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January 22nd, 2013

Donna Rose, 73

January 22, 2013

Donna J. Rose, 73, of South Whitley, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, following a single-car accident in southwest Whitley County.
She was born Feb, 9, 1939, in Whitley County, a daughter of Dwight “Dave” and Dorothy L. (Owen) Goff.
On Feb. 8, 1957, she married Frank Rose. They made their home in Michigan and later Wabash. Following Frank’s death in 1981, Donna moved to South Whitley.
She retired from Dana Weatherhead in Columbia City with many years of service.

Helen Wolfe, 92

January 22, 2013

Helen Marie Wolfe, 92, of Larwill, died at 7:26 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City, where she had been a resident since November 2012.
She was born May 5, 1920, in Whitley County, a daughter of Andrew and Mary Kathryne (Beaucha) Gebert. She completed her education at Larwill High School.
In July 1957, she married Willis D. Wolfe. They made their home in Larwill. Mr. Wolfe died Nov. 11, 1985.
She retired from Weatherhead, Columbia City with 38 years of service.

’Busco finishes season undefeated

January 22, 2013

Churubusco’s 7th-grade boys basketball team finished its season with an undefeated (19-0) record Saturday, winning the Land of Lakes Basketball Tournament at Westview. The Eagles beat Lakeland in the semi-final, 54-35, and Fairfield in the finals, 62-30. The win was the first conference title in boys basketball in the school’s history. Front row, from left: Josh Bear, Daulton Brockman, Austin Lehman, Garrett Horn, Bryce Geiger and Trevor Holloway.

SHOW CHOIR: City Stars to shine Saturday

January 22, 2013

Indian Springs Middle School’s show choir, City Stars will perform Saturday at Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne. This is the group’s first competition of the season. The choir is under the direction of Karyle Genth with assistance from Phil Genth.

SCHOOLS SAVING: Number crunch frees up $25K a year for Whitko

January 22, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — He’s only been sitting in the board president chair for three weeks, but Jorell Tucker has already saved Whitko Community School Corporation an estimated $100,000 over a four year period — proving his leadership as profitable for the district.

In December, before Tucker took the president position, he voted against extending a contract for copier services. He was concerned that no other options were laid before the school board.

Tom McFarland, the district’s business manager, told the school board he would bid out the contract.

STRATEGIC PLANNING: Something old is new again at the EDC

January 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — While focusing on the future, it is also important to remember the past and where one has been.

This fact is true of the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC). The EDC just released its strategic planning process. This process did take a forward gaze, but also looked back to some of the successes the EDC has had in the past 20 years.

GREEN DESIGNS: ISMS takes fifth with futuristic city project

January 22, 2013

FORT WAYNE (AP) — With their futuristic city, Hydropolis, three Indian Springs Middle School Students participated in a contest at IPFW Saturday.

This is the 12th year for the regional Future City program, held in Fort Wayne. Over the years 85 different schools have competed with various mock cities all targeted to solve some of the world’s biggest environmental issues.

Team Hydropolis placed in the top five and earned a chance to present their city Saturday afternoon fro a spot at the national contest held in Washington, D.C.

Brrrrrrr: Coldest morning in two years delays schools

January 22, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY – The coldest winter morning in some 700+ days has delayed schools and resulted in a wind chill advisory by the National Weather Service until 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The temperature hovered in the low single digits Tuesday morning throughout Whitley County and was not expected to reach higher than the very low teens – at best – this afternoon. Wind chills registered at -10 to -15 Tuesday morning.

A low Tuesday night just below zero is forecast, with a steady warm up for the rest of the week, culminating in above-freezing highs on the weekend.

January 21st

Nadine Kerr, 76

January 21, 2013

Nadine Kerr, 76, of South Whitley, passed away at Millers Merry Manor in Columbia City Saturday, Jan. 19, at 1:30 a.m.
Born on Nov. 22, 1936, in Floyd County, Ky., she was the daughter of John and Melvina (Howe) Keithley.
She has been a Whitley County resident since 1981 moving from Kentucky where she attended school. She worked at R.R. Donnelley, Warsaw; Taco Bell, Columbia City and was a homemaker and housewife. She attended Free Will Baptist Church, Pierceton.

Eagles finish on right side of NHC dogfight

January 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After coming out on the wrong side of a thriller against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Homestead last week, Columbia City’s boys basketball team won a close game against another conference opponent Saturday.

Eagle Drew Benedict hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 46 seconds left to give DeKalb its first conference loss, 47-46.

“They find a way to get it done,” Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict said. “Sometimes it’s not always pretty.”

Columbia City had an eight-point lead going into the fourth quarter, a lead that slowly dwindled in the final eight minutes.

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