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Brenda Reynolds, 61

December 4, 2014

Aug. 11, 1953 — Dec. 2, 2014
Brenda Kay Reynolds, 61, of Columbia City, died at 11:04 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 at her home.
She was born Aug. 11, 1953 in Columbia City, a daughter of Harold Frank and Dorothy A. (Barnes) Wade. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School.
On April 9, 1977 she was united in marriage to Larry A. Reynolds. They always made their home in the Columbia City area. Mr. Reynolds died Nov. 7, 1994.
She was employed at Magnavox, USSI and Autoliv.

Ruth Evelyn Dygert, 103

December 4, 2014

Nov. 4, 1911 — Dec. 2, 2014
Ruth Evelyn Dygert, 103, of Thorncreek Township, Whitley County, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 2, 2014 at her home.
She was born Nov. 4, 1911 in Leavenworth, a daughter of James and Alzenia (Roberts) Tower. She graduated from from Leavenworth High School and DePauw University where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
She taught high school English and Chemistry in LaPorte.

NEGLECT: Mom jailed from camping probe

December 4, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Angel Halsey, 27, was booked on two accounts of neglect of a dependent Nov. 24 at the Whitley County Jail. The charges stem from Halsey’s alleged neglect of her two children, ages three and four-years-old, in connection with methamphetamine precursors being found at a pop-up trailer where Halsey, her two children, and her husband, Daniel Halsey were living in August.

December 3rd

INVESTIGATION CONTINUES: City police investigating armed robbery

December 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Police with assistance from the Indiana State Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Pak-A-Sak gas station at the corner of Line and North streets early today.

At 5:10 a.m. CCPD received the report of an armed robbery from the store clerk. Two white males, both showing handguns, took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register, escaping on foot.

MR. CLAUS IS IN: Christmas salute to Santa’s hours

December 3, 2014

A brightly-festooned Toy Soldier snaps a salute to Santa Claus as he made his way to his cottage, located on the northwest corner of the Courthouse Square in downtown Columbia City, during the big Christmas Parade last Friday. Santa will host children at his cottage throughout the month of December: Dec. 5 and Dec. 6, 5 to 8 p.m.; Dec. 7, 12 to 3 p.m.; Dec. 12, 5 to 8 p.m.; Dec. 13, 12 to 3 p.m.; Dec. 14, 12 to 3 p.m.; Dec. 19, 5 to 8 p.m.; Dec. 20, 12 to 3 p.m., Dec. 21, 12 to 3 p.m.; and Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Russell D. Erne, 75

December 3, 2014

Feb. 12, 1939 – Dec. 2, 2014
Russell D. Erne, 75, of rural Pierceton, Kosciusko County, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 2, 2014 at his home.
He was born Feb. 12, 1939 in Columbia City, Ind., a son of Harlo J. and Dorothy Marie (Kiger) Erne. He attended West Ward School, graduated from Columbia City High School in 1957 and Indiana Wesleyan College in Marion.
His first employment was with Blue Bell. In 1961 he began working at Fort Benjamin Harrison as a clerk then enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged in 1965.

Frederick Sheets, 45

December 3, 2014

July 30, 1969 — Dec. 1, 2014
Frederick William Sheets, 45, of Fort Wayne passed away at 2:38 p.m. Monday, December 1, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital. Born on July 30, 1969 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Richard C. Sheets and Patricia (Grant) Uhl.

Virginia Bogner, 83

December 3, 2014

Virginia M. Bogner, 83, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Miller’s at Oak Pointe in Columbia City.
Born in Whitley County, Virginia worked for GTE for over 40 years before her retirement in 1991. Virginia was a master gardener, growing lots of food and donating much of it to the Fort Wayne Food Bank for many years. Aside from gardening, she also enjoyed making crafts, and photography.
Surviving are her nephews, Bill (Becky) Bogner of Larwill, Dave (Sherri) Bogner of Columbia City; niece, Shari Vanderford of Greenfield, along with many extended family members.

SAINTS DOWN: Lady Eagles now 7-0

December 3, 2014

FORT WAYNE ­— The Columbia City Lady Eagles basketball team blew open a close contest against a tall, physical Bishop Dwenger team on Tuesday night, going on a 16-4 run for the final six minutes of the game to take a 63-49 win on the Saints home court, bringing their record to 7-0.

ECKERT TO REPLACE ROHRER: Veterans affairs office to see changes

December 3, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The announcement of his retirement in his monthly column in The Post & Mail by current Whitley County Veterans Affairs Officer Gene Rohrer means personnel changes in that county office.

Rohrer’s replacement, current Veterans Affairs Assistant Officer Dick Eckert, went before the Whitley County Commissioners Monday updating the commissioners on the transitions that the office will face and bringing forth personnel proposals for the office.

 

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