Archive - Oct 15, 2010
Joyce âMaxâ Ummel, 70, Columbia City, died and went to his heavenly home at 1 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 at Millerâs Merry Manor, Columbia City, where he had been a resident for 17 years.
He was born July 31, 1940 in Elkhart County to Edward and Edith (Anglemyer) Ummel, where he was raised on a Holstein dairy farm until he was 18.
Kenneth Bruce Kline, 73, of Columbia City, died at 2:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 at the Kingston Care Center, Fort Wayne.
He was born Nov. 27, 1936 in Coldwater, Mich., a son of Kenneth L. and Catherine Jean (Brokaw) Kline. He served in the U.S. Navy.
Surviving relatives include a sister, Mary Warrick and a brother, Robert Kline.
Ruth Leon Whiteman, 87, died at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 at her home.
She was born May 11, 1923 in Kosciusko County, a child of Lela Mildred Atchison. Her formative years were spent in Pierceton where she completed her education in the Pierceton High School
On July 7, 1943, she was united in marriage to Henry âHankâ L. Whiteman and they made their home in Columbia City, then moved to Kimmell.
Mr. Whiteman died Jan. 8, 1981 and since 2003, she has made her home in Columbia City. She was a homemaker.
Columbia Cityâs hot spot for cooling down faces challenges as it enters into the second half of its first century.
The Burnworth Memorial Pool turned 50 this year and is beginning to show its age like a person of the same number of years â with visible and not-so-visible signs of wear and tear from decades of activity and exposure to the elements.
Columbia City Park Director Mark Green said this week the once state-of-the-art swimming facility is becoming obsolete in addition to age-worn.
SOUTH WHITLEY â The first phase of South Whitleyâs stormwater project is nearly complete.
Members of the council heard a report from David Harvey with Fleis and Vandenbrink who attended the meeting with engineer Nathan Anderson Tuesday. Anderson has been highly involved in the townâs storm water project.
LARWILL - Town council members are still concerned with the property at 202 N. Center Street which was evacuated last spring due to several violations of the townâs unsafe building ordinance per Chief Inspector Craig Wagner with the Whitley County Planning and Building Department.
Whitley County emergency officials and representatives from the Department of Transportation converged on Main Street in the southern end of Columbia City Thursday evening to assist in the transport of large pipes across the railroad tracks. The pipes, which are the base for wind turbines, span 156 feet and weigh 165,000 pounds, are not allowed on interstate highways and are traveling from Tulsa Okla. to Canada. Transporting the pipes is so arduous for truck drivers that it took two hours just to travel 12 miles out of Tulsa.
Traditionally, when the economy slows down, the need for services at public libraries picks up.
Unfortunately, with library funding coming mainly from property taxes, economic slow downs mean library budgets may take a hit, causing decreases in services or staff, just when they need them most.
According to published reports, many of the larger libraries throughout the state are doing just that. The Indianapolis library officials announced at the end of September a cut in hours of operation by 26 percent and a loss of 35 to 40 jobs.
Martha âMrs. Cecilâ Land, 88, a resident of Fort Wayne and a native of Noble County, passed away at 11:22 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born in Merriam Nov. 5, 1921, a daughter of Nicholas and Etta May (Addis) Herron. She was united in marriage to Cecil M. Land.
The surviving relatives include a daughter, Golda Land; and a sister, Mary Jane Paulus.