March 5th, 2014
OSSIAN â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team lived to play another day Tuesday night with an impressive 52-27 win over Bellmont in the sectional opener at Norwell.
After only topping the Braves 39-38 in the regular season, the Eagles took a lopsided victory Tuesday, building on their lead throughout the game to pull ahead.
Columbia City took a 15-7 advantage in the first quarter, with points from its top three scorers â€” Brachen Hazen (6) Mason Coverstone (6) and Justin Bachelder â€” including three 3-pointers.
CHURUBUSCO â€” A Churubusco High School senior has been receiving recognition recently by doing the exact opposite â€” not looking for attention or praise.
Landon Pearson has received numerous honors, such as being a Lilly Endowment Finalist and earning the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen honor. He is also a member of Leadership Whitley County, among other endeavors.
Yet, Pearson said he has been involved in his community, not for the attention, but because he thinks itâ€™s the right thing to do with his life.
Kameron Laux and Brett Barkley demonstrate their volcano for the judges at Coesse Elementary Schoolâ€™s science fair.
Donald â€śDonâ€ť Ray Martin, 52, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:56 a.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014, at his home.
Born May 12, 1961, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Gerald â€śWinkâ€ť E. and Melzina â€śBabeâ€ť (Rice) Martin, Sr.
Survivors include his wife of almost 30 years, two sons, five grandchildren, three sisters, one brother, and a sister-in-law.
A memorial gathering will be held Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, with a memorial service starting at 4 p.m.
Otho Eugene â€śGeneâ€ť Gallimore, 88, a resident near Big Lake, died at 3:50 a.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Columbia City.
He was born Sept. 20, 1925, in Mendon, Ohio, a son of the late Edwin S. and Alice (Metz) Gallimore.
Surviving include two daughters, a stepdaughter, three stepsons, 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by son, Brent Eugene Gallimore, five brothers and four sisters.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A traffic stop led to the seizure of $72,000 Sunday afternoon.
Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy Cory Patrick stopped a vehicle on U.S. 30 near Ind. 5.
A press release from the Whitley County Prosecutorâ€™s Office said while on the traffic stop, Patrick smelled the odor of raw marijuana.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” An estimated 45 new jobs will be coming to Whitley County due to an existing business expansion.
Alan Tio, Whitley County Economic Development Corporation president, presented Whitley County Commissioners and Council with the proposed business opportunity at meetings Monday and Tuesday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Veteran Services Office (VSO) is moving.
Currently tucked in the back of the Whitley County Assessorâ€™s Office, the Veterans Service Office is located on the second floor of the countyâ€™s Government Center.
The corner office has an almost panoramic view of Van Buren Street, with its turret-style window feature.
A group of children dive toward a T-shirt that was thrown out before Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball teamsâ€™ final home game Friday night. Boys hoops begin sectional action tonight, with the Eagles facing Bellmont at Norwell at 7:30 p.m., and Whitko traveling to Wawasee to face West Noble.
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s female show choir, City Lights, won fifth overall in a field of 13 Saturday at East Noble High Schoolâ€™s choir invitational. Previously they placed second at two consecutive competiitons.
The high school show choirs travel to Bishop Luers Saturday, March 8 and Shelbyville Saturday, March 15. Both choirs will await their invitation to ISSMA State March 22 at Plainfield High School.