October 15th, 2010
Pauline H. âPollyâ Brubaker, 95, of South Whitley, died at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 at Peabody Home, North Manchester where she had been a resident since January 2007.
She was born Oct. 31, 1914 in Wells County, a daughter of Robert L. and Mary Sara (Milliken) Hatfield. She graduated from Ossian High School in 1932 and received her normal degree from Manchester College in 1936.
Wilma I. Pontzius, 95, of Columbia City, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 at The Oaks Living Center where she had been a resident for the past five years.
She was born Jan. 27, 1915 in Thorncreek Township, a daughter of Charles E. and Florence (Helfrich) Pontzius. A lifelong Whitley County resident, she graduated from Columbia City High School in 1932.
From 1944 until 1946, during World War II, she joined the Hospital Corp. of the United States Navy. She rejoined from 1950 until 1952, serving during the Korean War.
She was employed at Columbia Woolen Mill and Linvill Hospital.
Joe Eugene Huffman, 84, formerly of South Whitley and currently of Columbia City, passed away at 3:40 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 at the Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester. Born Sept. 28, 1926 in North Manchester, he was a son of Grover Cleveland and Myrtle (Shireman) Huffman.
FORT WAYNE — The end of a high school career comes for every senior.
The end came Thursday night for eight Columbia City girls’ soccer members.
After winning a definitive sectional opener over FW North Side 12-0, the Lady Eagles took on the tough task of playing another Fort Wayne team in the semifinal round, No. 8 Bishop Dwenger.
Led by Division I recruit Sarah Killion’s four goals, the Lady Saints beat Columbia City 5-0, advancing to the sectional championship versus Homestead Saturday.
When the postseason opens up for Indiana high school football next week, the fans will need an extra buck at the ticket booth.
Tickets for the sectional round had a one dollar hike from the regular $5 cost from seasons prior. The new cost was determined by the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA).
Fans don’t have to worry about buying tickets early. Tickets will be sold both in athletic offices during school hours and at the entrances on game night.
A rate increase for sewer customers in the Tri-Lakes area has been snuffed out, at least for the foreseeable future.
On Monday, the Tri-Lakes Regional Sewer District Authority voted unanimously to rescind the bump in sewer bill payments that, for the residents paying the lowest sewer payments, amounted to a more than doubling of their monthly sewer bills.
The seven-person board voted unanimously to cancel the ordinance that increased monthly payments by $12.83.
Before the hike, Tri-Lakes residents paid sewer bills according to three rate structures.
Gerald G. âBudâ Shank, 73, a resident of rural Huntertown, passed away at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Auburn July 23, 1937, a son of Glenn A. and Velma L. (Tooman) Shank, and as a young man served with the Air National Guard.
The surviving relatives include his wife, Sally; five children, Lenny G. Shank, Kerry J. Shank, Karyn Wolfe, Linda Faylor and Kevin Shank; a
sister, Virginia Harrod;
Just seconds from being approved, an ordinance on Columbia City employee wages, benefits, holidays and vacations reached a snag â the dug-in heels of Councilman Walt Crowder.
The ordinance established new wage ranges for all city employees, with standard hourly rates for each position or job and a range of bottom to top, depending on seniority.
But it was one item on the final page regarding benefits, that created a lift in Crowderâs eyebrow.
SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitko football team’s first Three Rivers Conference championship since 2002 came with an extra trophy Monday.
After a 27-24 overtime victory on the road at Rochester, the Wildcats not only locked up a share of the TRC title but had its head coach recognized by Indianapolis Colts for its accomplishments.
Third-year coach Wayne Swender was selected as the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week for week eight of the Indiana high school football season.