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FATAL ATV ACCIDENT: 78-year-old man dies at the scene

September 1, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Sept. 1, 2014) -- Emergency crews responded to an ATV crash at approximately 6 p.m. near the intersection of Schrader Road and County Road 600 E.

A 78-year-old man died after almost a half hour of CPR was administered at the scene.

Although the name of the victim has not yet been released, officials on the scene suspect other medical conditions contributed to the crash.

Read more coverage on this story in Tuesday's edition of The Post & Mail.

FATAL ATV ACCIDENT: 78-year-old man dies at the scene

September 1, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Sept. 1, 2014) -- Emergency crews responded to an ATV crash at approximately 6 p.m. near the intersection of Schrader Road and County Road 600 E.

A 78-year-old man died after almost a half hour of CPR was administered at the scene.

Although the name of the victim has not yet been released, officials on the scene suspect other medical conditions contributed to the crash.

Read more coverage on this story in Tuesday's edition of The Post & Mail.

HATE MESSAGE: Three churches in city vandalized with anti-Christian rant by alleged radical Islamists

September 1, 2014

The Columbus Police Department is investigating after three churches there were vandalized with spray paint.

Vandals painted religiously fueled messages on the facades of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, East Columbus Christian Church and Lakeview Church of Christ overnight on Saturday, according to police. A member of St. Bartholomew said "INFIDELS!" and "Quran 3:151? were written in black spray paint on the exterior of the church.

STUDENT SET ABLAZE: Girls' burned body found in Indianapolis backyard

September 1, 2014

Authorities say a 15-year-old girl whose badly burned body was found dumped in an Indianapolis backyard was a student at Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center on the city's far west side.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police say the name of the girl and how she died might be released following an autopsy Tuesday. They say a man walking his dog found the body Sunday afternoon in his backyard on the city's near northwest side.

Detectives believe the victim was killed elsewhere and brought to that location. Television news footage showed scorch marks in the yard.

PROGRAM PREVIEW: DYW to highlight nine participants

August 31, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Nine Whitley County high school seniors will participate in the county’s Distinguished Young Woman program.

Mindi Hoffman will join Greg Hockemeyer as emcee the program which is slated for Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.

VYING FOR POSITION: 2 already registered for caucus

August 31, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Two Republicans have put their names on the list in hopes to fill the Whitley County Auditor’s position.

Whitley County Republican Precinct Committeemen will hold a caucus Wednesday at 7 p.m. to fill the position of County Auditor.

PAYING IT FORWARD: Lighthouse uses its community garden to give back

August 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A variety of vegetables grow in front of The Lighthouse, a transitional shelter in Columbia City serving the homeless in Whitley County.

The Community Garden functions as more than just a source of food; the vegetables provide a lifestyle change.

YOUTH SPORTS: Structure may be added to softball, baseball committees

August 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — As Columbia City’s Park Department’s baseball and softball programs continue to grow, officials are looking to add some structure to the programs’ committees.

While not much is expected to change from the parents’ and players’ standpoints, the league’s leaders may see new guidelines.

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August 30, 2014

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COUNTY RIVALRY: Eagles swarm Wildcats; win 43-20

August 29, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Columbia City Eagle and the Whitko Wildcat football teams renewed the battle for the Eel River Trophy Friday night at the Wildcats’ Ryan Huff Field.

In a stark reversal of last week’s grind-it-out ground attack, the Eagles used a potent aerial attack to put the Wildcats in a 22-point first-quarter hole on their way to a 43-20 win.

CSNI: ‘We’re all about care’ of patients, families

August 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Rotary Club members learned about Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana at the club’s Tuesday luncheon meeting in the community room at Parkview Whitley Hospital. Linda Bewley, outreach coordinator for the agency, began her presentation by asking how many in her audience had been touched by cancer or knew someone who had been afflicted. Every hand in the room was raised.

END OF SUMMER SIGNAL: Ball Furniture hosting free Bar-B-Q this Saturday

August 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Ball Furniture & Mattress Co. in downtown Columbia City will offer a free barbeque meal this Saturday starting at 11 a.m. as part of Labor Day Weekend.

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

August 29, 2014

WCCS SHOWS IMPROVEMENT: Current ISTEP+ reaches end

August 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With new testing making its way to Indiana this spring, Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Superintendent Patricia O’Connor took the opportunity to review the district’s history of the ISTEP+ test over the last six years. The data showed an overall upward trend in all grade levels, in both math and English.

HEALTHY FOCUS: Senior community invited to fair

August 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s a fair geared for senior citizens, but it won’t feature elephant ears and carnival rides. The Whitley County Council on Aging’s Senior Fair is set for Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woodlands Senior Center in Columbia City, and it will focus on health.

WALTON — In its first meeting with Lewis Cass, Churubusco’s football team fell to the Kings, 16-7...
SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Whitko’s Lady Wildcat volleyball teams faced off against the Manchester Lady...
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team is continuing to stay near the top of the Northeast...

 

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