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October 22nd, 2012

A CHANCE TO DANCE:Dancer, owner hosts popular television show at competition

October 22, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The art of dance has seen a swell in interest from increased television shows that feature dancers to the genre of dances now made popular. What was once a dated art is now a thriving form of expression and creativity.
In Columbia City, Dance ‘Til U Drop is a fine arts academy dedicated to crafting dancers in performance.
Scott Frazier, owner of Dance ‘Til U Drop, is also the studio’s director. Through his many years in the dance community, Frazier has established a local competition that has now attracted the attention of the Lifetime television series, Dance Moms.

William "Eddie" Edward Ruckman, 62

October 22, 2012

William “Eddie” Edward Ruckman, 62, of South Whitley, passed away at 5:43 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at his home.
Born Jan. 1, 1950, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Ford Edgar and Mary Francis (Adams) Ruckman.

Jack Thompson, 80

October 22, 2012

Jack L. Thompson, 80, of Albion, passed away at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born Sept. 23, 1932, in Wolf Lake, he was the son of Chauncey G. and Lodema (Hile) Thompson.
He was a lifetime resident of Noble County and attended Wolf Lake High School.
On April 12, 1963, he married Betsy Ross.
He worked at Goshen Rubber, Goshen for 39 years. He was a member of VFW, Wolf Lake, Whitley County F.O.P. Lodge for 49 years and Eagles Lodge #1906, Columbia City since 1965.

CAUGHT: Col. City woman arrested at Westville prison for trafficking

October 22, 2012

WESTVILLE — A Columbia City woman was arrested Saturday at Westville Correctional Facility for attempted trafficking with an inmate.

Ashley Reavis, 27, was attempting to visit Blake Settles, 29, of Fort Wayne, when officers found contraband at her check-in.

“Trafficking impacts us more than most people realize,” Westville Superintendent Mark Levenhagen said. “When fights and violence occur, they can often be traced back to contraband.”

Westville houses approximately 3,400 inmates in LaPorte County

Running to state: Injury doesn’t stop Roush en route to Terre Haute

October 22, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City cross country stand-out Samantha Roush isn’t unfamiliar to injuries this season.

After a preseason injury that knocked her out of practice for nearly six weeks, Roush has been rebuilding her stamina — and confidence — all season.

Just seven days before her third appearance at the New Haven semi-state meet, Roush was in a four-wheeler accident, injuring her tailbone and taking her away from practice most of the week.

“It’s been a very stressful and frustrating season with injuries,” Roush said. “I was very tired today.”

October 19th

Whitko, Columbia City, ’Busco advance to second round of sectionals

October 20, 2012

All three Whitley County football teams won the opening round of sectionals Friday.
Columbia City topped IHSAA Class 4A No. 8 Leo by a 14-7 score.
Whitko won a close game to Garrett 21-16 and Churubusco topped Oak Hill 38-14.

Lewis Wolfe, 66

October 19, 2012

ROANOKE — Lewis C. Wolfe, 66, of Roanoke, died at 9:46 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne where he was admitted Tuesday evening following a short battle with lung cancer.
He was born March 8, 1946, in Wolf Lake, a son of Harry W. and Doris M. (Bennett) Wolfe Jr.
His formative years were spent in Etna Troy Township.
He graduated from Larwill High School and received an associate’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.

Donna Mansdorfer, 74

October 19, 2012

Donna J. (DeBolt) Mansdorfer, 74, of Liberty Township, went up to Heaven to be with Dad Oct. 16, 2012, at 12:55 a.m. at Hospice of Hamilton.
She was born June 5, 1938, in Whitley County, the daughter of Alice Grace and Francis DeBolt.
On Sept. 16, 1956, she married Gerald Mansdorfer.
Donna retired from the Internal Revenue Service as a budget analyst. In her free time, Donna was an avid Bridge player and loving grandmother “Bommin.”

VINTAGE RIDES

October 19, 2012

The Route 33 Cruisers gathered together to show off classic cars at Advantage Auto Parts in Columbia City. Car owners met twice a month during the summer to display their nostalgic vehicles. The group’s organizer, John Van Houten, said the car show is open to any owner and there is no fee to participate. However, owners are asked to bring canned food items. The group donates the items to local food pantries. Van Houten said, “I just delivered about $400 worth of cans to Grace Lutheran Church.” For more information on Route 33 Cruisers, contact Van Houten at 248-8632.

REPRESENTING: School board members serve as delegates to state conference

October 19, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — After recently attending the fall Indiana School Board Association state conference in Indianapolis, Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation board members Deborah Hiss, Jill Western, Stan Meyer and Don Armstrong said they were grateful to be delegates of the district and were enlightened to hear what other districts are working on in their schools.
During the conference, each member attended different sessions.
Board member Deborah Hiss said one of those sessions was in regards to how the district is currently measured as far as its grade value.

WALTON — In its first meeting with Lewis Cass, Churubusco’s football team fell to the Kings, 16-7...
SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Whitko’s Lady Wildcat volleyball teams faced off against the Manchester Lady...
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team is continuing to stay near the top of the Northeast...

 

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