Archive - 2011
Mary Ann Pund, 85, a former resident of Eel River Township and widow of Charles Edward Pund, passed away at 8:43 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at the St. Anne Home in Fort Wayne.
Born in Wapakoneta, Ohio March 22, 1925, she was a daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Higgins) Kohler.
The surviving relatives include her children, James C. Pund, Keith G. Pund, Patricia Poling and Lynn Haire; and three sisters, Nelle Gault, Edith Stroh and Alice Schwer.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Father John Overmyer, officiating.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Prosecuting Attorneyâ€™s Office filed charges today in a case related to the death of a five-month-old girl Monday morning in Columbia City.
Charges relating to the manufacture of methamphetamine were filed this morning against Travis A. Wonderly, 21 and Janel M. Creech, 36.
Both suspects were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony, maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony and possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.
According to court documents, police say the lab was in operation from Dec. 26 until Monday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s information technology consultant talked about data protection this week to the county council.
Jim Becher spoke to the board about the possibility of putting in hard drives for the sole purpose of â€śbacking upâ€ť all the data produced by the countyâ€™s various departments.
Becher also presented the less feasible option of the county going to â€śoff-site backup.â€ť
Becher told the board that sending the countyâ€™s computer data to an off-site storage facility in California could cost as much as $13,000 each year.
No, its not the postseason but it will feel like it next week for Churubusco basketball teams.
It’s one-and-done atmosphere with the annual North East Corner Conference tournament throwing its 11 girls and boys teams into brackets with a championship at the end.
“The NECC tournament is big,” Churubusco head boys’ basketball coach said. “It’s high on what we want to accomplish.
CHURUBUSCO — After seeing its longest winning streak under head coach Michael McBride fall last week to Westview, Churubusco could have seen the season take a turn for the worse.
However, this season is different for the Eagles with a ban of five seniors making a difference.
“Losing last week to Westview was a tough loss for us,” McBride noted. “Practice needless to say has been intense. We needed to get back to doing some things we did prior and I think we did that tonight.
KENDALLVILLE — With the Indiana high school wrestling sectionals just a little over three weeks away the Columbia City Eagles began the second half of their season by traveling to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe, East Noble Wednesday.
The Eagles ran into a veteran Knight team and came out on the short end of a 59-10 score.
The Knights, who Columbia City coach Blane Culp described as “by far the third best team in the conference” claimed 11 of 12 contested matches with each team picking up a forfeit win.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Beneath tons of brick and Indiana limestone, snaking through the catacombs and tunnels of the Whitley County Courthouseâ€™s crawl space are the cast iron sewer and gas pipes that were installed as original equipment in the building back in the late 19th century.
The courthouse was built over two years from 1888 to 1890.
Much of the original plumbing is still being used and county officials say itâ€™s time to replace the century-plus-old pipes.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Christmas falling on a Sunday this year created a challenge for those making the calendar for next school year at Whitley County Consolidated Schools.
Jennifer Reiff, assistant principal at Indian Springs Middle School, presented a proposed calendar to the corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustees at its regular meeting Monday night.
The proposed calendar is scheduled for a vote by the board at its Jan. 17 regular meeting.
Because of where Christmas falls this year, students will be attending school before and after the holiday break for partial weeks.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation is eyeing increased demand for all-day kindergarten.
The result of the school systemâ€™s study, according to Superintendent Dr. Patricia Oâ€™Connor, is some of the corporationâ€™s elementary schoolâ€™s wonâ€™t have half-day kindergarten for the 2011-2012 school year.
â€śWeâ€™re having a shift at our schools from parents wanting the children in a half-day program to parents wanting their children in a full-day program,â€ť said Oâ€™Connor at the regular meeting of the corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustees Monday night.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” While police and investigators are still putting together the case relating to the death of a five-month-old girl Monday morning in Columbia City, health officials and the Indiana State Police are saying the child was likely exposed to methamphetamine.
The Whitley County Prosecuting Attorneyâ€™s office still is not releasing any information on the death of Taylor Lynn Creech who was rushed to Parkview Whitley Hospital Monday from her home at 730 Camden Drive where she was pronounced dead.