November 10th, 2014
A program called 30 Days of Giving allowed Goodyâ€™s, a retailer in Columbia City, to raise $575 for The Lighthouse, a transitional shelter serving Whitley County. Customers and employees had the opportunity to give at the store for 30 days as part of the storeâ€™s bi-annual Community Counts initiative. â€śWe appreciate Goodyâ€™s for their generosity,â€ť said Tania Keirn, The Lighthouseâ€™s executive director. â€śThanks to all the customers who helped contribute to The Lighthouse.â€ť For more information about The Lighthouse, visit www.IFMLighthouse.com.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Early risers in parts of Whitley County had the opportunity to see a rare sight â€” one of the worldâ€™s largest trailer loads passing through Whitley County, en route to Ohio. The trailer measured in at 303 feet long, 800,000 pounds, 16 feet tall and 20 feet wide, with 28 axles and 160 tires.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Saturday morningâ€™s forecasted rain held off for the annual Veterans Day Marathon, which hosted nearly 1,000 in downtown Columbia City. Saturdayâ€™s event marked the fifth year for the event, and the first time the feature race wasnâ€™t won by Justin Gillette.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The following are the results from the Veterans Marathonâ€™s 5K race, held in Columbia City Saturday morning. For more results, including the marathon and half-marathon, see upcoming editions of The Post & Mail.
Place Name City Age Gender Chip Time
1 Roman Jennings Fort Wayne IN 16 M 17:07.27
2 Alissa McKaig Fort Wayne IN 28 F 17:16.75
3 Luke Griner North Webster IN 14 M 18:47.01
4 Aj Cambron Fort Wayne IN 15 M 18:53.10
5 Bailie Brown Columbia City IN 14 F 20:25.89
Aug. 16, 1938 â€” Nov. 8, 2014
Rosalie A. Hilsmier, 76, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Grace Village Health Care in Winona Lake.
Born Aug. 16, 1938 in Payne, OH., she was the daughter of Harry and Maxine (Lee) McPherson.
She graduated from Payne High School with the Class of 1956. She worked at Magnavox and Raytheon in Fort Wayne and Columbia City.
July. 27, 1959 â€” Nov. 8, 2014
Sharon E. Stephens, 55, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:42 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born July 27, 1959 in Alexandria, La., she was the daughter of Ralph and LaVonne (Hobbs) Galway.
Sharon attended and graduated from Colorado Springs High School with the Class of 1978. Following that, she received extensive training from Bob Evans in restaurant management. She was most recently the restaurant manager of Northside Grill in Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s auditorium played host to the Peabody Public Libraryâ€™s 12th annual Salute to Veterans Sunday afternoon. Debbie Lowrance, PBPLâ€™s history librarian, organized the event in response to Veterans Day Tuesday.
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COLUMBIA CITY â€“ More than 650 red-faced runners were finishing their races as the temperature hovered at 40 degrees amid freshening winds at 10:45 Saturday morning in the big Veterans Marathon throughout Columbia City.
The 5K runners have been done for some time now, and the half-marathoners are finishing up. It's expected the full-marathoners will be finishing before and during the noon hour.
Although Saturday morning local vehicular traffic was disrupted, there were no significant problems reported as racers, supporters and onlookers crowded Downtown Columbia City.