November 7th, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Larry T. Knafel, 69, of rural Columbia City, died unexpectedly at 1:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne from complications following surgery.
He was born Aug. 22, 1942 in Fort Wayne, a son of Omer Cleland and Bernadine M. (Witte) Knafel.
His formative years were spent in Churubusco and later Jefferson Township, Whitley County.
He graduated from Columbia City High School.
From 1960 until 1962 he served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Hancock as a machinist mate.
Carolyn A. Courtney, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011.
Carolyn was born May 21, 1937 and grew up in Larwill, working at Jecto Plastics for 14 years.
She was a member of American Legion Post 47 Auxiliary and enjoyed shopping.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” William A. Bumgardner, 86, of South Whitley, died at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at Parkview Main, Fort Wayne from injuries sustained in an auto accident Tuesday at the Walgreens parking lot in Huntington.
He was born May 30, 1925 in Fort Wayne, a son of Charles A. â€śPatâ€ť and Mable (Allen) Bumgardner
His formative years where spent on a farm near Monroeville. He graduated from Decatur High School.
During World War II, he served with the Merchant Marines.
FORT WAYNE â€” Churubusco was defeated at the hands of two-time defending IHSAA Class 2A State Champion Fort Wayne Bishop Luers Friday.
The Knights took the opening kickoff and drove down the field to score in the first three minutes of the game.
Jaylon Smith capped the drive off with a seven-yard touchdown run to give the Knights a 7-0 lead.
It was the first of Smithâ€™s three touchdowns in the contest.
With 7:24 left in the second quarter, a one-yard TD run by Smith made it a 14-0 ball game.
The Columbia City Saturday Basketball League came to a close last weekend.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Here are quotes from candidates vying for the position of Mayor of Columbia City. The election is Nov. 8. Be sure to pick up The Post and Mail or subscribe to the e-edition for full candidate profiles.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Here are quotes from candidates vying for the position of town council in Columbia City. The election is Nov. 8. Be sure to pick up The Post and Mail or subscribe to the e-edition for full candidate profiles.
Daniel Weigold: â€śI am committed to this community and I want to continue serving you as your Council-At-Large representative. â€ś
CHURUBUSCO â€” Here are quotes from candidates vying for the three-member legislative group that will make up Churubuscoâ€™s town council. The election is Nov. 8. Be sure to pick up The Post and Mail or subscribe to the e-edition for full candidate profiles.
John Hart: â€śI would like to continue with what we have accomplished in the last four years: new water plant, splash pad, park walking paths, new utility and police station, water main extension, new down town sign and the great financial shape the town is in.â€ť
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Here are quotes from candidates vying for the South Whitley Town Council. The election is Nov. 8. Be sure to pick up The Post and Mail or subscribe to the e-edition for full candidate profiles.
At the time The Post and Mail went to print, Tony Starkeyâ€™s profile was unavailable.
Bill Boggs: â€śI am running for town council on the platform of bringing new industry to South Whitley which will help to create employment opportunities. Employment opportunities will enhance the quality of life in our community.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Ross Albert Snyder, 92, of rural Columbia City, died at 11:43 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor.
He was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Detroit, a son of Albert Thomas and Carol (Miller) Snyder.
During World War II, he served as a flight officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
On Sept. 16, 1942, he was united in marriage to Marjorie M. Hamlin.