Archive - Nov 2013
CHURUBUSCO â A Churubusco man died Tuesday afternoon when he crashed his vehicle after allegedly fleeing police.
At approximately 1:54 p.m., Churubusco Town Marshal Mike Engle was attempting to pull over Tristan Bender, 26, who was allegedly driving at a high rate of speed on County Road 150 N., near Johnson Road.
Police say Bender was attempting to elude Engle, when he crossed the centerline, then went off the north side of the road where his vehicle struck a tree head-on.
Police say Bender wasnât wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County's Relay for Life was recognized for its fight against cancer.
The nonprofit division of the American Cancer Society held its annual 24-hour walk in June with results that surpassed the event's goals.
At a leadership conference in South Bend, the county's relay received three awards for the fundraising and awareness efforts in June.
An All American Award was presented to the county for its continuous efforts to present a relay event that captures the spirit of the Relay for Life organization and the American Cancer Society.
COLUMBIA CITY â Helpless babies floating in a river? What a disturbing thought!But thatâs exactly the idea that teens were confronted with during a two-day youth philanthropy retreat held last weekend in Angola at Pokagon State Park.
Attending the retreat from the H.A.N.D.S Foundation from Whitley County were Luke Sturtz, Taylor Daniel, Allison Conrad, and Maren Lehman.
Teens were told an African tale of babies in a river and the reactions of three community leaders.
COLUMBIA CITY â Fourth graders from all four elementary schools within the Whitley County Consolidated Schools district recently attended Pioneer Day at the Whitley County Ag Museum.
Students visited 14 stations to learn about various aspects of pioneer life.
Thanks to volunteers, students visited a one-room schoolhouse, pioneer kitchen, maple syrup operation and milking parlor. They also heard presentations on muzzle loaders, long hunters, pioneer music, candle making, wheat weaving, corn husk dolls, pioneer laundry, sewing, pioneer toys and games, soap making and arrowheads.
Louis Salgado, 87, of Columbia City, died at 5:40 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Parkview Oaks where he had been a resident since September 2009.
He was born March 23, 1926, in Houston, Texas, a son of Emencao and Maria (Martinez) Salgado.
On April 15, 1957, he was united in marriage to Trinidad Mendoza. They moved to Whitley County from San Antonio, Texas, and began working on the Ruby Campbell farm and in the mid 1960s to the Denzil Schrader farm and began work. Mrs. Salgado died April 16, 1992.
Isaac Moran Hyser, 5 month old son of Steven E. and Andrea (Elliott) Hyser of Churubusco, passed away unexpectedly at 5:55 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
John âJoeâ J. Shaw, 71, of Churubusco, died Nov. 16, 2013.
Born April 6, 1942, in Kannapolis, N.C., he was a son of the late Francis E. Shaw, and Bertha Mae Fairchild.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, was a member of American Legion Post #499 and retired in 2005 from Zollner. He was an avid golfer and loved to travel.
Isabelle I Miller, 99, passed away Sunday Nov. 17, 2013, at Renaissance Village.
She was born in Millcreek to Norman and Rosa Bell ( Hawn) Pratt.
She worked Blue Bell in Columbia City, Bowser Corporation in Fort Wayne and retired from Wayne High School in the kitchen as a baker.
She was a lifetime bowler and a senior center participant and memberships include the Wayne High School Kitchen Group.
Max S. Myers, 72, a resident of Churubusco and prominent Churubusco businessman, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Myers was born March 14, 1941, in Wolf Lake, a son of J. Stanley and Lucille (Jones) Myers, and spent his formative years in Churubusco. He graduated from Churubusco High School in 1959 and earned his bachelorâs degree from the Indiana University School of Business in 1964.
On March 24, 1962, he was married in Churubusco to Juliann âJudyâ Witham of Huntertown.
Lt. Col. Robert L. Walker, 92, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 2013, at his home in Columbia City.
Born Dec. 25, 1920, in Huntington, he was the son of Leslie A. and Elsie M. (Ramsey) Walker.
Raised in Huntington, Robert graduated from Huntington High School with the Class of 1938, and began working at Caswell-Runion.
On Jan. 14, 1942, he married Juanita Glenn Welches in Fort Wayne. Bob and Juanita lived in Fort Wayne until they bought a farm near Tri-Lakes in 1954, raising their family there until moving to Columbia City in 1992.