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February 19th, 2015

GARRETT DERAILED: Eagles improve to 19-2 and 9-0 in NECC

February 19, 2015

GARRETT — The IHSAA Class 2A 7th-ranked Churubusco boys basketball team traveled to Garrett to take on the Railroaders Tuesday night, pulling out a 65-60 win.

From the start of the game, the entire crowd knew it was going to see a show between two of the top players in the NECC — Churubusco senior Paul Forman and Garrett senior Justin McCoy.

Neither player disappointed in the first half. Forman led ’Busco with 15 points in the first half but picked up his second foul early in the second quarter and didn’t see action again for the rest of the first half.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Scher has her eyes set on her goals

February 19, 2015

Passages Profiles ’15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the people of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY — Passages client Jamie Scher represents another part of Passages’ programming here in Whitley County. Jamie lives in a waiver home with another client and receives assistance from a full-time direct support professional, Georgina Shuler.

MIXED BAG OF TAX RATES: Thorncreek Township sees largest tax decrease

February 19, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Recently released tax rates for Whitley County show a mixture of increases and reductions for taxes payable in the coming year.

Several townships saw decreases in the rates which are calculated as dollars per $100 of taxable real and personal property.

Benjamin Beerwert, 91

February 19, 2015

Feb. 24, 1923 — Feb. 17, 2015
Benjamin Burton Beerwert, 91, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Columbia City. Born Feb. 24, 1923 in Thorncreek Township, he was the son of August and Lula (Beeching) Beerwert.

ON THE HUNT: Area police searching for Syracuse shooting suspect

February 19, 2015

SYRACUSE — The Syracuse Police Department, along with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police, are currently investigating a double shooting that occurred within the Town of Syracuse Thursday morning.

Syracuse officers responded to a call of a potential shooting at 205 East Main Street, Syracuse at approximately 12:31 a.m. Upon arrival, police found a 19-year old male dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head in an upstairs bedroom. Police also found 23-year old Tara Thornburg with a head wound in the downstairs are of the home.

STATE FINALS: Three grapplers prepare for the last dance

February 19, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — For one Columbia City wrestler, Friday night’s opening round of the IHSAA State Finals will be a return trip; for the other two grapplers it will be a new experience; but for all three it will be the next step on the road to a possible individual state title.

All three have already stamped themselves as one of the top 16 wrestlers in the state in their weight classes. Friday night’s elimination round at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis will cut that number in half.

FRIGID: Frosty is sticking around

February 19, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Frigid temperatures closed and delayed many area schools Thursday morning, preserving area snowmen for another week.

The National Weather Service issued wind chill warnings for Northeast Indiana. Temperatures today aren’t expected to be much above zero degrees, and 25 degrees below zero with the wind chill factor.
Friday, the low is 10 degrees below zero without the wind chill.

FFA REVIEW: In today's newspaper

February 19, 2015

See Thursday's edition of The Post & Mail for an FFA update from all three Whitley County chapters.

February 18th

RE-ELECTION: Penrod seeking return to Col. City Council

February 18, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Nicole Penrod (R) first dipped her toes into politics in 2007 when she was elected as the Southeast Representative to Columbia City Council.

During her tenure, Columbia City was transformed into a golf cart friendly community and residents experienced improved trash pick-up with a new contractor and lower rates.

“There’s a bit of a learning curve when you step into local government. I like to think that I’ve got that under my belt now,” Penrod said.

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Morgan Ellis off for week at state DYW

February 18, 2015

KOKOMO — Morgan Ellis, the 50th winner of the Whitley County/Columbia City franchise of Junior Miss/Distinguished Young Woman, is completing her second day of rehearsals for the 56th annual state-wide production of Junior Miss/Distinguished Young Woman.

The program, with 21 participants, is at Oakbrook Church at 3409 South 200 West, Kokomo. The venue change is because of the remodeling of the auditorium at Indiana University, Kokomo campus.

FORT WAYNE — The Columbia City Eagles’ boys’ basketball team wrapped up the regular season portion...
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CHURUBUSCO — In the same week that her sister, Heather, took home Saint Joseph’s College “Athlete...


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