Archive - Oct 2010
Tamara Mae â€śTammyâ€ť Geiger, 45, of Fort Wayne passed away at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 at the Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. She was the daughter of George L. and Eva Mae (Simpson) Geiger.
She is survived by her father; sister, Gail L. Estabrook; and grandmother, Wilma Simpson.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, with funeral service following at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Scott Pattison will officiate.
Is there a game plan to stop Churubusco fullback Kyle Mathewson?
If there is, no one has figured it out yet.
Not even his own coach wants to know how an opponent goes about stopping the Eagles career leading rusher.
“I have no idea,” Churubusco head coach Lee Etzler said of how to stop Mathewson. “I would not want to have to figure that out.”
Two tornadoes touched down in Whitley County Tuesday morning leaving millions of dollars in damage, but no loss of human life, in their wake.
Officials with the National Weather Service said a tornado that landed near county road 400 S was an EF1 twister, capable of winds between 86 and 110 mph. A second tornado was an EF0 in southwestern Whitley County. Winds in an EF0 tornado measure 65 to 85 mph.
Both tornadoes were on the ground for approximately two miles.
While the tornadoes by-passed the countyâ€™s communities, damage in the rural areas was extensive.
Two of Whitleyâ€™s Countyâ€™s school systems will have board of trustee races for Election Day next week.
Whitko Community School Corporation filled its vacant spots during the primary election in May.
At Smith-Green schools, Tanya C. Young of rural Columbia City is an at-large candidate for the school board in District One, while Cathy Petrie of rural Albion vies for the at-large slot in District 3. Candidates for school boards are, by rule, listed as non-partisan. Both are unopposed.
“Ever since I started playing football I always knew I wanted to be a quarterback.”
From the Junior Football League days to the first time he stepped foot onto Max Gandy Athletic Field, Columbia City quarterback Logan Rehrer knew what he wanted to be.
The QB. The gunslinger. The man under center.
However you want to put it, Rehrer grew up with hard work put into being the man with the ball every play.
Agnes I. Hartman, 84, a former resident of Merriam and more recently of Fort Wayne, passed away at 5:23 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Merriam, May 3, 1926, to Olen and Mary Shaffer. She accepted Christ and was baptized at Merriam Christian Chapel. Throughout her life, she profoundly affected the lives of many, but did so in a modest and unassuming way.
Peggy Diane Bradley, 52, of Kimmell, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010.
Born Jan. 29, 1958, she was a daughter of Billy R. and Julia A. (Hollenbacher) Jackson II.
She was a member of the Womenâ€™s Auxiliary of VFW Lodge 4717 in Wolf Lake and the United Methodist Church of Wolf Lake.
Patricia A. â€śPatâ€ť Clark, 80, a resident of Churubusco, passed away at 5:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at the residence of her daughter in Noble County.
Ms. Clark was born in Fort Wayne Feb. 2, 1930, a daughter of James A. and Margaret E. (Morris) Clark.
The surviving relatives include her daughter, Deborah L. Geiger.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Dr. Lane Burgland, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, officiating.
Charles E. â€śCharlieâ€ť Gilbert, 58, a former resident of Churubusco and more recently of Warsaw, was found dead at 1:02 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2010 at his home. Although he had suffered some health problems, his death was unexpected.
Mr. Gilbert was born in Columbia City Dec. 2, 1951, a son of Edward E. and Freda E. (Wise) Gilbert. He spent his formative years in Churubusco, and graduated from Churubusco High School. He had previously been employed at Egolfâ€ťs IGA in Churubusco and later worked as a self-employed logger in Montana.
Residents who live at the far end of Whitley County and have to call long distance to reach the county government offices may soon get some relief.
The Whitley County Board of Commissioners discussed last week the possibility of installing toll-free telephone numbers in most of the countyâ€™s government offices.
The lines could cost three cents per minute.
This move would benefit Churubusco residents, or citizens with a 693 prefix on their telephone numbers.
Commissioner Don Amber used the assessorâ€™s office as an example of the benefits to the new numbers.