Archive - 2013
Charles Stephen Kleman, Sr., 81, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:08 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at his home.
Born on Sept. 16, 1932, in Johnstown, Pa., he was the son of John Kleman Sr. and Julia (Tuschak) Kleman.
He graduated from Johnstown High School with the Class of 1950. He served in the Marines during the Korean War. He moved to Columbia City in 1979.
He retired from Magnavox Co. after 30 years of service and then took a position as Merchandise Stocker with Scottâ€™s Food Market. He had been a member of Columbia City Church of Christ and the VFW.
Barbara Joan Faris, 71 of Pierceton, passed away at 7:22 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Masonâ€™s Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
On Aug. 19, 1942, she was born in Kosciusko County to Dale and Frances (Rush) Plew.
She married Terry L. Faris April 3, 1965, in Silver Lake. He preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 2004.
Barbara moved to Pierceton in 1950, where she graduated from Pierceton High School in 1960.
Melvin C. Van Meter, Sr., 76, of Andrews, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at his residence.
Melvin attended Andrews High School. He attended Fullerton State University in California. He was a member of the South Broadway Church of Christ.
He was born April 15, 1937, in Huntington, a son of Fred M. and Helen (Schattu) Van Meter.
He was united in marriage to Pat (Lusch) Van Meter Rowen, she preceded him in death in 2003. He later married Penelope (Whitesel) Eley on July 31, 2004, in Huntington. His wife survives.
Marilyn I. Walker, 83, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at her residence with her loving family surrounding her.
Born July 10, 1930 in Waveland, she was the daughter of Bazil Jackson and Venia (Bowles) Jackson-Deaton.
She grew up in the Whitley and Noble County areas before making her home in Whitley County. Marilyn attended school in Whitley County and Noble Counties.
CHURUBUSCO Ââ€” Although summer festivals and park activities have come to an end, work at the Churubusco Town Park is ongoing.
At Wednesdayâ€™s Town Council meeting, Park Superintendent Rick Krider submitted a report that spelled out the areas of focus he has for the park.
â€śThereâ€™s always something that needs to be done,â€ť Krider said in an interview.
â€śYes, the weather changes, but that just means we work on other things.â€ť
St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church held a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday to signify the start of construction on its Deacon Joe Zickgraf Community Center.
The pricetag for the new building is $989,000 and took more than a decade to raise. Pictured, from left, are Father Gary Sigler, George Crowe and Kevin Rupp.
Indian Springs Middle School held its Career Day Friday. Eighth-grade students had the opportunity to learn about several different careers, including farmers (pictured), a chef, lawyer, veterinarians and more.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” A woman accused of working with another to commit forgery and theft pleaded not guilty Oct. 14.
Rebecka L. Scoggins, 37, was charged with two counts of forgery and two of theft.
Case reports indicate that Scogginsâ€™ boyfriend, Scott Mahood, and herself allegedly cashed checks that did not belong to them at 1st Source Bank locations throughout Northeast Indiana.
Mahood and Scoggins were arrested in Warsaw. At the time, Scoggins had a blonde wig on in an attempt to resemble the person to whom the checks and identity belonged.
LIGONIER â€” Columbia City senior Samantha Roush qualified for the semi-state meet for girls cross country Saturday.
Roush came in fifth at the West Noble regional with a time of 19:03.27. Fremontâ€™s Abigail Hostetler won the girls race at 18:41.94.
It will be the fourth consecutive year for Roush to run at semi-state.
The top five teams and the top 10 individuals not on qualifying teams advance to the semi-state race, which will be held at New Haven at 1 p.m. The other regionals, besides West Noble, that feed into the semi-state are: Delta, Elkhart Central and Marion.
FORT WAYNE â€” A Columbia City High School graduate, along with three Fort Wayne men, were arrested on methamphetamine charges Thursday.
Reilly Esterline, 23, now of Pierceton, was arrested as part of a drug sweep on Nuttman Avenue, southwest of downtown Fort Wayne.
The Fort Wayne Police Departmentâ€™s Emergency Services Team, Vice and Narcotics Division and Meth Suppression Unit served a search warrant at 1018 Nuttman Avenue after receiving several complaints of drug use and sales at the residence.
Police entered the home at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, finding Esterline and three men inside.