Archive - Mar 18, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Lyndsey Brommer, a 16-year-old junior at Columbia City High School, competed and won a chance to go to FCCLA, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Nationals in San Antonio, Texas the week of July 6-10 to be a representative from Indiana and compete for the Leadership Title.
She was judged and selected from numerous other FCCLA students across Indiana the weekend of March 6-8 in Indianapolis.
She prepared a 40-page portfolio on her teen leadership role in Whitley County.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In 2013, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) set a record for accepting new member applications.
In 2013, DAR approved 13, 906 applications, which is more than any other year in the Society's 123 year history. DAR membership has been growing continuously since 2007 and the past three years have all ranked in the top five for years with the most applications approved.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A man was involved in a prescription drug deal last summer received an eight-year sentence to the Whitley County Jail Monday.
Frank O. Hibbs, 61, pleaded guilty in February to one charge of dealing a Schedule I, II or III controlled-substance. He will serve six years of his sentence incarcerated, with the other two years of the sentence suspended.
Hibbsâ€™ attorney, Al Anzini, said mitigating circumstances in favor of his client included his age and minimal criminal history.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Having residents, not boards, as bosses was the theme of the Whitley County 2014 Outlook Meeting Monday.
Business leaders, elected officials and other stakeholders gathered to help the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) note its achievements for the previous 12 months and recognize businesses that have invested significantly in the community.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s file management office, located in the basement of the County Government Center, is closed until further notice.
Recent flooding, along with mold growth, has caused the need for the officeâ€™s closure.
Those in need of assistance should call the Clerkâ€™s office at 248-3102.
Clean-up efforts are currently underway.
County leaders were not certain when the damage, which could cost as much as $2,500, will be cleaned up, but optimistically hoped for later this week.
Whitley County Economic Development Corporation President Alan Tio was honored as a Distinguished Hoosier by State Rep. Kathy Heuer Monday.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s girls basketball team started the 2013-14 year with a new head coach who vowed to change the fortunes of the program.
Dustin Beucler took over a program that had not had a winning season for 10 years. While the Lady Eagles did not attain a winning mark in 2013-14 (9-13), there were several marks of progress.
â€śThere were a lot of learning experiences, little things,â€ť Beucler said â€śWe. a lot of close games early on. We learned a lot, and I hope it carries over.â€ť
At 4-6, â€™Busco finished in a tie for seventh place in the Northeast Corner Conference.
Kimberly Lynn Nussbaum, 57, Columbia City, Ind., passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born on Jan 9, 1957 in Nelsonville, Ohio to Don and Tresa (Morrison) Burris, who preceded her in death. She married Roger Gross, who died on July 4, 1993. On March 4, 1994, she married Steve Nussbaum, who died on April 26, 2004. She is survived by her companion, Dan Chivington.
Luella Louise Myers, 83, of Columbia City, died at 8:23 a.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Parkview Oaks where she had been a resident since July 2011.
She was born May 2, 1930 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Wilbert M. and Louis F. (Heinig) Luderman.
Her formative years were spent in Thorncreek Township, Whitley County and she graduated from Columbia City High School in 1948.
On October 28, 1961, she was united in marriage to Claude Vloris â€śBudâ€ť Myers.
Gary King, age 58, of Columbia City passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born July 4, 1955 in Columbia City, he was the son of Roderick A. and Dorothy A. (Coffelt) King.
Gary enjoyed nature in general and loved being outdoors. He loved all animals and always had a dog nearby. To Gary every dog was Cocoa. He was a connoisseur of watches and also of piggybanks to collect all of his change.
Gary was an organ donor and gave the gift of life to others.