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June 12th, 2012

SUPER DADS: Slavich is a parent with a servant’s heart

June 12, 2012

Editor’s note: The following is the first of a four part series in honor of Father’s Day.
COLUMBIA CITY — John Slavich is known as one of the faces of the Whitley County Community Foundation, but to his five children he is known as “Dad.”
This father is somewhat of a “super dad.” Having two teenage kids in his 50’s will make him a superhero to any young parent.

Lowell Sidwell, 81

June 12, 2012

Lowell Elden Sidwell (Sid), 81, passed away at 10:50 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2012, at his home, in Columbia City, surrounded by family.
Sid’s many successful business accomplishments include the opening of “Sid’s Barbershop” on Wells Street in 1957, “New Look Auto Body Shop” in 1969, and the “Fish of Stroh Restaurants” starting in 1973.

POSTCARDS SOUGHT: Special community project will create Whitley Co. book

June 12, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Do you have a few – or perhaps a collection – of old postcards from Whitley County?
If so, The Post & Mail would like you to share them in a special community project.
“Wish You Were Here . . . Historic Postcards from Whitley County, Ind.” is the project that will be completed during the next six to eight weeks.
The final result will be publication of a special “coffee table” book that will contain about 100 pages, printed on 70# paper, perfect bound with a colorful laminated cover.

June 11th

BYE BYE TO 'BUSCO: CJSHS seniors receive diplomas

June 11, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Jr.-Sr. High School gymnasium was full of families and friends Friday night as 106 seniors walked across the stage and received their diplomas.
One unexpected turn of events happened after Valedictorian Brandi Herron and Salutatorian Rachel Fehring spoke. The two girls lifted their arms in a dance move and a flash mob broke out with nearly 75 percent of the graduates dancing in sync. The audience began laughing, clapping and cheering for the celebrant youth.

Old Settler’s parade lining up for festival

June 11, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Old Settlers Day parade is presented by The Old Settlers Day Association and the Columbia City American Legion Post 98. The parade theme this year is, “The Heartland of America.”
The community is invited to participate in the Old Settlers Parade on June 30. The parade will start at 5 p.m. from Columbia City High School.
There is no entry fee for the parade. Entrants must complete, sign and date an entry form. Forms are available at www.americanlegionpost98.com.

ALUMNI HONORS: Manchester College honors BRC executive, alumni

June 11, 2012

N. MANCHESTER — Manchester College honored alumni leaders in science, industry and education.
Molecular biologist, rubber and plastics industry executive, national education leader, internationally lauded solar energy scientist, and two whose enthusiastic service to their alma mater spans decades were all the Manchester College’s latest Alumni Honor Award recipients
Among those honorees was Charles Chaffee, class of 1964.

Kathleen Johnson, 79

June 11, 2012

Kathleen M. Johnson, 79, of rural Merriam, died Friday, June 8, 2012, of natural causes, while at her home.
She was born Nov. 30, 1932, in Peoria, Ill., a daughter of Ronald Ellsworth and Bess Frances (Stangland) Raber.
Her formative years were spent in Peoria. She graduated from Peoria High School, received her nursing degree from Methodist Hospital in Peoria and Bachelor of Nursing from Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore.

William Pequignot, 85

June 11, 2012

William K. Pequignot, 85, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital.
Surviving are his three children, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and two sisters.

Dorothea Wilson, 87

June 11, 2012

Dorothea E. Wilson, 87, of Jefferson Township, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2012, at Renaissance Village where she had been a resident since Jan. 2011.
She was born Oct. 28, 1924, in Washington Township, a daughter of Harry H. and Gertrude I. (Robinette) Taylor.
Her formative years were spent in Jefferson Township. She graduated from Jefferson Center High School.

TURNING A PAGE: CCHS sends off Class of '12

June 11, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — As Columbia City High School (CCHS) seniors turned a page in their lives to begin a new chapter, they were reminded, by Valedictorian Jenee Schneider, how their time in high school has shaped who they are now and what they are to become.
“What we have become has been a combination of our experience here at Columbia City High School and the discovery of our talents,” said Schneider. “We have all been blessed with different talents that will help us expand to our fullest potential in life.”

 

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