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April 10th

Mildred Keel, 93

April 10, 2012

Mildred L. Keel, 93, of rural South Whitley, died at 12:40 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2012, at Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester where she had been a resident since December, 2010.
She was born Feb. 10, 1919, in Fowler, Ind., a daughter of William Warner and Leafie (Lockhart) VanDeripe.
When she was nine, her family moved to a farm southwest of South Whitley, where she has since resided.
She graduated from South Whitley High School.
On July 3, 1945, she was united in marriage to William L. Keel.
A homemaker, she worked a short time at Blue Bell. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

Clarene Reid, 65

April 10, 2012

Clarene Reid, 65, of Ligonier, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 27, 1946, in Goshen, to Clair W. and Phyllis A. (Bitner) Archer.
On Aug. 1, 1965, in Cromwell, she married Paul A. Reid, who survives in Ligonier.

PROUD FRATERNITY: Leatherneck Coffee Club Breckfast held Saturday

April 10, 2012

Mouse Loy, left, and Don Shearer, right, talk about old times at the Leatherneck Coffee Club Breakfast Saturday in the Columbia City VFW in Columbia City. Shearer is wearing a uniform that is similar to his original “satine” Marine uniform he wore in Vietnam in 1963. Twenty-six Whitley County marines attended the event. Loy eats from his original mess kit and drinks coffee from his military-issued canteen cup. The group has a chicken barbecue fundraiser scheduled for May 19 at Wal-Mart and NAPA, both located in Columbia City.

EXPOsed: Chamber’s annual event set for Saturday at ISMS

April 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual event designed to shine the spotlight on area businesses and non-profit organizations.

The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce’s Whitley County Expo begins Saturday at 9 a.m. continuing until 3 p.m. at Indian Springs Middle School, just south of Columbia City on Ind. 9.

Admission and parking are free.

The event will include door prizes and entertainment. A special section promoting the event is inserted in today’s The Post & Mail.

B.A.B.E. filling bottles with $

April 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Beds And Britches, Etc. (B.A.B.E.) of Whitley County is having an unusual fundraising campaign that has baby bottles being filled with money.

“April is our biggest fundraising month all year,” said Shawn Ellis, executive director of B.A.B.E. “We have 17 churches and many banks all over Whitley County collecting money in our baby bottles for our program.”

CANCELLED: Many area games cancelled tonight

April 10, 2012

Several of tonight's events have been cancelled tonight due to weather.

Whitko's home baseball and softball games, Columbia City's game at Wawasee and Col. City's track meet have all been confirmed to be cancelled.

Vodde, Lady Eagles open with perfect game

April 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s softball team opened its season in prime fashion Monday night, hosting Marion in a perfect 10-0 win.

The game was cut short after the Lady Eagles took a 10-0 lead in the fifth inning after a run by junior Alyssa Brandt.

Senior Hannah Schnorr boosted the score in the third inning with a grand slam to take an 8-0 lead.

Columbia City not only put out a strong offensive performance by senior Allie Vodde, who not only pitched a shut-out, but along with her teammates didn’t allow a single Marion runner on base.

Vodde had 10 strikeouts on 16 at bats.

April 9th

THRONGS OF EGG HUNTERS: 600-plus attend inaugural event in ’Busco

April 9, 2012

Aleasia Johnson, 3, is happy to find a camouflage egg that wins a prize at the first annual mEGGa Hunt at Churubusco Park Saturday.
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CHURUBUSCO — Prizes, family fun and community love just about sums up what was happening Saturday afternoon at Churubusco Town Park.
More than 600 people attended the first annual mEGGa Hunt sponsored by Christ Community Church.
“We hid 8,000 eggs today and with this big of a turn-out we’ll have to have twice as many next year,” said Nathan VanHorn, member of CCC.

SAFETY IN CHURUBUSCO: Routes to school a high priority

April 9, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Safe routes to school is a high priority to the Churubusco Town Council.
Madalyn Sade-Bartl, Churubusco’s clerk/treasurer, and Jeremy Hart, town supervisor, began looking into a grant from the State of Indiana worth $250,000. That money would be used for infrastructure projects and $75,000 is available for non-infrastructure projects to construct safe routes to school for elementary and middle school-aged children.
“Funding is disbursed on a reimbursed basis,” said Sade-Bartl.

TITANIC, 100 YEARS LATER: Local family to help mark anniversary

April 9, 2012

Editor’s Note: The following is the final segment of a three-part series on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and the impact the event is having today on a local family.
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COLUMBIA CITY — A century after Antoine Temmerman purchased a ticket for the ill-fated maiden voyage of the HMS Titanic, his granddaughter Gail Morris was sent an invitation.
The correspondence came a few weeks ago, inviting Morris to participate in the memorial activities on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic called “100 Years of Exhibition.”

Money was raised for Leadership Whitley County through a sand volleyball tournament at DeVol Field...
Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...
COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local...

 

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