August 6th, 2012
Edwin J. Bear, 90, of Columbia City, died at 5:11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at his residence.
Born June 1, 1922 in Allen County, he was the son of Cassius Elmer and Cecil Lucille (Grayless) Bear.
He graduated from Huntertown High School with the class of 1940. After graduation, he served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946.
On July 31, 1946, he married Phyllis Ilene Walker at Coesse United Methodist Church.
Mary L. Slagal, 89, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Columbia City, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at her home.
Born July 19, 1923, in South Bend, she was the daughter of Rollie J. and Alberta J. (Anderberg) Howe.
She attended Riley High School in South Bend. On Aug. 13, 1938, she married Russell D. Slagal in Elkhart.
A former resident of Tri-Lakes, she moved to California in 1977, where she worked for Singer-Kerfott, St. Marcos, retiring in 1988. In 1990, she returned to Whitley County and since 2009, she lived with her daughter in Fort Wayne.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Downtown Columbia City was a veritable candy store for classic car enthusiasts Saturday as 146 participants took part in the 11th Annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show on the Square, an event held to benefit Junior Achievement of Whitley County.
According to organizers, participants came from as far away as Battle Creek, Mich.
Peoples Choice Award winner was Dan Rex of Columbia City with a 1967 Blue Chevy Nova Sedan.
Other winners were as follows:
1949 and older
Joe Maloni, Huntington
1935 International C1 Pickup
Steve Shoda, Churubusco
1933 Ford Coupe
From left, local speedsters, Charles (Don) Shively-driver, David Shively-owner and James (Joe) Shively-owner on May 10, 1953.
Pictured with them is their car, a 1939 Coupe Ford, in Fort Wayne on Speedway Drive.
The group also raced at South Anthony Speedway in Fort Wayne, Big Lake Speedway and New Paris Speedway.
They made appearances at South Bend, Kokomo, Avilla and Hicksville, Ohio.
Jack L. Moore, 86, of Columbia City, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at his home.
He was born June 23, 1926, a son of Claude L. and Gladys V. (Burnworth) Moore. He completed his education at Pierceton High School.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.
On Feb. 5, 1949, he was united in marriage to Eileen E. Judd. They always made their home in Columbia City, moving to their present home in 1959. Mrs. Moore died Nov. 26, 1988.
He was employed at L. M. & L. and lastly Whitley Equipment.
Theda E. â€śTedâ€ť Hollenbaugh, 90, of rural Columbia City, died at 5:25 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at Timbercrest Health Care Center where he had been a resident for the past three years.
He was born Dec. 3, 1921, in Jefferson Township, a son of the late Chester and Essie (Gillam) Hollenbaugh. His formative years were spent in Jefferson Township. He graduated from Jefferson Center High School in 1939.
WARSAW â€” With crop damage related to the 2012 drought, the appearance of crop dusters like this one spraying a field of corn northeast of Warsaw in Kosciusko County, is more prevalent.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Courthouse, a symbol of Columbia City since it was opened in 1888, recently had some restoration done, with more work on the way.
â€śIt is the center point of Whitley County, and what people see when they come to Columbia City,â€ť said Mark Sturtevant, with the courthouse maintenance department. â€śA lot of local businesses use the image of the courthouse.â€ť
The courthouse sits in the middle of four acres of land towering over surrounding buildings, and displays its Renaissance architecture.
Grace Lucille Sade, 80, a resident of Churubusco and widow of Boyce R. Sade, died 12:38 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2012, at her home.
Born on Jan. 28, 1932, in Cave City, Ark., she was the daughter of William Harrison and Virgie Mae (Brewer) Pinkston.
She moved to Indiana in 1950, and was employed as an operator for the Bell Telephone Company.
On June 1, 1951, she was married to Boyce R. Sade, also from Arkansas.
They resided in Fort Wayne for a period before moving and making Churubusco their home in 1955.