August 14th, 2014
CHURUBUSCO â Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS) has adopted a new motto for the 2014-15 school year. âAdding Value to Othersâ will be the focus for teachers, students and administrators for the year.
CHURUBUSCO â Smith-Green Community Schools is taking advantage of a new ruling by the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA). Homeschooled students who are enrolled in one or more classes at an Indiana public school are allowed to participate in IHSAA sanctioned sports.
SOUTH WHITLEY â The Whitko girls varsity golf team hosted and fell to Southern Wells at Sycamore Golf Club Tuesday.
COLUMBIA CITY â Schools are back in session throughout Whitley County, and the back-to-school season has parents concerned with the increasing expenses for education. Michelle Heckaman-Lesley is the mother of three and commented on The Post & Mailsâ Facebook page as to her overall expenses for school supplies and book fees.
COLUMBIA CITY â Shooting drills, defensive tactics training and settling disputes didnât prepare two Columbia City Police third-shift partners for their unique public service last week. CCPD Officers Jeffrey Chapman and Jon Stoffel performed a rescue of a different kind â evacuating two sleeping families from a burning duplex at 2:45 a.m.
The Columbia City Diamond Girls warm up their bats before their final game of the summer season at the City Slam Tournament Saturday at Morsches Park. The event, hosted by the Columbia City Park Departmentâs Softball Board, had 10 teams from around the area.
July 18, 1937 â Aug. 12, 2014
Sandra S. Farris, 77, of Granger, passed away at 8:08 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.
Born on July 18, 1937, in Cromwell, she was the daughter of Virgil R. and Anna M. (Priest) Kistler.
Survivors include her two children, three siblings, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
WHITLEY COUNTY â An extremely contagious, yet common, virus has been making its way through Northeast Indiana and Whitley County this summer.
Many local residents have reported children with hand, foot and mouth disease, a typically non-life-threatening virus that spreads quickly.
COLUMBIA CITY â Carolyn Manningâs front lawn is home to unique sunflowers, which now bloom. The seeds for the plant came from Manningâs best friend and neighbor Natalie Harker. Located in Eagle Glen, the two sunflowers have been standing tall representing a beacon of hope and happiness, much like the two friends.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City is home to a new eatery offering a taste of southern-style pit barbecue Brunoâs BBQ. Tucked behind the Marathon full-service station located at 501 N. Line St., Brunoâs BBQ has the look and feel of a southern roadside barbecue restaurant.