George Arthur Bauer, 80, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:36 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born on May 10, 1932, in South Bend, he was the son of John Lewis and Alice E. (Hall) Bauer.
He attended Thorncreek School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
A lifetime Whitley County resident, he worked for Schenkelâ€™s Dairy, Huntington, in the maintenance and sanitation departments from 1974 until his retirement July 27, 1995. From 1949-74 he worked at Columbia Dairy in Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City High School has many opportunities to give students an educational edge before entering college â€” one of them being Project Lead The Way-Engineering.
Currently in its fourth year at CCHS, the program enables students to establish a career path through the exposure of four engineering courses.
One of those courses, Digital Electronics, covers topics involving mechanisms, energy, statics, materials and kinematics â€” concepts the students are likely to encounter in future courses.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Lipscomb University Lady Bisons softball coach Kristin Ryman will welcome six new players for the 2013-14 academic year.
Among the six recruits is Churubusco High Schoolâ€™s Kasey Gibson, a 5-foot-5 outfielder who Coach Ryman expects to make an immediate impact.
â€¢ Autism group â€” 6:30 p.m.
Whitley County Autism support group will meet Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the YMCA.
â€¢ Bloodmobile â€” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Columbia City United Methodist Church in the Community Room, located at 605 N. Forest Parkway in Columbia City. Those who donate from Dec. 1 to 31 will be entered into a region-wide weekly drawing for a $250 gasoline gift card.
Firefighters Ed Scott (left) and Brian Hollenbaugh help put out a blaze at 3803 S. CR 300 W. in Columbia Township Wednesday morning. Firemen on the scene said the blaze was an unattended trash fire that got out of control. Nobody was injured and the fire was under control in less than an hour.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A total of 348 residents submitted surveys on the future of Columbia City aquatics â€” the majority in favor of building a new pool facility. After reviewing the surveys, the Columbia City Park Board recently decided to close Burnworth Memorial Pool by 2014.
Currently, the board is working on establishing a 15-member Aquatics Task Force which will include the members from the community, local government and the school system.
Gayle E. Schinbeckler, 92, of Columbia City, passed away at 10:44 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at her home.
Born Nov. 12, 1920, in Hope, Kan., she was the daughter of Gustave H. and Sarah E. (Longbine) Brumbaugh.
At age 14, while in the seventh grade, she and her family moved from Kansas to Whitley County.
She graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1938.
On Dec. 24, 1939, she married Marshall C. Schinbeckler at First Church of God, Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A South Whitley man appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court for an initial hearing Monday after allegedly dealing methamphetamine from a tractor in March and April.
Gerald Michel, 19, was arrested Nov. 11 after two arranged buys turned up evidence of one gram of methamphetamine.
Between the two buys, Michel was paid $100 for zipper bags containing a white crystal substance, later identified as methamphetamine.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Unseasonably warm temperatures have left most of the Midwest double checking the date. Yes, Monday was Dec. 4 and the temperature registered a high of 64 degrees. But yesterday temperatures dropped â€” to a high of 60 degrees. Even with the slight dip, the temperature was still 20 degrees above the normal high of 39.
Although some have enjoyed waking up to frost-free windshields, others are concerned the strange weather patterns are indicators of a bigger problem â€“ severe weather outbreaks.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City's downtown area is facing an outage. Street lights and store fronts are currently without power.