Archive - 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After months of discussion, the City of Columbia City is in the process of drafting an ordinance for increasing the sewer rate for its utility users. Several meetings ago, officials agreed that the rate would be increased in steps over the next three years. In 2015, there will be a $7 increase. In 2016, there will be a $6 increase, and in 2017, there will be a $5 hike.
Oct. 17, 2014
Viola J. DeHabey, 95, went to be with the Lord, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.
Viola had been a resident at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community since 2005. Born in Toledo, OH, Viola was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed hosting family and friends at her house where she could cook for them.
She also enjoyed going to the Barr Street and South Side Markets for years. She was a lifetime member of Faith Missionary Church.
Oct. 21, 1951 â€” Oct. 20, 2014
Diana L. Hull, 62, a resident of rural Larwill, died at 10:48 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She had been in failing health.
She was born Oct. 21, 1951, in Whitley County, a daughter of Anthony Hill and Betty (Sheckler) Hill. Her formative years were spent in Etna-Troy Township. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1970.
On July 31, 1970, she was united in marriage to Arden E. Hull. They made their home in Virginia until her husband completed his military service. They then moved back to the Larwill area.
GOSHEN â€” What had been one of the most successful Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball seasons in recent memory came to an end in the opening round of the IHSAA Sectional at the hands of the host Fairfield Lady Falcons.
The Lady Wildcats faced a very tall, aggressive Lady Falcon squad, falling 25-17, 25-11 and 25-18.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s volleyball teams are gearing up for the postseason, which begins tonight with the opening rounds of sectional play.
Whitko will be taking the court first, traveling to Fairfield to face the sectional host at 7 p.m. tonight. If the Lady Wildcats win, they will take on Lakeland in the semi-final game.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Anyone curious about a new career or feeling stuck in a job is likely searching for opportunities to advance.
Whether undecided about going back to school or looking to earn a working certificate to improve your job skills, everyone is invited to WhitleyForward, in conjunction with Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast and Huntington University, for a free career path testing and counseling service.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Youth Council has spent the last several weeks planning the cityâ€™s inaugural Halloween Parade and Costume Contest, which will be held downtown Nov. 1. The Saturday, Nov. 1 parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and will travel east on Van Buren Street and south on Chauncey Street before coming to an end at the blacktop on the west side of the Whitley County Courthouse lawn.
The Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds were flooded with festival-goers Saturday morning for the clubâ€™s Fall Harvest Festival. The festival included a car show (pictured), art show, food and games for children. The 4-H Club is continuing the fall fun this weekend with the 4-H Spooktacular Event Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the 4-H Center.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The beautiful hues of red, orange and yellow may not last long this season, officials say. Carrie Tauscher, of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, on Monday said the recent cool, rainy and windy weather will likely put a damper on the autumn colors.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” By unanimous vote Monday evening, Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees elected to move forward with its proposed $2 million technology project. The project will address the districtâ€™s technology needs, from infrastructure to eventually putting devices in the hands of every student in the district.