Archive - Sep 8, 2010
Whitley County has now drafted an ordinance that would ban the sale and possession of K-2, or Spice, a product marketed as incense but used instead as a synthetic marijuana.
If passed, the ordinance would be the latest addition to several others in counties and cities throughout the state and nation. Several other states have also banned the sale of the product.
âMy biggest concern is that weâve got to do something in the county to discourage this,â said Mike Schrader, county commissioner chair.
Following a $1 million reduction for its budget this year, Whitley County Schools is poised to approve its proposed 2011 budget, which is about $320,000 less than this yearâs.
âThatâs where we made our massive reductions earlier this year,â said Tony Zickgraf, business and operations manager for WCCS.
He said the district took into account no new money from the earlier cuts imposed on the district.
David E. âPopeyeâ Stier, 28, of Paulding, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, at Henry County Hospital as the result of a traffic accident.
Born in Phoenix, Ariz., he was a member of White Tiger Martial Arts.
Surviving are his son, Sean A. Stier; father, Ronald R. Stier of Harlan; sisters, Rozlyne (Corey) Kling of Mishawaka, Amanda (Jose) Torrez and Stephanie (Trent) Bodie, both of Fort Wayne; grandmother, Donna L. Stier of New Haven; and grandfather, Larry Bradtmiller.
Robert A. Appleton, 79, of Wolf Lake, died at 11:06 a.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 at his residence. Born Sept. 24, 1930 in Lake County, he was a son of Clark and Luella (Bothwell) Appleton.
He graduated from Merrillville High School with the Class of 1948. From 1953-1955 he served in the U.S. Army where he served in the Korean War.
On Nov. 9, 1957 he married Leila H. Wilson in Merrillville. In 1978 he moved with his family to Wolf Lake where he established the family farm, Appleton Farms, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Living Waters Lutheran Church in Wolf Lake.
Virginia M. Pepple, 93, a resident of Avilla and widow of Huber Pepple, passed away at 6:04 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville.
Mrs. Pepple was born June 4, 1917 in Green Township in Noble County, a daughter of Martin and Anna (Bianski) Kostielney.
The surviving relatives include her daughter, Rosalie Curtland.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ege, with Father Danney Pinto, the celebrant.
Melvin G. Huber, 87, died at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at Goshen General Hospital.
He was born March 9, 1923 to G. Fred and Sarah (Shidler) Huber in Goshen. On Nov. 21, 1942 he married Joann A. Detwiler at the First Brethren Church Parsonage, Goshen.
Thomas B. Parrish, 59, a resident of rural Fort Wayne in Eel River Township, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at his residence.
Mr. Parrish was born in Fort Wayne Aug. 2, 1951, a son of Robert E. , Sr. and Sylvia M. (Shoopman) Parrish. He spent his formative years in Eel River Township and graduated from Carroll High School in 1970.
In 267 wins and nearly 20 seasons as a head coach, there has only been one place for Columbia City boys’ basketball coach Chris Benedict to call home.
“I was very comfortable for 11 years here,” Benedict said. “I had an opportunity to go do something different and took advantage of it but at the end of the day my family and I looked at our time here and said that it was home.”
When looking for the reasons that a coach is considered to be successful, it is easy to look at the obvious things like won-loss records.
Certainly the accomplishments of the Columbia City wrestling team under Randy Kearby in the past decade are enough to justify him being called a success.
Now those accomplishments plus the commitment he made to the betterment of his wrestlers as young men has earned him the title of Whitley County Coach of the Decade.
COLUMBIA CITY — Winning can be contagious but it can also be a curse. With success, breeds complacency for some teams with year after year being just as good as the next.
But for Columbia City boys’ tennis it’s a constant battle the Eagles know they’re fighting to stay atop of the Northeast Hoosier Conference.