Archive - 2014
Firefighters attempt to make entry into a burning home at 504 N. Line St. in Columbia City about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Line Street was closed from North Street to Park Avenue while firefighters extinguish the blaze. The home was believed to be empty at the time of the fire.
There was also a property damage crash in front of the home, before Line Street was closed.
Details in Friday's Post & Mail.
According to eyewitnesses, young drivers âdoing donutsâ in the Towne & Country Center parking lot, directly in front of Dunhamâs Sports in Columbia City, got out of hand Monday and the recklessness resulted in a trip down the embankment separating the parking lot from U.S. 30. There were believed to be no injuries. Details were not available from police.
WHITLEY COUNTY â A routine organizational renewal between the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce and Whitley County Government faced opposition Monday during a meeting of the countyâs commissioners.
The disagreement came about from remarks made by Commissioners Tom Rethlake and Don Amber regarding Whitley County Chamber of Commerce Director Doug Brownâs $607 request for the Whitley Countyâs chamber membership renewal.
CHURUBUSCO â The Churubusco boysâ basketball team used a 25-point fourth quarter surge to blow open a close game and seal a 69-54 win over the visiting East Noble Knights in a Tuesday night game played on the Eaglesâ home floor.
Churubusco held a four-point 44-40 lead going into the fourth quarter, before putting up 25 points in the final quarter, outscoring the visitors by 11.
Jan. 12, 1949 â Dec. 17, 2014
Carolyn Ann Stidham, 65, of Columbia City, died unexpectedly of natural causes at 3:55 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.
She was born Jan. 12, 1949 in Warsaw, Ind., a daughter of Roy Elmer and Ruth Joan (Brower) Combs. She graduated from South Whitley High School and Patricia Stevens Air Career College in Chicago.
On May 7, 1971 she was united in marriage to David B. Stidham. They have always made their home in Richland Township, Whitley County.
After 34 years of service, Carolyn retired from Zimmer this year.
April 7, 1922 â Dec. 16, 2014
Rozella A. âRosieâ Wolfe, 92, of Columbia City, died at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne where she was admitted that Monday.
She was born April 7, 1922 in Huntington County, a daughter of Edward J. and Isabella A. (Scher) Scheiber. Her formative years were spent in the Huntington-Whitley County Line area. She was educated in the Clear Creek Township High School.
On Aug. 4, 1962 she was united in marriage to William H. Wolfe. They made their home on a farm west of Columbia City. Mr. Wolfe died Oct. 12, 1990.
Dec. 22, 1929 â Dec. 13, 2014
Frank D. Boggs, 84, of Columbia City, passed away from injuries sustained in a two car accident Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born Dec. 22, 1929 in Thorncreek Township of Whitley County, he was the son of Thomas and Mary J. (Widup) Boggs.
COLUMBIA CITY â When going into a match, where the outcome is already decided, the difficulty lies in keeping focus. The Columbia City Eagle wrestling squad went into Wednesdayâs Alumni Night match with visiting Norwell with the outcome already determined. A depleted Norwell squad was giving up forfeits in seven of 14 weight classes. The Eagles picked up wins in six of the seven contested weight classes to overwhelm the Knights 72-6.
COLUMBIA CITY â A key component in the planning process for any agency that serves the public is input from those being served.
Mark Green, Columbia City Parks and Recreation superintendent, along with Aimee Shimasaki, a representative of Martin Riley Architects and Engineers, hosted a meeting Monday afternoon at City Hall to provide the public with an opportunity for input on the 5-year Comprehensive Plan being developed for the Columbia City Parks.
âWe are meeting to get input,âsaid Green, âNot to present finished plans.â
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014
According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.