November 20th, 2011
The day-after-Thanksgiving "Black Friday" marketing push by Whitley County-area businesses begins in earnest Tuesday and Wednesday in The Post & Mail newspaper.
A total of 19 pre-printed advertising supplements â€“ including the hyper-local Thanksgiving Gift Guide â€“ will be inserted in the Tuesday and Wednesday Post & Mail.
Additionally, local advertising bargains will appear throughout the news pages of both publications.
Responding to local advertising will boost your family's budget and get your holiday shopping off on the right foot, local experts agree.
INDIANAPOLIS â€“ The retail cost of menu items for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and all the usual trimmings increased by nearly 8 percent this year, according to an informal survey of grocery store prices conducted by Indiana Farm Bureau.
FORT WAYNE â€” A contingent made up of military veterans and Toys For Tots officials from Whitley County met last week at the Allen County Library to air a show on Access 21.
Locally, the program has been around nearly 20 years.
Last year, the Whitley County Toys For Tots program helped almost 600 children who otherwise, according to the press release, â€śwould not have had a Christmas.â€ť
The show recorded by the local group will air at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 on Comcast 57 and Frontier 27, and again on Nov. 28 on those same channels.
GOSHEN â€” On the heels of the teamâ€™s first win, the Lady Eagles came into their first Northeast Corner Conference hoping to start out on top.
But Fairfieldâ€™s pressure was too much for Churubusco, forcing a 44-23 loss.
Churubusco didnâ€™t score until 4:30 ran off the clock in the first quarter with a set of free throws by Haleigh Gross.
â€™Buscoâ€™s scorers became more diverse in the second quarter, with baskets by Lacey Pulley, Heather Monk, Morgan Young and another pair of free throws by Gross.
Gross was 6-for-7 from the stripe in the first half.
On Jan. 12, 2012, the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) is anticipated to change its energy cost adjustment rates.
The city of Columbia City will file with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC), for its approval, a change in its schedule of rates for electricity sold to reflect the change in the cost of power from IMPA together with the reconciliation of electric costs and revenues from prior periods.
Upon approval from the IURC, a change per kilowatt hour is expected to be approximately:
â€˘ R: $0.001406 / Kwh
â€˘ RH: $0.001276 / Kwh
â€˘ GS: $0.000829 / Kwh
Rylie Ann Powell, 4, of Larwill, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at Riley Childrenâ€™s Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born Dec. 14, 2006 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Paul Powell, Jr. and Amber Waybright. She lived her entire lifetime in Larwill.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Robert E. Teusch, 81, of rural Columbia City, died at 7:35 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne where he was admitted Nov. 9.
He was born Dec. 20, 1929, in Huntington County, a son of Edward J. and Odelia (Ness) Teusch.
His formative years were spent in Jefferson Township and Union Township. He graduated from Jefferson Center School.
From Feb. 7, 1951, until Jan. 8, 1953, he served in the U.S. Army.
On Jan. 21, 1956, he was united in marriage to Marilee J. Miller.
Lena E. Runkle, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away Nov. 16, 2011, at Coventry Meadows.
She was born on Thursday, Dec. 18, 1919, in Montpelier.
She was the daughter of the late John Andrew Fitch and the late Julia (Weinrich) Fitch.
She married Nelson D. (Pete) Runkle on Nov. 13, 1937.
He preceded her in death in 2007.
She attended First Missionary Chuch. Mrs. Runkle worked a number of years at W.T. Grant and K-Mart .
She especially enjoyed her family, pets and flowers.
Dorothy E. Cunningham, 84, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at 2:03 a.m. at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born April 25, 1927 in Allen County, she was the daughter of Edgar L. and Leona R. â€ťMaryâ€ť (Pike) Heinkel.
On June 29, 1957, she married James L. Cunningham.
Survivors include her daughters, Debbie R. Minich and Carolyn Cunningham both of Fort Wayne; Theresa L. Luke of Altha, Fla.; sisters and brother, Celeste Saalfrank of Fort Wayne; Edgar L. Heinkel, Jr. of Fort Wayne; Cecile Dills of Mississippi; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Catherine C. Gilbert, 68, of South Whitley, died at 2:29 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Sycamore Village, Fort Wayne where she had been a resident for the past three years.
She was born Feb. 4, 1943, in Wabash County, a daughter of Victor and Ruth (Tschantz) Walter.
Her formative years were spent in North Manchester. She graduated from North Manchester High School in 1961.
On Aug. 29, 1965, she was united in marriage to Donald D. Gilbert. They have always made their home in Whitley County moving to their farm in 1972.