March 2nd, 2012
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ A Columbia City man was arrested in Fort Wayne Thursday on charges of robbery in connection with the holdup of a Walgreens pharmacy on Wednesday.
Vincen Velez, 34, was booked in the Allen County Jail Thursday with bail set at $25,000. Velez is accused of demanding Opana from the Walgreens pharmacist at the chain store located on Jefferson Blvd. in Fort Wayne.
Police say Velez implied to the pharmacist that he was armed.
Wanda Marvine (Graves) Hageman, 87, passed away peacefully at Renaissance Village on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012.
She was born Oct. 6, 1924, in Columbia City.
Wanda graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1942.
She was a graduate of St. Joseph School of Nursing in 1947.
Wanda worked many years at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne and retired from the State of Indiana TB Clinic after 17 years of service.
Wanda married Richard (Dick) Hageman on Feb. 15, 1947.
He preceded her in passing in 2007.
Wanda and Dick raised their family in Waynedale and spent their summers at Adams Lake.
OSSIAN ‚ÄĒ After beating Eastbrook 66-29 Tuesday night in the first round of the IHSAA boys Class 3A sectional, Whitko faces Heritage Friday night at Norwell.
The Wildcats had three players score in double digits Tuesday, led by Logan Irwin with 27.Irwin knocked down three 3-pointers and tallied 10 points in the third quarter.
Alex Stoddard and Trey Weber had 11 points a piece. The Wildcats took a 21-9 lead in the first eight minutes.Stoddard and Weber combined for 12 of Whitko‚Äôs first-quarter points.
BERNE‚ÄĒThirty-nine points for Adams Central meant 100 wins for Head Coach Aaron McClure, who picked up his 100th victory in Tuesday‚Äôs sectional opener against ‚ÄôBusco.
In the opening game of the South Adams Class 2A sectional, Churubusco‚Äôs deliberate, defensive-oriented style wasn‚Äôt enough to overcome the Flying Jets, who won 39-34.
The game was knotted at 30 when Central‚Äôs Maverick Baumer hit what McClure called the most important shot of the night ‚ÄĒ a 3-pointer over 6-foot-7 Eagle Tyler Arrowsmith with 2:36 on the clock.
WATERLOO ‚ÄĒ After suffering a one-point loss earlier this season to the Barons, the Columbia City boys basketball team exacted revenge Tuesday night in Waterloo, winning 47-40 and advancing to the sectional semi-finals Friday night.
The semi-final game against North Side is scheduled for 6 p.m. The Eagles took a 14-8 lead in the first quarter with Derek Hinen scoring all six of his points in the first eight minutes.
Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel spent Monday morning reading to students at Little Turtle Elementary School as part of Read Across America Week. Both kindergartners and fifth graders listened to Daniel read Dr. Seuss‚Äô ‚ÄúThe Lorax.‚ÄĚ After reading the story, Daniel also answered questions from the students concerning his role as mayor. Fifth-graders at Little Turtle Elementary School with Mayor Daniel are, in the back, Treyten Nicolai and Raylynn Johnson. In the front, left to right are Cierra Troyer, Brooke Ebersole, Maddie Crawford, Brittnie Hendren, Ava Winters and Kyle Reust.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Whitley County Board of Commissioners is seeking a volunteer interested in the conservation of natural resources to serve as the Whitley County representative on the Wood-Land-Lakes council.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôve tried to get someone interested in that,‚ÄĚ said Commissioner Tom Rethlake. ‚ÄúIf there‚Äôs anyone in the community, we‚Äôd really like them to let us know.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Expenses for the Burnworth Memorial Pool continue to exceed revenues and major repairs are an ongoing concern among Columbia City park board members. Currently, the park board is losing approximately $30,000 for the three-month pool season, which is June, July and August.
In Monday evening‚Äôs park board meeting, Park Director Mark Green presented a proposal from engineers he has spoken to in the past two weeks.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Two Columbia City High School students are going to get a taste of geography and engineering in the coming months. The students will intern at the Whitley County Government Center, one with County Engineer Brandon Forrester and the other with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator Dan Weigold.
One of the students will intern with the Engineer and Surveyors office from March 5 through May 25, for two hours in the afternoon. Forrester said this is the department‚Äôs second internship, the first coming in the 2009-2010 school year.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ It only took 70 minutes for Joel Froomkin to tell the story of Robert Louis Stevenson‚Äôs ‚ÄúTreasure Island.‚ÄĚ
The students at Mary Raber Elementary School appeared to be under a spell as they listened to the exciting sound effects, the different characters of the beloved children‚Äôs book and the adventures of the various pirates.
All of it came alive with the talents of Huntington‚Äôs Joel Froomkin.
Using music, sound effects and nothing but the author‚Äôs own words, Froomkin of Page on Stage presented this exciting swashbuckling tale of pirates searching for hidden treasure.