigold, 60, of Elkhart, passed away of natural causes in his home April 11, 2014. He was born April 12, 1953.

Old heat pump leaves Courthouse cold

April 16, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Courthouse is getting a bit of a makeover. Some of the work has been planned and other repairs have been added to the list.

When county officials approved the two-year CEDIT (County Economic Development Income Tax) plan, a new roof for the Courthouse was factored into the figures.

A roofing company has been on the roof for the past week, when weather permits.

The cost for the new roof is $67,000 and should be completed within the next few weeks.

Geraldene Slater, 97

April 16, 2014

Geraldene A Slater, 97, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:30 pm on Friday April 11, 2014, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born in Kosciusko County March 6, 1917, she was the daughter of Fred R. and L. Ruth (Harney) Jellison.
She graduated from Sidney High School, Sidney, with the Class of 1935. She lived there prior to moving to South Whitley in 1949.
She married to Stan Slater in Hillsdale, Mich. Geraldene worked for the Sidney Telephone Company as a telephone operator manager.

Raymond Goble Jr, 64

April 16, 2014

Raymond Perry Goble Jr., 64, a lifelong Washington Township resident, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 12, 2014.
He was born Feb. 26, 1950, in Fort Wayne, a son of Raymond P. and Mary Mildred Henrietta (Smith) Goble. He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1968.
He was employed at Weatherhead for 36 years, until October 2003. From 2004 until 2009 he worked at Teghtmeyer Ace Hardware.
His church membership was with South Whitley Church of God.

HEAD OF THE CLASS: WHS announces its two top students for 2014

April 16, 2014

SOUTH WHITELY — Whitko High School has named its two top students for the Class of 2014.
Valedictorian is Christina Marie Baughman.
Salutatorian is Michael Dakota Thompson.

See an upcoming issue of the Post & Mail for more on these top students.

 

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