Joseph Derheimer, 95
April 4, 1914 ‚ÄĒ Dec. 12, 2010
Joseph Carl Derheimer, 95, passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 at his home.
Born on Easter Sunday, April 4, 1914 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Joseph and Flora Derheimer.
He worked at International Harvester Co. for 43 years. He worked on the team that established the VIN system for cars and trucks in the world.
He was an artist and loved painting. He volunteered and taught watercolor painting at the Senior Center and for the park board for many years.
Kathryn Pequignot, 93
Feb. 9, 1917 ‚ÄĒ Dec. 12, 2010
Kathryn Margreat Pequignot, 93, of rural Fort Wayne, died at 10:55 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 at Renaissance Village where she had been a resident since 2004.
She was born Feb. 9, 1917 in Berne, a daughter of Peter and Della (Kuehm) Miller. Her formative years were spent in Aboite Township, Allen County where she completed her education.
On April 24, 1937 she was united in marriage to Lenord H. Pequignot. They made their home in Coesse, Dunfee and later rural Fort Wayne. Mr. Pequignot preceded her in death on April 2, 2003.
Stewart Trulock, 92
Feb. 2, 1918 ‚ÄĒ Dec. 10, 2010
Stewart (Stu) Weldon Trulock, 92, passed away Friday, Dec. 10 in his home in Columbia City surrounded by family. He was born Feb. 2, 1918 in Austin. He graduated from South Side High School in 1936.
He worked his entire life in men‚Äôs retail, working for many noted companies, Wolf & Dessauer‚Äės, Richman Bros., Morrel‚Äôs Men‚Äôs Wear, and Patterson & Fletchers. He purchased Morrel‚Äôs Men‚Äôs Wear in 1962 and renamed it Trulock‚Äôs Men‚Äôs Wear and owned and operated it until 1974. He completed his retail career at L.S. Ayres & Co. in 1982.
Anna Jackson, 23
Oct. 22, 1987 ‚ÄĒ Dec. 9, 2010
Anna Nicole Jackson, 23, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:21 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born Oct. 22, 1987 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Larry Lynn and Tawnya Lynn (Sexton) Jackson.
Emery Schilling, 103
June 15, 1907 ‚ÄĒ Dec. 9, 2010
Emery Harold Schilling, 103, of Columbia City, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 at Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester.
Born June 15, 1907 in Chester Township, Wabash County, he was the son of Mathias and Ida (Leonhardt) Schilling.
LAGRANGE — Despite an 8-6 record for the season, Churubusco wrestling has had two seniors remain perfect.
After a 58-24 win at Lakeland Tuesday night, the Eagle seniors improved to 28-0 for the season.
Seniors Braxton Siddons and Zack Armstead both took pinfall wins against the Lakers proving their leadership this season, according to head coach Sam Riesen.
WARSAW — Despite several Lady Eagle attempts at a comeback, Warsaw’s Lindsay Baker always had an answer.
With six three-pointers and 23 points, Baker crushed any of Columbia City’s chances at a comeback, handing the Lady Eagles their third consecutive loss 63-39 Tuesday night.
The game kicked off with a quick basket by Columbia City’s Sarah Opliger, putting the Lady Eagles up 2-0.
But Baker retaliated with back-to-back baskets, including a three-pointer.
Churubusco head coach Michael McBride, left, took his team to Manchester Tuesday night for a second consecutive road game. The Eagles came away win a 51-45 win against the Squires. The win is the second for ’Busco on the season. Senior Hunter Nicodemus led the way with a game-high 19 points. Post & Mail file photo / Andrew Shultz
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City Common Council will hear the second reading of an ordinance creating a special fund that can make money available to local businesses for economic development-type improvements.
At tonight‚Äôs regular meeting of the council, the ordinance establishing a ‚ÄúRevolving Loan Program‚ÄĚ is likely to be one step closer to enactment.
Mayor Jim Fleck said last month the city‚Äôs redevelopment commission has funds earmarked for economic development.
SYRACUSE — The weekend wrapped up with Columbia City swimming having its best all-around week so far of 2010. After competition Saturday, one team came home with a trophy while both finished in the top three.
The Lady Eagles were at the Wawasee Invitational with the likes of 10 other teams also competing.
Columbia City came away as the top team on the day winning the invitational by one point over the hosting No. 17 state ranked Lady Warriors 289-288.