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October 6th, 2014

PASSAGES AT 60: Special publication to be inserted in Tuesday's total-market-circulation Post & Mail

October 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Passages, Inc., the iconic local organization dedicated to those in our community with intellectual disabilities, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this month.

In commemoration of this event, a very special 36-page publication is inserted in this week’s total market circulation edition of The Post & Mail.

The glossy, informative publication is inserted Tuesday inside both The Post & Mail's daily paid newspaper, as well as The Post & Mail's total-market-circulation shopper.

HOFFMAN EXPLAINS FUNDS: Rotarians learn of foundation

October 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Rotary Club members learned about Parkview Whitley Hospital’s Foundation (PWHF) at a recent luncheon meeting. Carrie Hoffman, director of the Parkview Whitley Foundation, explained that PWHF raises funds and disburses money for “on campus” hospital needs, as contrasted to Parkview Whitley’s Community Health Initiative dollars, which help fund local organizations such as The Lighthouse, Whitley County Family Y and B.A.B.E.

ACLU says gay marriage 'now a reality' in Indiana

October 6, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana same-sex couples say they're looking forward to a day when no one talks about gay marriage now that the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the state's appeal of a ruling striking down the state's ban on such unions.

"This is over and same-sex marriage is now a reality," Ken Falk, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, said at a news conference Monday attended by several plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging Indiana's ban.

PEABODY EXPANDING PROGRAM: Reading popular and growing

October 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With more than 15,000 books read, the Peabody Public Library, in Columbia City, is planning to expand its 1,000 Book Club. More than 15 preschoolers have read or listened to 1,000 books so far, and more continue to come closer to reaching their goal.

LOCAL MAN ARRESTED FOR STABBING SON: Short hunt leads to capture

October 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Whitley County man was arrested Saturday afternoon after allegedly stabbing his son multiple times during an altercation at his home. Teddy Stanley, 49, was booked in the Whitley County Jail at 4:15 p.m. after a short manhunt. According to police scanner traffic, after the tussle with his son, he left his home, located near West Lincolnway, in his pickup truck.

FIRST HALF DEFICIT TOO MUCH: East Noble gets best of Eagles

October 6, 2014

KENDALLVILLE — The challenge for the Columbia City Eagle football team has remained the same for the last several weeks — to put together two complete halves of football. Friday night’s contest at East Noble proved to be the same challenge, as the Eagles fell behind 49-0 in the first half before coming back to put up 35 unanswered points against the Knights, while holding the hosts to 54 net yards in the second half.

TECHNOLOGY ON TAP TONIGHT: School board to discuss needs, funding at meeting

October 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With a three-year plan for 1:1 technology at Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS), discussions are in the works for funding and planning of the potential project, which may have a pricetag of more than $2 million. When fully implemented, 1:1 technology will place a device, either tablet or laptop, into the hands of every student in the district.

Ronald Ott, 92

October 6, 2014

Oct. 15, 1921 — Oct. 3, 2014
Ronald H. Ott, 92, formerly of rural Churubusco, died Friday evening, Oct. 3, 2014, at Timbercrest Healthcare, North Manchester, where he became a resident Sept. 27.
He was born Oct. 15, 1921, in Noble County, a son of W. Denver and Gertie M. (Hire) Ott. He attended school in Merriam and graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1940.
On Sept. 5, 1948, he was united in marriage to Jennie Irene Ott. A lifelong farmer, they made their home on their farm in Noble County. On July 3, 2012, they moved to Timbercrest Retirement Community.

Gwen Grimm, 52

October 6, 2014

Jan. 23, 1962 — Oct. 3, 2014
Gwen Marie Grimm, 52, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:35 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital.
Born Jan. 23, 1962, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Susan (Schlagenhauf) and Harold Fields.
She graduated from South Side High School with the Class of 1980, and received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Purdue University in 1984.
On Sept. 14, 1985, she married her high school sweetheart, Steven Grimm.

Wiemann Phillips, 71

October 6, 2014

May 3, 1943 — Oct. 2, 2014
Wiemann L. “Whitey” Phillips, 71, of Columbia City, died Thursday evening, Oct. 2, 2014, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
He was born May 3, 1943, in St. Louis, Mo., a son of John William and Mary L. Phillips.
In 1955, the family moved to Columbia City.
During the Vietnam War, he served in the U.S. Army.
On Dec. 3, 1969, he married Victoria Hogston. They have made their home in the Columbia City area.
He was employed 34 years at Dana Weatherhead. He loved writing poetry and enjoyed gardening.
His memberships include New Life Fellowship Church.

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