Skip to main content

Archive

July 9th, 2014

CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP: 38 years strong

July 9, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — More than 200 Cub Scouts registered for the 2014 Lincolnway District Cub Scout Day Camp held at Rising Arrow Scout Camp south of Warsaw. This was the 38th year for the Day Camp, and it had a western theme.

FOOD BANK BREAKS RECORD: 43 families served

July 9, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Helping combat hunger in South Whitley is a passion for Tonya Warner, director of the South Whitley Emergency Food Bank. Warner was present at the South Whitley Town Council meeting for two reasons — one, to update the council on the food bank’s services and two, to address a parking issue.

“This past month was a record month for us,” said Warner. “We served 43 families. That breaks down to about 147 people.”

COUNTY RADIO PURCHASE: $385K project approved

July 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges went before the Whitley County Commissioners and the Whitley County Council Monday and Tuesday to get the go-ahead to begin a five-year lease on a new set of police radios and communication equipment.

DOGS ON DISPLAY: 4-H dog show Saturday

July 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — As part of the preliminary events for the Whitley County 4-H Fair, seven 4-Hers competed in the Dog Show Saturday. 4-Hers demonstrate the animal’s usefulness as a companion and learned obedience skills.

Sandra Hamel, 77

July 9, 2014

Nov. 16, 1936 — July 7, 2014
Sandra C. Hamel, 77, of rural Columbia City, died at 2:30 p.m., Monday, July 7, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
She was born Nov. 16, 1936, in Fremont, Mich., a daughter of Frank and Alexandra (Cattanach) Hamel. She graduated from Cassopolis High School in Michigan.
Sandy enlisted in the Womans Army Corps to attend Clinical Laboratory Technologist School in Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
She was the owner and director of Medical Arts Lab in Mishawaka for 12 years and Lab Director at South Bend Clinic Lab for six years.

ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETE: Early competes at USA youth championship

July 9, 2014

Jasmine Early, age 12, who will be a seventh grader this fall at Indian Springs Middle School, earned All-American status, competing in the 13 to 14-year-old age group at the USA Youth Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Bloomington June 26-29. Jasmine placed second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:23 and second in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 4:56.

Jasmine is the daughter of David and Kim Early, and granddaughter of Mark and Tina Schory, Carolyn and Dale Snyder, and Vernita Early, all of Columbia City.

Drusella Joker, 95

July 9, 2014

Aug. 5, 1918 — July 7, 2014
Drusella A. Joker, 95, of Columbia City, died at 11:50 p.m., Monday, July 7, 2014, at Miller’s Merry Manor where she had been a resident since September 2013.
She was born Aug. 5, 1918, in Columbia Township, a daughter of Floyd and Myrtle (Grable) Gawthrop.
As a young girl, her family moved into Columbia City from their farm. She graduated from Columbia City High School.
On Dec. 30, 1939, she was united in marriage to Ralph M. Joker. They made their home in Columbia Township until 2003 when they moved into Columbia City. Mr. Joker died Jan. 11, 2008.

BANKS TO BE DEPLOYED: Vacancy possibly filled with another Banks

July 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s a leave of absence from his job as an Indiana State Senator and as the ever-present father to his family in Columbia City. State Sen. Jim Banks (R), Columbia City, is set to be deployed to Afghanistan with the U.S. Navy in the fall.

July 8th

BANKS TO BE DEPLOYED: Senator to leave for Afghanistan in the fall

July 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (July 8, 2014) -- Sen. Jim Banks expects to be deployed to Afghanistan in the fall with the U.S. Navy Reserve. His projected return date is May 2015.

Banks (R-Columbia City) will be taking a leave of absence during the deployment, despite the fact that he is not required to, in order to ensure that the people of his district are represented in his absence.

A caucus of Republican precinct committeemen will select a temporary replacement for Banks during his leave of absence and he will re-assume his seat upon his return.

MOWING INITIATIVE: Keeping your tall grass at bay

July 8, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County Highway Department Director Michael Barton wants to remind property owners that the area alongside county roads belongs to the property owner and therefore, the maintaining of that ground falls on the owner.

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local...
Pictured is the Columbia City Park Department’s league and tournament champions — Downtown on the...
The Columbia City Main Street Association brought back the Big G’s 3-on-3 Tournament to downtown...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes