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PASSING THE BRUSH: Art fest names new coordinators

September 27, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Autumn Art Festival was held earlier in September around the courthouse square with vendors and patrons commenting on the success of the event.
Trudy Miller-Longhenry has been the event’s coordinator for seven years. After this year’s festival, Miller-Longhenry “passed the paintbrush” to the Whitley County Humane Society.
“I will still be involved next year. I’ll be behind the scenes,” said Miller-Longhenry. “I want to see the festival succeed, so I am willing to help them out.”

FATAL CRASH: '81 Whitko graduate dies in Starke County crash

September 27, 2012

GROVERTOWN — A former Whitko High School athlete and Pierceton resident was killed Wednesday on his way to see a PGA golf event.

Steve Mort, 50, died at 9:59 a.m. at South Bend Memorial Hospital following a collision with a semi hauling a wind turbine propeller. Mort’s brother, Tim, was also involved in the crash.

The vehicle Mort was in failed to stop and lodged underneath the trailer of the semi and both brothers were trapped inside their vehicle and had to be extricated by emergency crews.

Week 7 football previews

September 27, 2012

See Thursday's edition of The Post & Mail for this weeks prep football previews and conference standings.

Churubusco travels to Culver Academy, East Noble hosts Columbia City and Whitko faces Three Rivers Conference powerhouse North Miami in South Whitley.

Monnabell Hambleton, 87

September 27, 2012

FORT WAYNE— Monnabell Hambleton, 87, formally of Big Lake, died at 9:48 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne where she was admitted on Sunday.
She was born Feb. 25, 1925, in Allen County, a daughter of the late Glenn P. and Gladys (Bowsman) Ruby. Her formative years were spent in Allen County.
She graduated from Lafayette Center High School.
On Oct. 30, 1945, she was united in marriage to Max E. Hambleton. They made their home in Roanoke then Waynedale.
In 1952, they moved to Big Lake. In December of 1977, they moved to Fort Wayne.

Susan Wolfe, 56

September 27, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Susan L. Wolfe, 56, of Columbia City, passed away peacefully at her home at 5:50 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. She had been battling cancer. She was born Oct. 2, 1955, in Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake, a daughter of the late Emmett G. and Huldah F. (Ramsey) Bowie.
Her formative years were spent in Columbia City. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1974. She then attended Purdue University.

POOL RESPONSES: Deadline Oct. 6

September 27, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — After holding two public forums and opening up an online survey concerning the Burnworth Memorial Pool, Mayor Ryan Daniel said the preliminary responses are leaning toward a new aquatics facility.
“We have 249 responses, which I think is a pretty good response rate up to this point,” said Daniel. “We have until Oct. 6, that’s the last day that we are accepting those responses so I’ll close it at that point.”
An assessment on the pool estimated over $1.1 million dollars in repairs to the pool facility.

YOUTH COUNCIL: Reaches out through projects

September 27, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Youth Council President Kiersten Thomas, a junior at Columbia City High School, was the second Youth Council member, out of the nine member board, to represent the youth this month at city meetings and update the city on the youth’s projects and progress. Youth Council member Stacey Quinn attended last month’s meetings.
One of the main projects the Youth Council has been working on is their Facebook page called Columbia City Youth Council.
“We have our Facebook page up and running,” said Thomas. “So that’s kind of exciting.”

City tops Whitko in county-rival match, 3-1

September 27, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Despite holding the lead for most of the game, Whitko’s girls soccer team fell to Columbia City Wednesday night after holding a 1-0 lead for more than 40 minutes of play.

Columbia City’s Shila Tolliver sparked a 3-0 run with 13 minutes left in the game, leading the Lady Eagles to a 3-1 win over the county rival.

The lone goal of the first half was scored by Whitko’s Sydney Sims, putting the Lady ’Cats up 1-0 until late in the second half.

Petra: Homegrown band reunites to deliver a classic performance

September 27, 2012

HAMILTON — In the 1970s, a Christian rock band was being formed around the Fort Wayne and northwest Ohio areas. Little did these holy rock-n-rollers know, their music would strike a resounding chord for future Christian musicians. Having performed in iconic Fort Wayne venues such as Adam’s Apple, the group recorded in the Fort Wayne area during its early years.
Today, after decades of hits, the 1980s classic group, Petra, will have a homecoming of sorts, performing Sunday at Hamilton High School, 903 S. Wayne St., Hamilton.

SENIOR FAIR

September 27, 2012

Laurie Cox, with Parkview Home Health Care, administers a flu shot to Dorothy Reynolds at the Senior Fair Wednesday. Forty-six vendors transformed the Woodlands Senior Center into the free fair. Event organizers anticipated an estimated 200 people to visit the fair.

Columbia City High School is hosting a camp for aspiring cheerleaders. The camp is led by the high...
CHURUBUSCO ­— Churubusco High School will have a new head volleyball coach this season with the...
Money was raised for Leadership Whitley County through a sand volleyball tournament at DeVol Field...

 

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