Archive - Aug 24, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s three candidates for the townâ€™s top elected position shared the stage Tuesday night and gave their views on everything from economic development to what should be done with the aging city swimming pool.
The event, the first debate involving the final three candidates for Columbia City mayor, was hosted by the Columbia City Kiwanis and packed a meeting room of the Peabody Public Library with more than 100 potential voters.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” When third-graders from throughout Whitley County line up at the local YMCA for free swimming lessons, they will reap the benefits of a contingent of veteran swim instructors.
The most seasoned of these aquatic experts is George Roth, whoâ€™s been teaching the finer points of treading water for the better part of four decades.
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CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. â€” Donna Jean Chappell Kern Vorce, 78, of Canandaigua, N.Y., died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 in Canandaigua where she resided since July 9, 2000.
She was born in Whitley County on Sept. 17, 1932, the daughter of the late Thomas E. Chappell and Ruth M. Bills.
He formative years were spent in Milton, Pa. where she graduated from Milton High School June 1950.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Rickey T. â€śRickâ€ť Moyer, 57, of rural South Whitley, died Sunday evening, Aug. 21, 2011 in the emergency room at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he was transported after becoming suddenly ill at his home.
He was born May 27, 1954 in Columbia City, a son of Joseph Denver and Mary Deloris (Anderson) Moyer.
His formative years were spent in rural South Whitley.
He graduated from Whitko High School.
On June 3, 1972 he was united in marriage to Jill E. Fry. They made their home south of South Whitley for the past 39 years.
Olive M. Tonkel, 87, a former resident of Collins and widow of Charles Merl Tonkel, Sr., passed away at 9:23 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at The Oaks in Columbia City.
She had been in declining health for some time, and had been a patient at the nursing home for the past six years.
Mrs. Tonkel was born in Fort Wayne May 3, 1924, a daughter of Lyman and Pauline (Sines) Blanchard.
She spent her formative years in Fort Wayne, and was married there on May 25, 1941 to Charles Merl Tonkel, Sr.