March 28th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Richard A. Doversberger, 85, of Columbia City, died at 2:12 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2012, at Parkview Oaks where he was admitted March 16.
He was born July 19, 1926, in Warren, a son of J. Ezra and Orpha Nadine (Bardsley) Doversberger.
His formative years were spent in Warren.
He graduated from Warren High School, Ball State Teachers College and Ball State University.
On Dec. 30, 1948, he was inducted in the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged April 3, 1953.
Mary Lou Lowery, 69, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:54 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012, at her home.
Born March 24, 1943, in Huntington, she was the daughter of Dale E. and Maragaret F. (Veilahauer) Shivley.
She was raised in Huntington, graduating from Huntington Township School with the class of 1962 and from the Fort Wayne School of Cosmetology.
On Nov. 23, 1973, she married E. Allen Lowery in Dillon, S.C.
Mark David Gibson, 49, of Glen Burnie, Md. died at 10:45 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2012, at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie after a brief illness.
Born Feb. 7, 1963 in Elkhart, he was a son of the late David Gibson and Cora (Dale) Deter of Columbia City.
He was a 1981 graduate of Concord High School in Elkhart and a 1986 graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington.
Through his 26 years of service with the Department of Defense, he traveled extensively, most recently living in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Robert Eugene Gilbert, 74, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2012, at Parkview Huntington Hospital, Huntington.
Born on Dec. 9, 1937, in Lima, Ohio, he was the son of Charles Leonard and Goldie Marie (Toland) Gilbert.
He grew up in Lima, Ohio and his adult lifetime was spent in Delphos, Van Wert, Ohio and, for the past five years, Columbia City.
He graduated from Lima Senior Hgh School and he was a former Walmart employee.
He was married to Marjorie Annette Deubler in Lima, Ohio on April 10, 1959.
FORT WAYNE â€” Joan A. Schwartz, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, March 26, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital.
She was born Nov. 16, 1928, in Fulton County, Ohio to the late Harry and Emma (Schroeder) Meyer.
She worked in the accounting department for Phelps Dodge, retiring in 1985. Mrs. Schwartz was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church where she volunteered with the Nimble Needles Group and she was a past member of the Fort Wayne Womenâ€™s Club.
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” The â€śCelebrate Success!â€ť program has been an ongoing project for Whitley County Consolidated Schools, giving each school the opportunity to showcase what programs and procedures are going on around the district. Last week, it was Eagle Tech Academyâ€™s turn.
While Principal Brady Mullett gave a general overview of the schoolâ€™s first year and its preparation for the second, the staff dove into more specific areas of what the school is up to.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For the past decade, Bud and Karen Rothgeb have been coordinating events at Grace Lutheran Churchâ€™s Food Pantry and as of April 1 they are retiring.
The Rothgebs live right down the street from Grace Lutheran Church. The couple has always been active in the church but since Bud retired from DANA in Fort Wayne in 2001, heâ€™s been volunteering at the local food pantry. In 2007, when Karen retired from ITT in Fort Wayne, they became co-directors of the pantry.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Having reviewed proposed revisions from NEOLA, a consulting firm which provides school districts with a complete service for developing and updating board bylaws and policies, the committee in charge of reviewing those for Whitley County Consolidated Schools made its final recommendation to the school board, which approved the final adoption at last weekâ€™s board meeting.
NEOLA also deals with administrative guidelines, forms, staff handbooks and student/parent handbooks in both electronic and printed format.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” New rules and higher entry fees are ahead for the 2012 Whitley County 4-H Demolition Derbies. 4-H Clubs, Inc., approved a $50 entry fee for each car that enters the demolition derby scheduled July 15 and 18 at this yearâ€™s 4-H Fair. Last year the fee was $25. This fee includes one driver and one pit crew member.