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November 12th, 2012

NO SURPRISES: Gillette wins Vets Marathon for fourth time

November 12, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Taking home first-place honors at Columbia City’s Veterans Marathon is nothing new for Justin Gillette.
Gillette has won the marathon in all four years of its existence.
Gillette, 29, Goshen, finished with a time of 2:34:28.56, six minutes ahead of second place finisher Doug Powers, of Clinton, Iowa.
Gillette ran a pace six minutes faster than last year’s winning time.
Three Whitley County runners placed in the top 60, led by Austen Davenport, of Columbia City.
Davenport, 26, came in 12th with a time of 2:55:52.12.


November 12, 2012

LOCAL FUNERAL HOME: Leads grief relief program

November 12, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The holiday season might be full of family meals and festivities, but how can families cope when they look around the dinner table and notice a chair is left empty?
Sharon Brockhaus is a grief facilitator and certified funeral celebrant with DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City, and the chapter leader for The Compassionate Friends, an organization devoted to helping others work through the loss of a loved one. For the past seven years, Brockhaus has served grieving families. The need to serve came after the loss of her son, Justin.

CLOSE TO HOME: Col. City native feels Indy’s blast

November 12, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS — “It’s not something you expect to hear when you come from small-town Columbia City where it’s so quiet.”

Anna Prickett, 23, a Columbia City High School graduate was less than two miles away from the explosion in Indianapolis that killed two people and rendered entire blocks uninhabitable.

“The blast was so loud,” Prickett said. “And the power sent a rush of air through our apartment windows, strong enough to blow the blinds up and rattle items in the kichen.

“My first thought was thunder, but the blast of air didn’t make sense.”

Whitko holds off ’Busco, 28-23

November 12, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls basketball team faced its second Whitley County rival in two days Saturday.

The Lady Wildcats fell to the Columbia City Lady Eagles Friday, but defeated Churubusco’s Lady Eagles 28-23 Saturday in a breast cancer fundraising event.

Whitko is back in action Saturday at Southern Wells and Churubusco hosts Lakeland Christian Tuesday.


November 12, 2012

After Whitley County experienced sun and temperatures in the 60s this weekend, snow flakes are falling. At approximately 9:19 a.m., the National Weather Service confirmed precipitation for the area in the form of snow.
Tomorrow's forecast shows sunny skies and a high of 39 degrees.

Judith Hosler, 85

November 12, 2012

Judith Hosler, age 85, of Columbia City, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at the Heritage, Huntington.
Born on May 24, 1927, in Noble County, she was the daughter of Reverend Valmont and F. Beryl (Weeks) Fry.
She has lived in Whitley County her entire life and attended Columbia City High School for 10 years and received her GED later in life.
On January 12, 1947, she married Kenneth C. Hosler in Columbia City. She worked at Blue Bell and Columbia Products, Columbia City, before she and her husband opened Hosler’s TV Store.

Martha Reid, 76

November 12, 2012

Martha J. Reid, 76, of Columbia City, died at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne where she was admitted on Friday.
She was born Dec. 27, 1935, in Wolf Lake, a daughter of Thomas H. and Helen E. (Cole) Carter. Her lifetime was spent in Whitley County and Pierceton, for 16 years, where she completed her education.
On July 19, 1952, she was united in marriage to Robert J. Reid. In 1959, they moved to their home on Loon Lake. Mr. Reid died July 19, 1994. Since August 1995, Martha has made her home in Columbia City.

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November 11, 2012

See Monday's Edition of The Post & Mail for coverage from Columbia City' Veterans Marathon!

MASSIVE EXPLOSION: Residents describe blast, fire that killed 2

November 11, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A massive explosion sparked a huge fire and killed two people in an Indianapolis neighborhood where about three dozen homes were damaged or destroyed, authorities said Sunday. The powerful nighttime blast shattered windows, crumpled walls and could be felt at least three miles away.


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