Archive - Sep 2010
In an effort to speed the process for tax abatement requests in Whitley County, the county council approved Wednesday making any eligible land in the county an economic revitalization area.
“Other counties in the region have taken a similar step,” said Alan Tió, president of the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation.
They were known to voters as “hands down, the most exciting team of the decade.”
It’s the team that made “this community become ‘Hoosiers.’”
The Post & Mail readers spoke. The 2004 state finalist Columbia City boys’ basketball team is “definitely the best team of the decade.”
Coming up on a seventh season since the faithful run to the state finals, the feeling remains the same in Columbia City.
“A season to remember,” one voter said in The Post & Mail’s best of the decade contest.
Voted second in the best team of the decade, the 2005-2006 Columbia City Eagle wrestling team had big shoes to fill. The previous two teams had set high standards with both of them reaching the IHSAA team state finals and finishing in the top four each year.
The 2006 team lived up to those expectations returning the Eagles to the team state finals for a top four finish for a third consecutive season.
Week four of the Gridiron Preview looks at Columbia City's toughest contest yet.
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.
â€śMy biggest concern is that weâ€™ve got to do something in the county to discourage this,â€ť 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 yearâ€™s.
â€śThatâ€™s where we made our massive reductions earlier this year,â€ť 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. â€śPopeyeâ€ť 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.