May 17th, 2013
Eugene E. Pflueger, 83, of Big Lake, Columbia City, passed away at 12:43 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Parkview Whitley Hospital. He was born January 12, 1930, in Fort Wayne, the son of Henry Oscar and Mildred Ruth (Dennis) Pflueger.
Surviving relatives include his wife, daughter, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two sisters, and brother.
Rosalie Steller, 85 passed away Jan. 9, 2013, in Meza, Ariz. Graveside services will be held May 22 at 10 a.m. at the South Whitley Cemetery. DeMoney-Grimes Counryside Park Funeral Home is handling the services.
Kyle Walters (far right), of Columbia Cityâ€™s Water Pollution Control Facility, illustrates to a group of Indian Springs Middle School eighth graders about how the aeration tank works. Pictured, air bubbles up from polluted water to oxygenate it, helping to cleanse the water of impurities.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls tennis team had its senior night last Thursday.
The Lady Eagle seniors, from left: Lauren Rivas, Breanna Hicks, Celine Rongos, Alaina Becker and Adriana Brown.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Don't look for the outcry over the Internal Revenue Service's improper targeting of tea party groups to subside with the ouster of the agency's acting commissioner.
Three congressional committees are investigating and the FBI is looking into potential civil rights violations at the IRS, Attorney General Eric Holder said.
Other potential crimes include making false statements to authorities and violating the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in some partisan political activities, Holder said.
Mary Raber Elementary School recently announced its May Shining Stars.
Students are named this monthly program for â€śdoing the right thing and treating people right.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the City of Columbia City has announced a revised trash pick up schedule. There will be no collections Monday for trash and recycling.
Monday collections will be made Tuesday. Tuesday collections will be done Wednesday. Wednesday collections will be made Thursday and Thursday collections will be made Friday. Friday collections will be made on Saturday.
This schedule change applies to both trash and recycling pick up.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s junior varsity baseball team split a pair of games this week with area rivals.
Whitko fell to TRC-foe Wabash Monday, 7-5, but came back to beat Peru, 13-1 Tuesday.
Brady Weeks started his first career game for the Wildcats against Wabash. He gave up four earned runs and pitched all six innings.
SOUTH WHITLEYâ€” Whitkoâ€™s junior varsity softball team capped its season with two big wins earlier this week.
The first was a tight 11-10 win over Heritage Saturday that ended with a seventh inning walkoff hit.
Adrianna Holst of Whitko singled to start the bottom of the seventh against Heritage.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is a series highlighting unique jobs and activities held by area students during the summer months.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Summer months are filled with baseball games, cookouts and dips in the pool. For some students, earning some cash becomes the focus.
Brooke Alexander, a student at Columbia City High School, has chosen to direct her summer focus in the direction of government.
Hoosier Girls State (HGS) is a program designed to educate high school girls in Indiana of the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship.