November 19th, 2010
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man was arrested by the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department Tuesday for several drug-related charges and booked into the Whitley County Jail.
Wayne Lynn Weaver, 40, faces counts of dealing in and manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, paraphernalia and a controlled substance and failure to comply. The charges also include the possession of two or more precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s committee looking into ways to turn unsightly properties within the city into viable vessels for economic development heard feedback and ideas from the general public Wednesday night.
The Columbia City Brownfields Committee held an open forum to give citizens a chance to chime in on potential â€śbrownfields.â€ť
Giving thanks seemed to be what the annual meeting of the 4-H Inc. board of directors was all about at its annual meeting Thursday which included not turkey, but a beef and noodle dinner.
After the pledges and approval of the secretaryâ€™s report, the election for four board members was held. The terms of Cathy Heritier, Chad Nix, Aaron McDevitt and Dave Rupley were up and all four were on the ballot with Julie Frazier-Johnson, Tim Johnson and Greg Rostochak added, as well.
Itâ€™s been said that when one of the senses is diminished, the others will compensate. In some cases, far exceeding the capabilities for those whose senses are not impaired.
Such would appear to be the case with Kalika Lacy, an 11-year-old student at Indian Springs Middle School.
Born completely deaf in China, Kalika was adopted and brought to Columbia City at the age of four by her parents Barbara White and Paul Lacy.
Doris J. Rodocker, 80, of Columbia City, formerly of Payne, Ohio passed away Thursday, Nov. 18 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor.
Doris was born in Payne Jan. 10, 1930, a daughter of the late Eth and Gladys Miller.
She will be sadly missed by her companion of 27 years, Neil Stahl of Columbia City, his five children; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; her brother, Dean (Jeanette) Miller of Payne and sister, Eva (Don) Barnes of Casa Grande, Ariz.
Doris was preceded in death by husbands, William Stearns and Lee Rodocker; daughter, Pamela and sister, Eula Shaffer.
Thelma Evelyn Wolfe, 102, of Columbia City, died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at The Oaks Living Center where she had been a resident since September.
She was born Feb. 12, 1908 near Essex, Mo., a daughter of James Monroe and Sadie L. (Carlew) Dillard. Her formative years were spent in Missouri.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Dr. David Dresslar, Executive Director for the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning, addressed a wide group of interested Whitley County residents Nov. 9, about the status of American education and how to get from where weâ€™ve been in the last century to where the world is going in this century.
This second installment of the conversation covers the breakout session where citizens reacted to and discussed Dresslarâ€™s presentation of, as one attendee put it, â€śdemoralizingâ€ť statistics regarding education.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Newell Cerak was the keynote speaker for the Whitley County Youth for Christâ€™s â€śPiece Rallyâ€ť 2010 at the Eagleâ€™s Nest Event Center Thursday evening. Cerak is the father of Whitney Cerak, who was misidentified after a truck-van accident on I-69 in April, 2006 when she was a freshman at Taylor University in Upland.
FORT WAYNE â€” Does a dead cat bounce? Economists would say yes, but not because they tried it with a real cat.
The theory is that if you have a live cat and a dead cat and you drop them both off a building, the dead cat will bounce higher than the live cat. Or, the longer and deeper the recession, the stronger and more robust recovery there will be when it hits bottom, as opposed to a shallow recession with a shallow recovery, or the â€ślive cat.â€ť
By BECKY HAND
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” A new group is organizing meals for those down on their luck, by a new church which meets in the Ag Museum, â€śThe Warehouse.â€ť
Called â€śThe Forkliftâ€ť the meals will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays at The Center for Whitley County Youth, 201 W. Market Street, Columbia City.
â€śJeff Wike has worked tremendously for us,â€ť said organizer Hank Workman. They had to bring the kitchen up to Health Department standards which required quite a bit of renovation. But the work is done, inspection completed and they are ready to serve.