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January 29th, 2014

JOB OPPORTUNITY: The Post & Mail is hiring

January 29, 2014

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David Mills, 22

January 29, 2014

David J. Mills, 22, of Columbia City, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
Born May 2, 1991, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Bill R. Mills and Pamela G. (Becker) Mills.
He attended Roanoke Baptist School until 2008 and graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 2009.
David received his Bachelor’s Degree from IPFW in business law in May of 2013.

Sherry Iholts, 59

January 29, 2014

Sherry L. Iholts, 59, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at her residence, after an extended illness.
Born Oct. 22, 1954, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Martha (Graves) Kessler.
She graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1973 and on March 26, 1983, she married Richard Iholts in Churubusco. She was a lifetime resident of Columbia City.
She worked as a transportation dispatcher at North American Van Lines prior to becoming ill. She enjoyed shopping along with feeding and watching birds.

Robert Martin, 89

January 29, 2014

Robert D. “Bob” Martin, 89, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at 12:20 a.m. in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born Dec. 27, 1924, he was the son of Charles and Ruth (Steffe) Martin.
A lifelong Kosciusko County resident, Bob was a 1942 graduate of Atwood High School, Atwood.
He served with the U.S. Army in World War II. On Aug. 20, 1948, he and Patricia Harris were joined in marriage.
For 17 years he worked on the Kosciusko County Highway Department where he was a mechanic. He retired in 1990.

Craig Sherbahn, 61

January 29, 2014

Craig Eugene Sherbahn, 61, of South Whitley, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, Jan. 28, 2014, at his home.
He was born July 19, 1952. He graduated from South Whitley High School and received his bachelor of science in agriculture education in 1974 and Masters of Animal Science degree in 1977 from Purdue University.
In 1985, he began his employment with Farmers Elevator Company, now Ag Plus.
He also assisted his parents with Sherbahn Auctioneer Services.
On April 20, 1986, he was united in marriage to Pamela S. Eberly Nixon.
They have always made their home in South Whitley.

January 28th

Suspect in robbery a Col. City man; Mills allegedly robs bank, commits suicide at intersection

January 28, 2014

NORTH MANCHESTER — Law enforcement officials have identified the suspected in a North Manchester bank robbery as David Mills, 22, of Columbia City.
After allegedly robbing the bank in Wabash County, Mills committed suicide in Kosciusko County, near South Whitley.

According to police reports, Mills entered First Financial Bank, on North Market Street, robbed a teller and left, northbound on Ind. 13, at approximately at 6 p.m. Friday.

After a pursuit by a North Manchester Police officer, Mills stopped at the intersection of Ind. 13 and Ind. 14.

RECOVERING GOALS: Hitting fitness marks challenged by weather

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Winter weather may be putting a damper on many resolutions, but as the first month of 2014 draws to a close, health and fitness experts are encouraging residents to not give up on their goals.

Jodi Parnell is a health and fitness coach for Whitley County’s YMCA. She teaches whole living workshops that spur participants to make healthier lifestyle choices.

“It’s not just about exercise,” Parnell said. “It’s about nutrition and exercise working together.”

Circuit Court sees two trials in 2013

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After a year of no jury trials, Whitley County Circuit Court had one in 2013.

There were no jury trials in 2012, but in May of last year, George A. Martin, 56, was convicted by a jury of committing home improvement fraud.
There was also one bench trial in 2013.

For the year, there was a total of 131 new cases filed, and a total of 121 resolved. There were still 98 cases pending resolution as of Dec. 31, 2013.

Cheering on the ’Cats

January 28, 2014

Whitko’s cheerleaders rally fan support during a timeout at the girls basketball game against Rochester this month.

Uncovering fitness goals buried by winter

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Winter weather may be putting a damper on many resolutions, but as the first month of 2014 draws to a close, health and fitness experts are encouraging residents to not give up on their goals.

Jodi Parnell is a health and fitness coach for Whitley County’s YMCA. She teaches whole living workshops that spur participants to make healthier lifestyle choices.

“It’s not just about exercise,” Parnell said. “It’s about nutrition and exercise working together.”

 

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