November 6th, 2014
Sept. 18, 1968 â€” Nov. 4, 2014
Douglas J. Harding, 46, of rural Edon, Ohio, died at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in his home.
Mr. Harding was a graduate of South Side High School in Fort Wayne, and served in the U.S. Air Force for four years, stationed at Bergstrom Air Force Base in Texas as an Avionics Technician for F-4 fighter jets.
He was employed by Glenbrook Dodge and Don Ayres Honda in Fort Wayne for many years in auto finance and sales and was also a former co-owner of Ritaâ€™s Restaurant in Edgerton, OH.
Jan. 13, 1943 â€” Nov. 4, 2014
Mary B. Pepple, 71, a resident of Union Township, died at 11:03 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 in the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was born Jan. 13, 1943 in Berne, a daughter of Raymond Henry and Donna V. Weaver Snyder.
Her formative years were spent in Decatur, where she completed her formal education.
On Jan. 13, 1961, she was united in marriage to Gene Pepple and they spent most of their married life in the Columbia City community.
Aug. 20, 1955 â€” Nov. 4, 2014
Hallie Kay Girton, 59, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:05 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
Born Aug. 20, 1955 in Batesville, she was the daughter of Buford and Bobbie Jean (Sizemore) Moore.
She lived most of her life in Fort Wayne until 2005 and then moved to Columbia City. Her first job was at the A&W Root Beer Stand on Goshen Road in the early 1970s and then worked for over 10 years at Cintas Uniforms.
She loved camping, playing bingo and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Indiana Department of Education released its statewide school grades Wednesday afternoon. The yearly assessment is intended to provide the public and administrators with a quick evaluation of each school in each district in Indiana. Schools are graded based on an A-F scale, with â€śAâ€ť being exemplary and â€śFâ€ť being probationary.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s football team is seeking its second-ever sectional title Friday night, hosting Norwell in the 7 p.m. championship game. The Eagles and Norwell are remarkably close in most statistical areas. The Eagles are scoring 26.4 points per contest while Norwell is putting up 25.8 points per game.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ As the community gears up for the big Sectional Championship game Friday at Max Gandy Athletic Field between Columbia City and Norwell, Thursday's Post & Mail contains a brand new Spirit Poster for the contest.
The full-color CCHS Spirit Poster is inserted inside the newspaper.
Also inserted Thursday as a special tabloid section is the 2014-15 Girls Basketball Preview, detailing hardwood expectations for Columbia City, Whitko and Churubusco high schools.
With wicked weather for Friday nightâ€™s trick-or-treating, Millers Merry Manor had record attendance at its annual, indoor, Halloween event. The event is intended to provide a safe place for children to trick-or-treat. With snow and gusty winds on Friday, it also provided a warm place to trick-or-treat.
CHURUBUSCO â€” A servant leader and Churubusco devotee at heart, Carey Jacquay is excited to take her role in Smith-Green Community Schools to the next level. Jacquay has served the Churubusco community in a variety of ways, from volunteering in the elementary schoolâ€™s classrooms, to taking photos at sporting events, to serving on committees and playing a role in the start-up of new programs. Jacquay won the election by a decisive 60.75 percent over her opponent Robert Amber.
Scores of Pigskin Pickers make their choices on NFL and NCAA games every Wednesday and have shared in more than $200 in weekly winnings so far this season.
You can pick, play and win too!
Just pick up each Wednesday's Post & Mail and view your choices every week on the full-page Pigskin Picks page.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitko High Schoolâ€™s Art Department recently competed against the top artists in the world, and 16 students were honored with medals. More than 30,000 entries were submitted to the contest, which featured work from more than 50 countries around the world. The exhibition was held in Taipei, China.