Archive - Oct 2010
Area firefighters are stressing the importance of following the recently-imposed ban on open burning in Whitley County.
On Monday, the Whitley County Fire Chiefsâ€™ Association issued a ban countywide on all open burning until further notice.
While township and city firefighters have said they donâ€™t plan to issue fines for violating the ban, they do say the ban will be enforced.
â€śWeâ€™re going to go put out the fire, thatâ€™s enforcing the ban,â€ť said Thomas E. LaRue, Columbia City fire chief.
â€śThere will also be the added embarrassment of having to have the fire department come out.â€ť
MARION — When it comes to high school cross country, Whitko boys’ cross country came into Tuesday in a new position.
One season removed from reaching semistate as a team for the first time in school history, the Wildcats yet again knocked on the door of history.
Before the Marion sectional Tuesday, Whitko had never before seen a sectional team championship.
MARION — 1-2-5-7-9-13. No those aren’t lottery numbers.
Those are the placings of Lady Eagles in Tuesday’s Marion sectional. Out of a possible fewest points of 15 as a team, No. 17 Columbia City scored 24 on its way to the first sectional championship since 1986.
FORT WAYNE — The old saying goes, “When it rains, it pours.”
In the opening round of the Homestead girls’ soccer sectional, it was the Columbia City Lady Eagles that “rained” goal after goal on the North Side Lady Redskins on their way to a resounding 12-0 win Tuesday night.
James Wayne Chaney, 53, of Harris Brake, Ark., passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. He was born Dec. 7, 1956, in Goshen. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and friend to all who knew him.
Ruthanna G. Chamness, 88, of Warsaw, died at 7:05 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 at Grace Village, Winona Lake.
She was born September 7, 1922 in Paw Paw Township, Wabash County, a daughter of Fred Andrew and Hazel Marie (Oswalt) Gurtner. She married Robert Morris Chamness.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 832 E. Center Street, Warsaw with visitation from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. The private burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.
MaryNelle Good, 68, of Columbia City, died at 9:10 p.m. Oct. 11, 2010 at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born April 4, 1942 in Rochester, she was a daughter of the late Charles D. and Maxine (Smythe) Powers.
Whitley County Consolidated School patrons have decisions to make regarding who will represent them on their board in the coming years.
Four seats are open on the board, with three incumbents, Don Armstrong, Brooks Langeloh and Tim Bloom, choosing to seek re-election. Nicki Baker opted to not seek re-election.
The incumbents all have challengers.
Baker and Armstrong represents the city district and there are challenges for both seats from three opponents, Herschel Aumsbaugh, Christopher Bechtold and Eric Horvath.
Inebriation can sometimes lead to visions of pink elephants and flying pigs.
But the pink ducks flying through the air at the CCHS gym Wednesday night are real and have nothing to do with too much to drink.
After all, the chuck a duck contest is just part of the CCHS volleyball teamâ€™s Dig for Cure night.
The volleyball team, in conjunction with breast cancer awareness month, has a series of fundraisers taking place at their match Wednesday with all proceeds helping to provide cancer services for Whitley County residents.