Archive - Sep 2010
A plan from Whitko Community Schools to have a referendum on the ballot this fall for a tax levy increase is still a go, but the district will only increase the tax rate if there is a shortfall in funding from the state.
After news that the district will get $347,000 in federal education stimulus funding for the next school year, the district will likely not need to do an increase in its tax rate until at least 2012.
A Whitley County native was one of three people murdered Aug. 26 in Suwannee County, Fla., in what police believe was a home invasion robbery.
Sixty-eight-year-old Nancy Militello was found dead in her home along with her husband, Joseph Militello Jr., 57, and their 32-year-old nephew, Angelo Rosales.
The three were found face-down and side-by-side in the living room of the home, all shot in the back of the head, according to police statements to the “Suwanee Democrat.”
MANCHESTER — Coming off their first loss in the Northeast Hoosier Conference Tuesday, the Eagles soccer team looked to bounce back on the road at Manchester.
Thursday, Columbia City prevented a losing streak and got back to winning shutting out the Squires 4-0.
As visitors, the Eagles didn’t take long to gain a sizable lead scoring three goals in the first half.
Sophomore Sam Wight broke a scoreless game on an assist from Grant Wood to put Columbia City up 1-0.
FORT WAYNE — Just as Eagles fly in a flock, the Columbia City cross country team flew in a pack Thursday at the Wayne Invitational.
The boys’ team ran in a tight pack placing five Eagles in the top 10.
Finishing within 30 seconds of one another, Brendon Zoltek led the pack in third while the rest followed: Evan Harney fifth, Adam Bernhard sixth, Trevor Maggart seventh, David Potter 10th.
COLUMBIA CITY — There are times when you can take something positive out of a loss. That was the case Thursday night when the Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team played host to the highly regarded Concordia Cadets.
The Lady Eagles played a solid game sticking with the Cadets in each game before falling in three sets 21-25, 19-25, 21-25 at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium.
In game one the Lady Eagles matched the Cadets point for point in the early going.
Whitley County voter registration clerk Debbie Beers says online registration through the stateâ€™s new online service has been slow locally.
â€śI usually get a couple a day,â€ť Beers said.
Since the service became available July 1, Beers estimated about 50 Whitley County voters have registered for this fallâ€™s general election.
â€śI think maybe people just arenâ€™t aware that itâ€™s available,â€ť Beers said of the service.
When someone reaches a point in life where it’s no longer as easy to live in the sprawling ranch home or two-story house in the city, a nursing home may not be the first place someone wants to live out their years.
With that in mind, three local developers have taken to the task of providing apartments geared toward seniors.
The Gridiron Preview takes a week three match-ups for Whitley County high school football teams.
Bellmont at Columbia City
Letha B. Werstler, 83, of Pierceton, passed away at 2:04 a.m. today, Sept. 2, 2010 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born Nov. 5, 1926 in Marion to Leslie H. and Emma Z. (Wolfe) Wagoner. She was married to John J. â€śBusterâ€ť Werstler who preceded her in death.
Survivors include a sister, Mary Burns and a brother, Merritt Wagoner.
Nancy Sue Militello, 68, passed away Aug. 26, 2010. She was born on May 23, 1942 and a native of Columbia City. She was married to Joseph Militello, Jr. April 5, 1988 in Tampa, Fla. She moved to McAlpin, Fla. with Joseph seven years ago and made it her home.
Nancy is survived by her brother-in-law James (Susan) Militello, Sr. of McAlpin; two nephews, Vincent (Christa) Rosales of Tampa, Fla. and James Militello, Jr. of McAlpin; and one niece, Elizabeth Stanley of McAlpin.