April 26th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Two ordinances were approved on second reading concerning city cemetery and park hours at Tuesday‚Äôs Common Council City meeting.
Mayor Ryan Daniel said the reason the city established the ordinances was to give the police department the ability to remove people from any cemetery or park maintained by the city after hours.
‚ÄúFrankly, we‚Äôve been having trouble with a segment of our youth population in the cemetery being in there after hours, ‚Äú said Daniel.
The hours established for individuals to be in the cemeteries are from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ You know it‚Äôs a tough ballgame when the losing pitcher who strikes out the first eleven batters she faces, only gives up two hits for the game and gets defeated 3-0.
That‚Äôs exactly what happened to the Homestead Lady Spartans when they visited the Columbia City Lady Eagles for a Northeast Hoosier Conference softball game on a wet cold Wednesday evening.
The Lady Eagles parlayed a Spartan error and two hits from the bottom of the order and 14 strikeouts from pitcher Cassie Vodde into a 3-0 win.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ The 20th Annual Nancy Rehm/Border Wars Classic All-Star Games will be Saturday at the University of Saint Francis‚Äô Hutzell Center.
Columbia City Head Coach Chris Benedict will be coaching the boys team, which has Whitko stand-out Logan Irwin and Churubusco‚Äôs Tyler Arrowsmith on the roster.
The girls game begins at 5 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m.
Also included are 3-point shooting contests for the girls and boys and a slam-dunk contest for the boys.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Jeremiah is typically known as a Biblical prophet. But to Brandon and Elizabeth Bauer, Jeremiah is a different servant of God.
Elizabeth and the Bauer‚Äôs three children were saved by who they call, an ‚Äúangel‚ÄĚ, Tuesday afternoon when their house caught ablaze.
A man only known as ‚ÄúJeremiah‚ÄĚ was driving by the Bauer residence when he saw smoke coming out of the side of the house.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ In Tuesday‚Äôs meeting, the Columbia City Common Council recommended back to the Animal Ordinance Committee that they would not like to see a chicken ordinance.
The discussion was brought up after Robin Lahrman made a presentation at the council‚Äôs last meeting April 10, suggesting there be a change to the city‚Äôs ordinance to allow chickens (hens) in city limits.
Mayor Ryan Daniel addressed the council in Tuesday‚Äôs meeting asking them to talk about the feedback they received as well as their own concerns.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ The silver is polished, Prince Charming‚Äôs castle is sparkling and the glass slippers are ready to be placed on Cinderella‚Äôs tiny feet.
The Churubusco Junior Senior High School‚Äôs fine arts department present Rodgers & Hammerstein‚Äôs ‚ÄúCinderella‚ÄĚ Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
This enchanting musical has 15 cast members and an orchestra. Each have practiced for months for this special event.
Playing the title role is Maranda Partin and playing Prince Charming is Cullen Fisher.
The musical is directed by Elizabeth K. Piercy.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ History is being recreated for the Churubusco Main Street Project in the form of a Popcorn Stand Mural that is now finished by students of Churubusco High School.
Art students Gretchen Meinzen, Morgan Beverly, Kayleen Mitchell, Gabby Jones, Savannah LeFever and Sydney Hunsberger worked for over a month on the black and white mural of Clarence and Fern Brumbaugh‚Äôs popcorn stand that sat on the corner of Main and Whitley streets in Churubusco from 1929 to 1942.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Oma Isabelle (Reeg) Tennant, 92, or Fort Wayne, and formerly of Larwill, died Tuesday April 17, 2012, at St. Anne‚Äôs Nursing Home.
She was born April 3, 1920, a daughter of the late Frank and Rozzie (Bentz) Reeg.
She was married to Dr. David Lewis Tennant on Nov. 9, 1940, and he preceded her in death Feb. 5, 2002.
She was a graduate of Larwill High School and was a member of Wayne Street Methodist Church.
Oma was a stay-at-home mother and was involved in her children‚Äôs many activities.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Vera Lois (Fritz) Shively, 80, of Mission, Texas formerly of South Whitley, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012, at 3 a.m.
She was born Sept. 10, 1931, in Warsaw, a daughter of Ralph and Albertha (Steffan) Fritz.
In 1949, she graduated from Larwill High School. On Aug. 18, 1950, she married Donald G. Shively, who survives.
They moved to Indianapolis in 1956 and she retired from Stokely-Van Camp in 1976.
They returned to the Fritz family farm south of Larwill. In 1990, she became a resident of Texas and made her home in Mission, Texas.
NORTH WEBSTER ‚ÄĒ Wilma May Mitchell, 81, of North Webster, passed away April 24, 2012, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne following a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 6, 1930, in Noble County to William and Mabel (Simpson) Wilfong.
On May 15, 1954, in South Whitley she married Dick Mitchell who preceded her in 2012.
She moved to North Webster from South Whitley in 1957 and has resided there since then.
She retired from the deli/bakery at Augsburgers in North Webster in 1996 after 25 years.
She volunteered at the North Webster Food Pantry since 1998.