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FIRE SAFETY: Fireman teaches the basics to SWES youngsters

January 18, 2012

SOUTH WHITELY – For a quarter of a century, Capt. Dave Meadows has been fighting fires for the City of Fort Wayne. For most of those years he has visited South Whitley Elementary School to teach children fire safety with Cleveland Township firemen.
The South Whitley native works in the Safety Education Division of the Fort Wayne Fire Department and recently brought his dog “Shadow” as part of his class demonstration.
“I rescued him. He is a Shepherd Labrador mix and he’s a certified therapy dog,” said Capt. Meadows.

PATRIOTS PROTEST: Group takes exception to Chief Justice visit

January 18, 2012

Ingrid Coyle, of the Whitley County Patriots, holds up a sign which calls for voters to vote against the retention of Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David in November. The Patriots on Tuesday were protesting the judge, who spoke at the Eagle’s Nest in Columbia City. The group’s issue with David involves court decisions pertaining to what they claim are violations of personal liberties.

HAVE A HEART: Plan to give the gift of life in February – blood drives scheduled

January 18, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Every day, hospital patients depend on steady and consistent blood donations from volunteer donors for the blood they may need for ongoing and emergency medical care.
And with February being American Heart Month, it’s a great time to put your heart into a worthwhile cause: helping to build the nation’s blood supply through your American Red Cross.

Upcoming local
blood drives include:

Marjorie Judd, 79

January 18, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Marjorie M. Judd, 79, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:13 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born March 15, 1932, in Noble County, she was the daughter of Chris H. and Dorothy B. (Ringler) Lehman.
She lived in Noble County until the age of nine, moving with her family to Whitley County where she attended Columbia City High School.
On July 16, 1949, she married Dale E. Judd in Columbia City.

Lawrence Schwartz, 85

January 18, 2012

Lawrence Richard “Dick” Schwartz, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Riverbend Health Care.
He was born March 5, 1926, in Fort Wayne to the late James and Estella (Myer) Schwartz.
Mr. Schwartz retired from Phelps Dodge as superintendent of maintenance in 1985.
He was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, American Legion #241, and the VFW after serving in the Army during World War II.

Nellie Boyer, 95

January 18, 2012

Nellie R. Boyer, 95, of Little Cedar Lake, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at her home.
She was born July 26, 1916, in Huntington County, a daughter of Frank and Grace (Plasterer) Pasko.
Her formative years were spent in Union Township, Huntington County. She graduated from Union Township High School.
On Nov. 9, 1935, she was united in marriage to Roger B. Boyer. They made their home on the Eckman Farm in Rock Creek Township, Huntington County until 1945 when they moved to a farm in Lancaster Township.

Richard Mitchell, 81

January 18, 2012

Richard D. “Dick” Mitchell, 81, of Warsaw, died at 8:10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 8, 1930, in El Paso, Texas to Oda E. & Zola Iva (Reeg) Mitchell.
He was a U.S. Marine veteran and was married Feb. 14, 1981, in Warsaw to Sue Ann (Donnelly) Ray who survives.

WEATHER SPOTTERS WANTED: County seeking recruits

January 18, 2012

Cathy Broxon-Ball, director of Whitley County Environment Management and Homeland Security prepares for the 2012 annual weather spotter training session in the spotter’s room at the Whitley County Homeland Security office. Broxon-Ball calls out to anyone who would like to become a “weather spotter.”
The 2012 annual weather spotter training will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Whitley County Government Center basement training room. The class is two hours long and free of charge. Door prizes are planned.
Last year, 138 spotters were trained by the a member of the National Weather Service.

Paul, Col. City beat Huntington

January 18, 2012

HUNTINGTON — Austin Paul, former Huntington North hoopster, joined Columbia City’s basketball squad this season as a senior and a starter.
Paul faced a little extra anxiety Tuesday night when the Eagles traveled to Huntington for his first game against his former teammates since the transfer.

Despite the anxiety, Paul helped the Eagles to a 64-48 win over the Vikings.

“I was really nervous at first. I didn’t know what the environment would be like,” Paul said.

LeFever scores 32; ’Busco routs Leo

January 18, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — The IHSAA Class 2A Churubusco Boys’ basketball team stepped up a class Tuesday night when they played host to the 3A Leo Lions.
The schools’ enrollments weren’t the only difference, as the Lions came into the contest with a high-powered offense averaging over 84 points-per-contest, while the Eagles were scoring slightly under 47 points-per-game.
The sharp contrast continued on the defensive side as the Eagles came into the game giving up just under 43 points each game, while the Lions were surrendering over 79 points-per-contest.

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local...
Pictured is the Columbia City Park Department’s league and tournament champions — Downtown on the...
The Columbia City Main Street Association brought back the Big G’s 3-on-3 Tournament to downtown...

 

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