Archive - 2014
Four- and five-year-old children from Stepping Stones Preschool went to the Merry Lea Environmental Center Farmstead for a field trip. The angora goat (pictured) enjoyed their company. On the trip, children learned that life on the farm is hard work. They pressed apples for cider, ground corn, made â€śmagicâ€ť muffins and helped feed farm animals.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls golf team held its awards ceremony Sunday. Pictured from left are: Abbey Polanco, Most Improved Award; Cheyenne Johnson, Coaches Award; Macenzie Lane, Season Low Average, MVP and 1st-Team All-Conference; and Taylor Daniel, Mental Attitude Award.
March. 2, 1917 â€” Oct. 13, 2014
Thelma Curry, 97, from Ruskin, Fla. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family Oct. 13, 2014.
She was born March 2, 1917, in Leesburg. She was the town clerk for Columbia City for over 25 years. She was the bookkeeper at the same feed store in Columbia City which her husband, the late Harold Curry managed.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County is going all-out for Halloween this fall, with approximately eight events to celebrate the holiday. In conjunction with those events, The Post & Mail is holding a special contest for those participating in Halloween activities â€” an online costume contest.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The City of Columbia City is opening the doors to all of its facilities Saturday for a special open house for residents to offer a behind-the-scenes look. The open house will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Fire trucks and police squad cars will also be available for tours.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” An innovative new facility is currently in the works to be built in the Park 30 Business Center, east of Columbia City north of U.S. 30, to house new manufacturing companies and to bring additional jobs to the county.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Local business leaders and policy makers, along with prominent members of the community gathered Wednesday evening to celebrate the newly-renovated STAR Bank building in downtown Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For the second time in five days, the Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team squared off against a strong Heritage Lady Patriot team. Saturdayâ€™s match went the full distance, with the Lady Eagles pulling out the win in the final game. This time, the match again went the maximum number of games, but the outcome swung toward the Lady Patriots as they left the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium with a 17-25, 25-19, 20-25, 18-25 and 15-10 marathon win on Columbia Cityâ€™s Senior Night.
Mr. Earl Allen Shaw Jr., 59, of Columbia City, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.
He is survived by wife Barbara Shaw; and children, Donna and Robert Shaw.
Service will be held at the Shaw residence Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
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Arrangements will be made by Midwest Funeral Home and Cremation Society located at 4602 Newaygo Rd., Fort Wayne.
May 12, 1928 - Oct. 15, 2014
Barbara L. Pearson, 86, a resident of rural Churubusco and widow of Melvin B. Pearson, passed away unexpectedly at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at the Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. She had been a patient there for one and one half years.
Mrs. Pearson was born in Smith Township May 12, 1928, a daughter of Murray and Lois (Geiger) Harrold. She graduated from Churubusco High School in 1947, and was a lifelong resident of Churubusco.
On Sept. 14, 1957 she was married in Churubusco to Melvin B. Pearson.