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NEW RECORD: Parkview Whitley welcomes 400th baby

December 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Parkview Whitley Hospital’s Family Birthing Center welcomed its 400th baby of the year Tuesday, marking the first time the hospital has delivered 400 babies in a single year.

Brandon and Kailee Weaver welcomed their third child, Nash, just in time for the holidays. Little Nash joined the Weaver family just in time as his father, Brandon, who is a member of the United States Marine Corps, is preparing for deployment in the coming days.

MUTATED INFLUENZA: Parkview Whitley enacts visitor restrictions

December 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — ­Parkview Whitley Hospital, along with the rest of the Parkview Medical System, has imposed a series of visitor restrictions that will stay in effect until further notice.

These restrictions are in reaction to a particularly virulent form of influenza that medical authorities, including those at the Center for Disease Control, have labelled “H3N2.”

GIVING BACK: Pierceton students give up gifts for charity

December 26, 2014

PIERCETON ­­— Fourth graders at Pierceton Elementary School gave up a school gift exchange this year to help others in need.

The fourth graders in Bill Rhodes’ and Michelle Ball’s classes have donated shoeboxes and small items to go in them.

Students packed the shoeboxes to be sent to children for disaster relief and in Third-World countries.

BODY FOUND: Balser, of Churubusco, found Christmas Eve morning on U.S. 33

December 26, 2014

ALLEN COUNTY — Officials are continuing to investigate the death of a Churubusco woman who was found dead on Christmas Eve morning.

At approximately 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to the area of U.S. 33 and Hildebrand Road, halfway between Churubusco and Fort Wayne, with the report of a deceased woman in the roadway.

The woman was identified as 44-year-old Andrea Danielle Balser, of Churubusco.

Balser’s cause of death remains under investigation. Those with information are asked to call the Allen County Sheriff’s Department at 499-3000.

•VIDEO ALERT• The Best Tips and Tricks for Christmas Leftovers

December 26, 2014

When the holiday celebration is over you don't have to let the good taste go to waste! There are a few creative ways to recreate new tasty dishes with remaining food. Here are some tips and tricks to makeover holiday leftovers.

ICY ROADWAYS: Motorists greeted with slick streets and highways Friday

December 26, 2014

Early morning motorists Friday were greeted with a slick coating of ice on roadways after meager nighttime precipitation turned icy with temperatures in the low- to mid-30s.

Streets, parking lots and highways were particularly hazardous.

Allen County police were warning motorists to stay off I-469 around Fort Wayne due to treacherous conditions that resulted in numerous personal injury and property damage accidents.


December 25, 2014

The Post & Mail wishes you a Merry Christmas


December 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After receiving three similar reports in one morning, the Columbia City Police Department is warning residents of a telephone scam.

CCPD Detective Chip Stephenson said there have been several reports someone with a foreign accent calling local residents, posing as an IRS worker.

“He tells them he wants to update their personal information,” Stephenson said. “If they don’t give him the info, he threatens them and tells them the local police will be at their home in 30 minutes.”

DELIVERED GREETINGS: United Oil Corp. says Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

December 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – With warm wishes, the staff at United Oil Corp., located Business 30 East, offers Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

Locally owned and operated for 48 years, United Oil Corp., a Marathon company, provides the area with propane, gasoline, heating oil, tank truck service, diesel fuel, motor oils, K-1 kerosene, racing gas, grease and lubricants.

United Oil Corp.'s phone number is 244-6000 or 625-4757. Toll-free 1-888-843-2529.
Web site is:

SPECIAL GREETINGS: Jerry's Tire Service offers best wishes for safe, happy holidays

December 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Jerry's Tire Service staffers, 1045 E. Business 30, says a special thank you to all their customers and sincere wishes for a safe and Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Jerry's Tire Service's phone number is 260 244-5927.

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Orizon Real Estate exclaim joy

December 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Orizon Real Estate's agents and staff all exclaim,"Merry Christmas to all!"

Since 1978, Orizon Real Estate has put the "home" in hometown for many, may local residents.

Happy holidays to all!

WRAPPED WITH A BOW: Troxel Equipment says thanks . . . and Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2014

Troxel Equipment, "Your Solutions Dealer" specializing in famed John Deere products, thanks its customers and wishes all a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years.

With locations in Huntington (located at 4777 W. 500 N; phone 1-888-876-9352), plus Wabash and Bluffton, Troxel Equipment is the premier area dealer for John Deere, Stihl and Honda farm, yard and lawn equipment.

You can email troxel at:
Website is:

Happy holidays!

WELL GROOMED HOLIDAYS: Mike's Barber Shop says customers are 'a cut above'

December 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Mike's Barber Shop, 204 E. Van Buren St., offers special holiday wishes to his loyal customers – and extends those wishes to all his friends and neighbors!

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!

MERRY CHRISTMAS: Teghtmeyer Ace Hardware offers best wishes from all

December 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – The helpful, hardware folks at Teghtmeyer Ace Hardware, 200 Diplomat Drive (west of Burger King), wish all a great holiday season!

Helping our community with hardware needs since 1960, the helpful Teghtmeyer Ace staff looks forward to serving all throughout 2015 and beyond.

Hours are Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone number is 260 244-7626.

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