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November 8th, 2012

SMITH–GREEN: Looks to do more with less in 2013

November 8, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — Smith-Green Community Schools Board of School Trustees discussed financial concerns at its regular meeting Monday.
The board discussed concerns over the government’s Budget Control Act of 2011 which will take effect next year. The act will cut SGCS’s funding by almost $35,000. This cut follows a previous federal funding cut of more than $385 million nationwide in 2011.

HISTORICAL MILITARY VEHICLES: Special display at Coesse Elementary

November 8, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Coesse Elementary School is bringing World War II to life for students and the community.
A 1944 World War II Reconna Jeep, which landed on Normandy Beach one day after the invasion, is on display at the school today and Friday. This jeep was used as a scout vehicle throughout France and Normandy, and is being used as a visual aid for the school’s Veterans Day program Friday.
Both students and community members are invited to visit the display, which will be available today from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and Friday from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. and 2:40 to 4 p.m.

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)

 

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