March 19th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Wilma A. Simon, 99, of Jefferson Township, died at 1 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at Renaissance Village where she was admitted Thursday.
She was born July 9, 1912, in Huntington County, a daughter of William E. and Zelma (Bolinger) Blaugh.
Her formative years were spent in Washington Township, where she attended the first eight years of school at 9 & 14.
Her family then moved to Roanoke and she graduated from Roanoke High School in 1930.
On Dec. 30, 1933, she was united in marriage to Russel M. Simon.
Rita M. Armel, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 1:55 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at Covington Manor Nursing Center, Fort Wayne.
Born Oct. 3, 1926, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Loren B. and Rosella J. (Arens) Sanders.
She attended Precious Blood School, graduated from Central Catholic High School and continued her education at the University of Oregon.
On Feb. 14, 1946, she married Elmer Dewitt Armel in Fort Wayne.
She lived in Fort Wayne most of her lifetime except for the years she resided in Columbia City from 1973 to 2004.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Lavon E. Tucker, 91, of Columbia City, passed away at 2 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at her home.
Born June 21, 1920, in Huntington County, she was the daughter of Henry O. and Bertha (Reinkensmeir) Piepenbrink.
Raised in Huntington County, she attended Huntington High School.
On Aug. 1, 1947, she married Jerry J. Tucker in Waynedale.
She and her husband moved to Allen County where they lived until 1999 when they moved to Whitley County.
For the past several years, she resided at the Lutheran Home, Fort Wayne.
Rev. Father Daniel Robert Leeuw, 83, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012.
Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Edward A. and Madonna C. (Manier) Leeuw.
He was ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne by Bishop Leo A. Pursley on May 25, 1957.
His education included Precious Blood Grade School, Fort Wayne, Central Catholic High School, St. Josephâ€™s College Rensselaer, Indiana University, the University of Dayton (bachelorâ€™s degree), University of Notre Dame (masterâ€™s degree) and St. Meinrad School of Theology.
As pink and white flowers bloom in the days before the official start of spring, followed by fruit in May, bees search for nectar in the tiny flowers of an apricot tree. The warmer weather has encouraged bees to arrive early.
Post and Mail photo / James Thomlison
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. With that being said, just imagine a world without art. That certainly isnâ€™t the case with any client at Passages, for their clients can be involved in Passagesâ€™ Artistry Program. And there is art literally everywhere at Towerview Industries.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” When students are passionate about a project, they excel.
Eight Columbia City High School young women have been highly motivated and are now reaping the rewards by going to the FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) national finals in Orlando, Fla., this summer.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Buckets are being filled at Northern Heights Elementary School with coins, cash and checks. The children and staff are raising funds for Henryville Elementary School.The West Clark Community Schools in southern Indiana endured a catastrophic disaster with tornados destroying its schools March 2.
Northern Heightsâ€™ Monica Raulston, second grade teacher, organized the events after Principal Bob Hoke sent out a school-wide e-mail regarding the situation.
â€śWeâ€™ve heard from the staff at West Clark Community Schools and they really need money the most,â€ť said Raulston.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A roof â€śfor the communityâ€ť is the goal. Belinda Griffin, a 20-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 1906 and treasurer for the Eagle Riders, pointed to panels of The Eaglesâ€™ damaged ceiling.
The sinking panels and brown spots, caused by water seeping through the buildingâ€™s roof, continues to be a growing problem. â€śThis is a place for people to go, and we are just trying to keep it for the community,â€ť said Griffin.