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October 7th, 2014

SECTIONAL OPENER: Homestead ends Eagles’ season

October 7, 2014

FORT WAYNE — Over the years, the Homestead Spartan boys soccer team has had Columbia City’s number, pinning a regular series of seven- or eight-goal shutouts on the Eagles. No one expected any different outcome when the Eagles and Spartans squared off on Homestead’s field in the opening contest of the 2014 IHSAA Sectional.

MINIMAL CHANGES: ’Busco releases budget

October 7, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — The town of Churubusco recently published its proposed annual budget for the upcoming 2015 fiscal year. Due to level costs and sound financial planning, minimal changes were necessary, and the 2015 budget remains similar to 2014. Currently, the total proposed budget for the town stands at $1,330,887.

SEASON SEWN SHUT: Whitko girls drop opener

October 7, 2014

FORT WAYNE — Whitko’s girls soccer season came to a close Monday night after a close loss to South Adams in the sectional opener at Blackhawk Christian High School in Fort Wayne. Despite a 16-shot attack on South Adams’ goal, the Lady Eagles managed just a lone goal in the second half, falling 2-1.


October 7, 2014

The above photograph was taken June 3, 1963 while staff members were busy preparing for the opening of Columbia City’s Burnworth Memorial Pool for the season. The photograph depicts the sharp contrast of older bathing suit styles to the once modern facilities of the community pool.

Marcia Allen, 81

October 7, 2014

Aug. 18, 1933 — Oct. 5, 2014
Marcia I. Allen, 81, of Columbia City, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at her home.
Born Aug. 18, 1933, in Andrews, she was the daughter of Kenneth M. and Helen L. (Clark) Slagal.
She graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1952. On Dec. 15, 1952 she married Larry L. Allen.
Marcia was a telephone operator early on in her life, but she was most proud of being a mother and homemaker. For a brief period, she also was a nurse’s aid at the Linvill Nursing Home. She was a member of Community Bible Church.

LOCALS ON EBOLA: ‘Shut the borders’

October 7, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — After the Ebola virus made its way from Africa to the United States last week, several Whitley County residents agree — close the borders. Indiana state health officials said Friday that proper measures would be taken to protect Indiana’s residents, but many are still feeling uneasy about the virus that continues to rack up a death toll. “This virus seems like something we don’t want on our soil,” said Debi DeWitt on The Post & Mail’s Facebook page.

October 6th

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.

GOSHEN — What had been one of the most successful Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball seasons in recent...
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