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February 27th, 2015

FENDER-BENDER: No injuries in minor accident with school bus

February 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A Whitley County Consolidated Schools bus was involved in an early-morning accident at the intersection of Line and Van Buren streets in Columbia City Friday.

At approximately 8 a.m., a WCCS bus carrying about 25 students was involved in a minor collision with a late-model Toyota Camry.

OUTBOUND: Carmen Jagger will travel, study in Peru via Rotary Outbound Youth Exchange

February 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Carmen Jagger, daughter of Ryan & Leah Jagger of Thorncreek Township, announced Tuesday to her sponsoring Columbia City Rotary Club that her Outbound Youth Exchange destination for next year will be the South American country of Peru.

The Columbia City High School/Eagle Tech Academy student will fly out sometime in July or August for her south-of-the-equator educational experience.

Arline J. Jones, 87

February 27, 2015

July 18, 1927 — Feb. 26, 2015
Arline J. Jones, 87, formerly of Columbia City, died early Thursday morning, Feb. 26, 2015 at Englewood Health & Rehab, Fort Wayne.
She was born July 18, 1927 in Thorncreek Township, Whitley County, a daughter of Floyd D. and Gladys L. (Betzner) Chapman. She attended Thorncreek School and graduated from Columbia City High School.
On July 26, 1947 she was united in marriage to William E. Jones. They made their home in Columbia City.

Thaine Eugene Ford, 87

February 27, 2015

Aug. 1, 1927 — Feb. 21, 2015
Thaine Eugene Ford, 87, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Thaine was born to Jesse and Dorothy Ford Aug. 1, 1927 in Wilburton, Kansas. He moved to northeast Indiana as a young boy and graduated from North Side High School in Fort Wayne. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Huntington College in Indiana and a master’s degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.

SWIMMING: Butterfly power stroke

February 27, 2015

Caden Ferguson swims the butterfly for Indian Springs Middle School’s boys swim team at South Side High School’s natatorium. Ferguson and the squad have competed in several events recently. Results were not available at press time but will be published in upcoming editions of The Post & Mail.

BLUE CREW: Colts’ mascot visits local schools

February 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY -- BLUE, the mascot of the Indianapolis Colts, visited Little Turtle and Coesse elementary schools on Tuesday.

The 30-minute Blue Crew presentation was part of a program that is visiting 75 different schools in the 2014-15 school year.

SCAM NOTICE: State Police, BBB Warn of "Grandparent Scam"

February 27, 2015

FORT WAYNE - Emergency scams can happen to anyone. Scammers make up an urgent situation saying “I've been arrested,” “I've been mugged,” “I'm in the hospital”. They target friends and family with pleas for help… and money. However, oftentimes, scammers gear their pitch towards unsuspecting seniors with a plea that appears to be coming from their grandchild.

The BBB offers these steps that families can take to avoid the "Grandparent Scam".

February 26th

IDOE: Release of high school graduation rates

February 26, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — All three of Whitley County’s public school districts are above the state average in graduation rates.

The graduation rate in Indiana for 2014 was 89.6 percent, and all three local districts were above 90 percent, according to statistics released by the Indiana Department of Education.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Up through the ranks

February 26, 2015

Passages Profiles ’15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the people of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY — “We have clients’ lives in our hands every day,” said Cheryl Tinsley, residential manager at Passages’ group home on East Hanna Street. The group home provides a residence for eight female clients with ages ranging from 23 to 86.
Tinsley notes that the wide age span also presents a broad spectrum of challenges on a daily basis.

OUTSTANDING ATHLETES: Monk sisters garner track awards

February 26, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — In the same week that her sister, Heather, took home Saint Joseph’s College “Athlete of the Week,” 2014 Churubusco High School graduate Katie Monk was named Great Lakes Valley Conference “Field Athlete of the Week.”

Katie, a freshman at the University of Indianapolis, received the conference honor for her efforts in the shot put. Katie threw a season and career best 45-feet, 1/2-inch toss, taking fourth at the Hillsdale Wide Track Classic. The mark is currently best among the Great Lakes Valley Conference athletes and ranks among the top 25 on the NCAA qualifying list.

FORT WAYNE — The Columbia City Eagles’ boys’ basketball team wrapped up the regular season portion...
Caden Ferguson swims the butterfly for Indian Springs Middle School’s boys swim team at South Side...
CHURUBUSCO — In the same week that her sister, Heather, took home Saint Joseph’s College “Athlete...

 

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