January 23rd, 2013
Max Gerald Kaufman, 93, passed away on Jan. 16, 2013, in Bluffton.
Max was born to John Easton and Edna Kaufman May 22, 1919, in Whitley County.
After spending two years in the Army Air Corp he was honorably discharged in August of 1945 with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.
He returned to Whitley County to operate the family farm and also started his career at Dana Corporation retiring as a toolmaker in 1981.
These are the sports headlines you will find in Wednesday's issue:
Drought leads to Col. City girls' loss
Athlete of the week
Woman in fake girlfriend photo speaks out
First-down line could be coming to NFL stadiums
NFL to decide fate of Pro Bowl by April
Colts promote assistant offensive line coach
Tuesday, Whitley County EDC hosted a reception announcing Dunham's Sports as the new tenant of the former Scott's building. See Wednesday's edition of The Post & Mail for more information on the entire scope of the development as well as the specific impact the business will have on Columbia City.
Donna J. Rose, 73, of South Whitley, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, following a single-car accident in southwest Whitley County.
She was born Feb, 9, 1939, in Whitley County, a daughter of Dwight â€śDaveâ€ť and Dorothy L. (Owen) Goff.
On Feb. 8, 1957, she married Frank Rose. They made their home in Michigan and later Wabash. Following Frankâ€™s death in 1981, Donna moved to South Whitley.
She retired from Dana Weatherhead in Columbia City with many years of service.
Helen Marie Wolfe, 92, of Larwill, died at 7:26 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Columbia City, where she had been a resident since November 2012.
She was born May 5, 1920, in Whitley County, a daughter of Andrew and Mary Kathryne (Beaucha) Gebert. She completed her education at Larwill High School.
In July 1957, she married Willis D. Wolfe. They made their home in Larwill. Mr. Wolfe died Nov. 11, 1985.
She retired from Weatherhead, Columbia City with 38 years of service.
Churubuscoâ€™s 7th-grade boys basketball team finished its season with an undefeated (19-0) record Saturday, winning the Land of Lakes Basketball Tournament at Westview. The Eagles beat Lakeland in the semi-final, 54-35, and Fairfield in the finals, 62-30. The win was the first conference title in boys basketball in the schoolâ€™s history. Front row, from left: Josh Bear, Daulton Brockman, Austin Lehman, Garrett Horn, Bryce Geiger and Trevor Holloway.
Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s show choir, City Stars will perform Saturday at Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne. This is the groupâ€™s first competition of the season. The choir is under the direction of Karyle Genth with assistance from Phil Genth.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Heâ€™s only been sitting in the board president chair for three weeks, but Jorell Tucker has already saved Whitko Community School Corporation an estimated $100,000 over a four year period â€” proving his leadership as profitable for the district.
In December, before Tucker took the president position, he voted against extending a contract for copier services. He was concerned that no other options were laid before the school board.
Tom McFarland, the districtâ€™s business manager, told the school board he would bid out the contract.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” While focusing on the future, it is also important to remember the past and where one has been.
This fact is true of the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC). The EDC just released its strategic planning process. This process did take a forward gaze, but also looked back to some of the successes the EDC has had in the past 20 years.
FORT WAYNE (AP) â€” With their futuristic city, Hydropolis, three Indian Springs Middle School Students participated in a contest at IPFW Saturday.
This is the 12th year for the regional Future City program, held in Fort Wayne. Over the years 85 different schools have competed with various mock cities all targeted to solve some of the worldâ€™s biggest environmental issues.
Team Hydropolis placed in the top five and earned a chance to present their city Saturday afternoon fro a spot at the national contest held in Washington, D.C.