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!"
LARWILL â€” Dakota Kimbler, 17, is charged as an adult with a preliminary count of attempted murder, a Class A felony. He is booked in the Whitley County Jail with bail set at $250,000 bail. Authorities say Kimbler escaped from Pierceton Woods Juvenile Detention Center Saturday night.
Today Kimbler appeared in Circuit Court. Kimbler entered a preliminary plea of not guilty and Judge James Heuer scheduled a pre-trial conference for Jan. 7. Attorney Brad Baber was designated as Kimblerâ€™s public defender.
Krider's Meat Processing provides the yummiest meats for holiday dinner and party tables.
"We all wish you a safe and joyful holiday season," said the friendly staff at Krider's Meats. "Peace, harmony and joy!"
Krider's Meat Processing is "Whitley County's friendly hometown butcher" located at 736 W. Market St. in Columbia City. Phone is 260 248-8315.
The best in meats for all occasions, from holiday parties, get-togethers to family dinners, is available at Krider's Meat Processing, including award-winning specialties.
United Oil Corporation, Business 30 East in Columbia City, is issuing wishes for "Merry Christmas â€“ and many thanks for your loyal patronage" to its many customers and readers of The Post & Mail.
Locally owned and operated for 46 years, United Oil Corporation provides propane, gasoline, heating oil, tank truck service, diesel fuel, motor oils, K-1 Kerosene, racing gas and grease and lubricants.
A Marathon affiliate, United Oil Corporation can be reached at 244-6000 or 625-4757. Toll-free number is 1-888-843-2529.