Archive - 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â Plans are taking shape for the National Day of Prayer, which will be observed May 2.
The Planning Committee for the National Day of Prayer in Whitley County met Saturday in the Prayer Room at The Center for Whitley County Youth. A 5K Walk/Run for Jesus, scheduled for April 27, will jump-start the monthâs focus on prayer.
Participation from the community is encouraged for many areas such as decorating the Courthouse gazebo and baking cookies for police officers and firemen.
CHURUBUSCO â The year 2012 made for impressive seasons by the Churubusco boys and girls track and field teams. Each had at least a dozen team wins. Both won their home invites. Each had an athlete reach the state finals.
In 2013, the Eagle and Lady Eagle tracksters will look to the same man that led them to such a successful performance last year.
Head Coach Zach Dock returns for his seventh season as leader of both the girls and boys track and field teams.
Carey D. Landis, 101, of Mentone, died at 12:55 a.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Millerâs Merry Manor of Wabash.
He was born Nov. 18, 1911, in Kosciusko County to John and Sadie (Dirck) Landis.
He was married to Jessie F. Thomas Aug. 1, 1953, in Winona Lake. She preceded him in death Sept. 30, 1979.
Carey had been a school bus driver for Talma School, as well as a carpenter and an electrician. He worked at the hardware store in Mentone and farmed in his early years.
Robert âBobâ David Stanley, 86, of Columbia City, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Parkview Oaks, Columbia City.
Born Dec. 15, 1926, in Arcola, he was the son of Roy Cuppy Stanley and Ruth B. (Besson) Stanley.
He was a graduate of Washington Center High School in 1944 and served in the U.S. Navy.
Onita Jean McSurley, 84, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 6:10 a.m. at Millerâs Merry Manor, Warsaw.
Onita was born Sept. 3, 1928, in Dwale, Ky. to Jack and Emma (Ellis) Osborne. She and Loni McSurley were married Jan. 21, 1946, in Prestonsburg, Ky.
However, Onita lived most of her life in Kosciusko County. She was a packer for R.R. Donnelley and Sons Co. for 23 years before retiring in 1990.
WHITLEY COUNTY (March 25, 2013) -- With the accumulation of snow overnight, traveling to work or school this morning may be difficult. Numerous county roads are blocked by snow drifts.
City and county crews are out plowing roads now. However, main roads will receive the crews' attention first. If you are traveling on county roads, beware that drivers may come upon drifts suddenly.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) â A spring snowstorm has delayed flights at Denver International Airport and closed several roads as it moves eastward, carrying the possibility of more than a foot of snow in some places.
Transportation officials said Interstate 70 was closed from Denver to Colby, Kan., on Saturday. The National Weather Service said the Denver area could see up to 7 inches of snow Saturday.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Jerry Killingsworth said 10 to 15 inches of snowfall already has fallen north of Interstate 70 in northwest Kansas and northeast Colorado.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) â Notre Dame's days in the Big East are over. Its troubles in the NCAA tournament linger.
For the third time in four years, the Fighting Irish were bounced in their first game, upended Friday night 76-58 by an impressive Iowa State team that beat Notre Dame on the inside, from the outside and every way possible.
Next year, Notre Dame begins anew as a member of the reconfigured Atlantic Coast Conference. But although they'll be in a different league, the Fighting Irish will carry a label as a team unable to advance in March.
Mountain oysters, fish and tenderloin dinner will be held March 23.
An all you can eat dinner will begin 4 p.m. at the Cleveland Township Fire Station in South Whitley.
The cost is $8.50 for adults. For children ages six to 12, the cost is $4.
Children under five can eat for free. Carry-out dinners will be available.
The dinner is sponsored by the South Whitley Lions Club.
The Columbia City High School Band Department will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser along with a concert, bake sale and labor auction on Saturday, March 23.
Darrell Eugene Leap, 92, of Columbia City, passed away March 21, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born Aug. 18, 1920, in Cicero, he was the son of Lester and Nellie (Newby) Leap.
He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient. On Oct. 5, 1939, he married, Geneva Sylvester in Greenfield. He was the owner of Leap Excavating and lived in North Webster from 1952-1968, Knapp Lake from 1968-2004 and has lived in Columbia City since 2004.