Archive - 2013
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ The Town of Churubusco recently announced its 2nd Annual Food Drive.
The town will be collecting non-perishable food and household items during the holiday season to donate to the Churubusco United Methodist Food Pantry.
Collections will occur from Nov. 1 until Dec. 12 at the Churubusco Government Center, 530 S. Main St.
‚ÄúPlease help make someone else‚Äôs holiday season a little brighter by donating,‚ÄĚ said town officials. ‚ÄúWith your donation, you will receive recognition on the ‚ÄėDoor of Fame.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ One commissioner voted against a measure to allow new paint to be applied to Whitley County ambulances.
Whitley County‚Äôs Commissioners met last week, and on the agenda was a request made by Parkview Whitley Hospital to paint the county‚Äôs ambulances to match the ones used in Allen County.
However, as stated in the proposal, an emblem would be placed on the side designating the vehicles as Whitley County‚Äôs.
But considering the county actually owns the five ambulances, Commissioner Don Amber was not in favor of having the vehicles altered.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Taxes ‚ÄĒ for some it is a five letter word that causes financial frustration. However, for Laurell Hodges dealing with taxes means its just another day as the Whitley County Treasurer.
Property taxes for the second annual installment are due Tuesday, Nov. 12. Although statements were mailed earlier in the year, Hodges wants property owners across the county to remember the date and to keep in mind that Monday, Nov. 11 is a holiday and county offices, including the Treasurer‚Äôs office, will be closed.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ After seven years serving Whitley County as the ministries director for Whitley County‚Äôs Salvation Army, Pat Mossburg is resigning her post effective Thursday.
‚ÄúMy last few weeks have gone by so fast,‚ÄĚ Mossburg said. ‚ÄúThere have been people stopping by telling me goodbye and giving me hugs. It‚Äôs been sort of emotional.‚ÄĚ
A special open house was planned in Mossburg‚Äôs honor Monday at the Salvation Army‚Äôs office, inside the First Church of God in Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY‚ÄĒ A man who robbed the Columbia City Walgreens in 2012 pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Troy J. Fritz, 31, pleaded guilty to robbery, a Class C felony, as part of a plea arrangement, which stipulated that the state would dismiss a charge of theft against him.
Fritz will be sentenced Dec. 2 at 8:30 a.m.
A Class C felony has a maximum sentence of eight years and a minimum of two, with four years being the advisory sentence.
Case reports state Fritz stole Opana and Fentanyl by threatening the use of force in February of 2012.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ With ideas mapped out on paper and architectural drawings in hand, engineers were able to give the town of South Whitley answers to its wastewater treatment plant problems.
After months of debating system failures and control issues, South Whitley Town Council members were able to see how engineers will approach fixing the problems at the newly-completed plant.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City High School‚Äôs radio station will be taking to a new tune on Tuesday nights.
WJHS, 91.5 The Eagle, will now be airing Columbia City‚Äôs Common Council meetings.
The meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, starting at 7 p.m.
At Tuesday‚Äôs meeting, the council approved the radio station‚Äôs broadcast of the meetings, and the first aired broadcast is expected to be at the next meeting ‚ÄĒ Nov. 12.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A fall festival of a different kind was held Saturday as volunteers gathered at the Whole Health Wellness Center, Inc. to prep its community garden for winter.
The Whole Health Wellness Center, Inc., located at 1065 W. CR 150 N. in Columbia City, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a impact in the community by ‚Äúencouraging others and restoring lives.‚ÄĚ
According to Aimee Clark, the center‚Äôs president, the group planted 1,000 garlic cloves, planted and covered numerous strawberry plants, and saved sunflower seeds from plants that grew this summer.
William G. Marks, 87, of Winona Lake, formerly of Columbia City, passed away at 4:57 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake.
Born Oct. 25, 1925, in Columbia City, he was the son of Garl E. and Arlouine (Ramp) Marks.
He and his parents moved for a short time to Montpelier, Ohio from Columbia City, but with that exception, he has spent the rest of his life in the Columbia City area, residing at Loon Lake since 1984.
While there he enjoyed fishing for bluegill, playing cards, and creating oil paintings. He attended Columbia City Public Schools.
James A. Dimmick 76, of South Whitley, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he was admitted Wednesday. He had been in failing health.
He was born April 25, 1937, in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Russell E. and Alma J. (Luttman) Dimmick. His formative years were spent in South Whitley. He graduated from South Whitley High School in 1955.
On Aug. 4, 1957, he was united in marriage to Karol E. Uhrick. They made their home in South Whitley for a short period before moving to Fort Wayne. After 10 years, they returned to South Whitley.