Archive - Oct 2010
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A Syracuse woman, Linda J. Dietzen, 51, was killed Sunday afternoon after the car she was driving rear-ended the back of a semi at U.S. 30 and 300 E.
According to the police report, the driver of the semi, 24-year-old Jeffery E. Brown, II of Kansas City, Mo., was eastbound on U.S. 30 at about 4:30 p.m. when he started to slow down to stop at a red light.
The light turned green and Brown began to accelerate, traveling with the flow of traffic, according to the report.
Dietzenâ€™s vehicle entered the intersection and crashed into the rear of the tractor-trailer rig pinning her into the car.
Like flame and gasoline, dry weather and moderate-to-high winds make a volatile pair.
When you add the burning, floating ember of a carelessly-monitored trash fire, youâ€™d better hope you have your local volunteer fire department on speed dial.
The Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department reported seven grass fires over the weekend from Friday through Sunday.
The fires burned countless acres and were primarily caused by controlled burns spreading out of control.
Columbia City police plan to add a pair of new cars to the department by early next year.
The cars, one marked and one unmarked, will be delivered and â€śpreppedâ€ť by a local car dealership and should be cruising the cityâ€™s streets by spring, according to Chief of Police Michael Petersen.
According to Columbia City Mayor Jim Fleck, the funds to purchase the cars could be made at least partially available through savings by the city in salaries of two police officers called up to active military duty.
Whether its Eagles, Wildcats or a team from “The City” that you’re talking about in Indiana high school football, then it probably has to do with a conference title race.
Never before has it happened this late into the season. Three teams with a 7-1 record within Whitley County.
Look through your record books, check your statistics and bring together whatever past thoughts you might have and throw them out the window. The county is in the midst of its best combined football season ever.
The Indiana high school volleyball sectional pairings are out and for two Whitley County rivals, it starts off by getting a shot at each other.
Monday, the Indiana High School Athletic Association drew up the four-class brackets for 397 schools across 64 sectional sites.
The opening round of the tournament gets underway next week Oct. 19 through Oct. 23.
Two of the county’s three high school teams will square off in the first round.
Aldyth L. Cotner, 86, of Woodburn, went to her heavenly home, Oct. 8, 2010 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, surrounded by her loving family. The Assumption, Ill. native was a daughter of the late David E. and Ola Cotner. She was a lifetime member and prayer warrior of Woodburn Missionary Church. She retired from General Electric in 1985 after 40 years of service. She was a member of the General Electric Pen-El, and Elex clubs.
Marcia Mabel Himes, 61, of South Whitley, died at 12:12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 at The Waters of Summit City in Fort Wayne. Born Oct. 7, 1949 in Huntington, she was a daughter of H. June and Ruby (Jenkins) Mishler.
She graduated from South Whitley High School with the Class of 1967. On June 20, 1969 she married Lee A. Himes in South Whitley. She worked for Gripco and Johnson Brothers in South Whitley, but her favorite career was that of homemaker, wife and mother. A resident of South Whitley for the majority of her lifetime, she moved to Fort Wayne in 2003.
The Indiana high school football regular season comes to a close this week with all three Whitley County teams in contention for a conference title.
Sunday, those same squads had their paths drawn for the postseason that will follow Oct. 22.
Across five class divisions over 300 teams were placed into brackets that begin with three weeks of sectional play.
Among those teams were Columbia City, Churubusco and Whitko.