COLUMBIA CITY â€” The 2012 salary for elected officials â€“ specifically a raise in the mayorâ€™s pay â€“ dominated Tuesday night's regular meeting of the Columbia City Common Council.
Mayor James Fleck advocated a change to the salary at the previous meeting, which he hopes will put the position of mayor on the same pay-grade as that of department heads.
The original alteration called for over $7,228 to be added to the mayorâ€™s salary, raising the annual salary from $54,132 currently to $61,360.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Iotron Industries USA recently installed its 2.5 ton electron-beam linear accelerator at the companyâ€™s new $15 million facility in Columbia City, according to Tino Pereira, president and CEO of Iotron. The Canadian company decided to locate its new 54,000-square-foot e-beam sterilization and materials modification operation in Northeast Indiana in 2010 following an extensive 16-month search, according to company officials.
FORT WAYNE â€“ Five Indiana State Troopers recently observed a milestone in their respective careers as a result of achievement, service and dedication to the Indiana State Police Department and to the citizens of the State of Indiana.
According to Lieutenant Tony Casto, Fort Wayne District commander, the following Troopers have completed 20 years of service to the Indiana State Police.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Max Eugene Sheckler, 75, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:39 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at his home.
Born Dec. 27, 1935, in Columbia City, he was the son of Marshall Luther and Nellie (Engle) Sheckler.
A lifetime Columbia City resident, he attended Columbia City High School.
On March 31, 1956, he married Eunice Kincaid at the parsonage of Rev. Marion Shroyer, Columbia City.
He did general farming, was an auto mechanic and was also a punch press operator at LML Corporation, Columbia City for 40 years.
FORT WAYNE â€” Lewann Carteaux, 73, of Fort Wayne, died on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Carteaux was born in Chillicothe, Ohio on July 25, 1938, to Lewis A. Musselman and Anne Louise (Schwartz) Musselman.
She graduated from Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne in 1956.
Mrs. Carteaux married Francis â€śPeteâ€ť Carteaux on Sept. 1, 1962, at St. Charles Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. He survives in Fort Wayne.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Orval Ray Fisher, 92, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:50 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born May 8, 1919 in Thorncreek Township, he was the son of Francis Warner and Lillian L. (Keirn) Fisher.
Orval spent his entire lifetime in the Columbia City area where he graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1939.
After graduation, he proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Second-half mistakes cost the Columbia City girls basketball team a win Tuesday night against Warsaw.
The Lady Tigers capitalized on nine miscues in the third quarter and 27 on the game to beat the Lady Eagles at home, 57-38.
Columbia City had a 16-12 lead in the first quarter, which dwindled to a 27-27 tie at halftime.
The Lady Eagles went to the free throw line 14 times in the first half, shooting 79 percent from behind the stripe.
Kalisha Goree made the most free shots, finishing 6-of-10 attempts.
CHURUBUSCO Ââ€” Sometimes contests are decided early.
Occasionally, games are considered â€śoverâ€ť at halftime.
Tuesday nightâ€™s basketball game between host Churubusco and the Manchester Squires was decided after the first quarter, as the Eagles used a tight defense and a patient offense to gain a 16-point lead in the first quarter to catapult their way to a 57-25 win.
â€śWe talked about being focused,â€ť said Eagle Head Coach Michael McBride. â€śThey came out, not doing anything fancy, just good hard man-to-man defense and good execution offensively.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Both the CCHS boys and girls swimmers had a strong showing Tuesday, sending the Bishop Luers swim team home with a loss in the Eagles first and only home meet.
The boys meet was a blow-out. The Eagles won by a point score of 121-36.
Though not winning by quite as much as the boys, the girls came away with a strong victory, beating the Lady Knights 100-63.
The boys placed first and third in the 200-yard medley relay.
Eagle Tucker Daniel took the 200-yard freestyle event with a time of 2:07.66.
The boys placed first in every single race.
ALBION â€“ A Kimmel man who admitted digging up a grave on a dare has been sentenced to one year in jail.
Nineteen-year-old Andrew Todd Huntsman, of Kimmell, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to cemetery mischief. His attorney had asked a Noble County judge to sentence Huntsman to probation and counseling.
Huntsman told the court that overnight on July 31-Aug. 1 he and 19-year-old Roberto Steven Avila, of Ligonier, dug up a grave at Sparta Cemetery containing the casket of a young man who had been dead about 18 months.