June 6th, 2012
Matthew â€śPeteâ€ť J. Hill , of Columbia City, passed away at 9:29 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Mr. Hill was born on Feb. 19, 1972, in Fort Wayne, a son of Max and Judy (Oliver) Hill. He spent his formative years in Columbia City.
He enjoyed time spent with his children and they admired his strength and bravery during his illness. Brenden will miss watching the Steelers with his dad. Maddie was the apple of his eye.
John J. Pease, of Bluffton, passed away at 2 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at River Terrace Estates.
John was born on Oct. 4, 1924, in Wells County, to Lester R. Pease and Evelyn D. (Speheger) Pease. He married Esther L. (Ginter) in Wells County on April 14, 1946. She preceded him in death on July 27, 2001. John married Phyllis (Barnett) Langel in Adams County on Sept. 24, 2002, and she survives.
John was a graduate of Bluffton High School. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran having served our country from July 29, 1943, to Jan. 24, 1946, in the European Theater.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Masonic jurisdictions have recognized the sons of Masons who join the fraternity by giving them the title of Lewis.
Strangely, this is a custom that has remained unpracticed in the United States. This year marks a change in the Masons, or at least in Indiana and in Columbia City.
Two families have bestowed the Lewis Award on their sons.
Recently, the Jerry Yagel and Cliff Schlatter families presented the Lewis Award to their sons.
Jerryâ€™s son, Bob, presented the Lewis Award to his son Justin Yagel. Witnessing the event was Tim Yagel, cousin, and Jesse, uncle.
David A. Graves, 69, of Roanoke, Ind., passed away at 2:05 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born Nov. 19, 1942, in Allen County, he was the son of Deloss S. and Donna Belle (Swing) Graves-Gillam.
Mr. Graves graduated from Roanoke High School with the class of 1961. He was a lifetime resident of Roanoke, except for the time he served in the U.S. Air Force from May, 1961-1965.
Larry Robert Bills, 76, of Columbia City, died at home at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012. Born on April 21, 1936, in Whitley County, he was the son of Charles Alfred and Thelma Odetta (Campbell) Bills.
A lifelong Whitley County resident, he attended Troy Center Grade School and Larwill High School.
He married Carolyn A. Miller in Fort Wayne on Jan. 21, 1961. She died in 2008.
Brown to serve as Whitley County Chamber of Commerce executive director
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce announced today the selection of Doug Brown to serve as the organizationâ€™s new executive director.
â€śFormer general manager of a local printing company and previous publisher of The Post & Mail newspaper, Brown brings great business experience and community connectivity to the position,â€ť said the county chamber in a press release.
Ben White and Jack Shipman field a ball in the infield.
A mangled up pile of rubble was all that was left after an RV flipped off the road near Collamer Monday night.
The Winnebago, that was driven by a local man, according to police, rolled on its top, nearly crushing the driver, on River Road near CR 950 W.
The driver was pinned with thousands of pounds of rubble above him. A tow truck was expedited and the man was extricated within minutes According to witnesses, the driver was speaking after the accident, though occasionally lost consciousness. He was airlifted to Fort Wayne.
U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, left, and U.S. Sen. Dan Coats,right, stopped paid a visit to C&A Tool Engineering in Churubusco Friday morning. They were greeted by company president Dick Conrow.
The senator and senatorial candidate were there, according to a company press release, to discuss the healthcare reform package proposed by President Barack Obama.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” For 28 years Whitko High School has celebrated budding artists.
Under the tutelage of Walt Malicki, students have been awarded many championships and honors.
This year was no different.
Competing against high school artists in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio, Rebekah Brenneman won the American Vision Award. Danielle Graves won Gold Portfolio.
Competing in the State Resolution contest, held at the Indiana State House, was Keaton Irwin and Ivory West. They received the Republic of China Awards.