February 23rd, 2011
Marguerite Hill, 98, of Springfield, Ohio passed away Feb. 18, 2011 at Ohio Masonic Home in Springfield. She was born Oct. 5, 1912 in Norwalk, Ohio to Howard and Valla (Evans) Tillson. She married Harry Hill April 10, 1955 in Angola, and he preceded her in death May 4, 1995.
She was a homemaker, and a 1931 graduate of Norwalk High School.
Marguerite is survived by her daughters Aleta McHenry of Punxsutawney, Pa., Barbara (Ronald) Mears-Begue of Columbia City, Louanna Delf of N.C.; nine grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great grandchildren.
Teresa Jo Trainer, 49, of Waterford, Miss. and formerly of Thorncreek Township, Whitley County, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident west of Churubusco.
She was born Oct. 25, 1961 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Bryce B. and Linda M. (Doan) Elkins Sr. Her formative years were spent in Fort Wayne and later Columbia City. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School.
On Aug. 25, 1984 she was united in marriage to Douglas M. Trainer. They made their home in Thorncreek Township until November 2009 when they moved to Waterford.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety hired Columbus, Ohio-based Burgess & Niple, Inc. to monitor ground water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site located in the city.
The federal government intervened decades ago when it learned that millions of gallons of oil-related waste were dumped on the 35-acre site of Wayne Waste Oil, a division of Wayne Reclamation and Recycling, Inc.
âWeâre responsible for the monitoring of the cleanup,â said Columbia City Mayor Jim Fleck.
COLUMBIA CITY â Two members of Columbia City High Schoolâs debate team won first place at the Northeast Indiana District Debate Tournament at Concord High School in Elkhart recently.
Austin Andreas and Dakota Wappes, both seniors, will attend the national debate tournament in Dallas, Texas, June 13-18.
The alternate team from CCHS for the national tournament consists of seniors May Cheng and Linda Hershman.
A week after qualifying for the national tournament, Andreas won the Bob Brittain Mental Attitude Award for Debate at the Indiana State Debate Tournament.
COLUMBIA CITY â The College Success Coalition met for the first time Friday at the Peabody Public Library.
Representatives of many types of businesses and schools were present, including the YMCA, University of St. Francis, Whitley County Foundation, Lake City Bank, Indian Springs Middle School, Star Financial Bank, Smith-Green Schools, Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne; Ivy Tech, and the Peabody Public Library.
WARSAW — Heading into Saturday’s boys’ swimming finals at Warsaw, Columbia City had high hopes with the top six seeds in several events.
By the end of the day, the Eagles were dealt a narrow miss for the state finals.
“It was a great season and our boys did extremely well,” Columbia City head coach Phil Stanczak said. “We came close in a couple of events to going to state individually but came up just a bit short.”
COLUMBIA CITY â With the arrival of warmer weather, work has accelerated on a pair of lift stations in Columbia City which are replacing structures more than a half-century old.
âThese old lift stations were installed in 1959,â said Mike Cook, Superintendent of Columbia Cityâs Water Pollution Control Facility.
According to Cook, the old lift stations were located more than 30 feet underground, but new technology will enable the new structures to be barely 11 feet under the surface.
COLUMBIA CITY â The narrow corridor of Columbia Cityâs CC Deli was standing room only Saturday morning as anxious teachers and educators inundated local state lawmakers with hard questions about the direction education funding is heading in Indianapolis.
âIt hurts my heart when our governor says weâre in it for the money,â said an impassioned Cheryl Stalter, Northern Heights kindergarten teacher.
âI know that God gave me the talent to teach and I want you guys to know that we do it because we love these children or we wouldnât walk into that school every day.â
CHURUBUSCO — Despite a 65-59 loss at Churubusco Saturday night, Whitko junior Logan Irwin stood on top of the record books in boys' basketball. Needing 25 points coming into the night to overtake Steve Nicodemus for all-time points leader at Whitko, Irwin dropped 26 points on ’Busco. Irwin clinched the all-time spot with a three-pointer in the fourth quarter to total 1,475 points.
CHURUBUSCO — A busy and wild week of Indiana high school boys’ basketball finished with a upset within the Whitley County lines Saturday night.
Coming off a loss at Fort Wayne Wayne Friday, the class 3A No. 2 Wildcats suffered their first consecutive losses of the season at the hands of the Eagles 65-59.