October 11th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â Going against the odds, overcoming struggles and pushing through challenges were the themes conveyed at Passages, Inc.âs annual meeting Wednesday.
Not like the average board meeting, the evening was designed to celebrate victories of all kinds. Alice Anderson, is the vice president of programs and services for Passages and started the program with a list of accomplishments the organization has seen over the year.
Passages, Inc. works to serve individuals with disabilities, but to those in attendance at the meeting it seemed to be more about abilities.
Frederick âFritzâ Allen Myers, 88, formerly of South Whitley, went to be with the Lord at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Courtyard Healthcare Center, Goshen where he had been a resident since July.
He was born Aug. 8, 1924, in Bippus, a son of the late Irvin R. and Almeda (Zeigler) Myers. In 1933, the family moved to Cleveland Township. He attended South Whitley High School.
On Aug. 4, 1946, he was united in marriage to Evelyn M. Bolinger. They made their home in the South Whitley area. In 2012, they moved to Goshen.
Terry Christopher Warren, 55, of Albion, passed away at 5:06 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at his home. Born June 4, 1957, in Peru, he was the son of Ray and Deloris (McDougle) Warren, Sr.
He graduated with the class of 1977 from Columbia City High School. On April 9, 1983, he married Diana Waters in Columbia City.
A lifetime resident of Columbia City and Albion, he worked as an operator and in maintenance for five years at Vibrations Control, Ligonier and Essex Wire, Columbia City for 25 years. He was a member of St. Johnâs Bosco Catholic Church, Churubusco.
SOUTH WHITLEY â The South Whitley Town Council met Tuesday night minus Council President Tony Starkey who was on vacation. Even in Starkeyâs absence, the council had a full agenda. Dave Wilkinson, the townâs chief of police, was offered the position of town manager. The council made an offer to Wilkinson to take on the job of town manager in addition to his role as chief of police. The anticipated start date for Wilkinson is Monday. Council member Bill Boggs said, âI think Dave will do a fine job. He already does a fine job as the chief of police and I think heâll be good for the town.â
COLUMBIA CITY â For most women, visiting the salon means they leave the chair looking better than before. Wednesday, women not only looked good, but felt good as their haircuts went for a good cause.
Candi Martinez is a stylist at Fabulous Hair and Nails in Columbia City. The salon joined forces with hair care manufacturer Sexy Hair in a haircut marathon. Since October is breast cancer awareness month, Sexy Hair enlisted more than 875 salons across the U.S. to participate in the marathon.
COLUMBIA CITY â Thirty-one-year-old Matthew S. Shepherd, of Mentone, appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court Tuesday for an initial hearing on a charge of check deception, following his arrest from the Whitley County Sheriffâs Department Saturday.
According to a press release from the Kosciusko County Sheriffâs Department, Sergeant Chad Hill said Shepherd was arrested by Warsaw police on 15 active warrants for check deception. These warrants date back to 2001, from bad checks totaling $3,805.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Board of Works viewed a study on South Side Storm Water improvements Tuesday, giving GAI Consultants the go ahead to move forward with final design, as it considers funding options.
âObviously, we have to do our homework,â said Board of Works member Walt Crowder. âWe would need to prepare ourselves for financial options.â
More than 40 colleges, universities and trade programs were represented at a college fair held at Columbia City High School Monday night. Whtiley County students and parents were encouraged to attend in order to learn more about post-high school opportunities as well as financial aid assistance. Larry Gonzalez, with Indiana University discusses college options with Earl Tison and his son Ben, a junior at CCHS.
COLUMBIA CITY â A South Whitley man, 37-year-old Phillip Kessie, was sentenced to 12 years with six years to serve and six years suspended in Whitley County Circuit Court Tuesday for a gun incident that occurred in May.
According to a South Whitley Police report, Kessie was arrested May 6 after police were notified that he had been calling his wife at her sister-in-lawâs residence, threatening to kill himself.
COLUMBIA CITY â Thirty-year-old Michael Frankhart was sentenced to 10 years with eight years serve and two years suspended in Whitley County Circuit Court Tuesday on charges related to a Larwill gun incident in May.
Frankhart pleaded guilty Sept. 10 to possession of a firearm, a Class B felony, possession of a handgun without a permit, a Class A misdemeanor, possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor an driving while suspended, a Class A misdemeanor.