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July 6th, 2012

SUNDAY BULLETIN

July 6, 2012

First Church of God
Pastors Johnny McCallister and Brandon Holler both bring the message this week as a new series, “Where’s the Beef?” begins.
This series will cover what it takes to become a self-feeding Christian. Service times are 9 and 10:30 a.m. To learn more about First Church of God visit www.firstchurchconnect.com.

St. Matthew’s UM

BIG MONEY: Passages receives $75k from Dekko

July 6, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Passages, Inc. was recently notified that it is the recipient of a $75,000 grant from the Dekko Foundation.
For more than half a century, Passages has been dedicated to helping people with intellectual disabilities or other challenges thrive in the community at work, at home and at play.
The grant from Dekko will go toward the Passages’ capital campaign.
The funds from the capital campaign will be used to remodel the former Lehmberg Medical Office Building, now known as the Passages’ Creative Learning Center.

Larry Raichart, 69

July 6, 2012

Larry Lee Raichart, 69, of rural Roanoke, died at 3 a.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012, at his home. He had been in failing health.
He was born April 1, 1943, in Fort Wayne, a son of Clarence and Altha (Simons) Raichart.
His formative years were spent in Whitley County. He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1961.
He began working for Conner’s Chevrolet in Roanoke and then Dana Spicer Axle in Fort Wayne where he retired after 30 years of service.
1965, he married Gloria J. Utterback. They have always made their home in Whitley County. She died June 12, 1978.

July 5th

WIND: Ordinance to become law

July 5, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — After some confusion and much discussion, the proposed Wind Energy Ordinance is currently on its way to become law July 19, with the changes to the setbacks (2,640 feet) included.
David Sewell, with the Columbia City/Whitley County Joint Planning and Building Department, came to the Whitley County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday to clear up the results of the last plan commission meeting held in June.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

July 5, 2012

Mobile mammography

MICK LONG: Long earns acting nod for his role in ‘Hairspray’

July 5, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Local resident and Columbia City Joint High School (CCJHS) graduate Mick Long was awarded the Anthony Award June 24 for Outstanding Leading Male Performance in a Musical for his role as Edna Turnblad in “Hairspray.”
“‘Hairspray’ is now my favorite (show). The character of Edna was both the biggest challenge and most fun I’ve ever had with a role. And the show was so well received by the audiences,” said Long.
Long received the award for his theater contributions offered during the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre’s 2011-12 season.

STORM ISSUES: County seeks improvement

July 5, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — With downed trees and damaged roofs as a reminder of Friday’s powerful storm, Whitley County officials thanked everyone who responded and addressed certain problematic issues as departments tried to do their jobs effectively.

County Commissioner Don Amber said one of the biggest issues occurred when the Emergency Management Agency, EMA, called him to tell him the Emergency Operations Center was activated and he was told the internet was down.

Sheriff Mark Hodges said the issue is currently being addressed.

Lob ball champions

July 5, 2012

Schrader’s lob ball team won the season-end championship game Tuesday evening at Morsches Park.

Above, front row, from left: Chris Butler, Sebastian Cripe, Adi Timin, Andrew Hedrick, Aiden Martinez and James Victor Lewis.

Second row: Coach Kevin Hedrick, Alex Roberson, Logan Trier, Peyton Pope, Alex Hedrick, Ricco Martinez, Coach Jim Pope and Chris Bartol.

See Thursday's Edition of The Post & Mail for photos from Tuesday night's lob ball championship game at Morsches Park.

Lois Pulley, 87

July 5, 2012

Lois Marie Pulley, 87, of Columbia City, died at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at her residence. Born April 15, 1925, in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Clarence David and Hulda M. (Anderson) Leininger.
She graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1943. On Dec. 24, 1946, she married Homer LeRoy Pulley in Columbia City.
She lived most of her lifetime in the Columbia City area where she served as the secretary of the Whitley County Welfare Department for 35 years. She was an avid reader and attended all sporting events for all her children.

William Mathias, 76

July 5, 2012

William R. Mathias, 76, of Columbia City, died at 7:01 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at his home.
He was born Jan. 10, 1936, in Columbia City a son of John R. and Marjory A. (Howenstine) Mathias.
His formative years were spent in Larwill. He graduated from Larwill High School.
On Oct. 31, 2002, he married Deborah K. Monnier. They have always made their home in Columbia City.
He was employed at Precision Plastics, retiring in the late 1980s.
His memberships include Eagles #1906.

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