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January 21st, 2012

GIVING IN HER BLOOD: Local woman honored for blood donation

January 21, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Ellen Hively is a true blue bona fide domesticated tomboy.
She sews, cans, hunts, butchers, gardens, fishes — but most notably she donates her blood.
This Whitley County gal has a heart of gold and she proved that when she received the American Red Cross distinguished honor of being named Whitley County’s Outstanding Donor during January which is National Blood Donor Month.
Hively has donated 216 pints of blood so far and in March she will hit the 27 gallon mark.
“It renews my body. I build new blood platelets every time,” she said.

GETTING SOME AIR

January 21, 2012

Trevor Ellis, 11, of Columbia City leaps from the top of a snow pile at the corner of Chauncey and Van Buren streets Saturday during the 7th Annual Whitley County "Fire and Ice" Winterfest. 11-year-old James Romano looks on. More photos, coverage and results will appear in the Monday edition of The Post & Mail.

January 20th

CCPD: New detectives begin tenure

January 21, 2012



COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Police Department’s newly-appointed detectives began their first full week on the job this week.

Robert Stephenson and Gary Archbold were chosen by CCPD Chief Tim Longenbaugh and Captain Tony Hively last week, to replace their (Longenbaugh and Hively’s) former positions.

“Its a great opportunity to expand my law enforcement background,” Archbold said.

Archbold and Stephenson have more than a decade of experience on the CCPD with 13 and 14 years respectively.

DeKalb downs Lady Eagles

January 20, 2012



COLUMBIA CITY — The Lady Eagles basketball team tried but couldn’t keep up against visiting Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent DeKalb Lady Barons, losing 46-33.

The first quarter saw six lead changes and three ties.The Lady Eagles got scoring contributions from five different players in the opening period, with Emily Whitleather’s five points leading.

Columbia City got in foul trouble late in the first; DeKalb went 3-for-6 from the line and got a Rineheart jumper to end the quarter leading 14-12.

ETA: School going strong

January 20, 2012



COLUMBIA CITY — Halfway through its inaugural school year, Eagle Tech Academy is exactly where it planned to be, according to Principal Brady Mullett.

The year began with an enrollment of 112 students, five full-time staff members and a focus on providing a project-based learning environment for both students and staff.

“We want to create a true professional learning community where we can ask the question to each other of ‘why are we doing what we’re doing,’ and become reflective on our own practices,” said Mullett.

Robert Workman, 83

January 20, 2012

Robert Eugene Workman, 83, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor Inc., Columbia City.
Born May 11, 1928, in Logansport, he was the son of Grover Cleveland and Pearl Mae (Michael) Workman.
In addition to Kalamazoo, Mich., he lived in several Indiana cities including, Kentland, Churubusco, Auburn, Rome City, Kendallville, and Columbia City.
He graduated from Kentland High School with the Class of 1946.
On May 11, 1958, he married Margaret Louise Craig in Whitley County.

Beatrice Winger 83

January 20, 2012

NORTH MANCHESTER — Beatrice Roseann “Rosie” Winger, 83, formerly of North Manchester, died at 12:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City, where she had been a resident since December 16, 2011.
She was born April 7, 1928, in North Manchester, a daughter of Riley and Ina (Rhinehart) Lambert.
Her formative years were spent in North Manchester and she graduated from Central High School.
On Aug. 1, 1947, she was united in marriage to Arden Joe Winger.
They made their home in Fort Wayne and later North Manchester before moving to South Whitley in 1959.

Lowell Bodine 84

January 20, 2012

Lowell B. Bodine, age 84, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:58 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born Aug. 17, 1927, in Maybee, Mich., he was the son of Benjamin C. and Lucille (Yost) Bodine.
He graduated from Dundee High School, Dundee, Mich. with the Class of 1946.
A Whitley County resident since 2009, he was a former resident of Lake James and Michigan.
On June 12, 1948, he married Phyllis A. Wiseman in Maybee, Mich. After 33 years of service, he retired December, 1987, from National Life Insurance.

Carmie Haneline, 84

January 20, 2012

Carmie Haneline, 84, of Columbia City, passed away at 6:06 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born Nov. 26, 1927, in Richlands, Va., she was the daughter of Alonzo and Amie Lee (Allen) Hilton.
She lived in Virginia until 1962. She lived at Wabash, Andrews and Huntington prior to moving to Columbia City in 2002 where she lived at the Clugston Hotel for 6 years and Parkview Oaks for the past four years.
She was a former detective in Georgia, and she worked as a factory worker at Seamco, South Whitley, and Preferred Tech, Andrews.

MUSICAL ASSEMBLY: Fort Wayne Philharmonic quartet entertains Mary Raber youngsters

January 20, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Seldom do you see an orchestra at an elementary school.
Students and staff at Mary Raber Elementary School got a special visit from some of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s string section Wednesday.
Members of the Meadowlark Quartet warmed up their instruments as the children entered the gymnasium.
The children used their active listening skills to hear the beautiful sounds of two violins, a viola and a cello playing J.S. Bach’s greatest hits.
Violinist Marey Trentacosti welcomed the children and told them the philharmonic featured 44 full-time musicians.

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