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Archive - Aug 17, 2012

WPCF: Continuing to remain at the cutting edge

August 17, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Renovations are being made at the Water Pollution Control Facility. Work which began on the installation of a wet well pump in June for the new Recycle Station is estimated to take a few more weeks to become operational, according to Mike Cook, the superintendent of the Water Pollution Control Facility.

BENEFIT: Car wash to assist with medical costs

August 17, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Pam Loe, of Columbia City, has been diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer.
A car wash will be held today at Carriage House Flowers, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to help raise money to cover some of her treatment expenses. The benefit will accept free will donations in exchange for the wash.
Loe currently works at the Whitley County YMCA.
Brandi Kreps, Loe’s daughter, said, “She greets everyone at the Y with a smile. She’s a sweet person.”
The car wash was the idea of Brandi’s son, Jaegar.

Glenn Wolfe, 80

August 17, 2012

Glenn Wolfe, 80, of Florida, died July 22, 2012, in Tampa.
He was born June 13, 1932, in Columbia City, a son of Noah and Rosella (Shilts) Wolfe. He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1950.
During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Navy.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Joyce; four stepsons and two sisters, Evelyn Albertson of Warsaw and Betty Mink of South Whitley.
The burial took place at the Bushnell Military Cemetery in Tampa.

Lady Eagle soccer picks up first win; downs Garrett 2-0

August 17, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Following a season opening tie against Manchester Monday, Columbia City’s Lady Eagle soccer team picked up its first win of the year Thursday evening, as senior midfielder Haley Boner led the Lady Eagles to a 2-0 win over the visiting Garrett Lady Railroaders.

The Lady Eagles made a rush at the Garrett goal, drawing the keeper out.
The ball squirted free rolling behind the defense and Boner drove the ball into the open net to give the Lady Eagles a 1-0 lead with 35:49 left in the first half. Boner’s goal would prove to be the only one of the half.

Columbia City soccer tops Whitko

August 17, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s boys soccer team played its first game on the high school field Thursday night, hosting county-rival Columbia City.

Wildcat Daniel Kirkham knocked in a goal in the first four minutes to take a 1-0 lead over the Eagles.

“We definitely started off good,” Whitko Head Coach Jason Ehrman said.
But with only 12 guys able to play, the Wildcats quickly began to run out of steam, and Columbia City took over the game.

“We’ve tried to condition and not wear down, but it’s tough,” Ehrman said. “They’ve got a lot of heart. They hustled and tried hard.”

VOICE OF EXPERIENCE: Ralph Bailey touts ‘growing together’

August 17, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — The event was a corporation meeting for the staff of Smith-Green Community Schools.
But with school beginning next week all over Whitley County, the advice that educational expert Ralph Bailey gave could help any educator.
Bailey, 85, SGCS’s interim superintendent, spoke to the many teachers, aides, administrators, maintenance and cafeteria staff Wednesday.
His topic was “Growing Together.”
He gave each person in attendance a packet of sunflower seeds and a can with a label which read “I Can!”

TOUGH DECISIONS AHEAD: Forums to discuss Burnworth Pool’s fate to be held at library

August 17, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — After an assessment was made on the Burnworth Memorial Pool, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said there are many tough decisions ahead for the park board concerning this issue, as two upcoming forums will be held to allow members of the public a chance to give their opinions.
“We’re hoping the public forums will give a pretty good feeling for what the community wants, and furthermore, if they want something, how they want to pay for that something,” said Daniel. “That will be a very good and interesting discussion.”

SIRENS: City explains purpose

August 17, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s mayor addressed the use of sirens at Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Works and Safety. He said the issue had received numerous inquires from local residents.
“The whole reason I put it on the agenda was because there were a lot of questions from the public as to why the tornado sirens were not put off when the big wind storm came through during Old Settlers Days,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel.

Eleanor Gordon, 86

August 17, 2012

Eleanor Jean Gordon, 86, passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. She was born November 14, 1925, in Tampa, Fla., to Arthur Gilbert Lester and Mona Lester.
Eleanor worked as an FBI file clerk during World War II, a cook at Huntertown Schools and retired from Magnavox in Ft. Wayne.

Gerald Cowan, 82

August 17, 2012

Gerald “Jerry” M. Cowan, 82, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Born in Fort Wayne, Jerry grew up in Whitley County and worked for International Harvester and Rea Magnet Wire, retiring in 1986.
He was a member of Leo United Methodist Church, Past Commander and Life Member of American Legion Post 409, Leo, 50 year member of Leo Lodge No. 224 F.& A.M., Mizpah Shrine, Scottish Rite and charter and life member of the Mizpah Antique Power Club.
Jerry enjoyed family gatherings, carving, woodworking, fishing and euchre.

 

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