Archive - 2014
Oct. 29, 2014
Walter R. Mills, 81, a resident of rural Columbia City at Tri-Lakes, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Oct. 29, 2014 at the family residence on Shriner Lake.
Mr. Mills was born in 1933 in Detroit, a son of Harold and Mary (Falba) Mills. He moved to Fort Wayne as a child with his parents, and was a U.S. Army veteran.
In 1954, he was married to Betty Truelove in Fort Wayne and lived there until moving to his lake home in 1996.
He was employed at International Harvester in Fort Wayne for 33 years, retiring as a tool research engineer in 1983.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In more than one instance Tuesday night, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel assured the public and the city council that taxes will not be raised for the construction of a proposed new aquatics facility. The Columbia City Park Boardâ€™s proposed $4 million aquatics facility may begin construction next fall, provided land can be purchased and funds can be raised.
A Church Directory Booklet will be inserted in today's copy of the Post & Mail newspaper. Pick one up at a local newsstand.
Columbia City Spirit Posters will be available in today's Post & Mail newspaper. The Columbia City Eagles football team will play New Haven in game two of sectionals Friday night.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Whitley County GOP will be sponsoring a Hog Roast & Voter Appreciation Evening this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Whitley County 4-H Community Center. During the appreciation dinner, Indianaâ€™s three state-wide Republican candidates will speak, including: Connie Lawson (Secretary of State), Suzanne Crouch (Auditor of State) and Kelly Mitchell (Treasurer of State). The event is free; dinner and trick-or-treats will be provided.
Eagle Tech Academy (ETA) opened its doors to high school students for its third annual Halloween Dance Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. Originated by ETA student Jasmine Hiss during her sophomore year, the Halloween Dance has become a completely student-run activity. Students brought in the decorations, contacted the facilitators, wrote the proposal for the dance, created and sold the tickets, as well as ran the dance throughout the night. They conceptualized with the dance room, movies in the commons, dance off, pumpkin pie eating contest and the pumpkin decorating room.
Ryan Romanowski, of Tri-Lakes, tried his hand at raising organic pumpkins this year. His attempt was a success, growing several large pumpkins, as pictured above. Romanowskiâ€™s largest pumpkin weighed in at 104 pounds.
Submit your fall harvest photos to The Post & Mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (Oct. 29, 2014) â€“ Cody Cousins, the man who killed Purdue University student Andrew Boldt, committed suicide in prison, his attorney said.
Cody Cousins, 24, was sentenced to 65 years for Boldtâ€™s murder on Sept. 19. He killed himself at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. According to the Department of Correction, Cousins was found unresponsive in his cell during a routine security check Tuesday night. Staff tried to revive him but couldnâ€™t. Cousins had cut his neck and arms, investigators said. He was pronounced dead at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday. An autopsy is pending.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the second part in The Post & Mailâ€™s series on homeschooling.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” As a mother of four children, Whitley County resident Amy Sigler wants what any other parent would want for their children â€” the best education possible. Because of this, Sigler spends a good deal of her time researching materials and pondering teaching methods as she walks through the stacks of the Peabody Public Library.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Passages, Inc. celebrated its 60-year anniversary Monday by kicking it off with the Passages and Whitley Crossings Neighborhood Corporation Annual Meeting.