Archive - 2014
ck teams struggled against a strong field in the Northeast Hoosier Conference meet this week.
With the odds against them, Columbia Cityâ€™s boys placed seventh and the girls took eighth out of eight schools in the NHC.
The meet began Friday, but was postponed to Monday after thunderstorms hit New Haven.
Monday was also the night scheduled for the Columbia City High School Honors Convocation, which several track athletes were slated to receive awards.
Along with that distraction, some athletes were injured or unable to participate.
The price of lunch for Whitley County Consolidated Schools will be going up next school year.
Information was presented to the WCCS School Board of Trustees at a recent work session for the 10-cent rate increase.
Currently, school lunch for elementary-aged students is $1.70 per lunch. Middle school students pay $1.85 and the cost is $1.95 at the high-school level.
Teachers pay $2.70 for lunch from the cafeteria. Breakfast prices are also going to see a 10-cent increase.
Editorâ€™s Note: The following is the first of a multiple-part series on Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s Honors Convocation.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City High School applauded the best of the best at Monday nightâ€™s Honors Convocation.
The final and most prestigious athletic awards of the night went to a pair who consider themselves siblings.
Neither Sam Dailey nor Kalisha Goree have siblings, but consider their friendship like brother and sister.
Goree was honored with the Tina Parker Memorial Honor Tray, and Dailey received the boysâ€™ Honor Blanket.
Janeal Hollingsworth Wilson, 63, a native of Columbia City and more recently of Clearwater, Fla., passed away Sunday evening, May 11, 2014, at Brookside Hospice House in Palm Harbor, Fla. following a brief illness.
Ms. Wilson was born in Columbia City May 6, 1951, a daughter of Robert L. and Lucille Rose Hollingsworth, and spent her formative years there.
She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1969, and from St. Francis College in 1985. She had lived in Fort Wayne for several years before moving to Florida.
Lowell Davis was born in Warsaw Aug. 26, 1945, and died March 31, 2014, in Waxahachie, TX.
Lowell leaves behind his wife, Karla; one son and three daughters; seven brothers and one sister.
Lowell also honored his country by serving in the U.S. Army for 20 years including multiple tours in Vietnam.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one bother and two sisters.
There will be a celebration of life for Lowell Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Sidney Fire Station in Sidney.
Max H. Oswalt, 66, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 12:28 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home.
Born Jan. 3, 1948, in Allen County, he was the son of Max D. and Frankie M. (Ross) Oswalt.
He attended South Side High School and took welding classes at Ivy Tech. Max was an avid animal lover. In his later years, he had been caring for horses on a ranch. He always had animals in his life, including exotic ones.
Whitley County has a need for more adults to offer their homes to children in need.
Officials with the Whitley County office of the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) is searching for adults with a desire to â€śinvest in the future.â€ť
â€śThese visionary foster parents are selfless caregivers willing to provide temporary supervision and stability for children during a challenging time in the childrenâ€™s lives,â€ťsaid Steve Weaver, director of the Whitley County DCS office.