July 7th, 2014
FORT WAYNE (AP) â€” Indiana conservation officers are investigating the drowning death of a 31-year-old man in a Fort Wayne lake.
Conservation officers say Adam Palm was swimming in Kekionga Lake after 2 p.m. Monday when a beach ball blew past him.
They say he attempted to swim out to retrieve the ball and began to struggle and went under water.
His body was recovered by the Fort Wayne Water Rescue Team within 30 minutes in about 10 feet of water and about 30 feet from shore.
He was pronounced dead at Lutheran Hospital.
Infant Jaxon Blackburn, 25 days old, of Columbia City, passed away unexpectedly at 9:21 a.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014.
Born June 11, 2014 at Parkview Whitley in Columbia City, he was the son of Damon Blackburn and Gabrielle Branning.
Ollie M. Shank, 86, a resident of rural Churubusco and wife of Wilbur L. Shank, passed away at 9:05 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She had been in declining health since Oct.
Born in Clinch County, Georgia, she was the ninth child born of 13 to William and Emma (Riberon) Chauncey. As a teenager she worked in a shoe factory in Waycross, Ga. and then moved to Jacksonville where she found employment in a cigar factory.
Infant Gracelynn Elizabeth Moyer, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born at 7:34 p.m. July 4, 2014, she was the daughter of Tanner Moyer and Annetta Lengacher.
Additional survivors are her paternal grandparents, Tim and Diana Moyer of South Whitley; maternal grandparents, Melvin and Ruby Lengacher; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The funeral service will be private. Burial will be at South Whitley Cemetery.
Joe E. Williams, 64, passed away Friday at Cameron Memorial Hospital in Angola. Joe was born in Wynn, Ark., Nov. 14, 1949.
Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Margie Williams of Fort Wayne a brother, a sister-in-law, two nieces, two nephews and beloved cats.
A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday at D. O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road with calling two hours prior.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Allen County SPCA 4914 Hanna Street Fort Wayne, IN 46806.
COLUMBIA CITY (July 7, 2014) -- Contestants participated in the 2014 Miss Whitley County Scholarship Program tonight with Brooke Laux taking the crown as queen.
See complete coverage of the event along with photos in Tuesday's edition of The Post & Mail
WHITLEY COUNTY (July 7, 2014) -- U.S. 30 is expected to offer more delays to drivers beginning Friday, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.
Motorists can expect to see one lane traffic configuration resume.
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Fort Wayne District announces the daytime restriction of U.S. 30 to one lane between Lincolnway (Columbia City) and Ind. 5 (Larwill) is scheduled to resume Friday, weather permitting.
The restriction will be in place as part of the US 30 resurface project from Ind. 9 to Ind. 5.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Although the Whitley County 4-H Fair officially begins Friday, cats took center stage at a recent show at the fairgrounds. Whitley County 4-Hers paraded their cats as part of the 4-H Fair Cat Show, held June 28 at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds. Seven students participated in showmanship, cage design, demonstrations and costumes.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Salvation Army of Whitley County will be preparing to help children return to school with a new pair of shoes and a backpack filled with required supplies. The Salvation Armyâ€™s Tools For School distribution will take place Saturday, Aug. 2.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Winona Lake man is facing battery and criminal mischief charges after a domestic incident in Columbia City last month.