Skip to main content

Archive

September 19th, 2011

Years later, Winter the dolphin’s story still inspires, helps

September 19, 2011

Editor’s note: Columbia City resident Katrina Simpkins, age 12, the daughter of Patrick and Maria Simpkins, is the direct inspiration for “Dolphin Tale,” a major motion picture opening Friday, Sept. 23 across the nation – and at Bones Theater in Columbia City. Florida newspaper reporter John Barry has written extensively about the cathartic, inspiring relationship between Katrina and Winter, a dolphin with a prosthetic tail. Readers will become more aware of this special family film – and its Northeastern Indiana connection – as publicity for the movie accelerates in coming days.
——

Kaydence Yahr, infant

September 19, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Kaydence Jaymes Yahr, infant daughter of Karl J. and Andrea (Pfleghaar) Yahr of Fort Wayne, was stillborn at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne Friday, September 16, 2011.
She is survived by three sisters, Theresa E., Melissa A. and Samantha R. Yahr; her grandparents, Janice Yahr of Crawfordsville and Jim and Alice Pfleghaar of Jordan, Minn.
The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church, 2465 W Keiser Road, Columbia City with Rev. David Mommens officiating.

Verona Harmeyer, 89

September 19, 2011

Verona Harmeyer, 89, a long-time resident of Lake Township died at 12:04 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at the Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne.
She was born in Fort Wayne Dec. 23, 1921, a daughter of Charles D. and Clara (Linnemeier) Schaefer.
On Jan. 24, 1942, she was married in Fort Wayne to Fred Harmeyer, who preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 1976.
She was also preceded in death by two sons Kenneth F. Harmeyer in 1976 and Richard Harmeyer in 2004; by a sister Eleanor Emenhiser; and by a brother Karl Schaefer.

James Parrett, 44

September 19, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — James Michael Schrader Parrett, 44, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011.
He was born Sept. 5, 1967 in Whitley County, a son of James LeRoy and Mary Magdalene (Thompson) Schrader.
His formative years were spent in Columbia City.
He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1987.
In the fall of 1987, he joined the U.S. Army. He spent most of his service time at Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas.
After returning to Columbia City, he had been employed as a welder.
He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

Benton Gates Jr, 81

September 19, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Benton E. Gates Jr., 81, of Columbia City, a prominent local attorney, died Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2011 at his home.
He was born Nov. 9, 1929 in Fort Wayne, a son of Benton E. and Mary Jayne (Sample) Gates.
His formative years were spent in Columbia City where he graduated from Columbia City High School in 1947; then the University of Michigan in 1951 where he played on the freshman football team in 1947.
In 1954, he graduated from the University of Michigan Law School. He was a member of the Barristers Society while at the University of Michigan.

Alice Hyser, 71

September 19, 2011

Alice Ann “Annie” Hyser, 71, of Columbia City, died at 9:32 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 at the Parkview Whitley Hospital emergency room.
Born on Dec. 7, 1939 in Waynedale, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Alice (Laier) Stephens.
A Whitley County resident for the majority of her life, she graduated from Larwill High School with the class of 1957.
She went on to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps.
On June 11, 1969, she married Kenneth Hyser in Parisburg, W.Va.

Farewell event marks PWH’s relocation to new facility

September 19, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Hundreds of people said “goodbye” to Parkview Whitley Hospital Wednesday afternoon.
The building that has seen both joy and sorrow for 60 years will be vacated as medical personnel next month move into a brand-new hospital on the southeast corner of U.S. 30 and Ind. 205 in Columbia City.
——
To read the rest of this story, please order an e-subscription, found under the e-edition subscription link, or call The Post & Mail at 244-5153, ext. 207 and ask for a subscription.

Web business a delight for Ruth Malone, age 83

September 19, 2011

TRI-LAKES — For a self-proclaimed high school drop-out, she sure has done well.
Ruth Malone, 83, of Tri-Lakes, didn’t have a computer until three years ago. Now she’s computer savvy – and owns her own on-line business.
——
To read the rest of this story, please order an e-subscription, found under the e-edition subscription link, or call The Post & Mail at 244-5153, ext. 207 and ask for a subscription.

CCPD radio upgrade progressing

September 19, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – While nothing has yet been finalized, steps were taken this week by Columbia City Common Council to advance upgrades to the police department’s radio communication.
——
To read the rest of this story, please order an e-subscription, found under the e-edition subscription link, or call The Post & Mail at 244-5153, ext. 207 and ask for a subscription.

September 16th

Whitko posts consecutive TRC shut out

September 17, 2011

WABASH — Though Whitko’s 35-0 shut out win over Wabash may not have been pretty, the Wildcats advanced to 3-0 in the Three Rivers Conference Friday night in Wabash.
In a game full of penalties and fumbles, the Wildcats still managed to post 342 yards offense and relied on their defense to hold Wabash to sub-100 yards.
The game had 12 penalties, six from each team, totaling 95 yards.
Whitko gave up the ball three times to fumbles in the first half.
“We had trouble hanging on to the ball,” Swender said. “In the second half we controlled the ball better and made some good things happen.”

CHURUBUSCO — Whitko’s boys tennis team took the 25-mile trip north on Ind. 205 to take on county-...
HUNTERTOWN — Columbia City’s boys soccer team fell 5-0 to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll...
SOUTH WHITLEY — For the second night in a row the Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball team took the...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes