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June 18th, 2012

Oneita Young, 68

June 18, 2012

Oneita J. Young, 68, a resident of rural Churubusco and wife of David L. Young, died at 2:15 a.m. on Monday, June 18, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Young was born in Wolf Lake on Dec. 1, 1943, a daughter of Archie A. and Arrena (Leitch) Weidman.
Survivors include her husband David, her mother, one daughter, one brother, one sister, one stepbrother and one stepsister and four grandchildren.

Stephen Abshire, 65

June 18, 2012

Stephen J. Abshire, 65, a resident of Columbia City and formerly of Churubusco, passed away at 3:14 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He had been seriously ill since last August.
Mr. Abshire was born March 28, 1947, in Bloomington, a son of Roy E. and Dorthea L. (Stagg) Abshire and spent part of his formative years in Brown County. He moved to Tipton as a teenager and graduated from Tipton High School in 1966.

SUPER DADS: Longenbaugh keeps a close eye on family

June 18, 2012

Editor’s note: The following is the fourth of a four-part series in honor of Father’s Day.

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh carries a new badge and sits in a new office.
After 10 years in the role of detective, Longenbaugh took the position of chief earlier this year.
Being the Columbia City police chief is a tall order for any person, but Longenbaugh’s greatest challenge is being a father to three, soon-to-be, teenagers while not allowing his job to consume every hour of his day.

CLASSIC FUNDRAISER: Car and motorcycle show benefits band program

June 18, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School’s band, The Marching Eagles, sponsored a car and motorcycle show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. The event was held at the Columbia City Eagles lodge No. 1906, located at 306 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City.
All proceeds made from the event will benefit the band program at Columbia City High School. The Columbia City Marching Eagles also had a hog roast Saturday at 4 p.m. At 8 p.m., live music was provided by “Walking Papers.”

NEPOTISM: Col. City to adopt rules

June 18, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — According to a new state law, all developmental entities must adopt rules against nepotism by July 1 of this year.
“The legislature has passed a new state statute dealing with nepotism which involves employees and contracts,” said City Attorney Marcia McNagny at the Common Council of Columbia City’s meeting last week. “July 1 is our time to get this done so I wanted to make sure the resolution was in your hands.”

Col. City Parks host Garrett

June 18, 2012

Columbia City’s youth baseball league got a fresh set of competition Saturday, hosting Garrett’s teams at Morsches Park.

Marshall Smith, 85

June 18, 2012

Marshall A. “Smitty” Smith, 85, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester.
Born March 20, 1927, in Whitley County, he was the son of Lewis and Maude Martha (Kneller) Smith.
He attended the public school system and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
In 1954, he married Barbara L. (Hire) Smith. A lifetime Whitley County resident and part-time farmer, he owned Smitty’s Auto Parts since 1985 and also worked for General Electric for 20 years. Smitty, a “tinkerer,” loved to create things with wood and metal.

June 17th

SUPER DADS: Salyer is a father with more faith than worry

June 17, 2012

Editor’s note: The following is the third of a four-part series in honor of Father’s Day.
COLUMBIA CITY — David Salyer is a father to two sons, but a source of guidance to many.
As the pastor of Victory Christian Fellowship, Salyer, with the support of his wife Michelle, has been leading his congregation for 14 years.
Salyer has had to re-invent himself three times. With his military service record, an engineering background and finally as a clergyman, Salyer has evolved into a father who basis his decisions on faith and family.

June 15th

‘Whitley Weighs In’ winners

June 15, 2012

The winning team of the 2012 Whitley Weigh’s in competition, sponsored by the YMCA, Parkview Whitley Hospital and The Post & Mail, finished last week.

The winning team, the Rollie Pollies, showed an 11.4 percent weight loss.

On the team was Peggy Johnson, Matt Strickler, Steve Smith and Chris Thompson.

The winning team received a $1,000 check.

Smith was the top male, losing 28 percent. Nick Schrader was second (23 percent), Chad Whetston was third (12 percent), Johnny Couch was fourth (11 percent) and Randy Bufkin was fifth (nine percent).

GARDEN WALK: Event planned for June 23

June 15, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Even though Whitley County is suffering from drought conditions, one group of gardeners is keeping everything green and the flowers bright.
The Whitley County Master Gardeners present their 2012 Garden Walk, and it centers around the Columbia City and Churubusco areas. The Walk includes seven gardens and is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 23. The cost is $7 per person which is $1 per garden.

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