Archive - 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team is working for its first sectional title since 2011, advancing to the semi-final game Friday night in the Norwell Sectional against Mississinewa.
The Indians are 13-7, and finished off the regular season with a four-game win streak, topped off with a victory over New Castle, 51-43.
â€śThey had a really good year,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Chris Benedict said.
Columbia City fell to New Castle in the holiday tournament, 52-47, but Benedict said the Eagles have improved since that game.
Hannah Schaefer, a Columbia City High School senior, won the Soloist Competition, and Best Female Soloist in a Show at East Noble Show Choir competition March 1. Schaefer is a member of CCHS show choirs.
Gerald Lee Maxwell 88, of rural Columbia City, died at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he was admitted a week ago.
He was born Aug. 16, 1925, in Fort Wayne, a son of Franklin and Ethel (Leath) Maxwell.
He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Maxwell of Columbia City.
The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service Sunday, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Union Township Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.
Donald E. Rondeau, 78, a resident of Fort Wayne, died at 1:19 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Grey Stone Health and Rehabilitation, Fort Wayne, where he had been a resident since January.
He was born March 29, 1935, in Yale, Mich, a son of the late Arthur and Louella (Kaislia) Rondeau.
As a young child the family moved to Columbia City where he attended West Ward Grade School and graduated from Columbia City High School in 1953.
He was the athletic Honor Blanket recipient in 1953.
Coesse Elementary School recently held its science fair in which 130 students participated. Pictured, Emma Lambert, a kindergarten student, describes her experiment on air pressure to the judges.
Gage Overdeer, a student at Coesse Elementary School, demonstrates his experiment by creating fog for the judges at the schoolâ€™s recent science fair.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” More than 100 students exhibited projects in the Coesse Elementary School Science Fair Feb. 26.
Students in kindergarten through fifth grade had the opportunity to complete a project, following the steps of the Scientific Process.
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s National Honor Society students, led by Andrew Weaver and IPFW intern students, judged the projects.
Students were required to present a poster project to the judges, discuss their steps of the Scientific Process, and answer questions from the judges about the scientific principles investigated.
Sun rays reflected off the snow Tuesday night, making for a colorful sunset. Pictured is the backyard of a home located in Westfield Passage housing addition, on County Road 800 S. near East County Line Road.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ The Post & Mailâ€™s newest compilations of the past yearâ€™s obituaries and family milestones are now available for purchase at the newspaperâ€™s business office in two separate publications.
Families, friends, genealogists and local historians will be interested in securing copies of these publications.
In Memoriam, is the newspaperâ€™s recap of more than 430 obituaries that appeared in The Post & Mail during 2013. In Memoriam is an 18-page, broadsheet special edition.
Milestones is a similarly sized newspaper special section that details more than 75 Weddings, Engagements,
Cameron Barton â€śthrillsâ€ť science fair judges with his project testing cell phone radiation.