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January 9th, 2014

Jack Kneller, 88

January 9, 2014

Jack LeRoy Kneller, age 88, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:46 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at his home.
Born Sept. 9, 1925, in Columbia City, he was the son of Lester D. and Demaris (Hosler) Kneller.
He was a lifetime resident of Whitley County and attended Columbia City High School.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On Feb. 14, 1948, he married Carol “Darlene” Miller in Syracuse. He retired from State Farm Insurance Company. He was a former member of American Legion Post 98, Columbia City, and currently was a member of Post 253, North Webster.

Mary Boone, 90

January 9, 2014

Mary Boone, 90
Dec. 22, 1923 — Jan. 5, 2014

Mary Deborah Boone, 90, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Miller’s Merry Manor Inc., Columbia City.
Born Dec. 22, 1923, in Sharpsville, she was the daughter of James Irvin and Rose Adeline (Gossett) Davis.
Mrs. Boone was raised in Kokomo, but spent most of her adult lifetime in Terre Haute and moved to Columbia City to be with her daughter in 2012.

Neil Stahl, 85

January 9, 2014

Neil Edward Stahl, 85, of Columbia City, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. Born Sept. 9, 1928, in Wells County, he was the son of Howard and Lida (Hoover) Stahl. He grew up in Ossian and lived most of his adulthood at Tri-Lakes. In 1950, Neil married Marie Katherine Hines in Ossian.

January 8th


January 8, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County Commissioners, Columbia City Mayor, Whitley County Emergency Management, Whitley County Sherriff have issued the following statement concerning travel within our county.

A “WATCH Level 2 Travel Advisory” has been issued at 5pm until further notice.

Annual Christmas tree pickup

January 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Advanced Disposal will make one pass only throughout the Columbia City Jan. 25 beginning at 6 a.m. to pick up discarded Christmas Trees. Residents are asked to have trees out by the curb for pickup.

Slick roads create traffic issues

January 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Three days after Winter Storm Ion came to the area, road conditions were still poor in Whitley County Wednesday morning, as there were several reported crashes and slide-offs.

“People think they have traction and the road is glazed in ice,” Whitley County Sheriff Chief Deputy Marcus Gatton said. “It’s been so cold they can’t use salt to help break up ice.”

Gatton said the Sheriff’s Department had eight reported slide-offs from 4:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Services made difficult by storm

January 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After Winter Storm Ion dropped 16.2 inches of snow on Whitley County Sunday, many services have been suspended or postponed due to poor road conditions.

The U.S. Postal Service managed to deliver mail in the Columbia City limits, but was unable to reach many homes on county roads.
The Post & Mail published a Monday and Tuesday newspaper, but delivery was limited. Subscribers can expect a three-publication delivery today where applicable.

Snow puts citizens on edge

January 8, 2014

Riley Kessie, grandson of Jolene Kessie, finds fun in this week’s winter storm by sledding at DeVol Field. Submit your winter storm photos to by Friday at 8 a.m. The best photo submitted will receive a free one-month subscription to The Post & Mail.

STORM CAUSE SERVICE INTERRUPTION: Recycling schedule revised due to weather

January 8, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — As winter weather warnings and watches caused a number of cancellations, the county’s recycling service was also impacted.
Wednesday’s recycling service is postponed until tomorrow.
Recycling pick up for Monday and Tuesday was canceled with no way of rescheduling the service.

LEADERSHIP CHANGE FOR WHITKO: Collier named schools trustee president

January 8, 2014

PIERCETON — Whitko school officials gathered Tuesday night to make leadership changes for two of its boards. Even though the district canceled school for the day, board members and administrators did not let potentially dicey road conditions delay the executive session and a special meeting.

Whitko Community School Corporation Board of Trustees designated new positions for its members.For the 2014 year, Deb Collier will take over as the board’s president.


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