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November 1st

Joann Stephenson, 91

November 1, 2013

Joann M. Stephenson, 91, of Columbia City, died at 5:43 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where she had been a patient since Oct. 18.
She was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Clarence and Helen (Loutzenhiser) Mowry.
Her formative years were spent in Garrett and Fort Wayne. She completed her education at Central High School.
On Aug. 1, 1958, she was united in marriage to Robert V. Stephenson.
They made their home in Fort Wayne until 1976 when they moved to Turkey Lake near Lagrange.

Russell Pratt Sr., 76

November 1, 2013

Russell W. Pratt Sr., 76, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:45 am Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at his home. Born June 7, 1937, in Reed City, Mich., he was the son of John A. and Leola (Campbell) Pratt.
Russ served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959, and married Heddy Dietrich on Jan. 30, 1960, in Ft. Wayne.
They had lived in Churubusco before moving to St. James City, Fla. in 1999. In July they moved back to Columbia City.

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November 1, 2013

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Dane Knote, 25

November 1, 2013

Dane Edward Knote, 25, of rural South Whitley, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 30, 2013.
He was born Feb. 6, 1988, in Columbia City, a son of Ernest J. and Linda L. (Graham) Knote. His formative years were spent in Cleveland Township, Whitley County. He attended Whitko High School.

Madaline Fusselman, 87

November 1, 2013

Madaline Hill Ternet Fusselman, 87, a resident of Fort Wayne, passed away at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at her home at Hamilton House in Fort Wayne. She had resided there for the past two years. Madaline was born May 17, 1926, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Cloid and Margaret (Ellingwood) Carpenter. She spent her formative years in Fort Wayne and spent most of her adult life there.

Johnson leads youthful flock

November 1, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Sugar Creek Fellowship has just recently added Jacob Johnson onto its staff as part-time youth pastor.

He will be leading the teenagers as they learn to develop and grow in a relationship with Christ.

He is a sophomore at Huntington University with a double major in youth ministry and sports ministry.

Johnson attended Columbia City High School where he participated in football, basketball and baseball.

Johnson will be planning some youth events, as well as leading the youth in their meetings Sunday nights.

Lilly scholarship forms available

November 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Remaining steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities, Lilly Endowment will again provide a deserving student from our community with the opportunity to attend four years of college tuition free.

EDC to open co-working facility in Col. City

November 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is hosting an open house next week to celebrate the opening of the EDC Outpost, a co-working space located at 114 N. Chauncey St. in Columbia City.

“We are pleased to formally open the doors for a co-working space that has been in development for most of the year,” said EDC president Alan Tio.

“This project represents a collaboration among local partners to provide shared office space to meet the needs of EDC clients.”

The EDC Outpost is a co-working space for EDC clients and service partners.

MAIN BREAK: Glenbrook Mall floods, shuts down

November 1, 2013

FORT WAYNE — A large mall in Fort Wayne was partially reopened after a water main break caused major flooding in the building.

Approximately 10 to 15 stores will remain closed at Glenbrook Square Mall for clean up, but the rest of the mall will be open for business, according to mall administration.

Initially, mall employees informed area media that the approximately 40- to 50-store mall would be completely closed.

It was first believed the mall would remain open on normal hours, but officials later decided to partially close the building.

LOCAL LEGACY: Learning becomes a lasting love for Pontzius

November 1, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the second part to a two-part series on the life of Jon Pontzius.

COLUMBIA CITY — “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young,” said American icon Henry Ford.

That quote could easily sum up the mantra exhibited in the life of Jon Pontzius, a resident of Whitley County.

Pontzius grew up on a farm on Riley Road, which has been in his family for more than 150 years.

Money was raised for Leadership Whitley County through a sand volleyball tournament at DeVol Field...
Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...
COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local...

 

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