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Edna Western, 86

September 12, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Edna Earlene Western, 86, of Etna Troy Township, Whitley County, died at 1:18 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at Sycamore Village Keepsake Memory Care Unit where she had been a resident since December, 2008.
Edna was born Sept. 17, 1924, in Sycamore, Ill., a daughter of Earle Edna and Pearl Ethel (King) Matteson.
She graduated from Sycamore High School with the class of 1941 where she played the violin in the orchestra, played numerous sports in GAA and was a Girl Scout leader.
She had lots of fun working as a “soda jerk” at the local drug store during high school.

Jean Krom, 77

September 12, 2011

Jean E. Krom, 77, a former resident of Tri-Lakes and widow of Lewis E. Krom, passed away at 8:51 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She had been taken to the hospital from the Englewood Health & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne, where she had been a patient for the past five years.
Mrs. Krom was born Jan. 9, 1934 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Fred and Frances (Nix) Alles, and spent her formative years there.
As an adult, she had lived in Florida for ten years, before returning to this area in 1978.

Donald Anderson, 85

September 12, 2011

Jerry L. Dinius, 65, of Roanoke, died at 10:10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 at his residence.
He had been in declining health for the past two years.
Born Dec. 5, 1945, he was the son of the late Gerald K. Dinius and Helen E. Maggart.
He attended Columbia City Joint High School and for the last 25 years, he worked at Water Furnace International in Fort Wayne.
He had been a 20-plus-year resident of Roanoke, living in Columbia City prior to that.
Jerry was an avid fisherman, gun collector and loved the outdoors.
He was a long-time active member of the National Rifle Association.

Donald Anderson, 85

September 12, 2011

Donald B. Anderson, 85, of Columbia City, died at 6:09 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born May 3, 1926, he was the son of the late Earl and Mary Katherine (Blain) Anderson.
Donald moved from Butler to Columbia City in 1942 and has made this area his home since.
He graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1944.
He then enrolled in the U.S. Army where he served his country in World War II in both the European and African Theater.

’Busco homecoming court

September 12, 2011

Nicole Trump, far left, was named Churubusco High School’s 2011 Homecoming Queen. Her escort was Cameron Ray. Others on the court were Haleigh Gross with Tyler Arrowsmith, Morgan Young, Dylan Jones, Taylor Creech, Colton Geiger, Payton Summers, Drew Snyder, Katie Monk, Brandon Norris, Paige Roe, Braxton Siddons, Skyler Barrett and Alan Meeks. There were activities week-long and the announcement of the court and queen was during half-time at Friday night’s football game.

Securing the low end

September 12, 2011

Whitko High School senior Connor Maggard plays a bass riff with the school’s pep band Saturday at Ball State University’s Scheumann Stadium. The Whitko band was in Muncie to support the Wildcat football team which participated in the Three Rivers Conference shootout, a day of conference gridiron action played on the BSU Cardinals’ home field. The Wildcats defeated the Manchester Squires 34-0. To read the complete results of Saturday's Whitko game, pick up a Monday edition of the Post & Mail.

Future potter?

September 12, 2011

Sophia Hatcher, 9, shapes a piece of pottery Saturday during the 10th Annual Whitley County Autumn Art Festival, held in downtown Columbia City. The pottery booth was one of many that surrounded the county courthouse during the all-day festival, which also included a variety of entertainment.

Michaela Thomas named 2012 Distinguished Young Woman

September 12, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Fifteen women could have easily won the contest, but in the end Michaela Thomas was named 2012 Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) of Whitley County.
The daughter of Micah and Michelle Thomas is a senior at Columbia City High School. She said she was shocked she won.
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Glitz to gloom: Local man experienced New York City just days after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks

September 12, 2011

President George W. Bush addressed the nation at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, from the Oval Office of the White House.
“None of us will ever forget this day,” he told the nation, “yet we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world. We are going to win. We’re going to do what it takes to win this war,” said Bush.
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Distinguished fans: Local pair have enjoyed pageant for nearly five decades

September 12, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Two women have been to nearly all the performances of America’s Junior Miss at Columbia City High School – and they have no plans to miss this year’s on Saturday night.
The 2012 Distinguished Young Women program starts at 7 p.m. Saturday Newell Rice Auditorium at CCHS. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
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