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March 12th, 2012

Fred Swindell, 80

March 12, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Fred Delmar Swindell, 80, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne after a brief illness.
He lived in Churubusco for the last 35 years.
Born in LaPorte Dec 19, 1931, to the late Daniel W. Swindell and Dorothy E. (Dilts) Swindell, he lived most of his early life in Idaville where he graduated from high school.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War serving most of his time on the U.S.S. Essex.
He worked in several occupations including agriculture, high steel structures, restaurant management, law enforcement and sheet metal.

Susan Adams, 54

March 12, 2012

Susan Amy Adams, 54, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:29 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born Nov. 29, 1957, in Columbia City, she was the daughter of H. Wesley and Madonna Rose (Martz) Adams.
She lived in Allen and Whitley counties her entire lifetime and had a family cottage at Tri Lakes since 1957.
She graduated from Elmhurst High School with the class of 1976 and received an associate’s degree in accounting from Fort Wayne International Business College.
She worked at the world headquarters of Do It Best Hardware in New Haven, as an accountant.

Marian Hanish, 88

March 12, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Marian M. Hanish, 88, of rural Columbia City, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor.
She was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Allen County, a daughter of William and Lucy (Summers) Fulk.
Surviving relatives include a daughter, Roxanne L. Schulze of Cold Spring, Texas; a son, Brian R. (Lisa) Bowers of Columbia City; two grandchildren, Amanda Schmidt and Sylas Bowers; and two great-granddaughters, Faith and Ella Schmidt; and a sister-in-law, Marilyn Fulk of Laotto.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Cliff Fulk, Hugh Fulk and Robert Fulk.

S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-E-E: Local finishes second at regionals

March 12, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — “Pernicious,” “filibuster,” “schottische” and “corpuscle” are just a few words that Jaeden Roussey spelled correctly at the Regional Finals of the 58th Annual Scripps Spelling Bee at Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne.

Roussey, 10, a fifth-grade student at Coesse Elementary School took second place at the regional finals Saturday morning. Roussey went 35 rounds until he misspelled “fatality.”

Roussey will serve as alternate and will be able to go to Washington, D.C., if for any reason winner Kaelyn Bender can’t go.

ORDINANCE CHANGE FOR FORECLOSURES: Sheriff's Sale fees changing

March 12, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — An ordinance amendment changing fees involved with Sheriff Sales of real property has been adopted by the Whitley County Commissioners and should take effect beginning in April. The fees are typically paid by the attorney’s office representing the interest of the mortgage company that holds the lien on the foreclosed property.

HITTING THE BACK BURNER: Boiler and cooler project put on hold

March 12, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A project recently being looked at to replace the boiler and cooler system in the Whitley County Courthouse is being put on the back-burner in favor of more pressing maintenance to the exterior of the building. Mark Sturtevant, courthouse maintenance, said they were already aware of issues with the cooling tower outside of the courthouse.

BENNETT TALKS EDUCATION: State school superintendent addresses GOP

March 12, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — At the Whitley County Republican Party’s monthly breakfast Saturday, March 10, keynote speaker and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett, outlined several issues concerning schools today. The breakfast took place at CC Deli in Columbia City.

Among the topics addressed were financial decisions, paid performance, third grade reading level and technology.

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TOP CHEERLEADER: Local girl earns trip to London

March 10, 2012

LONDON—In July of 2011, 16-year-old Columbia City High School student Jade Shopell attended a UCA (Universal Cheerleaders Association) cheer camp and was selected as an All American.
This awarded her the opportunity to fly with All Americans from all over the United States to London, England on an eight-day trip, culminating in their appearance in London’s New Year’s Day Parade.
The All Americans were divided into three groups. Each group was sent a DVD of a dance mix they were to learn and perform along the parade route.

CONTINUING TO GO DIGITAL: County property archives getting an overhaul

March 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Recorders Office is continuing to update its record keeping system for the digital world, giving the public easier, more efficient access to its records.
Currently, the office’s more recent records are searchable and viewable on a program called Laredo, a product of Fidlar Technologies, a powerful land records conversion and search system.
The company provides services which scan, convert, enhance and import land records into the system which is accessible to the public both online or in the Recorder’s Office.

THE HIGH PRICE OF WASTE DISPOSAL: Sewer rate hike looms for Larwill

March 10, 2012

LARWILL — A 14.3 percent sewer rate increase is looming on the horizon for Larwill residents as town council members voted unanimously to pursue in Thursday evenings meeting. It has been seven years since the town has experienced a sewer increase.
According to Clerk-Treasurer Renee Sills, the 2012 sewer budget is $60,420 compared to $68,411.96 in 2011.
“We spent $58,270.30 in 2011 which is a $10,141.66 overflow of cash,” Sills said. “With the 2012 budget at $60,420, we only have a cash flow left over of $2,537.79 and that is if we spend like we did last year.”

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...
CHURUBUSCO — With a 5-2 win in the season opener against Woodlan and another win over Oak Hill...
HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys track team opened its season with a loss at Huntington North...

 

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