October 5th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” According to the Whitley County auditorâ€™s office, a list of taxpayers who still need to complete and return a Verification form to keep a Homestead filed on their primary property are viewable on the countyâ€™s website. The listing for Whitley County, which displays taxpayers who are receiving a Homestead Exemption, but who have not submitted the information required by the state, can be found at www.whitleygov.com.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” According to Whitley County Consolidated Schools Superintendent Dr. Patricia Oâ€™Connor, the ADM (Average Daily Membership) for WCCS is down with the number for total enrollment down 25.
â€śWe had a large senior class graduating 292 and 241 first graders coming in so we have fifty-one kids right there,â€ť said Oâ€™Connor. â€śThen weâ€™ve got ins and outs in each grade level, but nothing catastrophic.â€ť
Oâ€™Connor said there were also 15 students who graduated early as well as six exchange students.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Flu season. The threat of contracting the flu should come with its own ominous music. With severe symptoms and possible life-threatening complications, those in fear of the flu are arming themselves with vaccines.
In recent years, the push to vaccinate has been echoing through doctorsâ€™ offices as the health care profession has urged those at risk of getting Influenza to get a flu shot.
Dr. Lisa Hatcher is the health officer for Whitley Countyâ€™s Health Department and is also a family practice physician.
John C. Bucher, 69, of Columbia City died at 7:08 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Columbia City, where he had been a resident for the past week and a half.
He was born June 22, 1943, in Rochester, a son of Daniel M. and Barbara J. (Ferverda) Bucher.
His formative years were spent in Silver Lake. He graduated from Silver Lake High School.
On Sept. 2, 1962, he was united in marriage to Karen S. Heckaman. They made there home at Diamond Lake and later Roann before moving to Whitley County where they have resided for the past 44 years.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” All the scoring in host Columbia Cityâ€™s opening match of the IHSAA Girlsâ€™ Soccer Sectional against the North Side Lady Redskins came in the first half. The Lady Eagles made the most of their opportunities against an outmanned North Side squad taking a 7-0 win to advance to Saturday afternoonâ€™s finals.
The win advances the Lady Eagles to Saturday afternoonâ€™s 3 p.m. final against the winner of the second semifinal contest that pitted Huntington North against Homestead.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With several Columbia City High School students expected to take part in internships next year, the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees is faced with either providing those students transportation to Eagle Tech Academy or looking into more parking lot space.
â€śWeâ€™re getting close to seriously start talking about parking lots,â€ť said WCCS business manager Anthony Zickgraf at Mondayâ€™s meeting. â€śThis is a problem that is not going away.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Consolidated School Corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustees studied a draft complied of the school corporation Vision, Mission and Core Values at Mondayâ€™s meeting in an attempt to have it reviewed by the next regular meeting Oct. 15.
The draft was a result of a brainstorming session held in September by the school board and school administrators. During this session, groups were asked to give specific words or phrases for the schoolâ€™s vision, mission and core values, and the board later worked on common themes mentioned in the meeting.
David Isaac McCullough, 74, of Columbia City, passed away at 2:07 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born July 3, 1938, in Churubusco, he was the son of John Thomas and Marion Etta (Rosenogle) McCullough.
He graduated from Churubusco High School with the class of 1956 and earned an Associateâ€™s Degree from Indiana Technology.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 until he was honorably discharged in 1959.
Donald Dean Phend, 76, of Tippecanoe Lake, passed away at 7:45 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in his residence.
On March 21, 1936, he was born in Columbia City to Donald and Henrietta (Nelson) Phend. He married Shirley World on Aug. 31, 1956, in Forest Park, Ill.
Donald lived in Columbia City until he got married, then moved to Illinois, eventually moving back to the area 32 years ago.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1954-56 with the military police. He graduated with honors from Ivy Tech, Fort Wayne, receiving a degree in electronics.