April 8th, 2013
Pauline L. Gibson, 97, a former resident of rural Pierceton, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday April 4, 2013 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Columbia City where she had been a resident for the past seven years.
She was born June 16, 1915 in Marion County a daughter of the late James H. and Gertrude F. (Teter) Brunner. Her formative years were spent in Marion, Fort Wayne and New Haven. She attended New Haven High School.
Regina M. Hann, 86, of Columbia City, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Morristown Manor, Morristown. Born Dec. 28, 1926 in Everett, Pa., she was the daughter of Walter A. and Viola Belle (Twigg) Rice.
William Nathan Harrison, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Renaissance Village, Fort Wayne. Born March 31, 1921, in Aboite Township, Allen County, he was the son of William Roy and Ethel N. (Smith) Harrison.
Ted Roger Hare, 80, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:50 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born June 16, 1932 in North Manchester, he was the son of Orda Odell and Dorothy Marie (Baker) Hare-Hoover.
Teresa Lyne Levi, 43, of Columbia City, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. with a funeral service at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City. She will be buried at Oak Grove (Compton) Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be given in Miss Leviâ€™s memory to Passages, Inc. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.
Sports from all three Whitley County schools will be busy this week, as schedules are picking up after spring break. Above, Churubuscoâ€™s Jordan Howell pitches against Oak Hill last week. The Eagles won 14-1.
ARGOS â€” Wyatt Wolf threw a no-hitter as Whitkoâ€™s baseball team earned a sweep of Argos Saturday.
The Wildcats took game one 13-0 and won game two 14-3 in five innings.
Whitko was led in game one by Wolf, whose no-hitter included eight strikeouts and two walks in seven innings of work.
Offensively, the Wildcats were led in game one by Hunter Sroufe, who was 4-for-4 with four runs scored, one RBI and two stolen bases. Alex Stoddard was 3-for-5 at the plate with a home run and four RBIâ€™s.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” It was more than three months ago that 18 individuals were arrested for various crimes related to dogfighting in Whitley County.
Since that time, two dogs have been euthanized, one more could be, and most of the court proceedings are still in the pretrial phase.
Two of the three dogs were euthanized in previous months, according to court documents which included an expense report from the Whitley County Humane Shelter.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Emergency dispatchers are going to be more than just a comforting voice in the time of distress.
Within the next year, an old technology will be put to new use, as people will have the opportunity to send text, photo and video messages to 911 dispatchers.
While the technology may not be fully functional for a year, Whitley County is having all the necessary equipment installed this month.
Whitley County 911 Coordinator Scott Jones said everything will be up and running April 30, and personnel will be trained within the next two weeks.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel was at the Indiana Statehouse last week to testify concerning a piece of legislation.
House Bill 1307 was being discussed. The bill would allow customers of sewer and water utilities to appeal rates to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) if they live outside of the corporate limits of the city.
Daniel testified against the legislation. He was asked to do so by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT).