Nov. 27, 1936 â Dec. 21, 2014
George W. Atkinson, 78, of Columbia City, passed away at 6:02 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born Nov. 27, 1936 in Coudersport, Pa., he was the son of George âWillâ and Violet (Peet) Atkinson.
He graduated from Coudersport High School with the Class of 1954 and served in the U.S. Air Force with time spent in Labrador. In 1961, he received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Indiana Institute of Technology.
Oct. 27, 1912 â Dec. 18, 2014
Florence E. Keiser, 102, formerly of Columbia City, died at 7:27 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, 2014 at Golden Living Center in Muncie where she had been a resident since March.
She was born Oct. 27, 1912 in Whitley County, a daughter of Elmer Franklin and Dessie Belle (Smith) Schrader. Her formative years were spent in Columbia Township where she had perfect attendance at the Schrader School all eight years.
COLUMBIA CITY â Oak Grove Church of God, located just south of Columbia City at 2426 S. Raber Road, invites everyone to join the congregation for a Christmas Eve celebration.
Service times will be 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Christmas Eve.
"You will be greeted warmly and made to feel right at home," notes the Oak Grove congregation.
Oak Grove Church of God's phone number is 260 244-3052.
Its website is: www.oakgrovecog.com
COLUMBIA CITY â Murphy Jewelers, located at 103 S. Main St., in downtown Columbia City, is the store for last-minute gift ideas.
"Merry Christmas! We'll wrap up your purchase AND your shopping right here at Murphy Jewelers," notes the staff.
Included at the jewelery store are diamonds, gemstones, pendants, earrings Black Hills Gold, Charm bracelets, music and jewelery boxes, Citizen and BelAir Watches, gold neckchains and bracelets ---- plus gift certificates.
"Whitley County's Jeweler since 1950" will be open Tuesday until 7 p.m. and Christmas Eve until 3 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â The staff at Buchanan Automotive and Body Shop, 2525 E. Business 30, just east of Columbia City, advises motorists to be especially safe this holiday season.
"We wish you safe travels .... and Merry Christmas!"
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Buchanan Automotive's phone number is 260 244-6105.
COLUMBIA CITY â Becky Curless, agent at State Farm Insurance, 208 N. Line St., near downtown Columbia City, is like a good neighbor!
Becky and Jamie are wishing friends and neighbors a Merry Christmas and a safe & joyous New Year!
The business phone number for State Farm Insurance is 260 244-3903.
Children of all ages will enjoy a 24-page Christmas Fun Book inserted inside the Monday edition of your Post & Mail. It's full of puzzles, coloring pages and lots of fun!
Pick one up at a Whitley County newsstand, available throughout the county.
The students at Northern Heights were in the giving spirit. For one week, the students dug through their pantries and cupboards to find canned or boxed foods for those in need. The school collected a total of 5,490 food items for local food pantries. The class that brought in the most items will get to throw pies at their principal, Jake Hoag. Pictured are the helping hands from left, Hannah Harris, Eli Ralston, Devyn Krouse, Carter Krouse, Xander Young, Lexi Harker, and Madison Harris. Each student helped box the cans to be donated.
Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Nothing brings out emotions and effort like facing your biggest rival.
There arenât too many rivalries in this area of the state more intense than Whitko and Tippecanoe Valley. The latest installment of this feud Saturday night in girls basketball provided fans exactly what they would expect, two teams fighting to the end.
The Lady Wildcats had a chance to win the game at the end only to see the game slip away to the Lady Vikings, 42-38.