February 27th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Carmen Jagger, daughter of Ryan & Leah Jagger of Thorncreek Township, announced Tuesday to her sponsoring Columbia City Rotary Club that her Outbound Youth Exchange destination for next year will be the South American country of Peru.
The Columbia City High School/Eagle Tech Academy student will fly out sometime in July or August for her south-of-the-equator educational experience.
July 18, 1927 â€” Feb. 26, 2015
Arline J. Jones, 87, formerly of Columbia City, died early Thursday morning, Feb. 26, 2015 at Englewood Health & Rehab, Fort Wayne.
She was born July 18, 1927 in Thorncreek Township, Whitley County, a daughter of Floyd D. and Gladys L. (Betzner) Chapman. She attended Thorncreek School and graduated from Columbia City High School.
On July 26, 1947 she was united in marriage to William E. Jones. They made their home in Columbia City.
Aug. 1, 1927 â€” Feb. 21, 2015
Thaine Eugene Ford, 87, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Thaine was born to Jesse and Dorothy Ford Aug. 1, 1927 in Wilburton, Kansas. He moved to northeast Indiana as a young boy and graduated from North Side High School in Fort Wayne. He earned a bachelorâ€™s degree from Huntington College in Indiana and a masterâ€™s degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Caden Ferguson swims the butterfly for Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s boys swim team at South Side High Schoolâ€™s natatorium. Ferguson and the squad have competed in several events recently. Results were not available at press time but will be published in upcoming editions of The Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY -- BLUE, the mascot of the Indianapolis Colts, visited Little Turtle and Coesse elementary schools on Tuesday.
The 30-minute Blue Crew presentation was part of a program that is visiting 75 different schools in the 2014-15 school year.
FORT WAYNE - Emergency scams can happen to anyone. Scammers make up an urgent situation saying â€śI've been arrested,â€ť â€śI've been mugged,â€ť â€śI'm in the hospitalâ€ť. They target friends and family with pleas for helpâ€¦ and money. However, oftentimes, scammers gear their pitch towards unsuspecting seniors with a plea that appears to be coming from their grandchild.
The BBB offers these steps that families can take to avoid the "Grandparent Scam".
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” All three of Whitley Countyâ€™s public school districts are above the state average in graduation rates.
The graduation rate in Indiana for 2014 was 89.6 percent, and all three local districts were above 90 percent, according to statistics released by the Indiana Department of Education.
Passages Profiles â€™15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the people of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śWe have clientsâ€™ lives in our hands every day,â€ť said Cheryl Tinsley, residential manager at Passagesâ€™ group home on East Hanna Street. The group home provides a residence for eight female clients with ages ranging from 23 to 86.
Tinsley notes that the wide age span also presents a broad spectrum of challenges on a daily basis.
CHURUBUSCO â€” In the same week that her sister, Heather, took home Saint Josephâ€™s College â€śAthlete of the Week,â€ť 2014 Churubusco High School graduate Katie Monk was named Great Lakes Valley Conference â€śField Athlete of the Week.â€ť
Katie, a freshman at the University of Indianapolis, received the conference honor for her efforts in the shot put. Katie threw a season and career best 45-feet, 1/2-inch toss, taking fourth at the Hillsdale Wide Track Classic. The mark is currently best among the Great Lakes Valley Conference athletes and ranks among the top 25 on the NCAA qualifying list.
During the month of April, Indiana high school and college students can put their social media skills to good use for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship toward their college education or any secondary schooling. Last year, we granted $85,000 to student award winners!