May 1st, 2013
Marjorie K. Brown, 77, of Fort Wayne, died at 10:28 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Summit City Nursing & Rehabilitation where she had been a resident since 1995.
She was born May 23, 1935, in Peru, a daughter of William R. and Esther N. (Biggs) Yaney.
Her formative years spent in Columbia City. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School and attended Hanover College. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education and was a member of Phi Mu.
Donna L. Polk, 81, of Columbia City, died at 7:05 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, at her home.
She was born Sept. 24, 1931, in Kokomo, a daughter of Samuel and Margurite (Lanning) Johnson.
Her formative years were spent in Greentown. She graduated from Greentown High School, attended Marion College and received her LPN certification from Indiana University Kokomo.
Barbara Lou Hursey, 79, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:42 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born on March 11, 1934, at her grandmotherâ€™s home in Allen County, she was the daughter of Raymond and Pauline Marie (Schwalm) Brumbaugh.
She was a lifetime resident of Whitley County and graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1952.
Dorothy Grace Bristow, 92, a resident of South Whitley, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, at her home.
She was born Aug. 3, 1920, in Washington Township a daughter of the late William F. and Flora P. (Grace) Terman. Her formative years were spent in Washington Township. She graduated from Washington Center High School in 1938.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â€” A legislative plan that would "pause" Indiana's adoption of a national set of reading and math education standards has the backing of Republican Gov. Mike Pence, although many questions surround what that step would mean for the state's classrooms.
Pence said he was waiting to review the bill approved by legislators last week that would suspend implementation of Common Core State Standards in more grades for a year while new state reviews are conducted.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â€” A teachers union wants proof from Indiana officials that problems with the online portion of the ISTEP+ exam won't hurt teachers economically because their pay is linked to students' success.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz ordered testing stopped Tuesday after some schools reported a second straight day of issues accessing the exam's online portion.
ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) â€” A man convicted of attempted murder for opening fire on vehicles traveling along a northeastern Indiana highway was sentenced to 120 years in prison after telling a judge he would "kind of like to go home."
Donald William Myers III, 35, was sentenced Monday, nine years to the day after the April 29, 2004, shootings terrified motorists along U.S. 20 in far northeastern Indiana.
Purdue experts advising patience for corn farmers
(AP) â€” Purdue University agricultural experts are advising farmers to be patient as they wait for their fields to dry so they can begin planting.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports farmers in Indiana have planted just 1 percent of the corn crop, compared with the five-year average of 30 percent by the end of April. A year ago, farmers reported they had planted 67 percent of the state's corn crop by now.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City leaders are making plans for its annual trash day. The 2013 Columbia City trash pick up will be divided up into two weekends this year.
The city will be divided down Main Street. The west side of the city will be picked up Saturday, June 8 starting at 6 a.m. The east side of the city will be picked up Saturday, June 15 starting at 6 a.m. All trash will be picked up at curb side or alley.
The Whitley County Board of Commissioners will hold a
special meeting Wednesday at 9 a.m. to review a Township Assistance appeal request. The public is welcome to attend.