Archive - Feb 1, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Common Council typically meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. The meeting, which usually would have been scheduled for Jan. 10 did not happen, as the Mayor, council members and even the clerk-treasurer were away trying to become better leaders for the city. They were attending the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) Conference in Indianapolis.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s most volatile hot-button issue for the past year or more has been wind energy â€” to embrace the possible arrival of 400-foot-high wind turbines or tell the companies who market the wind harnessers â€śno thank you, we donâ€™t want them.â€ť
While both sides of this heated debate have been represented through the myriad public hearings and committee meetings, it appears the squeakiest wheel in the debate is about to be lubricated more thoroughly than a wind turbineâ€™s gearbox.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Luise Barbara Germann Pook, 95, passed away peacefully Friday night, Jan. 27, 2012, at home. She was born Feb. 11, 1916, in Cleveland, a daughter of the late Dr. Albert F. O. Germann, Sr. and Ida Helene (Meinke) Germann.
A graduate of Cleveland East High School in 1933, she attended Flora Stone Mather College of Western Reserve University from 1933-36.
After moving to South Whitley and helping start her fatherâ€™s business, she completed her bachelorâ€™s degree at Manchester College in 1940.
Mary E. Grant, 90, of Columbia City, passed away peacefully with her loving family near her on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born April 23, 1921, in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Joseph and Bertha Ann (Bush) Sheets.
Raised in Columbia City, she resided in Larwill, Blue Lake, Smith Township, South Whitley and Indianapolis with son Barry Graves, before returning to Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Olga Wilson, 81, of Columbia City, died at 10:24 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Parkview Oaks where she had been a resident since Nov. 12, 2011.
She was born Aug. 28, 1930, in Chicago, a daughter of Bert and Albertina (Anderson) Fahlstrom. Her formative years were spent in Chicago.
On July 15, 1950, she was united in marriage to Lester F. â€śRedâ€ť Wilson in Chicago.
They moved to Columbia City in 1960. Red preceded Olga in death on April 26, 2006.
She enjoyed bowling and golf, participating in several leagues.
FORT WAYNE â€” Despite Columbia City Drew Benedictâ€™s 5-for-8 shooting from 3-point range, 15-1 Northrop beat the Eagles 70-56 Tuesday night in Fort Wayne.
Northropâ€™s stand-out brothers Brenton and Bryson Scott combined for 42 of the Bruins 70 points. Bryson shot 13-of-16 from the field and led the team with nine rebounds, putting on quite a show for Purdue Head Coach Matt Painter, who attended the game in attempt to recruit the Scott brothers.
Northrop jumped out to a 10-2 lead early in the game thanks to 11 points from Bryson Scott in the first quarter.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Both the Whitko Wildcats and Carroll Chargers came into their match-up Tuesday having lost eight games for the season; neither looking for its ninth. Whitko got its wish, sending Carroll back home with a 53-48 loss.
In the first quarter, Logan Irwin scored a basket early and later displayed his range by hitting a 3-pointer. The sharp shooter is just 12 points away from reaching 2,000 career points and is expected to hit the mark Friday.
Irwin, along with Trey Weber who also connected from 20 feet, accounted for eight of the teamâ€™s 10 first quarter points.