Hazel Irene Richey, 92, of Columbia City, passed away at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Parkview Oaks, Columbia City.
Born Dec. 16, 1919, in South Whitley, she was the daughter of Adam and Mary (Beeks-North) Parrett.
She was born in South Whitley and later moved to Columbia City where she resided the remainder of her lifetime. She attended Columbia City High School.
On June 9, 1936, she married Raymond H. Richey at Larwill United Methodist.
LARWILL â€” A former Whitley County Sheriff's reserve is in serious condition after being shot in the chest by a 17-year-old escapee from Pierceton Woods.
According to police, the juvenile allegedly attempted to hi-jack the victim's car in the area of Ind. 5 and Old Trail Road in Larwill, and fired a small caliber handgun into the right side of his chest.
When police arrived, the victim had the boy held at gunpoint. The victim was taken to a hospital in Fort Wayne and was treated for the gunshot wound.
Joan M. Clapp, 83, of Columbia City, died at 5:35 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
She was born July 19, 1929, on the family farm south of Larwill, a daughter of C. Earl and Hazel L. (Schuh) Norris.
Her formative years were spent in Larwill. She attended Larwill High School where she was a cheerleader her junior year and graduated with the Class of 1947. She then attended Wayne University Beauty College, Fort Wayne.
Ellie Olivia Walter, 3-month-old daughter of Marc and Brooke Walter, died unexpectedly Friday morning, Dec. 6, 2012.
She was born Aug. 16, 2012 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Marc R. and Brooke N. (Weber) Walter.
H. Ruth Pickett, 96, of Fort Wayne, went to be in the arms of Jesus Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Covington Manor.
Born Dec. 12 1915, in Fort Wayne, she was employed as a registered nurse for more than 30 years at Lutheran Hospital, serving 25 years in labor and delivery.
She was a 1937 graduate of Lutheran Hospital of Nursing, former member of West Creighton Christian Church, member of First Christian Church and former member of Lutheran Hospital Alumni Association.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In light of Fort Wayneâ€™s weekly bank robberies, Columbia Cityâ€™s Police Department is taking a proactive approach to preventing crime.
The CCPD has ramped up its patrol for local banks in an effort to prevent robbers from coming to Columbia City from Fort Wayne.
Another heist happened on Fort Wayneâ€™s southwest side at a Chase Bank on Lower Huntington Road Thursday afternoon.
CCPD Chief Tim Longenbaugh said the department has stepped up its patrol, especially in the morning as employees are coming to work, but also throughout the day.
CHURUBUSCO â€” It is a 21st century, technology-laced world, even for 5-year-olds. For Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS), the 2012-13 year has made a great leap into the future. The district was able to use money it obtained from Classroom Innovation Grants (CIG) to purchase Apple iPads for its kindergarten through fourth grade classrooms. Currently, there are seven iPads per classroom, but Churubusco Elementary School Principal Shellie Miller hopes to get more in the future.
Online poll voters at www.thepostandmail.com have given the nod to Columbia City High School's boys basketball team as the squad projected to have the best hardwood regular season. Whitko and Churubusco followed.
The new poll question concerns the legalization of marijuana in Indiana. Participate in the poll on the home page, right side, www.thepostandmail.com
Merritt L. Norris Insurance and Dennis G. Norris extend Season's Greetings to the agency's many customers and to the entire readership of The Post & Mail.
An Independent Insurance Agent, Merritt L. Norris Insurance is located at 307 N. State St., South Whitley and can be found on the world wide web at www.mlninsurance.com. The business' phone number is 260 723-4722.
Season's Greetings to all!
George Arthur Bauer, 80, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:36 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born on May 10, 1932, in South Bend, he was the son of John Lewis and Alice E. (Hall) Bauer.
He attended Thorncreek School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
A lifetime Whitley County resident, he worked for Schenkelâ€™s Dairy, Huntington, in the maintenance and sanitation departments from 1974 until his retirement July 27, 1995. From 1949-74 he worked at Columbia Dairy in Columbia City.