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February 16th, 2015

58-47: Manchester outshoots Whitko boys

February 16, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitko Wildcats boys basketball team was struggling to hit field goals Saturday afternoon against Manchester. Three misses by the Wildcats could have kept Whitko in the game if they went down. But the shots didn't fall and the Squires were able to drive out of South Whitley with a 58-47 win against the ’Cats.


February 16, 2015

WOODBURN — Playing for a sectional championship is something all basketball players dream about. Playing against IHSAA Class 2A defending state runner-up Canterbury is usually not part of that dream.
With most of the area sectional championship games being postponed due to bad weather, the Churubusco

Lady Eagles took on the wind, snow and Canterbury Cavaliers Saturday night at the Woodlan Sectional.
The Class 2A No. 2 Cavaliers, led by Whitley County native Darby Maggard, proved to be all they were billed to be, posting a 67-44 win over the Lady Eagles.

Betty J. Gaylord, 86

February 16, 2015

Jan. 13, 1929 — Feb. 13, 2015
Betty J. Gaylord, 86, of Bause Lake, Noble County, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 at her home.
She was born Jan. 13, 1929 in Whitley County, a daughter of Robert F. and Tacy B. (Hill) Baker. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1948.
On May 31, 1941 she was united in marriage to Robert E. “Bud” Gaylord. They made their home in Ormas. Mr. Gaylord died Feb. 16, 1992.
She is survived by her son, James Leroy Gaylord, of Cromwell; and a sister, Ellen (Robert) Kellogg, of Greensboro, N.C.
There will be no visitation or service.

STATE FINALS: 3 wrestlers advance

February 16, 2015

FORT WAYNE — Eight Whitley County wrestlers took the next step along the path to an IHSAA individual state championship at Saturday’s semi-state, with three Columbia City wrestlers advancing to next weekend’s State Finals competition at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

PANDEMONIUM ON THE HIGHWAY: Crews speedy in clean up of U.S. 30 mayhem

February 16, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Blinding, white-out snow conditions Saturday – coupled with slick pavement – turned U.S. 30 into a bumper car-like maze of crashes, resulting in a 31-vehicle pileup but amazingly no life-threatening injuries.

February 15th

MULTIPLE 911 CALLS: Emergency cell phone calls alerted police to motorized mayhem on U.S 30

February 15, 2015

Multiple 911 emergency calls alerted the Whitley County Sheriff's Department Dispatch to a 31-vehicle pile up on dual-lane U.S. 30 during white-out weather conditions just west of Columbia City Saturday.

Four drivers were transported to Parkview Whitley Hospital as the result of the motorized mayhem, but none were deemed to have life-threatening injuries.

According to a press release issued by the Whitley County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Marcus E. Gatton:

February 14th

CLEANED UP: U.S. 30 reopened after massive crash

February 14, 2015

US 30 has been reopened after being closed for several hours due to a 20-car pileup just west of Columbia City on Lincolnway.

POSTPONED: Wawasee sectional title game moved

February 14, 2015

Whitko's girls basketball team's sectional title game tonight at Wawasee High School has been postponed due to the weather.

A reschedule date and time has not been made available to The Post & Mail.


February 14, 2015

Three fire departments and the Whitley County HAZMAT team are on the scene of a 20 car pileup on US 30 west of Lincolnway. Several semis and vehicles are involved.

YOUNGSTERS: How do you know you’re in love?

February 14, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Local elementary students may not have romantic experiences, but they may have the best advice.

Students from Coesse and Mary Raber Elementary schools answered the question, “How do you know you’re in love?” with comical, serious and wise responses:

“You know when you are in love, you will start to twirl your hair, your eyes sparkle, you start to gasp or your jaw drops and you start to shiver. What do you do when you love someone? You make them breakfast. That is what love is.” — Victoria Harman, MRES 3rd grade.

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