November 26th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ When Columbia City and Whitko boysâ€™ basketball teams meet in their traditional pre-Thanksgiving contest, the game takes on a sectional atmosphere with each side going all out. This yearâ€™s edition featured a tall, long, aggressive veteran Columbia City squad and a Whitko team with a brand new coach, and one win in games last season. Under some instances with a rivalry of this sort one might through records and such things out, but in this case things went according to expectations, as the Eagles opened their season with a dominating 73-16 win.
MONROE - Some basketball games are decided at the buzzer with one team hitting a shot as time expires for an exciting victory. Wednesday night's season-opener for the Churubusco Eagles boys basketball game was not decided at the buzzer. Instead, the Eagles first game of the year was decided in the first five minutes of the game. 'Busco used a full-court press and fast-break offense early to ground Adams Central and then pulled away for a 65-42 win.
More than 50 small businesses are being celebrated in a special section of The Post & Mail's expanded delivery edition on Thanksgiving Day. This is the third year that The Post & Mail has published on Thanksgiving Day.
Thursday's big Post & Mail is packed with local news and features, plus tons bargains for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. The newspaper has more than a dozen pre-printed advertising circulars inserted into the big holiday edition.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” As tensions rise among consumers against retailers regarding Thanksgiving shopping, many residents of the county are choosing not to shop on Thursday. â€śWe refuse to shop any store that is open on Thanksgiving,â€ť said local resident Angela Knezevich in a post on The Post & Mailâ€™s Facebook page. â€śItâ€™s sad how retailers have hijacked the family holiday.â€ť
Sept. 24, 1935 - Nov. 24, 2014
Mildred â€śMidgeâ€ť L. Deubner, 79, of Columbia City, Ind., passed away at 7:23 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born on Sept. 24, 1935 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Homer H. and Bonnie (Biggs) Bowlby.
She was a lifelong resident of Whitley County.
Oct. 6, 1931 â€” Nov. 23, 2014
Helen L. Baxley, 83, of Columbia City, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at her home.
Born Oct. 6, 1931 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Keith and Berniece (Wood) Leininger.
She grew up on her family farm outside of Columbia City and graduated from Coesse High School with the Class of 1949.
On April 17, 1953, she married Harley L. Baxley. The two had met while working together at U.S. Rubber.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ All households in the greater-Columbia City area will receive Thursday morningâ€™s huge Thanksgiving Day edition of The Post & Mail.
The complete Thursday newspaper will be filled with local news you need to know and important consumer savings as the holiday shopping season begins in earnest.
In fact, more than 53 local advertisers are participating in The Post & Mailâ€™s big Small Business Saturday promotion, there will be more than a dozen pre-print inserts packaged in the holiday issue â€“ plus tons of other advertising throughout the newspaper.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The first match of a season is an exciting time for high school wrestlers.
The intensity gets amped up a few notches if you are a Columbia City wrestler. Every season, the Eagles open up the year against perennial powerhouse and Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Bellmont.
Sept. 18, 1927 â€” Nov. 23, 2014
Virginia Ruth Smith, 87, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was born Sept. 18, 1927, a daughter of Frank and Viola (Hicks) Cherry.
Her husband is Herman Smith. She has three step-children, one sister and one brother. She was preceded in death by two sisters and three half sisters.
The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, with visitation after 10 a.m. The burial will be in South Park Annex Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.
Dec. 6, 1965 â€” Oct. 17, 2014
Jamesâ€ťJimmyâ€ť Harvey Bowles III, 48, of Little Rock, Ark. passed away Friday afternoon Oct. 17, 2014.
Jimmy is preceded in death by his father James Harvey Bowles, Jr. and his grandparents James Harvey Bowles, Sr. and Dollie Mae Bowles.
He is survived by his mother Sandi Bowles Chaffin, sisters; Cathy Lee (Tim), Denise Carroll (John), Sandra Bowles Johnson; brother, Ellis Ray Chaffin; aunt, Alison Furge (Jay); uncle, Denis Glenn (Anita) along with many loving nieces, nephews, and other relatives.