May 10th, 2013
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúThat smell is something you never forget.‚ÄĚ
Tom Strack, 64, made a gruesome discovery Wednesday night after he caught wind of an all-too-familiar odor from his past.
Strack, who served his country in Vietnam more than 40 years ago, picked up on the smell of a dead body in his woods Wednesday night.
‚ÄúIt is its own odor,‚ÄĚ Strack said. ‚ÄúI recognized it right away.‚ÄĚ
Strack, who lives on County Road 800 East north of Old Trail Road, was walking home from his mom‚Äôs house on Johnson Road through the trails in his woods.
WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. ‚ÄĒ Whitley County‚Äôs Coroner identified the body of a man who was found in a wooded area in Whitley County Wednesday night.
The man has been identified as Dillon Travis Warner, of Fort Wayne.
Coroner Randy Dellinger said the cause and manner of death are uncertain, pending complete autopsy results.
See Friday's Edition of The Post & Mail for a special interview with the property owner, Tom Strack, who stumbled upon a body in his woods Wednesday night.
The IHSAA announced the sectional brackets for softball this morning.
Columbia City drew Carroll for their fist game in the Class 4A Sectional 5 at DeKalb.
Whitko will play Bellmont in the first round of Class 3A Sectional 23 at Norwell.
Churubusco has been paired up with Bishop Luers in the Class 2A Sectional 36 at Eastside.
Columbia City girls tennis player Celine Rongos signed to play for Huntington University next year.
Front row, from left: Renee Rongos (Celine‚Äôs mother), Celine Rongos, Alexander Rongos (Celine‚Äôs brother) and Paul Rongos (Celine‚Äôs father).
NEW HAVEN ‚ÄĒ Indian Springs Middle School‚Äôs girls track team won its third straight Northeast Hoosier Middle Level Conference Title.
ISMS‚Äôs boys squad placed third behind Carroll and Maple Creek.
The event was held at New Haven Saturday, and both teams will travel to Plymouth to compete in the NLMSC conference meet.
New Haven‚Äôs event had several teams, including DeKalb, Bellmont, Summit, East Noble, Woodside and Norwell, along with Carroll, Maple Creek, New Haven and ISMS.
LA GRANGE ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs girls tennis team fell on the road to NECC foe Lakeland.
The Lady Lakers beat the Lady Eagles, 4-1 in varsity action and 4-1 in junior varsity action as well.
Picking up the win for the Lady Eagles at the varsity level was Kayleen Mitchell at No. 3 singles, defeating Amanda Miller 6-2, 7-5.
Losing in No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, were Churubusco‚Äôs Cheyenne Conner and Audrey Gierscher, who both lost in straight sets to Carlee Richardson and Audrey Stephens.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team lost its second game in a row to a Three Rivers Conference opponent Wednesday.
The Wildcats fell to visiting Wabash, 9-2. The Apaches have now won four in a row.
In the defeat, Whitko is now 15-7 for the season and 2-3 overall in conference play.
Wabash built up a 5-1 lead after three, then added two more in the fourth inning and two more in the sixth. Whitko got its second run in the bottom of the sixth frame.
Ethan Nicodemus was tagged with the loss for the Wildcats on the mound.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ It all came at once for Churubusco‚Äôs softball team.
A big fifth inning for the Lady Eagles keyed them to victory Wednesday against Eastside. ‚ÄėBusco won, 6-3.
The Lady Eagles scored all six of their runs of the contest in the fifth inning. After that, the game was 6-0 in their favor.
Eastside chipped away, scoring two in the sixth and one in the seventh, but it was not enough to take away the lead that Churubusco had built.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Although not undefeated anymore, Whitko‚Äôs junior varsity softball team continues to roll through its schedule.
A double-header split with Columbia City Saturday tagged Whitko with its first loss, but the Lady Wildcats have earned two wins so far this week, scoring 29 runs in the process while only allowing two from their opponents.