January 30th, 2013
William Wayne â€śBillâ€ť May, 92, owner of Spring Creek Market, died at 8:24 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Columbia City.
He was born on Jan. 24, 1921, in Monroe County, a son of Ernest and Rose (Smiley) May. Â
Bill served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in southern Indiana during the late 1930s and early 1940s.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1942, and served in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines. He was honorably discharged from active service in 1945, and went to work for Phelps Dodge Corporation in Fort Wayne. Â
According to scanner traffic, Stryker, the missing Columbia City police K9, might have been found. Reports are unconfirmed on if the dog is actually the canine belonging to the department.
These are the sports headlines in Wednesday's issue:
Col. City girls play last home game Thursday
Big Ten may shuffle divisions post-expansion
Lewis avoids spray talk
Phelps signs golf deal
Is Tiger 'back' after Monday win?
Agustin â€śGusâ€ť Fuentes, 49, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
Born in Hicksville, OH, Agustin worked as a painter and was a member of The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
He was a loving father and grandfather. Surviving relatives include his wife, Regina Villanueva of Columbia City; children, Krystal Fuentes of Ohio, Juan Villanueva, Angela Villanueva, Lupe Villanueva, Juana Calan, Kristy Villanueva and Victor Villanueva all of Fort Wayne; siblings, Hope, Anna, Linda, Corinna, Victor, David, Raul Jr.; father, Raul Sr. and 20 grandchildren.
Both Columbia City and Columbia Township Fire Departments responded to
a fully-engulfed structure fire at 1090 S. CR 50 E. Tuesday night. Four poeple were in the home and escaped without injury. However, three pets were killed in the blaze. The cause of the fire has yet to be released. Read The Post & Mail Wednesday for more coverage.
Columbia City police are searching for a missing K9, Stryker, and asking for the public's help.
The six-year-old Dutch Shepherd, reportedly escaped a kennel at his handler's house in Collins Tuesday. A police officer said he spotted Stryker at approximately 2:30 p.m. near the intersection of Ind. 205 and County Road 200 North.
Columbia City Eagles basketball fans!
Boys team does NOT play Northrop tonight. Their next game is at home Saturday at 7:30 vs. Norwell.
Girls team has ONE MORE game this regular season. They will play Huntington North at home Thursday at 7:30.
The Post and Mail apologizes for the confusion.
Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team is looking to take revenge on Northrop Feb. 16, as the Eagles host the team that beat them, 63-55, in the sectional finals last season. The Bruins are 15-3 and Columbia City is 14-3. Above, Drew Benedict walks off the court after the season-ending loss to Northrop.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the final installment of a three-part series highlighting the Whitley County Courthouse.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Standing as a pinnacle in Whitley County, the current Courthouse has existed for 123 years.
As part of the buildingâ€™s foundation, a cornerstone, anchoring the northeast corner, was sealed Sept. 20, 1888, and inside a varied assortment of items were deposited to be uncovered at a future date.
Copies of invitations, posters, programs from the laying of the cornerstone were included.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Last week, Kerr Real Estate announced its plans to develop the former Scottâ€™s grocery store location into a multi-use building.
Occupying almost 60 percent of the building will be Dunhamâ€™s Sports, a sporting good retailer out of Michigan.
With a store already in Warsaw and Auburn and a new location planned for Fort Wayne, many Columbia City residents are anticipating a positive economic impact.
â€śI love it. A new business and new jobs,â€ť commented Sheryl L. Crawford-Hackett on The Post & Mailâ€™s Facebook page.