October 30th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” As an avid local golfer, Greg King knows that any athlete has his good days and his bad ones, but this past summer King had a pair of great days Ââ€” two holes-in -ones. At the same lucky hole, Steve Lemmon also had a hole-in-one this summer.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As a retired 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Bruce A. Strach has made it a habit to inform the public of the nationâ€™s secrets â€” well, declassified former secrets.
VIDEO: Bumgarner Shines As Giants Win World Series
Madison Bumgarner punctuated one of the finest World Series performances in baseball history by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the third part in The Post & Mailâ€™s series on homeschooling.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As her oldest child was about to enter kindergarten, Jessica Smith and her husband Scott were faced with the impending decision of their childâ€™s education. â€śAs A.J. was getting closer to going to kindergarten, I found that I couldnâ€™t sleep at night,â€ť said Smith. â€śGod was placing it on my heart to homeschool my son.â€ť
WHITLEY COUNTY â€“ A 2014 Veterans Day Photo Salute in The Post & Mail newspaper will be published in the Nov. 8 Weekend Edition.
Details about how you can submit photos and information about family members who have served our nation in the military â€“ past or present â€“ can be found in an advertisement on Page A10 of today's newspaper, available at newsstands throughout Whitley County, or by calling the newspaper office at 260 244-5153.
This is an opportunity for the public to honor a loved one, living or deceased, on the pages of this special feature.
NEW HAVEN â€” The first time the Columbia City Eagle football team crossed paths with the New Haven Bulldogs this season was on the Eaglesâ€™ home field at Homecoming. The Eagles and the Bulldogs will square off in the second round of IHSAA Sectional action Friday night on the Bulldogs home field.
Sept. 25, 1958 â€” Oct. 27, 2014
Joseph â€śJoeâ€ť Rivas, 56, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at his home in Fort Wayne.
Joe was born Sept. 25, 1958 in Chippewa Falls, Wis. Joe served his country in the Navy from 1977 thru 1981 and again from 1985 thru 1989.
Nov. 13, 1939 â€” Oct. 28, 2014
Douglas W. Vorndran, 74, of Columbia City, died at 11:36 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he was admitted Saturday.
He was born Nov. 13, 1939 in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Clement and Uva (Vansickle) Vorndran.
His formative years were spent in Fort Wayne. Later the family moved to Anderson where he graduated from Anderson High School.
He served in the U.S. Army Reserve. The majority of his work career was as a press operator at Parrot Press in Fort Wayne.
Oct. 29, 2014
Walter R. Mills, 81, a resident of rural Columbia City at Tri-Lakes, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Oct. 29, 2014 at the family residence on Shriner Lake.
Mr. Mills was born in 1933 in Detroit, a son of Harold and Mary (Falba) Mills. He moved to Fort Wayne as a child with his parents, and was a U.S. Army veteran.
In 1954, he was married to Betty Truelove in Fort Wayne and lived there until moving to his lake home in 1996.
He was employed at International Harvester in Fort Wayne for 33 years, retiring as a tool research engineer in 1983.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In more than one instance Tuesday night, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel assured the public and the city council that taxes will not be raised for the construction of a proposed new aquatics facility. The Columbia City Park Boardâ€™s proposed $4 million aquatics facility may begin construction next fall, provided land can be purchased and funds can be raised.