October 1st, 2012
Marjorie L. Knafel, 69, of rural Columbia City, died at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Vibra Hospital, Fort Wayne. She had been battling lung cancer for the past few months.
She was born July 23, 1943, in VanWert, Ohio, a daughter of Charles R. and Georgia Victoria (Fronefield) Mason. Her formative years were spent in Van Wert. She graduated from Lincolnview High School.
Lynn E. Kissinger 76, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:25 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at his residence. He was born on May 13, 1936, in Fort Wayne, the son of Walter Olin and Viola May (Solt) Kissinger.
He spent his childhood in Fort Wayne, graduating from South Side High School with the class 1954. He then earned an Associates Degree at Purdue University.
He served in the U.S. Army from Nov. 17, 1958, and was discharged on Oct. 12, 1960. He was a postal clerk with the United States Postal Service in Fort Wayne for 38 years.
The Mizpah Shrine Charity Horse Show was held in Columbia City today. More photos can be seen on The Post and Mail's facebook page. Coverage and photos will be in Tuesday's edition of The Post and Mail
The Whitley County Humane Society held its Canine Carnival at Morsches Park today. More photos and coverage will be in Monday's edition of The Post and Mail. More photos can be viewed on The Post and Mail's facebook page.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúSwender‚Äôs not going to believe this, but I‚Äôll make him,‚ÄĚ said Whitko‚Äôs Assistant Coach Josh Mohr with a laugh in his voice.
Whitko took to the field Friday without Head Coach Wayne Swender, and nonetheless taking the upset over former undefeated Three Rivers Conference foe North Miami. A low scoring game, the Wildcats overtook the Warriors in the fourth quarter, ending 13-10.
Swender returns Monday to prepare for next week‚Äôs game at Rochester.
CULVER ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs 16-game regular season win streak came to an end Friday at Culver Military Academy.
Culver capitalized on ‚ÄôBusco miscues to take a 35-16 win, giving Churubusco its first loss of the season.
CMA took control of the field from the beginning of the game, picking off a ‚ÄôBusco pass on its first possession and scoring a touchdown two plays later.
Churubusco looks to comeback from its loss, traveling to Northeast Corner Conference foe Fairfield next Friday.
KENDALLVILLE ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City football team‚Äôs roller coaster season fell off a cliff against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe, the East Noble Knights Friday. A week after the Eagles came within a whisker of upsetting undefeated New Haven, Columbia City ended up on the wrong end of a 79-7 shellacking by the Knights.
With the Columbia City sidelines bearing a strong resemblance to an orthopedics ward, the Eagles were forced into using several players with almost no varsity experience to fill out an injury depleted receiving corps and defensive backfield.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ As the leaves change color and begin to fall around the city, local citizens will have rakes and leaf blowers in hand getting ready to dispose of them through the street department‚Äôs leaf pickup program.
‚ÄúI‚Äôve had several questions on when the date is for that,‚ÄĚ said Street Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh. ‚ÄúIt will begin Oct. 22, and that‚Äôs when we‚Äôll probably make our first pass. ‚ÄĚ
Cearbaugh said the leaf pickup is about a six-week program.
INDIANAPOLIS ‚ÄĒ The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is advising motorists that there will be temporary lane restrictions on Ind. 14 and Ind. 37 in Whitley and Allen counties next week.
Beginning Monday, INDOT maintenance crews will begin a pavement preservation process by fog sealing along Ind. 14, from Ind. 9 to West Hamilton Road in Whitley and Allen counties.
The eastbound lane of Ind. 14 will undergo work on Monday.
The westbound lane will undergo work on Tuesday.
When this stretch is complete, crews will move on to Allen County on Wednesday.
CLAYTON, Mo. ‚ÄĒ A former Columbia City resident will be sentenced Monday in a Missouri court for stealing at least $25,000 from a trust designed to protect the assets of his parents.
Larry G. Mueller, 62, is scheduled to be in St. Louis County Circuit Court in Clayton, Mo. at 8:45 a.m. Monday on a charge of theft, a Class B felony.
The charge is for the theft of more than $25,000, but those close to the case estimate the alleged crime involved more money.