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October 8th, 2014

53% OFF EVERYTHING IN STOCK: Special Ball Furniture event Thursday celebrates 53 years

October 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Ball Furniture & Mattress Company, a downtown retail business anchor for 53 years, is celebrating its anniversary this month with a special event Thursday evening from 4-8 p.m. The special event will feature refreshments – plus 53 percent off everything in its fully stocked, 12,000-square-foot showroom.

53% OFF EVERYTHING IN STOCK: Special Ball Furniture event Thursday celebrates 53 years

October 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Ball Furniture & Mattress Company, a downtown retail business anchor for 53 years, is celebrating its anniversary this month with a special event Thursday evening from 4-8 p.m. The special event will feature refreshments – plus 53 percent off everything in its fully stocked, 12,000-square-foot showroom.

October 7th

FALL FESTIVAL: Set for Saturday downtown CC

October 7, 2014

The Whitley County Fall Festival will be held in downtown Columbia City on the Courthouse Square. Families are welcome from 3 to 6 p.m. and adults from 7 to 10 p.m. There will be pumpkin bowling and a variety of fall games.

THE GREAT GOURD: Over 7,000 pounds of pumpkin

October 7, 2014

A Noble County couple, Keith (pictured) and Dawn Edwards, raised seven pumpkins, each averaging more than 1,000 pounds, at their home located near Chain-O-Lakes. The seven pumpkins total more than 7,200 pounds, with the largest tipping the scales at 1,346, and the second largest at 1,252 pounds. The largest pumpkin, the bright orange gourd at Keith Edwards’ right hand, broke the state record for weight. Submit your fall harvest photos to The Post & Mail at community@thepostandmail.com.

A ‘CELEBRATION OF SERVICE': 60th anniversary marked with commemorative publication

October 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — For six decades, Passages, Inc. has offered services and support for those with intellectual disabilities. During its 60 years of operation, the nonprofit has evolved and transformed its programming in order to strive for an innovative approach in client services. “A Celebration of Service,” inserted in today’s edition, begins with Passages’ founding year, 1954.

SECTIONAL OPENER: Homestead ends Eagles’ season

October 7, 2014

FORT WAYNE — Over the years, the Homestead Spartan boys soccer team has had Columbia City’s number, pinning a regular series of seven- or eight-goal shutouts on the Eagles. No one expected any different outcome when the Eagles and Spartans squared off on Homestead’s field in the opening contest of the 2014 IHSAA Sectional.

MINIMAL CHANGES: ’Busco releases budget

October 7, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — The town of Churubusco recently published its proposed annual budget for the upcoming 2015 fiscal year. Due to level costs and sound financial planning, minimal changes were necessary, and the 2015 budget remains similar to 2014. Currently, the total proposed budget for the town stands at $1,330,887.

SEASON SEWN SHUT: Whitko girls drop opener

October 7, 2014

FORT WAYNE — Whitko’s girls soccer season came to a close Monday night after a close loss to South Adams in the sectional opener at Blackhawk Christian High School in Fort Wayne. Despite a 16-shot attack on South Adams’ goal, the Lady Eagles managed just a lone goal in the second half, falling 2-1.

TIMEWARP TUESDAY

October 7, 2014

The above photograph was taken June 3, 1963 while staff members were busy preparing for the opening of Columbia City’s Burnworth Memorial Pool for the season. The photograph depicts the sharp contrast of older bathing suit styles to the once modern facilities of the community pool.

Marcia Allen, 81

October 7, 2014

Aug. 18, 1933 — Oct. 5, 2014
Marcia I. Allen, 81, of Columbia City, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at her home.
Born Aug. 18, 1933, in Andrews, she was the daughter of Kenneth M. and Helen L. (Clark) Slagal.
She graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1952. On Dec. 15, 1952 she married Larry L. Allen.
Marcia was a telephone operator early on in her life, but she was most proud of being a mother and homemaker. For a brief period, she also was a nurse’s aid at the Linvill Nursing Home. She was a member of Community Bible Church.

 

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