Archive - Sep 21, 2010
A Columbia City teenager who pleaded guilty to child molesting for taking off a three-year-old girl’s clothes and bouncing her on his lap was sentenced Monday to six years at the Whitley County Jail with four to serve.
Whitley Circuit Court Judge James Heuer said he wanted to have some portion of the sentence suspended so 18-year-old William B. Leeka could be under the court’s authority and be made to seek sex offender treatment classes.
Senior nursing students at Huntington University will begin working in the Parkview Huntington and Parkview Whitley hospitals this Thursday.
The 10 students will conduct health assessments, give medications, perform several treatments and assist with activities of daily living to fulfill a clinical requirement for one of their current courses, Adult Health II. Five students will work at the Huntington location, and five will care for patients in Columbia City.
Former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher and father to a man with Down syndrome, Carl Erskine, will inspire families and community members when he speaks at Passages’ upcoming annual meeting.
A rural Churubusco resident had his initial hearing Monday afternoon in Whitley Circuit Court for allegedly stabbing another man seven times in the gut during a bar fight Sunday morning in Churubusco.
Twenty-six-year-old John W. Reed was originally charged with aggravated battery, battery causing bodily injury and criminal recklessness, but those charges were amended to a class C felony charge of battery with a deadly weapon.
Once the ordinance is published for the public to see, it will be illegal to buy or possess any form of synthetic marijuana in Whitley County.
“We’re not going to allow it to be sold in the county and be possessed in the county,” Whitley County Commissioner Mike Schrader said after the commissioners voted Tuesday to put the ordinance in place.
Marianne Clark, age 79, of Columbia City, Ind. passed away at 9:25 am on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City, Ind. Born on Aug. 30, 1931 in Whitley County, Ind. she was the daughter of Fred A. and Coral R. (Bills) Nei.
Richard D. â€śDickâ€ť Heintzelman, age 57, of Columbia City, Ind., died at 4:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, Ind. He was born on Aug. 29, 1953 to Ross V. and Charleene M.(Kauffman) Heintzelman.
Thelma R. Linsmeyer, 80, a resident of Columbia City, passed away, peacefully in her sleep early Sunday morning, Sept. 19, 2010 at her home.
She was born Feb. 18, 1930 in Eaton, a daughter of Clarence L. and Rosemary Carder Tharp. Her formative years were spent in Eaton where she graduated from high school in 1948. In 1978, she received an associate degree as a licensed practical nurse in Fort Wayne.
Ruth M. Jines, 88, lifetime resident of Wabash, passed away at 10:35 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010 at Renaissance Village.
She was born to the late Richard and Lena (LaSonde) Rhoads April 6, 1922 in Wabash. She married Leslie T. Jines Aug. 30, 1942 and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons, Dean Jines and Jack L. Jines; and a sister, Lenell Scott.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, IN 46992. Burial will follow in the Friends Cemetery in Wabash County.
Barbara Ann Smith, 70, of Columbia City, died early Sunday morning, Sept. 19, 2010 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne where she was admitted Saturday. She had been in failing health.
She was born May 16, 1940 in Detroit, Mich., a daughter of James C. F. and Winifred B. (Kettle) Barker. Her formative years were spent in Detroit.
On Oct. 6, 1964 she married John D. Malott Sr. They made their home in Tucson, Ariz., later residing in various areas throughout the United States before returning to Tucson in 1997. Mr. Malott died March 19, 1999.