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September 12th, 2011

Donald Anderson, 85

September 12, 2011

Donald B. Anderson, 85, of Columbia City, died at 6:09 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born May 3, 1926, he was the son of the late Earl and Mary Katherine (Blain) Anderson.
Donald moved from Butler to Columbia City in 1942 and has made this area his home since.
He graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1944.
He then enrolled in the U.S. Army where he served his country in World War II in both the European and African Theater.

’Busco homecoming court

September 12, 2011

Nicole Trump, far left, was named Churubusco High School’s 2011 Homecoming Queen. Her escort was Cameron Ray. Others on the court were Haleigh Gross with Tyler Arrowsmith, Morgan Young, Dylan Jones, Taylor Creech, Colton Geiger, Payton Summers, Drew Snyder, Katie Monk, Brandon Norris, Paige Roe, Braxton Siddons, Skyler Barrett and Alan Meeks. There were activities week-long and the announcement of the court and queen was during half-time at Friday night’s football game.

Securing the low end

September 12, 2011

Whitko High School senior Connor Maggard plays a bass riff with the school’s pep band Saturday at Ball State University’s Scheumann Stadium. The Whitko band was in Muncie to support the Wildcat football team which participated in the Three Rivers Conference shootout, a day of conference gridiron action played on the BSU Cardinals’ home field. The Wildcats defeated the Manchester Squires 34-0. To read the complete results of Saturday's Whitko game, pick up a Monday edition of the Post & Mail.

Future potter?

September 12, 2011

Sophia Hatcher, 9, shapes a piece of pottery Saturday during the 10th Annual Whitley County Autumn Art Festival, held in downtown Columbia City. The pottery booth was one of many that surrounded the county courthouse during the all-day festival, which also included a variety of entertainment.

Michaela Thomas named 2012 Distinguished Young Woman

September 12, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Fifteen women could have easily won the contest, but in the end Michaela Thomas was named 2012 Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) of Whitley County.
The daughter of Micah and Michelle Thomas is a senior at Columbia City High School. She said she was shocked she won.
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Glitz to gloom: Local man experienced New York City just days after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks

September 12, 2011

President George W. Bush addressed the nation at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, from the Oval Office of the White House.
“None of us will ever forget this day,” he told the nation, “yet we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world. We are going to win. We’re going to do what it takes to win this war,” said Bush.
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Distinguished fans: Local pair have enjoyed pageant for nearly five decades

September 12, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Two women have been to nearly all the performances of America’s Junior Miss at Columbia City High School – and they have no plans to miss this year’s on Saturday night.
The 2012 Distinguished Young Women program starts at 7 p.m. Saturday Newell Rice Auditorium at CCHS. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
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Matthew Deeter, 55

September 12, 2011

Matthew G. Deeter, 55, Houston, Texas died May 6, 2011.
He was born in Wabash County Nov. 30, 1955 to George & Patricia (Schroll) Deeter.
They survive at Georgetown, Texas. Also surviving is a sister, Jan Deeter.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester.
Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia.
To send a private condolence to the Deeter family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary home page.

Doris Krider, 90

September 12, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Doris M. Krider, 90, of Columbia City, died at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at Hospice Home, Fort Wayne where she was admitted Tuesday.
She was born March 8, 1921 near Larwill on the Holycross farm, a twin daughter of Lyman M. and Florence Edna (Watson) Holycross. She graduated from Larwill High School.
On Oct. 25, 1941 she was united in marriage to Toby J. Krider. They made their home in Columbia City until 1946 when they moved to a farm in Columbia Township. Mr. Krider died Jan. 18, 1979.

Ilona Coslet, 53

September 12, 2011

Ilona Coslet, 53, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born July 20, 1958 in Mittenaar, Germany, she was the daughter of Gerhard and Leni (Weber) Kohlinger.
On Aug. 28, 1987, she married Curt Coslet in Herborn-Seelbach, Germany.
She immigrated to the United States in 1991.
A homemaker, she unconditionally supported her husband through 21 years of active military service as an Army spouse.
She attended First Church of God where she volunteered in the First Church of God Food Pantry.

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