October 7th, 2014
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Over the years, the Homestead Spartan boys soccer team has had Columbia City‚Äôs 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‚Äôs field in the opening contest of the 2014 IHSAA Sectional.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ 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.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs 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‚Äô goal, the Lady Eagles managed just a lone goal in the second half, falling 2-1.
The above photograph was taken June 3, 1963 while staff members were busy preparing for the opening of Columbia City‚Äôs 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.
Aug. 18, 1933 ‚ÄĒ 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‚Äôs aid at the Linvill Nursing Home. She was a member of Community Bible Church.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ After the Ebola virus made its way from Africa to the United States last week, several Whitley County residents agree ‚ÄĒ close the borders. Indiana state health officials said Friday that proper measures would be taken to protect Indiana‚Äôs residents, but many are still feeling uneasy about the virus that continues to rack up a death toll. ‚ÄúThis virus seems like something we don‚Äôt want on our soil,‚ÄĚ said Debi DeWitt on The Post & Mail‚Äôs Facebook page.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚Äď 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‚Äôs 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.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City Rotary Club members learned about Parkview Whitley Hospital‚Äôs Foundation (PWHF) at a recent luncheon meeting. Carrie Hoffman, director of the Parkview Whitley Foundation, explained that PWHF raises funds and disburses money for ‚Äúon campus‚ÄĚ hospital needs, as contrasted to Parkview Whitley‚Äôs Community Health Initiative dollars, which help fund local organizations such as The Lighthouse, Whitley County Family Y and B.A.B.E.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ‚ÄĒ 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.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ 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.