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July 2nd, 2014

Belinda Giordano, 50

July 2, 2014

Belinda L. Giordano, 50, of Keystone, died at 4:45 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at her home.
A daughter of Gerald and Sharon (Croussore) Giordano, she was born Feb. 1, 1964, in LaPorte.
She lived in LaPorte and New York until age eight when her family moved to South Whitley. She graduated from Whitko High School and continued her education at American Institute for Paralegals.

Helen Boggs, 85

July 2, 2014

Helen May Boggs, 85, of Butler and formerly of Avilla and Kendallville died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at 11:40 a.m. in the Laurels of DeKalb in Butler.
She was a homemaker.
Helen was a former member of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn.
She was born March 4, 1929, in Whitley County to Harvey and Dorothy (Gates) Boggs.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Brenda Latta of Auburn; two stepsons, Tom Fuhrman and John (Cindy) Fuhrman, both of Missouri; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Jeanne M. Pfeiffer, 56

July 2, 2014

Jeanne M. Pfeiffer, 56, of Columbia City, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Columbia City.
She was born on Oct. 25, 1957, in Columbia City. She was the daughter of Vassie Tom, Jr. and JoAnn Marie Tom.
Jeanne spent her childhood at Tri Lakes where she first discovered nature, water, swimming and boating. Tri Lakes area is where she also began building lifelong friendships in and on Tri Lakes.
She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1976.

DOUBLE BOTTLE NECK ON 30: Traffic at standstill

July 2, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Due to double construction, the normal flow of traffic heading west-bound on U.S. 30 has been compromised due to resurfacing at the intersection of Ind. 109 and U.S. 30 and continued bridge work over Morsches Park.

July 1st

AFTERMATH: As storms subside, residents assess damage

July 1, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (July 1, 2014) -- Storms and showers have moved out of the area and Whitley County residents have begun cleaning up and assessing the damages.

See Wednesday's issue of The Post & Mail for residents' accounts of the storm as well as more photos of the debris and damage in the wake of the storm.

RAIN RAIN GO AWAY: Weather impacts camp activities, but still ‘fun’

July 1, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The second week of Camp Whitley’s 86th year came to a close Saturday for boys ages nine to 11. Weather slowed down the beginning of a fun-filled week of riflery, archery, boating, sports, and night games, but once the skies cleared and it stopped raining the week of camp became a full one.

EXPLOSION: GM plant experiences fire

July 1, 2014

MARION (July 1, 2014) - A small explosion was reported at the General Motors Stamping Plant in Marion Tuesday afternoon.

GM representative Stephanie Jentgen said employees were evacuated from the plant at 2400 West 2nd Street per safety protocol.

Jentgen said fire department and other emergency responders were on the scene and working to get the situation under control.

One contract employee was been taken to Marion General Hospital for treatment. Others were being treated on the site and may be taken to the hospital if necessary.

TIMEWARP TUESDAY: Oliver Smith family

July 1, 2014

The photograph was submitted by Ronald and Phyllis Egolf, and depicts the Oliver Smith family. The date of the photograph is unknown however those pictured have been identified.

Front row, from left: Effie Adelia (Smith) Putman, Oliver A. Smith, Melinda Berry Smith and Ina Lillian (Smith) Gillespie. Back row: James Wesley Smith, Estella Victorine (Smith) Kelsey, Clarence Edwin Smith and William Sandford Smith.

SUMMER SNAPSHOT: June 21 photos due Thursday

July 1, 2014

Did you snap a photograph during the longest day of the year and the first day of summer, June 21? Don’t forget to submit your snapshot. The deadline is Thursday.

Submit your June 21 photos and info to:

Questions or to confirm participation? Contact Christie Workman, 244-5153 at The Post & Mail.

JOB WELL DONE: Smith bids farewell to Rotary presidency

July 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Gene Smith ended his year in office as the Columbia City Rotary Club president.

At a recent meeting, Smith offered his appreciation for his “team” that helped guide the club through the past year. Smith explained that the board of directors, along with each of the committee chairman, were instrumental in making his year much easier.


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