Archive - 2013
WHITLEY COUNTYâ Several important basketball contests loom for Whitley Countyâs teams entering the second weekend of the 2013-14 season.
Columbia City is 2-0, and is taking its perfect record on the road Saturday to play Marion.
The Lady Giants are currently 1-2, having most recently played, and lost, to Class 1A-defending state champion Fort Wayne Canterbury.
PIERCETON â Teachers do more than simply grade papers, assign homework and issue pop quizzes.
Interacting with students in such a way that develops leadership, confidence and healthy self esteem are some of the responsibilities that come with heading up a classroom.
At Whitko Community School Corporationâs Board of Trustees meeting Monday night, one particular teacher was recognized for her positive impact in both students and teachers.
Sheila Gillett, a business teacher at Whitko Middle School, was named Middle School Teacher of the Year.
CHURUBUSCO â Churubusco has experienced its second fatal crash in two days.
After a man who was allegedly fleeing police crashed into a tree and died Tuesday, a woman who may have been suffering from a medical condition drove head-on into the Churubusco Post Office Wednesday afternoon.
To view more of this article, see Thursday's edition of The Post & Mail, or purchase an e-edition.
COLUMBIA CITY â Every year, Columbia Cityâs Common Council is required to evaluate the salaries of elected officials.
This year was no different, and after discussions in previous meetings, the council made a decision last Thursday.
Officials chose to give both the mayor and clerk-treasurer positions the same raise that city employees are receiving this year, a $1,040 per year boost.
In previous meetings, the council considered giving the mayorâs position a larger raise, but after some research, decided against it.
COLUMBIA CITY â Spelling words like porphyry, beleaguerment, periphrasis and noblesse oblige, the Indian Springs Middle School Spell Bowl team competed in their second trip to a state competition Saturday at Purdue University.
Indian Springs placed 5th out of 9 teams in Class 1 spelling 63 words correctly out of a possible 72.
The team placed in the top 10 overall of the thirty schools competing in four different classes from throughout the state.
Eight rounds of nine words each are held for a total of 72 possible words in junior division competition.
COLUMBIA CITY â Youth volunteers helped Whitley County Marine Corp Toys For Tots prepare their warehouse in preparation to gather toys for needy families in the area.
On Saturday, some members of the Columbia City Eagles football team helped the Leatherneck Coffee Club Marines move tables and supplies from storage to their warehouse.
On Sunday, National Honor Society students helped Toys For Tots get the warehouse ready for volunteers to come in and pack toys for families that have signed up for assistance.
Paul Eugene Creager, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, surrounded by his family.
Born Aug. 4, 1932 in Columbia City, he was the son of James R. and Effie L. (Garvin) Creager.
He grew up attending Oak Grove United Methodist Church and graduated from Larwill High School with the Class of 1950.
Paul was a Korean War Army Veteran.
On Feb. 14, 1959, he married Sharon Ann Smith at Saturn Christian Church. They lived in Columbia City until 1977 then move to Woodburn for three years before moving to the New Haven area in 1980.
Tristan Andrew Bender, 26, of Columbia City, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in an automobile accident.
He was born Feb. 22, 1987, in Whitley County, a son of Daryl A. and Colleen S. (Hoffman) Bender.
He attended Columbia City High School and achieved his GED through Ivy Tech in 2009.
Employed in the fast food industry, he has worked at Hardees and Arbyâs in Columbia City and Arbyâs, Burger King and Culverâs in Fort Wayne and had been an assistant manager at KFC in Decatur. He had also been a rural carrier for the Journal Gazette.
LARWILL (Nov. 18, 2013) - Locally based luxury casual furniture manufacturer Three Birds Casualannounced today the company has completed relocation of its headquarters facility to the former Larwill High
School building at 414 E North Street in Larwill.
âWe continue to see significant opportunities to grow our company,â said Three Birds Casual president Tad Varga, âOur new location provides a better configured and larger space for us to manage all of our operations.â
Ron and Karen Murphyâs home (pictured) is one of the homes featured on The Lighthouseâs Christmas Walk slated for Dec. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. The home is located at 1176 Whitetail St. in Columbia City and is a 2,200 square-foot home with an open concept floor plan. Hardwood floors, Amish built cabinets and a unique 10-foot coffered ceiling are all showcased in this home. A handmade, homemade country Christmas motif is featured in the home. The annual event is held to raise funds for The Lighthouse, a nonprofit shelter.