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Eber among top 20 in U.S.

July 13, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s not every day an athlete gets a call to participate in the Olympic Trials.

But for former Columbia City High School stand-out Leah Eber, it’s only fitting.

Ranked as one of the top 24 long jumpers in the nation, Eber performs at the Olympic level. She got the call just hours before she was expected to jump.

She got up the next morning to get on a plane and fly to Omaha, Neb.
Athletes had 48 hours prior to the event to declare if they were going to compete in the trials, leaving Eber restless until she got the news.

RETHINKING: Col. City discusses changes to OSD

July 13, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — At Tuesday’s meeting, Columbia City Common Council member Ben Romine said he talked to a couple business owners downtown, and they wondered if the city would ever consider moving Old Settlers Days out of downtown.
Mayor Ryan Daniel said this is not the first time he has heard this, as some downtown business owners have strong opinions on the subject.
“There have been discussions I’m sure through many many years about that,” said Daniel. “Obviously, it’s a decision as to the placement of Old Settlers that is up to the Old Settlers committee.”

TRIED AND TRUE: SGCS tabs Bailey as Supt.

July 13, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Encourager, gracious, positive, hard worker, giver, community and children’s advocate, husband, father, grandfather, manager and gardener. These are just some adjectives describing one of the hardest working educators in Whitley County.
Ralph Bailey retired from being a superintendent at Whitley County Consolidated Schools in 1991 after 23 years of service, but hasn’t stopped working since.
Bailey, 84, was selected as interim superintendent at Smith-Green Community Schools for the second time July 2, after a surprise resignation from Steve Darnell, who’s last day was June 29.

Patricia Horn, 74

July 13, 2012

Patricia A. Horn, 74, of Columbia City, died at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at her residence. Born on Jan. 3, 1938, in Warsaw, she was the daughter of Maurice and Helen (Hively) Fancil.
She graduated from Warsaw High School and married Billy D. Horn on July 17, 1958, in Warsaw. Pat spent her lifetime in Warsaw, Fort Wayne and Columbia City.
She first worked at Magnavox for 10 years, then was an assembler for Dana Corporation for 12 years and worked part-time for 15 years for Class Act Cleaners. She was a member of Warsaw Church of God.

MDA: 'Jailbirds’ exceed MDA goal by $10K

July 13, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Business and community leaders in Whitley County who were “locked up” Tuesday at Paige’s Crossing to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, exceeded their goal.
“The event goal was to raise $25,000 as a community, and the event ended up totaling just nearly $35,000,” said Fundraising Coordinator Alison Eckert. “This is amazing and a job very well done.”

TREE PLAN: City council amends ordiannce

July 13, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Common Council approved an ordinance amending Chapter 99 of the Tree Plan.
“There was a letter from the Tree Board that came last meeting, and it had some changes in there,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
“They were mainly administrative changes in regards as to who is holding the tree plan and who is basically the individual in charge of the trees.”
The amendment called for the person authorized to exercise powers to read “Tree Board President” instead of “Director of Community Development.”

Sharon Baysinger, 69

July 13, 2012

Sharon Jean Baysinger, 69, died July 10, 2012. She was born May 17, 1943, to the late Carl Sheets and Virginia Firks.
Sharon is now safely home. Surviving relatives include seven sons Larry Tindall, Joe, Jeff, Greg, John, Jamie and Chris Baysinger; one daughter, Cindy; a sister, Patty Middaugh whome she loved dearly.
She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Sandy Nerzig and Donna Morgan.
Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services will be handling arrangements. Memorials maybe made to the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission.

 

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