Archive - Aug 2010
In an effort to wipe out hunger, the second annual United Way’s Day of Caring food drive is in full swing with blue donation barrels placed at various businesses in Columbia City, South Whitley and Churubusco. All food donated at the barrels will remain in Whitley County by supporting local food banks.
The foresight of the Peabody Public Library board 10 years ago has become a reality with the completion of Phase I of a $1.2 million expansion project.
When the library was initially constructed, a large empty hole was to be excavated under the main floor of the library. The board at the time chose to go ahead and pour the concrete and leave it as an unfinished area with an eye to future expansion.
A North Manchester man was arrested Monday evening after he allegedly locked a woman and her child in the trunk of his car, sexually assaulted the mother and then fled police.
Thirty-six-year-old Bill Warren faces two counts of felony criminal confinement and one count of felony fleeing law enforcement after Monday’s ordeal, according to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.
Juanita S. Mueller, 88, of Columbia City, died at 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 2010 at Heritage Park Nursing Home, Fort Wayne where she had been a resident for the past two years.
She was born Dec. 14, 1921 in Allen County, a daughter of John and Celeste (Bubb) Gibson. Her formative years were spent in Fort Wayne where she attended Catholic Schools.
Freida Blanche Fleck, 95, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor Inc., Columbia City. Born July 5, 1915 in Columbia Township, she was a daughter of Charles Grover and Estella Mae (Crawford) Wynkoop.
Delmar Bazil Jackson, Jr., 78, of South Whitley, passed away at 7:14 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 at his home. Born Oct. 28, 1931 in Putman County, he was a son of Bazil and Venia Grace (Bowles) Jackson, Sr.
Emery Franklin Rowland, 88, of Claypool, died at 9:35 p.m. Aug. 28, 2010 at Millers Merry Manor in Warsaw.
A lifetime resident of Claypool, he was born Oct. 14, 1921 to Merl and Anna (Shepherd) Rowland. He married Phyllis Hoover May 19, 1941 in Claypool.
He was a farmer, retiring in 2004 and his memberships included the Claypool United Methodist Church; Farm Bureau; and the Miami Valley Milk Producers, of which he was a board member.
He enjoyed visits from his children and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
COLUMBIA CITY — One close loss is bad enough but three consecutive is a bad habit Columbia City girls’ golf would like to break.
Monday, the Lady Eagles came into their Northeast Hoosier Conference match at Eagle Glen Golf Course having lost their last two conference matches by four strokes or less.
After holding a five-stroke lead with two golfers in the clubhouse against Carroll, Columbia City (3-5, 1-4 NHC) struggled to find another low score to put the match away.
WEST LAFAYETTE — Four points was the difference for Columbia City cross country over the weekend.
On Saturday, the Eagle squads traveled to Boiler country to take on a field with ranked teams.
Despite having runners take the top two spots, the Lady Eagles day was capped off in second-place, just four points behind No. 18 West Lafayette, 75-71.
Ranked No. 23 themselves, the Lady Eagles beat out No. 7 Crown Point who finished four points back in third-place.
Deb Shelton drives a pair of miniature ponies Saturday during a pony pull competition at Squawbuck Days while Mike Rinker keeps an eye on the sled. More photos of the event are on page 2.