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January 22nd, 2015

EIGHT CANDIDATES: Buchanan joins Columbia City mayor’s race

January 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The first Democrat has stepped into the ring of this year’s municipal election season.
“Richard” Dick Buchanan is set to take on incumbent Ryan Daniel (R) for the mayor’s seat. Buchanan is the lone Democrat in this year’s election so far.

Eight candidates have filed for the primary so far — four incumbents and four new face.

PHOTOS SOUGHT: Public urged to submit photos depicting winter life in Whitley County

January 22, 2015

An open invitation has been issued to Whitley County residents to photograph their winter life during Super Bowl Weekend, Saturday, Jan. 31 and Sunday, Feb. 1.
Photo submissions to this special Post & Mail community project will be featured in a unique newspaper publication to be published in late February.

TRAFFIC UPDATE: Head On Crash on I-69 at 296 Mile Marker Has Interstate Closed

January 22, 2015

(Allen County, IN)-A head on crash with injuries on southbound I-69 at the 296 mile marker, in front of the GM plant, has the interstate closed at that location.

Traffic is being diverted onto Lafayette Center Road.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area and seek alternate routes of travel.

LOGAN IRWIN: Nets game-high 17 in Grace win

January 22, 2015

WINONA LAKE ­— Grace’s men’s basketball team used a solid defensive effort to hold Mt. Vernon Nazarene 21 points below their season offensive average in a 69-53 win on Tuesday.

The Lancers (16-5, 6-3 Crossroads League) have now won six of their past seven games.
The Grace defense forced Mt. Vernon misses on its first eight field goals attempts to start the game. The Cougars took nearly five minutes to get on the scoreboard, and managed just five points over the opening 10 minutes.

EYES NEW FACILITY: WCCS hires consultant

January 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials are continuing to look toward the future of its facilities with the hiring of a consultant.

The district’s Board of Trustees approved the hiring of a communication and data specialist, Steve Klink.
The consultant will continue to collect and analyze data to provide school officials with information regarding the future of the district.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Harmon enjoys people and responsibility

January 22, 2015

Passages Profiles ’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 — In speaking with several of the Passages staff about Mike Harmon, they all mentioned that if there were an “assistant” for them, Mike would be it.
Harmon said he likes helping.

RAILROADERS DERAILED: Eagles down Garrett on senior night, 45-20

January 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s wrestling team ended the dual meet portion of its season with a 45-20 win over the Garrett Railroaders on Columbia City’s senior night recognition.

The Railroaders took four of the first five bouts, but the Eagles responded by going on an eight-bout run to take the match. Bouts started at 182 pounds where Dylan McClure squared off against Beck Davis. After a 3-3 tie at the end of the first period, Baker went on to score a reversal and a near fall in the second to take a 7-3 win, putting the visiting Railroaders up 3-0.

CLIFFORD RETIRES: After ‘a million meals.’

January 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — After nearly 39 years of preparing, cooking and serving meals at Miller’s Merry Manor, Becky Clifford has hung up her apron for the last time. Starting as a dishwasher and dietary aide with Miller’s in 1975, Clifford has seen many changes over the years, but one thing remained the same; she was there for the residents to make sure they had great meals.

Robert A. Zabel, 86

January 22, 2015

Aug. 27, 1928 - Jan. 21, 2015
Robert A. Zabel, age 86, of Sturgis, Mich. passed away early Wednesday morning Jan. 21, 2015 at Matthew 7:7 Adult Foster Care Home in White Pigeon.
He was born April 27, 1928 in Sturgis, son of the late Herman and Inez (Reamer) Zabel.
Bob was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1945.
On June 30, 1952 he married the love of his life, Norma Englarth, in Sturgis. She died Nov. 18, 2014.

Robert L. ‘Bud’ Rousseau, 85

January 22, 2015

June 4, 1929 - Jan. 20, 2015
Robert L. “Bud” Rousseau, 85, of Wolf Lake, died at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
He was born June 4, 1929 in Fort Wayne, Indiana a son of Robert D. and Florence Vivian (Caywood) Rousseau. He began his schooling in Fort Wayne and completed his education at New Haven High School.
On May 17, 1951 he enlisted in the United States Army National Guard. He was honorably discharged May 16, 1954.

 

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