February 16th, 2015
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” 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 â€™Cats.
WOODBURN â€” 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.
Jan. 13, 1929 â€” 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. â€śBudâ€ť 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.
FORT WAYNE â€” Eight Whitley County wrestlers took the next step along the path to an IHSAA individual state championship at Saturdayâ€™s semi-state, with three Columbia City wrestlers advancing to next weekendâ€™s State Finals competition at Bankerâ€™s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Blinding, white-out snow conditions Saturday â€“ coupled with slick pavement â€“ turned U.S. 30 into a bumper car-like maze of crashes, resulting in a 31-vehicle pileup but amazingly no life-threatening injuries.
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:
US 30 has been reopened after being closed for several hours due to a 20-car pileup just west of Columbia City on Lincolnway.
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.
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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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, â€śHow do you know youâ€™re in love?â€ť with comical, serious and wise responses:
â€śYou 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.â€ť â€” Victoria Harman, MRES 3rd grade.