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Archive - 2014

April 22nd

FREE PLANTS: Nonprofit group to offer giveaway for gardens

April 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Giving Gardens, a nonprofit organization, is preparing for its annual seedling giveaway.

“We are soliciting for Whitley and Allen County residents to sign up to receive a couple free seedlings,” said nonprofit leaders.
“All we ask is that the recipient of the free seedlings share a portion of produce with someone in need. This may include a neighbor, coworker, church, food pantry, etc.”

More than 500 seedlings will be included in this event.
The public may access the seedling giveaway list on Facebook at

OUTBOUND STUDENTS: Rotary backs two to Europe

April 22, 2014

Dick Conklin (right), Fort Wayne Rotarian, invited the Rotary Club’s two outbound exchange students Hannah Bredikhin and Mackinzie Riley (left) to a recent Columbia City meeting. Bredikhin is going to Denmark, and Riley is going to Germany. Conklin gave a presentation on the EXPO 2014 program he was promoting to increase the numbers of students choosing to participate in the exchange program.

TAKE A SELFIE: The Post & Mail wants your photo

April 22, 2014

The Post & Mail is looking for your selfie. Selfies can include you and a friend or family member.

Those who would like to be in the paper for the Selfie Saturday feature, should submit photos and be willing to accept a reply message that includes 10 quick questions that require a couple of short answers.
Your photo and your answers will be published in a weekend issue of The Post & Mail. This is a fantastic way to highlight the great people that make up Whitley County.

Sue Anderson, 74

April 22, 2014

Sue Carroll Anderson, 74, of Columbia City, died unexpectedly at Parkview Regional Medical Center Jan. 9, 2014, following a brief illness.
She was born July 9, 1939, in Kentucky, a daughter of Harold and Hazel (Durham) Earle.
Sue enjoyed going to the library, shopping at Goodwill and attending activities at the senior center. She was an artist who drew, and painted using both water colors and oils. Her church affiliation was Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

M. Eleanor Boggs, 87

April 22, 2014

M. Eleanor Boggs, 87, of Columbia City, passed away at 10:33 a.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Harbor Assisted Living, Fort Wayne.
Born Sept. 18, 1926, in Cleveland Township, she was the daughter of Milan Q. and Mildred Fern (Betzner) Sivits.
She has spent most of her life in Whitley County. She graduated as the valedictorian of South Whitley High School with the Class of 1944, and in 1947 graduated from International Business College.

Wayman Lee, 74

April 22, 2014

Wayman E. “Wayne” Lee, 74, a resident of South Whitley, died at 5:50 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014, at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
He was born May 15, 1939, in Webster Springs, W.V.; the son of the late Charles and Vertie (Gregory) Lee.

Ray Mullins, 71

April 22, 2014

Ray Mullins, 71, of rural Columbia City, died at 10:10 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, where he was admitted April 3, 2014.
He was born June 28, 1942, in Gage, Ky., a son of Tom and Reva (Jackson) Mullins. His formative years were spent in Breathitt County. In 1962 he moved to Columbia City.
A retiree of Fibre Form, he was a member of New Hope Wesleyan Church.

Healthcare reform is discussed at Rotary Club

April 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Healthcare reform is not something to be taken lightly. At least not by people whose job is to try to understand what all the various twists and turns that the new legislation called “Obamacare” really means.

Scott Gabriel, executive director of Parkview Whitley Hospital spoke to his fellow Columbia City Rotarians recently and tried to present a non-biased point of view on the legislation and what it means to the average person.

And “that’s not easy,” he said. Mainly because the legislation is still evolving.

Indiana panel approves new school standards

April 22, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A panel of Indiana business and education leaders were met with boos and jeers from attendees after they voted overwhelmingly Monday to support new math and English standards set to replace the Common Core in classrooms this fall.

Indiana was one of the first of 45 states to adopt the national benchmarks in the Common Core in 2010 in an effort to create consistently high standards across state lines. The adoption sped through under former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett, and it wasn't until later that opponents criticized the lack of local input.

April 21st

‘Cinderella’ to take the stage at Whitko

April 21, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko High School students will bring an air of fairytale magic to the stage Friday and Saturday.

“Cinderella,” WHS’s spring musical, features a prince charming, fairy god mother and a homely girl turned princess. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” will be performed at 7 p.m. at the high school. Tickets will be available at the door for $6 for adults and $5 for students.

Within the show’s plot, Prince Christopher, played by Michael Thompson, declares that every eligible girl in the kingdom is to be fitted with a glass slipper.

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