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December 10th

OH, DEERE! Troxel Equipment Co. and rein'deere' offer holiday wishes

December 10, 2012

Troxel Equipment Co., one of the area's premier John Deere dealers, offers its holiday wishes to its many customers -- and readers of The Post & Mail.
In keeping with the season, officials at the implement dealer said John 'Rein'Deere products are available for the holidays too.
Troxel Equipment Co. has locations in Huntington, Wabash and Bluffton. Its Huntington dealership is located at 4777 W 500 N in Huntington County. Phone number toll-free is 1-888-876-9352. Email address is troxel@troxelequipment.com. Website is www.troxelequipment.com

Hazel Richey, 92

December 10, 2012

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.

December 9th

SHOOTING: Update

December 9, 2012

LARWILL — 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.

December 7th

Joan Clapp, 83

December 7, 2012

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 Walter, 3 mos.

December 7, 2012

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

December 7, 2012

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.

ROBBERIES: City amplifies patrol to prevent crime

December 7, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — In light of Fort Wayne’s weekly bank robberies, Columbia City’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 Wayne’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.

EDUCATION APPS: Technology brings teaching to 21st century at Smith-Green

December 7, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — 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: CCHS boys basketball given nod as season's best; pot legalization question next

December 7, 2012

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

SEASON'S GREETINGS: Merritt L. Norris Insurance offers best wishes to community

December 7, 2012

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!

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