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February 22nd, 2013

4 players receive NHC honors

February 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls basketball team had four players honored by the Northeast Hoosier Conference this week.

The Lady Eagles were led by Emily Whiteleather, who earned 1st-Team All-NHC honors.

Whiteleather, a 6-foot-2 junior, averaged 10.5 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.

She finished the season with 54-of-81 free throw shooting (66 percent) and led the Lady Eagles with 95 offensive rebounds.

Whiteleather ended the year with a team-high nine blocks and 50 percent field goal shooting.

ISMS grapplers handed first loss

February 22, 2013

DECATUR — Indian Springs Middle School’s wrestling team suffered its first loss of the season Thursday night at Bellmont. The Eagles lost to the undefeated Braves, 47-38.

Despited the loss, AJ Chapin got ISMS off to a good start with a victory by pin.

The win was followed up with another victory by Braden Baker.

The next ISMS wrestler to record a victory was Seth Rosen in the 132-pound class. Rosen won by pin.

In the 150-pound weight class, Jacob Morse was able to pin his opponent.

In the 175-pound class, Mydrae Brown won via forfeit.

ANIMAL NEGLECT: Dogs rescued from Whitley Co. home

February 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “Each rib showed on the dog, as well as the entire contour of the spine. The hip bones also protruded out.”

In a case report, Whitley County Sheriff’s K9 handler, Jason Spencer, described the condition of two dogs he found at a rural Columbia City home Wednesday night.

The two animals, Albos and Ruby, were removed from the Doug Shearer residence at 2690 N. CR 450 E. after police found the canines severely malnutritioned.

Garrett Combs, Jr.

February 22, 2013

Garrett (Gary) Combs, Jr., former resident of South Whitley, went to be with the Lord Jan. 12, 2013 at his home in Dearing, Ga. He graduated from South Whitley High School with the Class of 1970.
He was born May 17, 1951, in Hazard, Ky., son of Garrett and Loretta Combs.

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

February 22, 2013

ATTEMPTED MURDER CASE: Motion to dismiss Kimbler charges denied

February 22, 2013

A defense motion filed to dismiss an attempted murder charge was dismissed Tuesday.

Dakota Kimbler, 17, was charged as an adult with attempted murder from an incident that occurred in December.

Kimbler allegedly snuck in the back of a South Whitley man’s car after he escaped from Pierceton Woods’ juvenile corrections facility.

When Johnny Couch, former Whitley County Sheriff’s reserve deputy, was on his way home from his third-shift job in Pierceton, Kimbler waited until they got to Larwill before allegedly shooting Couch in the chest.

INDIANA EDUCATION: State laws impact local schools

February 22, 2013

PIERCETON — With a newly elected Indiana state education superintendent, school board members and administration with Whitko Community School Corporation are keeping a close eye on pending legislation.

At Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Steve Clason shared what bills would have a direct impact on Whitko schools.

“We are in the middle of a session so a lot of bills won’t go anywhere,” Clason said. “There are some we are watching for. The ones that could impact us here at home are of the greatest importance.”

February 21st

WEATHER ADVISORY

February 21, 2013

The Whitley County Emergency Management Agency has issued a winter weather advisory for Whitley County until noon Friday. Heavy snow followed by sleet or rain is expected after 9 a.m. Friday.

Boys Sectional Preview 2013

February 21, 2013

Check out the Boys Basketball Sectional Preview on line now at http://www.thepostandmail.com/content/boys-sectional-preview-2013

The entire preview can be found as a special insert in Friday's paper.

Read about your favorite school's team, whether it's Churubusco, Columbia City, or Whitko, as each prepares for the IHSAA sectional tournament.

Craig named All-TRC

February 21, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Three Rivers Conference has announced its All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-Conference teams.

Lady Wildcat Cagney Craig was the lone Whitko player to make the top 12 for 1st-Team All-TRC.

Craig averaged more than three steals per game.

Fellow senior Jordan Hall was one of four players awarded honorable mention.

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