Archive - Nov 16, 2012
Jerry L. Smith 70, of rural Columbia City, died at 6:17 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he was admitted on Monday.
He was born April 21, 1942, in Thorncreek Township, he was the son of the late Franklin J. and Una Dell (Bowman) Smith.
His formative years were spent in Thorncreek Township.
He attended Columbia City High School.
On June 20, 1959, he was united in marriage to Marilyn L. Gibson.
They have always made their home in Whitley County.
For the past 35 years, he was the owner and operator of Jerryâs Tire Service in Columbia City.
Columbia City High School freshman Brock Bunyan shot an eight-point buck near Wilson Lake in Columbia City. Submit your deer photos to The Post & Mail by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WARSAW â What initially started as a controlled drug buy turned into one of Kosciusko Countyâs largest heroin busts in its history.
The Kosciusko County Sheriffâs Department and Warsaw Police joined forces Thursday for a controlled heroin buy.
But the buy was interrupted by a report of a possible methamphetamine lab on Stoneburner Road in Warsaw.
Police searched the residence and found an active meth lab, arresting Shawn Morton, 50, and his wife Dawn Morton, 47, on a preliminary charges of dealing and manufacturing meth.
SOUTH WHITLEY â In light of a southwest Whitley County crash that had the potential to be disastrous, Whitley County Highway Department Superintendent Mike Barton advises motorists to use caution.
A pair of Whitley County Highway workers were repairing pot holes on CR 400 S. near 950 W. Thursday afternoon when a car came over a hill.
The driver, Amanda Syndram, 19, of Pierceton, slammed on the brakes, losing control on the loose gravel on the road.
COLUMBIA CITY â In order to improve communications between departments, the City of Columbia City will soon have the ability to access digitally organized information in a Geographic Information System (GIS) via computers, tablets or smartphones.
âItâs time, efficiency and cost savings for the city as a whole,â said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
Mayor Daniel said the system will allow for quicker access to information which will mainly benefit departments in their daily tasks.
As a result, the system may prove to be beneficial to city residents.
Margaret Mary âMaggieâ (Love) Clifford, 82, of rural Columbia City, died at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at Millerâs Merry Manor, Columbia City, where she had been a resident since March of 2011.
She was born Nov. 30, 1929, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of James and Mary (Traficanti) Perrella.
Raised in Fort Wayne, she attended St. Vincentâs Catholic School.
On Jan. 29, 1994, she was united in marriage to James R. Clifford. They made their home in Tennessee. In 2002, they moved to rural Columbia City.
She was employed for more than 28 years at Seyfertâs Foods in Fort Wayne.
CHURUBUSCO â A squirrel may have been the culprit in a 6,000-customer phone outage that stretched from Churubusco to Huntertown.
âWe think a squirrel chewed the power line, shorted it out and caused our phone line to get burned,â Frontierâs Construction Manager Laura Gay said.
Starting at approximately 1 p.m. Thursday, âBusco residents were unable to make phone calls â but most importantly, werenât able to call 911 in the event of an emergency.
According to Gay, workers fixed the 911 section as soon as possible, and it was back up and running at approximately 7 p.m.