Archive - Sep 29, 2010
Rondo Monerville âMontyâ Miller, 84, of Huntington, died at 7:39 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 28, 2010 at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
He was born April 27, 1926 in Peru, a son of Robert V., Sr. and Nellie C. (Hartleroad) Miller. He married Norma Jane Nichols.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Gard.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bailey-Love Mortuary. Funeral services will then be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary with Rev. Elzie Spencer officiating. There will be no burial.
Nelson R. Arnold, 76, of rural Churubusco, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010.
He was born May 12, 1934 in Allen County, a son of Nelson H. and Sarah Pauline (Bowlby) Arnold. His formative years were spent in the Churubusco area. He graduated from Huntertown High School.
He engaged in general farming and was employed at Viking in Columbia City for many years and H & H Equipment in Huntertown for 22 years, retiring in 1999.
Surviving relatives include his companion, Nellene K. Miller and a sister, Marilyn (Brian) Parish, both of Churubusco.
COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagles put their perfect Northeast Hoosier Conference record on the line Tuesday night against the DeKalb Lady Barons.
Despite being down two games to none and trailing 2-0 in the third game, the Lady Eagles came away from the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium with their NHC record still intact by virtue of a 24-26, 27-29, 25-20, 25-21, 15-8 come-from-behind five game marathon victory.
FORT WAYNE — Six seasons in the making and Columbia City has set a standard of winning when it comes to boys’ tennis.
Tuesday, the Eagles wrapped up a sixth consecutive season with at least 14 wins. Three-set wins by Travis Johnson and No. 1 doubles Alan Murphy and J.T. Biggs helped the Eagles sweep Northrop on the road 5-0.
“It’s been a nice winning tradition,” Columbia City head coach Doug Stoffel said. “We’ve had guys that just understand how to win.”
SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball team decided to take the long route to winning Tuesday night against the Wawasee Lady Warriors, dragging the night out to a long five-game battle.
After easily winning the first two games, the Lady Warriors came back and won the third and fourth games, bringing the night to a fifth and final battle, to which Whitko won.
As the Indiana High School soccer regular season wraps up the paths for local boys’ and girls’ soccer teams were mapped out Tuesday night.
The Indiana High School Athletic Association held the sectional draw with Columbia City looking for postseason glory.
In the boys’ draw, the Eagles are back at the Homestead sectional lining up a potential third consecutive championship game appearance.
The area outlined in red south of U.S. 30 shows the 32 acres of land now designated as a tax increment financing district in Columbia City. The city council designated the land as a TIF district for 25 years. As a TIF district, property tax revenue for new development will be diverted into the city's redevelopment fund for use only in the TIF district. The current level of property taxes will still be dispersed to taxing entities. Post & Mail image/Whitley County GIS
The installation of a fence at Overlook Villas severed a two-inch natural gas line Tuesday morning. The leak resulted in two of the buildings being evacuated until levels of natural gas in the air returned to normal.
This year’s household hazardous waste day was as busy as ever, with nearly 400 cars passing through the Whitley County Solid Waste Building’s property Saturday.
“We were non-stop from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. when the last car went through,” said Jorell Tucker, director of the solid waste district.
This year’s day was handled by in-house staff instead of staff from an outside company as with previous years.
As the emerald ash borer continues its steady march through Northeast Indiana, it could cost Columbia City thousands of dollars to remove its ash trees as they die and become hazards.
Whether it’s the cost of labor for the removal of the trees or overtime in cleanup when they fall during storms, the tab will not be small.
“In one way or the other, the city’s going to pay for them,” said Eddie Beagles, president of the Columbia City Tree Board.