August 4th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Courthouse, a symbol of Columbia City since it was opened in 1888, recently had some restoration done, with more work on the way.
â€śIt is the center point of Whitley County, and what people see when they come to Columbia City,â€ť said Mark Sturtevant, with the courthouse maintenance department. â€śA lot of local businesses use the image of the courthouse.â€ť
The courthouse sits in the middle of four acres of land towering over surrounding buildings, and displays its Renaissance architecture.
Grace Lucille Sade, 80, a resident of Churubusco and widow of Boyce R. Sade, died 12:38 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2012, at her home.
Born on Jan. 28, 1932, in Cave City, Ark., she was the daughter of William Harrison and Virgie Mae (Brewer) Pinkston.
She moved to Indiana in 1950, and was employed as an operator for the Bell Telephone Company.
On June 1, 1951, she was married to Boyce R. Sade, also from Arkansas.
They resided in Fort Wayne for a period before moving and making Churubusco their home in 1955.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Downtown Columbia City will be host to high horsepower engines and brilliant chrome Saturday when classic car enthusiasts from all over converge on the Courthouse square for the 11th annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show to benefit Junior Achievement Serving Whitley County.
The show will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with gates opening at 8 a.m. Judging will end at 11 a.m. and awards will be presented at 1 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With summerâ€™s end and the sound of the school bell just around corner, the Salvation Army of Whitley County is hoping to ease the financial burden some parents face sending their kids back to school.
As the Salvation Army loaded up with school supplies Saturday for its annual Pack-A-Truck outside of Shoe Show, numerous donors contributed to the cause, providing the organization with means to help children in the community this Saturday.
â€śWe had many donations,â€ť said Community Ministries Specialist Pat Mossburg.
Last season, Whitkoâ€™s girls soccer team won the sectional title in its first season as an IHSAA sanctioned team.
Head Coach Gary Sims, along with three of the teamâ€™s top four scorers are back this season, with games beginning Thursday.
For more about the Lady â€™Cats and the rest of 2012â€™s fall sports teams from Whitko, Churubusco and Columbia City, watch for The Post & Mailâ€™s Fall Sports Preview, which is scheduled to be in the Aug. 16 edition.
Judy Kreider, 66, of South Whitley died at 7:17 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
She was born Nov. 10, 1945, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Floren and Bernice (Aldridge) Kreider.
Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1964.
Following her graduation, she began her career with Lincoln National Life, Fort Wayne. She retired in 2005, with 41 years of service.
She was a member of Pleasant View Church, South Whitley. In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting.
The Messengers Quartet will be in concert at Merriam Christian Chapel on Saturday at 7 p.m. This will be a free concert. The church is located at 3985 S. U.S. 33, Albion.
Pierceton United Methodist Church is holding its annual free garage sale Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Fellowship room of the church. Shoppers are invited to come in and fill a bag or two of clean, gently used clothing of all sizes. There is no cost for any of the clothing items. This is a mission outreach of the ladies of the church.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Out of small, rural towns in Indiana, three young men had an idea to leave their protective, familiar circles and travel to Haiti.
Thaddeus McKee, 24, Jeff Royer, 22 and Alex Carlin, 23, all from Whitley County, recently returned from a long trip of service to the areas of Pierre Payen and Boreal, Haiti.
McKee spent six months in Haiti working with GAP Ministries before founding JUST Cause International (JCI) and convincing his two friends, Royer and Carlin, to join in the crusade.
Tom and Laurel Stockamp are in the process of having their barn re-built after a large portion of it was engulfed in flames Feb. 28. Workers were busy putting the green roof on the barn Wednesday. Mark Graf with Steel Core Construction Co. is responsible for the building design and Andy Hostetler is in charge of Ideal Construction from Warsaw. The Stockamps believe the barn will be finished by the end of the month. More photos will appear in the Friday edition of The Post & Mail.