January 28th, 2013
PIERCETON â€” School safety has been a recurring topic of conversation between administrators at Whitko Community School Corporation.
Recently, WCSC Superintendent Steve Clason met with local law enforcement to determine how to better protect Whitko schools.
â€śWe discussed safety plans to figure out what the best course of action should be in our buildings,â€ť Clason said. â€śLuckily, we havenâ€™t had an immediate concern, but it is best to be prepared.â€ť
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the second installment of a three-part series on the Whitley County Courthouse.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śMen of all ages have built monuments which, in a broad sense, have been indicative of their social, moral and intellectual stature.â€ť
That statement was made by the Honorable William F. McNagny as part of his speech made June 14, 1890, at the dedication of the Whitley County Courthouse.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śDating violence is not acceptable.â€ť
This is the message the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force (WCDVTF) is trying to impress on students and will convey in a dramatic presentation in March.
â€śThe media has really made us numb to the violence in relationships,â€ť said Natalie Lewis, interim president on the board of WCDVTF. â€śOn TV, the domestic or dating violence story always has a happy ending, but that isnâ€™t true to life.â€ť
Lois Suzanne â€śSuzyâ€ť Scott, 74, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born on Dec. 10, 1938, in Gary, she was the daughter of Lyman Walter and Mary Lucile (Rockenstein) Scott.
Lois spent her childhood in Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City Joint High with the Class of 1956. She attended St. Francis University and then moved to Las Vegas in 1971, returning to Columbia City in 1996. She was homemaker and a member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, Columbia City.
Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s show choir, City Stars, won Grand Champion and Best Vocals in the Summit Invitational Saturday at Bishop Dwenger in the choirâ€™s first performance of the season.
Doris L. Brandenburg, 85, of South Whitley died at 10:58 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester where she had been a resident since October.
She was born Aug. 22, 1927, in Whitley County, a daughter of the late Clair C. and Georgia Doris (Rubrake) Bishop.
Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School with the Class of 1945.
On March 7, 1947, she was united in marriage to Floyd R. Brandenburg. They made their home in South Whitley. Mr. Brandenburg died Aug. 29, 2009.
Ruth A. Wilson, 96, formerly of South Whitley died at 1:55 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Covington Manor, Fort Wayne where she had been a resident for the past several years.
She was born Oct. 22, 1916, in South Whitley, a daughter of Arthur and Ellen (Enos) Swank. Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School.
On April 16, 1936, she was united in marriage to Cranston â€śCackâ€ť Wilson. With the exception of one year in Fort Wayne, they have always lived in South Whitley. Mr. Wilson died Sept. 13, 1963.
Here are the headlines in Monday's issue:
Schools, police unite for school safety
Courthouse: Turning back time
Healthy relationships become a passionate plea for task force
Indiana pilot dies in Michigan small plane crash
These are the sports stories in Monday's issue:
IHSAA announces sectional pairings
20 grapplers advance to regional
'Busco falls to Central Noble
Lady Eagles win on senior night
Whitko girls drop TRC game to Wabash
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man had his first appearance in Whitley County Circuit Court Tuesday on charges of burglary and theft.
Christopher Padgett, 27, was accused of committing burglary, a Class C felony, and theft, a Class D felony, at his place of employment, C & R Plating Corp. in Columbia City.
Case reports said Padgett allegedly stole $326 in petty cash from the office of Cathy Dowell. on Tuesday, Jan. 15. A lighter and gloves of a factory worker were found at the scene. Witnesses said they saw the defendant running around the front of the building.