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Chili winner gives to shelter

February 16, 2011

Bob Hoffman, winner of the Chili Cookoff at the Fire and Ice Winterfest presented checks totaling $500 — $250 for winning, plus he matched it with another $250 — to the Whitley County Humane Shelter Tuesday. In case of residual effects from the hot chili, “Chance” the fire dog and a fire extinguisher stand by. Pictured from left are Sara Lochner-Goff, president of the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce, Hoffman and Karen Friend-Bowman, director of operations at the Humane Shelter. Chance and many other dogs and cats are available for adoption at the shelter. — Post & Mail photo/Becky Hand

Petrie ready to head to Frankfort

February 16, 2011

Cassandra Petrie of Churubusco, earning the title of Whitley County 2011 Junior Miss last fall, leaves this weekend for the state program and a chance to become Indiana’s Junior Miss.

’Busco derails in second half

February 16, 2011

   GARRETT — One glaring statistic stuck out Tuesday night when the Churubusco boys’ basketball team hit the road to Garrett.
   3-for-12 (25 percent).
   That is what the Eagles shot from the free throw line in the second half of a road loss to the Railroaders 47-40.
   “It’s been a little bit of an issue all year and tonight it got us,” Churubusco head coach Mike McBride said. “It comes back to bite you and it bit us tonight.”

Samaritan steps in to help man

February 16, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man who was found bloodied and incoherent, walking along Main Street in Columbia City Tuesday is in serious condition at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Ralph Anderson, 78, was taken to Parkview Whitley Hospital before being transferred to Fort Wayne where he was listed in serious condition this morning.
According to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, a 911 call came in at 1:42 p.m. Tuesday of a man with “altered levels of consciousness.”

Comprehensive plan can be viewed at final open house

February 16, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Concerned citizens can view the third incarnation of Whitley County’s newest comprehensive plan during an open house today, according to the county’s Building and Planning Department.
Dave Sewell, the department’s executive director said last month there have been few changes between the plan’s second and third draft, citing mostly semantics, grammatical and spelling changes, adding the most notable changes stemmed from public input meetings and involved windmills.
Sewell said the public comments have pertained to wind energy, turbines and alternative energy devices.

Leonard Williams, 77

February 16, 2011

Leonard P. “Lenny” Williams, 77, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:25 p.m., Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at his residence. Born June 16, 1933 in Clinton, Ohio, he was a son of Charles E. and Margaret E. (Carr) Williams.
He lived in Carrollton, Ohio until 1956 and Fort Wayne from 1956-1993 before moving to Columbia City. He graduated from Clinton High School with the Class of 1951, Clinton, Ohio and attended Indiana Tech.

Deborah Killian, 54

February 16, 2011

Deborah K. Killian, 54, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 at her residence on Crooked Lake. Born July 19, 1956 in Lebanon, Ind., she was a daughter of William E. Zollars and Ruth A. (Greeson) Remley.

Steven Hawk, 50

February 16, 2011

Steven Bruce Hawk, 50, of Morning Sun, Iowa, died Monday afternoon, Feb. 14, 2011, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa. A son of Bert and Shirley Carroll Hawk, he was born March 22, 1960 in Ft. Wayne. He married Tammy L. Spitznogle April 28, 2000 in Wapello, Iowa.
He was an over-the-road truck driver having last worked for Adrian Trucking out of Richland, Iowa. Steven loved sports, his time with his family (especially grandchildren) video games and movies.

Virginia Wiseman, 82

February 16, 2011

Virginia Rose Wiseman, 82, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born May 9, 1928 in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of Roland “Victor” Phend and Hazlette (Brubaker) Ferguson.

Naaman Van Meter, 38

February 16, 2011

Naaman E. Van Meter, 38, of Larwill, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Goshen General Hospital in Goshen. He was born Aug. 31, 1972 in Warsaw to Thomas E. and Judy E. (Carey) Van Meter.
Survivors include his parents; five sisters, Hope Lightner, Rebekah Eisner, Elanna Moeller, Christine Van Meter and Larissa Phillips; one brother, Ryan Van Meter; and grandparents, Larry and Hulleta Carey.

 

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