July 15th, 2013
CHURUBUSCO â Angie Sievers took the term âsuper-momâ to a new level early Monday morning.
Sievers was in her home, reading a book at approximately 12:15 a.m. Monday when she saw flames coming out of the back of her home.
She quickly got her husband and two young children out of the house, located at 6452 E. Edgewood Dr., near Churubusco, and called the fire department.
Though the home suffered considerable damage, Keith Sievers, Angieâs husband, is thankful for his wife.
The National Weather Service for Northern Indiana is calling for heat indices this week starting in the mid 90s and approaching 100 degrees by week's end.
High heat indexes are do to high temperatures and humidity.
The NWS reminds people to drink plenty of water, check on elderly neighbors and never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle.
Whitley Countyâs 4-H 4K was held Friday night. Pictured, a group of runners take off from the starting line on Park Street.
COLUMBIA CITY â Precautions taken at this year's Whitley County 4-H fair regarding swine flu (H1N1) is nothing to be alarmed about, fair officials say.
Hogs will not be arriving at the fairgrounds until Monday as part of a precaution issued by the Indiana Board of Animal Health, but Fair Board President Cathy Heritier said fair-goers have nothing to be afraid of.
"As with anything else involving animals, it is important to wash hands and use hand sanitizer after handling animals â no different than visiting the zoo," Heritier said.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County F.O.P. Lodge #131 is proud to announce their sponsorship of the Annual Country Music Benefit Show. The show will be held once again at Columbia City High School, 600 N. Whitley St., Columbia City, with one show Sunday, July 20 at 7 p.m.
This year, the F.O.P. will host a country music spectacular show featuring Georgette Jones.
Georgette will perform a tribute show to her mother Tammy Wynette, who passed away 14 years ago.
She will also perform her own music and songs by her father, George Jones.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Buyersâ Support Club is taking donations of any size from individuals and businesses who want to help support a 4-Her by purchasing a livestock project.
Over the last seven years, the club has purchased 57 animals and supported 55 4-Hers, spending $6,275 on those projects.
The Buyersâ Support Club works by gathering donations from anyone who wants to support local 4-Hers. Donations are then pooled together to help buy 4-H livestock projects at the auction.
Thorncreek Sons of the Soilâs parade float was tie-dyed and peace-signed Friday night at the Whitley County 4-H Fair Annual Parade.
The 4-H fair began Friday morning with the dairy show.
See Pages A6 and A7 of the July 13-14 issue of The Post and Mail for more coverage.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Easements and right-of-ways were up for discussion at Tuesdayâs town council meeting in South Whitley.
Bruce Gable, of South Whitley, paraded in a host of concerned citizens ready to debate the fence located at 704 Cherry Ln., South Whitley.
âThereâs a privacy fence the homeowner put up,â Gable said. âI remember when I bought my property, I was told there couldnât be any fences.â
LARWILL â Doors chained. Windows nailed shut. A teenage girl gives birth to two children â all before the age of 18.
It sounds like a Hollywood horror movie â but itâs not â itâs the atrocious story of a child who lived unnoticed in the Whitley County area for five years.
After the perpetrator, Dean Pressler, 40, pleaded guilty in court to child molesting, child seduction and sexual misconduct with a minor this week, many are questioning how such a horrific crime could go unnoticed in a small Indiana town.
But how does one inquire about the unknown?
Martha A. âMartyâ White, 66, of South Whitley, passed away, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. She was born Aug. 2, 1946, in Fort Wayne to the late, Rudolph and Lillie (Buffenbarger) Kyler.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Family Sciences from Purdue University and worked for the Department of Child Services as a Legal Clerk before retiring after 37 years.
She was a long time member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Fort Wayne Sport Club and enjoyed flowers, owls, amber glass and garage sales.