COLUMBIA CITY â€” Marines are depicted as tough, battle-ready men, but when working with Toys for Tots, the rough- and-tough Marines take time to reach out to children in need. Toys for Tots is a nation-wide organization with a mission to see that children receive toys at Christmas time.
During the Community Christmas Celebration, held Friday and Saturday night, Marines were on hand to encourage donations to â€śstuff the cruiserâ€ť parked in front of the Whitley County Courthouse.
MILFORD â€” A 15-year-old Milford youth is in custody at a Pierceton juvenile facility after striking two squad cars Saturday evening with a skid-loader.
Officers from the Kosciusko County Sheriffâ€™s Department and Indiana State Police responded Saturday night at 8:40 p.m. to the area of County Road 250 West and County Road 900 North in regards to a juvenile that was out of control.
Officers arrived and met with parents of the 15-year-old juvenile who explained that their son had fled the residence in a farm implement skid-loader, crossing into an adjacent field.
Max R. Foor, 91, of Arcola, passed away at 3:43 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Ashton Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center, Fort Wayne.
Born on July 11, 1921, in Gladwin, Mich. he was the son of Ericus E. and Edna Grace (Robinson) Foor.
Max was raised in Etna Township, Whitley County where he attended school and then graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the Class of 1940.
On June 28, 1942, he married Imogene â€śJeanâ€ť E. Heintzelman at Ormas Baptist Church.
Donald W. â€śDukeâ€ť Martin, 78, of Big Lake, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving wife and family Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born on May 10, 1934 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Donald Martin and Mildred (Hartman) Martin-Baker.
On June 4, 1955, he married Alice (Harrison) Martin at North Highlands Church of Christ, Fort Wayne.
He worked as a machinist for 40 years with Kunkle Valve in Fort Wayne, retiring in 1994.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and sports, especially his Chicago Cubs, Colts and Indiana basketball.
CONGRATULATIONS to BABE of Whitley County and the upcoming move to the building which previously housed Carriage House Flowers, Line Street.
The move is anticipated to take place in January. More information will come as details are released.
Starting in 1851 and continuing to this very day, Smith & Sons Funeral Home has cultivated a solid caring and trusted reputation.
With two locations in Whitley County (207 N. Main St. in Columbia City and 208 N. Maple St. in South Whitley), Smith & Sons has cared for the needs of generations of Whitley County residents.
"We wish you safe and Happy Holidays," said the staff at Smith & Sons Funeral Home.
Toll-free phone number is 1-800-225-9264. Visit their website at smithandsonsfuneralhome.com
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Katey Till, of South Whitley, has been on task to see the South Whitley Town Park is a â€ślasting treasure for children now and in the future.â€ť
Just a typical mom, Till has changed the face of the town she lives in by tackling a project costing in excess of $100,000.
â€śI guess I was feeling ambitious,â€ťsaid Till.
In 2007, Till and a fellow South Whitley mother, Colleen French, looked at the existing playground area located behind the town hall and decided new playground equipment was needed both for their children as well as others.
Personnel at Becky Curless State Farm Insurance, 208 N. Line St., Columbia City, are offering Christmas wishes to the community.
"Merry Christmas," said Becky Curless, Jamie Percy and Jami Platt. "We are wishing our friends and neighbors a safe and joyous year!"
"Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there," is the familiar slogan for the company. And neighborliness is the hallmark of the long-time local insurance agency.
Visit Becky Curless State Farm Insurance during the holidays or call 260 244-3903.
Yagel Grain Systems, 550 W. Business 30 in Columbia City, is celebrating 20 years in the business of making work easier on the farm.
With sales, service and installation expertise, Yagel Grain Systems specializes in grain handling equipment and T-L irrigation. Stop by for a visit or call 260 248-2311.
"North, South, East, West . . . we're sending you our very best," said Yagel Grain Systems staffers. "To all our good friends everywhere go our sincere thanks and warm wishes for a very merry holiday season!"
Hoslers TV & Appliance, 124 N. Main St., in Columbia City is "plugged into" the holidays â€“ and you can be too!
From televisions to home appliances, Hoslers is all about helping customers lead a more comfortable, efficient and easier life at home.
Specializing in Whirlpool, Maytag, Crosley, Amana and Toshiba brands, Hoslers TV & Appliance has been providing quality products and service for two generations. Stop by and visit or call 260 244-7106.
"We wish you all the happiest of holidays," note The Hoslers. "Enjoy your time with family and friends!"