July 12th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County F.O.P. Lodge #131 is proud to announce their sponsorship of the Annual Country Music Benefit Show. The show will be held once again at Columbia City High School, 600 N. Whitley St., Columbia City, with one show Sunday, July 20 at 7 p.m.
This year, the F.O.P. will host a country music spectacular show featuring Georgette Jones.
Georgette will perform a tribute show to her mother Tammy Wynette, who passed away 14 years ago.
She will also perform her own music and songs by her father, George Jones.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Buyersâ Support Club is taking donations of any size from individuals and businesses who want to help support a 4-Her by purchasing a livestock project.
Over the last seven years, the club has purchased 57 animals and supported 55 4-Hers, spending $6,275 on those projects.
The Buyersâ Support Club works by gathering donations from anyone who wants to support local 4-Hers. Donations are then pooled together to help buy 4-H livestock projects at the auction.
Thorncreek Sons of the Soilâs parade float was tie-dyed and peace-signed Friday night at the Whitley County 4-H Fair Annual Parade.
The 4-H fair began Friday morning with the dairy show.
See Pages A6 and A7 of the July 13-14 issue of The Post and Mail for more coverage.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Easements and right-of-ways were up for discussion at Tuesdayâs town council meeting in South Whitley.
Bruce Gable, of South Whitley, paraded in a host of concerned citizens ready to debate the fence located at 704 Cherry Ln., South Whitley.
âThereâs a privacy fence the homeowner put up,â Gable said. âI remember when I bought my property, I was told there couldnât be any fences.â
LARWILL â Doors chained. Windows nailed shut. A teenage girl gives birth to two children â all before the age of 18.
It sounds like a Hollywood horror movie â but itâs not â itâs the atrocious story of a child who lived unnoticed in the Whitley County area for five years.
After the perpetrator, Dean Pressler, 40, pleaded guilty in court to child molesting, child seduction and sexual misconduct with a minor this week, many are questioning how such a horrific crime could go unnoticed in a small Indiana town.
But how does one inquire about the unknown?
Martha A. âMartyâ White, 66, of South Whitley, passed away, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. She was born Aug. 2, 1946, in Fort Wayne to the late, Rudolph and Lillie (Buffenbarger) Kyler.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Family Sciences from Purdue University and worked for the Department of Child Services as a Legal Clerk before retiring after 37 years.
She was a long time member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Fort Wayne Sport Club and enjoyed flowers, owls, amber glass and garage sales.
Guy H. Wilson, 84, of Mattawan, Mich.passed away at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Rose Arbor Hospice Home, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Born June 30, 1929 in Albion, he was the son of Frank C. and Hazel (Owen) Wilson.
He attended Albion High School. On June 14, 1952, he married June E. Rowland in Albuquerque, N.M.
After 22 years of service, he retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1969. A former Indiana resident, he lived in Michigan since 1969. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Shriners, American Legion, Eagles, Kalamazoo Clown Club and Order of Eastern Star.
Nancy Suzanne Jones, 75, of Tri Lakes, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at her home due to natural causes.
She was born Jan. 7, 1938, in Kokomo, a daughter of Daniel Emmett and Mildred Gladys (Smith) Kitchell.
She graduated from Logansport High School, received her Bachelor degree from Indiana University in Bloomington and Masters degree from Ivy Tech.
She married Everett Jones. They made their home in Mishawaka. Mr. Jones died in 1976.
Crime in Columbia City is...
âą Under control by law enforcement
âą Minimal due to law enforcement
âą One the upswing and will continue to do so.
CHURUBUSCO â Churubuscoâs baseball team had historic individual efforts from some of its players this season.
However, it was in the classroom where these Eagles excelled, not just the ball diamond.
Senior captains Jay Petrie and Chandler Brown were named Academic All-State from Churubusco. Junior Brent Simmons was named Class 2A All-State honorable mention.
Eagle Baseball Head Coach Mark Grove said the leadership of the two captains will be missed.
âThey are good kids who showed good leadership,â he said. âThey will be missed for the way they led the younger players.â