October 23rd, 2014
Aug. 16, 1930 ‚ÄĒ Oct. 21, 2014
Lavinia A. Croy-Robinson, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 6:37 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.
Born Aug. 16, 1930, in Kentucky, she was the daughter of Doc and Maude (Stamper) Fletcher.
She moved from Kentucky to the Whitley County area at the age of 10. She attended Collins School, and on April 21, 1948, she married Albert Croy in Huntertown. Soon after in 1950, they moved their family to Fort Wayne.
July 26, 1955 ‚ÄĒ Oct. 21, 2014
Kenneth Jay Parke, Sr., 59, a resident of Big Lake, died at 10:31 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He had been in declining health.
He was born July 26, 1955, in Fort Wayne, a son of James and Virginia (Hawk) Parke. His formative years were spent in Fort Wayne. He attended South Side High School.
On Dec. 29, 1973, he entered the U.S. Marine Corp. He was honorably discharged May 28, 1978.
On July 29, 1978, he was united in marriage to Cathy M. Thompson. They made their home in Fort Wayne. In 1989, they moved to Big Lake.
Oct. 21, 2014
Erma L. (Spear) Eagleson Caley, 90, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville.
Born in Columbia City, Erma was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was the owner of Caley Canvas for six years.
Erma loved music, playing the organ, fishing, golfing, photography and genealogy. She loved her family and cherished her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church.
April. 3, 1939 ‚ÄĒ Oct. 21, 2014
Bessie M. Callison, 75, of Albion, passed away at 8:37 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester.
Born April 3, 1939, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Wilbert and Henrietta (Boschet) Ferrell.
She attended Columbia City High School and worked at Ten Pin Restaurant in Columbia City. It was there where she met her husband. On Oct. 16, 1976, she married Erville ‚ÄúDuke‚ÄĚ Callison in Columbia City.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ Motorists should use caution Thursday morning, as dense fog has covered the area, causing several school delays.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Fahl, who as been a Realtor with Orizon Real Estate for 25 years, puts passion above paycheck when it comes to her job.
‚ÄúI want to do more than sell homes, I want to invest in our community,‚ÄĚ Fahl said.
Columbia City Water Department gave a tour of the city‚Äôs Water Treatment Plant Saturday during the city‚Äôs open house. Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel opened the doors to all city facilities for local residents to take tours and ask questions.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ Current and prospective part-time employees for the county may be facing new changes in the form of hiring and benefits. In a bid to reduce cost and increase efficiency, the county would use Peoplelink as the personnel agency in regards to the hiring and payroll of current and part-time employees.
Editor‚Äôs Note: The following is the first of a three-part series on the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce‚Äôs annual awards banquet.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Numerix, a precision CNC machining company, was honored by the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce as the Small Business of the Year. Jeff Johnson‚Äôs former employer, Micropulse, was the chamber‚Äôs Large Business of the Year winner at Tuesday night‚Äôs annual banquet.
This is National Women in Business Week and, starting with Wednesday's edition of The Post & Mail, four local businesswomen will be featured during the next four days.
The annual popular feature is "a must read" and can be found on page 2 of Wednesday's, Thursday's, Friday's and Saturday's editions of your local Whitley County newspaper.
Find out who is featured by picking up your copy of The Post & Mail on newsstands throughout Whitley County.