January 28th, 2013
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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Giving birth is not always a cut and dry process. There are many factors to consider before delivery and several choices to be made by pregnant women.
One of those choices is where to deliver the baby. But the decision is not necessarily choosing a certain hospital over another.
Many women are weighing the option of delivering at a hospital or at home.
Despite medical advancements in the U.S., 40 other countries have a lower infant mortality rate, according to ABC news.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the first of a three-part series highlighting the Whitley County Courthouse
COLUMBIA CITY â€” It was a position that came with no corner office, no prestige and no grand title, but when Meredith Hoffman, of Columbia City, agreed to give tours of the Whitley County Courthouse, she wasnâ€™t concerned with what was in it for her.
â€śI would guess I gave tours for 10 years,â€ť Hoffman said. â€śIt was something I wanted to do. I think the history of the Courthouse is interesting and a part of our countyâ€™s history. I wanted to be able to pass that along.â€ť