October 1st, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force joined with Columbia City High School students and Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel to â€śpaint the town purple.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY -- The Whitley County Humane Society brought out paws-a-plenty Saturday. Morsches Park was a puppy playground for pooches of all breeds. The Canine Carnival was an event organized by the society to benefit the Whitley County Humane Shelter.
Volunteers ran various attractions, and offered canines and their companions a chance to learn about area service providers. Among the volunteers, students from Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s Key Club paraded dogs from the shelter that are available for adoption.
HUNTINGTON â€” Whitley County Deputy Prosecutor D.J. Sigler is overseeing a high-profile Huntington County case involving a county commissioner.
Huntington County Commissioner Floyd Wall, 59, received a seven-count indictment from a grand jury in Huntington County.
Wall is charged with seven counts of misdemeanor battery, stemming form an Indiana State Police investigation that was initiated in the spring of 2012.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The final plans on a bridge replacement project are in, set to begin today on 700 S, with an estimated cost of $165,045.
â€śThe length of the new bridge will be 36 feet and 32 feet, respectively,â€ť said Whitley County Engineer Brandon Forrester.
According to Forrester, the new structure will be a concrete slab bridge that will allow free flow through the ditch under the road.
The existing structure, located at CR 700 E between county roads 900 S and 1000 S, is known as a twin culvert since it does not span 20 feet in length, the requirement for it to qualify as a bridge.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s cross country teams, along with the rest of the Northeast Hoosier Conference, competed at The Plex in Fort Wayne for a second week in a row, this time for the conference meet.
Last week, hundreds of runners from all over Northern Indiana competed in the New Haven Classic, where Columbia Cityâ€™s Evan Harney and Samantha Roush had stand-out performances, placing second and fourth, respectively.
Marjorie L. Knafel, 69, of rural Columbia City, died at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Vibra Hospital, Fort Wayne. She had been battling lung cancer for the past few months.
She was born July 23, 1943, in VanWert, Ohio, a daughter of Charles R. and Georgia Victoria (Fronefield) Mason. Her formative years were spent in Van Wert. She graduated from Lincolnview High School.
Lynn E. Kissinger 76, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:25 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at his residence. He was born on May 13, 1936, in Fort Wayne, the son of Walter Olin and Viola May (Solt) Kissinger.
He spent his childhood in Fort Wayne, graduating from South Side High School with the class 1954. He then earned an Associates Degree at Purdue University.
He served in the U.S. Army from Nov. 17, 1958, and was discharged on Oct. 12, 1960. He was a postal clerk with the United States Postal Service in Fort Wayne for 38 years.