Mary G. â€śJerryâ€ť Rothgeb, 91, of Columbia City, died at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Parkview Oaks where she had been a resident since April 23.
She was born Feb. 19, 1922, in Rockville, N.Y. a daughter of Orville Adelbert and Frances Pearl (Jerolds) Robinson. As a young girl, her family moved to California for nine years, returning to New York and later Texas. In 1937, they moved to Fort Wayne where she graduated from Central High School.
Tanner Daniel (left) and Cameron Deckard, Columbia Cityâ€™s senior golfers, played their last match at Eagle Glen Tuesday night.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Community Foundation and United Way of Whitley County in partnership with the Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network will be hosting a Board Building Cycle workshop Wednesday, June 19 at the Peabody Public Library from 9:15 a.m. to noon.
A continental breakfast will be provided for attendees before and during the session.
Bryan Orander, president of Charitable Advisors and Board Source Certified Governance trainer, will be leading the workshop.
Topics will include:
- How to identify, cultivate and recruit board members.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 4-H roots grow deep for the Pettigrew family.
Evan Pettigrew is a fourth-year 4-H member and is a part of a family that has been through the 4-H program for many years.
Pettigrewâ€™s four uncles and his father were all part of the organization growing up.
Now Pettigrew and his four siblings continue on the 4-H experience.
Pettigrew, the son of Jerry and Amy Pettigrew, attends Indian Springs Middle School where he is a sixth grader.
He is the third child in his family to be involved in 4-H.
Beta Upsilon of Delta Theta Tau sold geraniums to support Whitley Countyâ€™s 4-H program.
The sorority presented a check to the Whitley County 4-H Champion Shirts for 10 shirts. In addition, the group was able to donate money for three Senior Pakâ€™s from Whitley County Council on Aging.
Pictured are Charlotte Lytle (left) and Kendal Klopfenstein (right), members of Delta Theta Tau, presenting Dave Addison, a 4-H leader, with the donation check.
Robert J. â€śBobâ€ť Payne, 79, of South Whitley, passed away at 7:57 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Lutheran Hospital. Bob was a veteran of the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart. He loved yard work, especially mowing the grass and working in the garden. He loved spending time with his family.
He was born Aug. 9, 1933 in Standards, N.Y., a son of Claude and Martha (Teater) Payne. He was united in marriage to Vivian Tanner Nov. 13, 1954, in Festersville, Pa. He is survived by his wife.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Two individuals who had been previously sentenced to the Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC) for drug crimes had their sentences modified Monday.
Kevin Irwin and Kyle Barker were both given local sentences by Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer in order to take part in the countyâ€™s work release program.
Irwin was sentenced in November of 2009 to 14 years in IDOC.
He was arrested in July of that year for selling methamphetamine to an informant on Connexion Way in Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Board of Works and Safety selected a company to do its street work for the summer of 2013.
Columbia City Street Department Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh gave his recommendation of Niblock Excavating, who was awarded the bid for a total of $113,800.
There were two other companies that bid on the project, but Niblock had the low bid by more than $25,000.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A barn fire in Union Township, just southeast of Coesse, was extinguished Sunday afternoon.
The cause of the fire, which left nobody injured, remains under investigation, according to Union Township Fire Chief Chad Radke.
Radke said the fire began in a dairy parlor and began to spread, but the crew was able to successfully control it.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City passed a modification to its sewer ordinance on first reading at the common council meeting Tuesday.
Citizens will not be allowed to have taps that flow into the sewer. The addition to the ordinance, which passed unanimously, is that all current connections to the sewer system will be grandfathered in and will not be considered illegal.