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November 8th, 2012

Mary Downen, 69

November 8, 2012

Mary L. Downen, 69, passed away Oct. 30, 2012, at her home in Fort Wayne.
Born Nov. 9, 1942, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late David and Ruth Hostetter.
She married Bobby Downen in 1969. Surviving relatives include her husband, a daughter and two granddaughters.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, Columbia City.
Memorials may be made to Bethesda Lutheran Communities Respite Scholarship Fund or Zion Lutheran Ladies Aid-LWML.

Franklin Marker, 93

November 8, 2012

Franklin Marker, 93, of Warsaw, passed away at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Born July 15, 1919 in Noble County, he was the son of Franklin and Renie (Hile) Marker.
He graduated from Wolf Lake High School in the late 1930s. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II building Liberty Ships and teaching artillery.
He spent most of his adult lifetime in the Tri-Lakes area, moving to Warsaw approximately 22 years ago.

Shanna Ballard, 23

November 8, 2012

Shanna Lorraine Ballard, 23 and her unborn daughter, Paisley Rebbecca Jo Ballard of Albion, both passed away at 12:12 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Shanna was born Jan. 26, 1989 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Donald Millard and Rebbecca L. (Carpenter) Hodgkins.

November 7th

INCUMBENTS SWEEP COUNCIL

November 7, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Three Whitley County Council incumbent Republicans, Paula Reimers, William (Bill) Overdeer and Thomas Western swept the election Tuesday for seats on the county council.
The incumbents were running against Democrats Greg Racioppi, Wes Pease and Steven Heaston.
William (Bill) Overdeer
Goals: “I’m looking forward to remaining on the council. I’ve enjoyed the challenges that come with the job. I’ve been very active with the Redevelopment Commission. What they do is try to attract industries that bring jobs, and I’d like to continue to do that.”

MIXED BAG: Hoosiers elect Dems, Republicans for top state offices

November 7, 2012


Indiana voters’ independent streak was on display Tuesday, as the mostly conservative state chose Republicans Mitt Romney for president and Mike Pence as Governor, but rejected a conservative Senate candidate and education official.
Though Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock upset longtime Senator Richard Lugar in the primary, a series of missteps led to a Democratic choice in Joe Donnelly, who won by a four-percent margin.

RESIDENTS WEIGH IN

November 7, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Some are disappointed. Some are excited. Some are indifferent.
Regardless if a person is Republican, Democrat or Independent, Tuesday’s election will affect the lives of citizens across the U.S.
Though President Barack Obama won by nearly 100 electoral votes, Whitley County’s turnout didn’t match up with the rest of the country.
58.24 percent of Whitley County voted for Governor Mitt Romney, while 29.41 percent chose Obama.
Whitley County residents weighed in on The Post & Mail’s Facebook page after the election:

November 6th

OBAMA AGAIN

November 7, 2012

The election has been called in favor of President Obama for a second term.
Complete election coverage will appear in Wednesday Post & Mail.

ALL COUNTY PRECINCTS REPORTED

November 6, 2012

With 100% of county precincts in, Whitley County election results are in:
Presidential
68.24% 10,257 Mitt Romney (R)
29.41% 4,420 Barack Obama (D)

U.S. State Senate
58.40% 8,583 Richard Mourdock (R)
35.09% 5,517 Joe Donnelly (D)

Governor
61.43% 9,084 Mike Pence (R)
35.22% 5,209 John Gregg (D)

Attorney General
71.58% 10,357 Greg Zoeller (R)
28.42% 4,113 Kay Fleming (D)

Superintendent of Public Instruction
56.74% 8,224 Tony Bennett (R)
43.26% 6,270 Glenda Ritz (D)

U.S. Representatives District 3
72.13% 10,608 Marlin Stutzman (R)

STATE ELECTION RESULTS

November 6, 2012

Presidential 90% reporting (Indiana precincts)
54% 1,349,312 Mitt Romney (R)
44% 1,082,888 Barack Obama (D)
(National results: 203 Romney 275 Obama)
Obama declared winner for presidential race
The following races report 53% of precincts reporting
U.S. Senator
46% 660,013 Richard Mourdock (R)
48% 855,840 Joe Donnelly (D)

Governor
51% 1,106,884 Mike Pence (R)
45% 988,770 John Gregg (D)

Attorney General
58% 1,373,225 Greg Zoeller (R)
42% 975,587 Kay Fleming (D)

Superintendent of Public Instruction

1% VOTES REPORT

November 6, 2012

With 1% of the votes reporting, Romney is shows a lead with 66%, Obama with 33%.

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