November 24th, 2010
COLUMBIA CITY — It wasn’t the 15 lead changes, the quick 10-2 start by Columbia City or even the game-high 22 points by Whitko’s Logan Irwin that was on everyone’s mind after exiting Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium Wednesday night.
Everyone asked the question at least once. Was it a two or three?
Don York of Columbia City stopped by The Post & Mail office to show us an invitation he received in 1952 while serving in Osan, Korea for a Thanksgiving dinner more than 6,000 miles from home.
The artwork was done by one of his comrades in arms, D. W. Bennett, showing the emblem of the 840th Engineering Aviation Battalion and their location â€śK55â€ť which is today the Osan AB Airport.
Thelma L. Jacobs, 90, of South Whitley, died Monday morning, Nov. 22, 2010 at her home.
Born March 6, 1920 in Kosciusko County, she was a daughter of James J. and Lena Belle (Crim) Aughinbaugh. She is a widow of Walter Jacobs.
Survivors include a son, Larry Jacobs.
The graveside service will be held at noon Friday at South Whitley Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be directed to the final expense account at Smith and Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.
Worth Wilson Waugh, 99, of Columbia City, died at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor where he had been a resident for the past few months.
He was born Jan. 30, 1911 in Thorncreek Township, a son of Charles Leigh and Ethel Gertrude (Humbarger) Waugh. A lifelong resident of Whitley County, he graduated from Columbia City High School in 1929 where he played football and was in the Junior Class play.
On Dec. 16, 1941 he was united in marriage to Blanche A. Toucha. Mrs. Waugh died Dec. 23, 1999. In 2000 he moved to Oak Pointe from his home of 54 years on Chauncey Street.
Take a break from getting the turkey and dressing in the oven Thursday and tune into the 84th Macyâ€™s Thanksgiving Day Parade and you may see a familiar face.
Amanda King of Columbia City, a junior at Purdue and a student leader for the Purdue Golden Silks, just might get her 15 minutes of fame as they lead the procession down Central Park West for the 2.65 mile parade on Thanksgiving Day.
Look for her in the opening moments of the parade, seen on WKJG NBC 33 beginning at 9 a.m. as the Purdue University Band will be the first band in the parade, according to Kingâ€™s mother, Wendy King.
LEO — Offense is always necessary to win any sport but defense can win you plenty as well.
Tuesday night, Columbia City girls’ basketball began its first winning streak after hitting the road to Leo. The Lady Eagles (3-1) used a stifling defensive press to win their second consecutive game beating the Lady Lions 42-22.
COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City wrestling team opened a new season Tuesday night.
The match was also the first for new head coach Blane Culp. In the first of only two home matches this season the young Eagle team faced off against a veteran Bellmont squad with the CCHS wrestling alumnae in attendance.
The Eagles managed only a forfeit win against the always tough Braves in the varsity match falling by a 73-6 score.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Whitley County man and one from Wabash are both being charged with several counts related to domestic disturbances over the weekend.
Anthony A. Omelian, 23 of Churubusco and Darrell W. Grizzle of Wabash were charged a variety of crimes in two separate incidents.
Omelian was arrested by the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department on Friday following a reported fight in a Churubusco trailer park.
Police were called to 6755 E. U.S. 33 and were told that the male of half of a domestic disturbance had left the scene of a physical fight on foot.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A special fund is being mulled by the Columbia City Common Council that could make money available to local businesses for economic development-type improvements.
The council heard the first reading of an ordinance establishing a â€śRevolving Loan Programâ€ť during its regular meeting Tuesday night.
According to Mayor Jim Fleck, the cityâ€™s redevelopment commission has funds earmarked for economic development.