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Archive - 2014

November 10th

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash at 9/30

November 10, 2014

Avoid the intersection of US 30 and Ind. 9 due to a personal injury crash.

DNR NEWS: Coyotes adjust to landscape, including urban areas

November 10, 2014

Personal experiences shape our attitudes toward most wildlife. This is especially true for coyotes.

Thoughts range from worthless varmint that should be removed completely to a beautiful creature deserving of protection.

One thing for sure – Indiana is coyote country.

Coyotes are a native species once limited to the prairie regions of western Indiana. Reports of coyotes in Indiana began to increase in the 1970s.

30 DAYS OF GIVING: Money raised for Lighthouse

November 10, 2014

A program called 30 Days of Giving allowed Goody’s, a retailer in Columbia City, to raise $575 for The Lighthouse, a transitional shelter serving Whitley County. Customers and employees had the opportunity to give at the store for 30 days as part of the store’s bi-annual Community Counts initiative. “We appreciate Goody’s for their generosity,” said Tania Keirn, The Lighthouse’s executive director. “Thanks to all the customers who helped contribute to The Lighthouse.” For more information about The Lighthouse, visit

RARE SIGHT: Indiana’s biggest load passes through county

November 10, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Early risers in parts of Whitley County had the opportunity to see a rare sight — one of the world’s largest trailer loads passing through Whitley County, en route to Ohio. The trailer measured in at 303 feet long, 800,000 pounds, 16 feet tall and 20 feet wide, with 28 axles and 160 tires.

5TH ANNUAL RUN: Lavallee new leader of Vets Marathon

November 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Saturday morning’s forecasted rain held off for the annual Veterans Day Marathon, which hosted nearly 1,000 in downtown Columbia City. Saturday’s event marked the fifth year for the event, and the first time the feature race wasn’t won by Justin Gillette.

The results are in . . .

November 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The following are the results from the Veterans Marathon’s 5K race, held in Columbia City Saturday morning. For more results, including the marathon and half-marathon, see upcoming editions of The Post & Mail.

Place Name City Age Gender Chip Time
1 Roman Jennings Fort Wayne IN 16 M 17:07.27
2 Alissa McKaig Fort Wayne IN 28 F 17:16.75
3 Luke Griner North Webster IN 14 M 18:47.01
4 Aj Cambron Fort Wayne IN 15 M 18:53.10
5 Bailie Brown Columbia City IN 14 F 20:25.89

Rosalie Hilsmier, 76

November 10, 2014

Aug. 16, 1938 — Nov. 8, 2014
Rosalie A. Hilsmier, 76, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Grace Village Health Care in Winona Lake.
Born Aug. 16, 1938 in Payne, OH., she was the daughter of Harry and Maxine (Lee) McPherson.
She graduated from Payne High School with the Class of 1956. She worked at Magnavox and Raytheon in Fort Wayne and Columbia City.

Sharon Stephens, 55

November 10, 2014

July. 27, 1959 — Nov. 8, 2014
Sharon E. Stephens, 55, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:42 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born July 27, 1959 in Alexandria, La., she was the daughter of Ralph and LaVonne (Hobbs) Galway.
Sharon attended and graduated from Colorado Springs High School with the Class of 1978. Following that, she received extensive training from Bob Evans in restaurant management. She was most recently the restaurant manager of Northside Grill in Columbia City.

TRIBUTE TO VETS: Library plays Washington Post March

November 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School’s auditorium played host to the Peabody Public Library’s 12th annual Salute to Veterans Sunday afternoon. Debbie Lowrance, PBPL’s history librarian, organized the event in response to Veterans Day Tuesday.

•VIDEO• Rodgers, Packers destroy Bears

November 10, 2014

•VIDEO• Rodgers, Packers destroy Bears

Kirk Morrison breaks down the Packers' win over the Bears.

HUNTINGTON — The Whitko Lady Wildcats basketballt eam traveled south on Ind. 5 to take on a winless...
Columbia City stand-out basketball player Aubrey Wright made her college choice last week, signing...
COLUMBIA CITY — When Columbia City senior Braden Myer heads off to college in the fall, he will...


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