April 11th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ An ordinance discussion came before the Columbia City Common Council Tuesday regarding the city‚Äôs restricted animals ordinance.
Currently, part of the wording reads ‚Äú.... the term ‚Äėrestricted animal‚Äô as used in this section means: poultry, horses, cows, goats, swine, sheep ...‚ÄĚ.
Resident Robin Lahrman has requested the ordinance be changed to allow for chicken hens. Specifically, Lahrman would like to keep up to 12 of them.
‚ÄúI believe that you will be responsible,‚ÄĚ Weigold said. ‚ÄúBut if we open it up, will the next people be responsible?‚ÄĚ
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Edna M. Vergon, 81, formerly of South Whitley, died at 5:32 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Warrenton Health Rehab in Warrenton, Ga.
She was born Dec. 9, 1930, in Lagro, a daughter of William and Mildred (Sample) Herrick.
On Aug. 30, 1947, she was united in marriage to Charles L. Vergon.
He died Feb. 26, 1990.
Survivors include two children, Kevin Vergon of Thompson, Ga. and Tina Ryan of Golden Gate, Fla.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Roxie L. Gloyd, 62, a resident of rural Churubusco in Allen County and wife of Dennis R. Gloyd, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at her home.
She was born at Wolf Lake June 14, 1949, a daughter of Max G. and Lenora M. (Hawk) Gross.
On Sept. 2, 1967, she was married in Churubusco to Dennis R. Gloyd.
Survivors include her husband, Dennis; her children, Kimberly Walker and Angela Sherman, both of Churubusco, Alisa Hess and Jessica Schnellbach, both of Fort Wayne; a brother, Jerrold Gross of Churubusco; a sister, Melanie Gilbert of Churubusco; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Alfred H. Bierbaum, 96, of Columbia City, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Oaks Nursing Facility.
Born April 9, 1915, in Fort Wayne, he retired after 37 years with General Electric.
He was a member of Dunfee Missionary Church.
He is survived by two sons, Edward Alan Bierbaum, of Larwill and Lawrence William Bierbaum, of Wittman, Ariz; a daughter, Janis Ann (Keith) Saggars, of Columbia City; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn E. in 2008 and parents, William F. and Emma F. Bierbaum.
Mildred L. Keel, 93, of rural South Whitley, died at 12:40 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2012, at Peabody Retirement Home, North Manchester where she had been a resident since December, 2010.
She was born Feb. 10, 1919, in Fowler, Ind., a daughter of William Warner and Leafie (Lockhart) VanDeripe.
When she was nine, her family moved to a farm southwest of South Whitley, where she has since resided.
She graduated from South Whitley High School.
On July 3, 1945, she was united in marriage to William L. Keel.
A homemaker, she worked a short time at Blue Bell. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
Clarene Reid, 65, of Ligonier, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 27, 1946, in Goshen, to Clair W. and Phyllis A. (Bitner) Archer.
On Aug. 1, 1965, in Cromwell, she married Paul A. Reid, who survives in Ligonier.
Mouse Loy, left, and Don Shearer, right, talk about old times at the Leatherneck Coffee Club Breakfast Saturday in the Columbia City VFW in Columbia City. Shearer is wearing a uniform that is similar to his original ‚Äúsatine‚ÄĚ Marine uniform he wore in Vietnam in 1963. Twenty-six Whitley County marines attended the event. Loy eats from his original mess kit and drinks coffee from his military-issued canteen cup. The group has a chicken barbecue fundraiser scheduled for May 19 at Wal-Mart and NAPA, both located in Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚Äď The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual event designed to shine the spotlight on area businesses and non-profit organizations.
The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce‚Äôs Whitley County Expo begins Saturday at 9 a.m. continuing until 3 p.m. at Indian Springs Middle School, just south of Columbia City on Ind. 9.
Admission and parking are free.
The event will include door prizes and entertainment. A special section promoting the event is inserted in today‚Äôs The Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Beds And Britches, Etc. (B.A.B.E.) of Whitley County is having an unusual fundraising campaign that has baby bottles being filled with money.
‚ÄúApril is our biggest fundraising month all year,‚ÄĚ said Shawn Ellis, executive director of B.A.B.E. ‚ÄúWe have 17 churches and many banks all over Whitley County collecting money in our baby bottles for our program.‚ÄĚ
Several of tonight's events have been cancelled tonight due to weather.
Whitko's home baseball and softball games, Columbia City's game at Wawasee and Col. City's track meet have all been confirmed to be cancelled.