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November 26th, 2014

E-x-p-a-n-d-e-d delivery is Thanksgiving

November 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – All households in the greater-Columbia City area will receive Thursday morning’s huge Thanksgiving Day edition of The Post & Mail.
The complete Thursday newspaper will be filled with local news you need to know and important consumer savings as the holiday shopping season begins in earnest.
In fact, more than 53 local advertisers are participating in The Post & Mail’s big Small Business Saturday promotion, there will be more than a dozen pre-print inserts packaged in the holiday issue – plus tons of other advertising throughout the newspaper.

WRESTLING OPENER: Eagle grapplers fall to Bellmont

November 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The first match of a season is an exciting time for high school wrestlers.

The intensity gets amped up a few notches if you are a Columbia City wrestler. Every season, the Eagles open up the year against perennial powerhouse and Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Bellmont.

Virginia Smith, 87

November 26, 2014

Sept. 18, 1927 — Nov. 23, 2014
Virginia Ruth Smith, 87, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was born Sept. 18, 1927, a daughter of Frank and Viola (Hicks) Cherry.
Her husband is Herman Smith. She has three step-children, one sister and one brother. She was preceded in death by two sisters and three half sisters.
The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, with visitation after 10 a.m. The burial will be in South Park Annex Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to

James Bowles III, 48

November 26, 2014

Dec. 6, 1965 — Oct. 17, 2014
James”Jimmy” Harvey Bowles III, 48, of Little Rock, Ark. passed away Friday afternoon Oct. 17, 2014.
Jimmy is preceded in death by his father James Harvey Bowles, Jr. and his grandparents James Harvey Bowles, Sr. and Dollie Mae Bowles.
He is survived by his mother Sandi Bowles Chaffin, sisters; Cathy Lee (Tim), Denise Carroll (John), Sandra Bowles Johnson; brother, Ellis Ray Chaffin; aunt, Alison Furge (Jay); uncle, Denis Glenn (Anita) along with many loving nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Jean Benson, 99

November 26, 2014

Oct. 3, 1915 — Nov. 24, 2014
Jean M. Benson, 99, of Columbia City, died Monday morning, Nov. 24, 2014 at Parkiew Pointe where she had been a resident since 2006.
She was born Oct. 3, 1915 in Columbia City, a daughter of Delmor and Ethel (Reese) Mosher. She graduated from Columbia City High School in 1933 and International Business College.
She was employed at Farmers Loan and Trust, Woolen Mill and was a Deputy for Whitley County Auditor.

BUSCO PLANNING: Town council approves comprehensive zoning plan

November 26, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — After much time and effort, the Churbusco Town Council has officially approved a comprehensive plan regarding the suggested future zoning for the town.
The comprehensive plan was assembled by Sturtz Public Management Group, a Churubusco-based company.

FAIR RECEPTION: 4-H Board to allow alcohol

November 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Faced with growing expenses in several areas and a desire to market the facilities on a year-round basis, the Whitley County 4-H Inc. Board announced last Thursday at its annual meeting a change in policy that will allow beer and wine at the 4-H Center under certain circumstances.

November 25th

PRO FOOTBALL RECAP: In case you missed it, here are all the games

November 25, 2014

Thursday Night Football 11/20/14

Oakland (1-10) 24 vs

Kansas City (7-4) 20

November 24th

APPROVED BY ACCLAMATION: 4-H Board elects new members

November 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Board of Directors of Whitley County 4-H, Inc. welcomed five new members at its annual meeting Thursday night at the 4-H Center. With no nominations from the floor, the proposed slate of candidates was approved by acclamation. Board members elected are Jeremiah Geiger, Andy Weaver, Gregg Palmer and Carl Brown. Not pictured is Lori Heuer.

MAN CAUGHT LOOKING UP-SKIRT: Davies, 27, admitted to crime at local grocery store

November 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man was arrested for taking photos up a woman’s skirt at a local grocery store. Brandon Davies, 27, has a previous conviction for voyeurism and was arrested last week for an incident that happened Nov. 5 at Kroger in Columbia City.


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