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October 28th

Terry Nicodemus, 63

October 28, 2014

Nov. 8, 1950 — Oct. 26, 2014
Terry J. Nicodemus, 63, of Albion, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at his home.
Born Nov. 8, 1950, in Wawaka, he was the son of Ernest and Mary Lou (Nicodemus) Tucker.
He graduated from Central Noble High School with the Class of 1969. Following high school, Terry served in the U.S. Army.

J.L. “Jack” Hill, 90

October 28, 2014

June 14, 1924 - Oct. 26, 2014
J. L. “Jack” Hill, 90, widely acquainted Green Township farmer and a former resident of rural LaOtto, passed away at 8:22 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at The Oaks in Columbia City. He had been a patient there since Sept. 5.
Mr. Hill was born on June 14, 1924 in Green Township, a son of Lee and Romona (Haney) Hill. On Nov. 23, 1942 he was married in Churubusco to Betty Claxton, and the couple lived most of their adult lives in Noble County.
He was engaged in farming in Green Township during his working years.

FROM COUNTY TO STATE: 4-Hers recognized at annual banquet

October 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s 4-H Club held its annual awards banquet last week at the 4-H Center. Awards were given in a variety of categories, from animals to projects, from county to state.

October 27th

WAR BATTLE: Commemoration to be held Saturday for anniversary of Revolutionary event

October 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In November of 1780, the only Revolutionary War battle in Northeastern Indiana occurred between Colonel Augustin de La Balme and his troops and Chief Little Turtle and his warriors in Whitley County. A commemoration of the battle will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 near the Eel River in Union Township, on de La Balme Road.

MARCHING EAGLES: CCHS band competes at division finals

October 27, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbia City High School’s marching band, the Marching Eagles, competed in the Scholastic Class A Divisional Finals in Indianapolis Saturday. Though the Eagles didn’t place, they showed improvement from their previous rating.

CALLED TO SERVE: Seaton sets aside busy life to join Army

October 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Miranda Seaton is living a very busy life. She is a senior at Eagle Tech Academy, engaged to get married and is signed up to go into the U.S. Army. Seaton signed up for the Army last April and is hoping to go to training this summer.

INAUGURAL FEST: ’Busco’s first Halloweenfest a success

October 27, 2014

CHURUBUSCO ­— The streets in downtown Churubusco were occupied by a host of a ice princesses, ninjas and juvenile zombies Saturday afternoon during the town’s inaugural Halloweenfest.

HALLOWEEN CONTEST: The Post & Mail contest to cap off costumed events

October 27, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Post & Mail is hosting an online costume contest. Share your Halloween costume photos on The Post & Mail's Facebook page before midnight, Nov. 1 to enter the contest. Names must be included with your photo. Photos can also be submitted by email to

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SEMI-STATE RESULTS: Lady Eagles barely miss trip to state

October 27, 2014

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s girls cross country team wasn’t predicted to make it out of the sectional race two weeks ago.
Much to their competitors’ surprise, the Lady Eagles made it all the way to semi-state — almost to state.

Allene Long, 90

October 27, 2014

July. 28, 1924 — Oct. 24, 2014
Allene P. Long, 90, formerly of Columbia City, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Licking County Memorial Hospital in Newark, Ohio.
She was born, July 28, 1924, in Warsaw, the daughter of Fred and Mildred (Wright) Cole.
She spent most of her life in Kosciusko, Noble and Whitley counties and graduated from North Webster High School.
On April 26, 1942, she was united in marriage to Joe E. Long and they were married 71 years.


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