November 27th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Christmas Festival will commence with the third annual Whitley County Lighted Christmas Parade on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in Columbia City.
The parade, featuring illuminated floats and walking units, will lineup near Eagle Tech Academy, heading south on Walnut Street, east on Van Buren Street and then south at the corner of Chauncey and Van Buren Streets in downtown Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Long before local shopping centers become a sea of vehicles, local law enforcement officials are making plans to keep citizens safe for Black Friday.
Along with stepped up patrol, including security details at stores such as Walmart, Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh offers advice to local residents on how to keep themselves safe for Black Friday and holiday shopping in general.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ When Columbia City and Whitko boysâ€™ basketball teams meet in their traditional pre-Thanksgiving contest, the game takes on a sectional atmosphere with each side going all out. This yearâ€™s edition featured a tall, long, aggressive veteran Columbia City squad and a Whitko team with a brand new coach, and one win in games last season. Under some instances with a rivalry of this sort one might through records and such things out, but in this case things went according to expectations, as the Eagles opened their season with a dominating 73-16 win.
MONROE - Some basketball games are decided at the buzzer with one team hitting a shot as time expires for an exciting victory. Wednesday night's season-opener for the Churubusco Eagles boys basketball game was not decided at the buzzer. Instead, the Eagles first game of the year was decided in the first five minutes of the game. 'Busco used a full-court press and fast-break offense early to ground Adams Central and then pulled away for a 65-42 win.
More than 50 small businesses are being celebrated in a special section of The Post & Mail's expanded delivery edition on Thanksgiving Day. This is the third year that The Post & Mail has published on Thanksgiving Day.
Thursday's big Post & Mail is packed with local news and features, plus tons bargains for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. The newspaper has more than a dozen pre-printed advertising circulars inserted into the big holiday edition.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” As tensions rise among consumers against retailers regarding Thanksgiving shopping, many residents of the county are choosing not to shop on Thursday. â€śWe refuse to shop any store that is open on Thanksgiving,â€ť said local resident Angela Knezevich in a post on The Post & Mailâ€™s Facebook page. â€śItâ€™s sad how retailers have hijacked the family holiday.â€ť
Sept. 24, 1935 - Nov. 24, 2014
Mildred â€śMidgeâ€ť L. Deubner, 79, of Columbia City, Ind., passed away at 7:23 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born on Sept. 24, 1935 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Homer H. and Bonnie (Biggs) Bowlby.
She was a lifelong resident of Whitley County.
Oct. 6, 1931 â€” Nov. 23, 2014
Helen L. Baxley, 83, of Columbia City, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at her home.
Born Oct. 6, 1931 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Keith and Berniece (Wood) Leininger.
She grew up on her family farm outside of Columbia City and graduated from Coesse High School with the Class of 1949.
On April 17, 1953, she married Harley L. Baxley. The two had met while working together at U.S. Rubber.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ All households in the greater-Columbia City area will receive Thursday morningâ€™s huge Thanksgiving Day edition of The Post & Mail.
The complete Thursday newspaper will be filled with local news you need to know and important consumer savings as the holiday shopping season begins in earnest.
In fact, more than 53 local advertisers are participating in The Post & Mailâ€™s big Small Business Saturday promotion, there will be more than a dozen pre-print inserts packaged in the holiday issue â€“ plus tons of other advertising throughout the newspaper.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The first match of a season is an exciting time for high school wrestlers.
The intensity gets amped up a few notches if you are a Columbia City wrestler. Every season, the Eagles open up the year against perennial powerhouse and Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Bellmont.