August 29th, 2011
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Video monitoring will improve security for South Whitleyâ€™s town parks and their visitors in the near future.
A four-channel security camera system was approved by the town council Tuesday evening for Gale Hagan Memorial Park and South Whitley Town Park with SDS Communications and DVS Security submitting bids.
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated Schools received its second consecutive â€śAâ€ť for the 2010-2011 school year.
All elementary schools in the country are graded by the â€śNo Child Left Behindâ€ť federal law. WCCS elementary schools: Mary Raber, Northern Heights, Coesse and Little Turtle all got an â€śAâ€ť for their Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
There are no signs posted in the hallways, but Julie Turpin, principal of Mary Raber Elementary School is celebrating.
CANDLER FLA. â€” Arlene Anderson, 72 of Candler, Fla. passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2011 at Tuscany House Hospice in Summerfield, Fla.
She was born Aug. 3, 1938 in Amline, Ohio and moved to Candler, Fla. in 1979 from Port Charlotte, Fla.
She attended Faith Baptist Church and was a great supporter of mission work.
She and her husband were members of the Goldwing Riders Association.
Arlene loved sewing, cooking, traveling, camping, water skiing and boating, but most of all she loved spending time with her loving family and friends.
Hazel Marie Rathbun, 101, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:25 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 at The Oaks, Columbia City.
Born Oct. 5, 1909 in Thorncreek Township, she was the daughter of Frank and Desta Fidela (Ummel) Kneller.
She was educated in the public schools of Thorncreek Township and Columbia City.
On April 28, 1928, she married J. Lewis Rathbun south of Collamer.
Mr. Rathbun preceded her in death Oct. 1, 1988.
Jeremiah James Setser, 20, passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 at 12:58 a.m. as the result of an automobile accident in Whitley County.
He was born March 30, 1991 in Columbia City.
The son of Darvin D. and Mary (Hite) Setser, he was a 2009 graduate of Whitko High School.
Jeremiah enjoyed life in general, but he especially enjoyed being an active participant in truck pulls, working on trucks and when younger, horseback riding.
He had a good sense of humor. Jeremiah was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.
H. Marie Howard, 83, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 at 10 PM in Good Shepherd Hospice House, Sebring, Fla.
She was born Jan. 22, 1928 in Salyersville, Ky. to Kindle and Susie (Brown) England.
On Sept. 1, 1942 she was married to Hargus Howard.
Together they lived most of their lives in Silver Lake, where both were members of Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, Silver Lake. Hattie, a homemaker, also worked on the assembly line for DANA Corp.
Kenneth L. Frazier, 72, a resident of rural Churubusco in Allen County, passed away at 2:51 p. m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He had submitted to surgery earlier in the day, but his death was unexpected.
Mr. Frazier was born Sept. 27, 1938, a son of Leonard D. and H. Naomi (Gordon) Frazier.
He spent his formative years on the family farm in Eel River Township, and graduated from Huntertown High School in 1956.
On Nov. 15, 1957 he was married in Old Shanty Town, Ill. to Marilyn E. Eytcheson.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Alice F. Crawford, 65, of South Whitley, died at 3:24 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Matt & Marcia Crawford, with her family by her side.
She was born Aug. 8, 1946 in Sullivan County, a daughter of Cisco and Jeanette (White) May.
Her formative years were spent in Sullivan County. She graduated from Sullivan High School.
In 1964 she moved to Columbia City.
On Oct. 17, 1970, she was united in marriage to Larry L. Crawford. They have always made their home in South Whitley.
She was employed at Dwyer Instruments for 25 years.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Terry L. Austin, 64, formerly of South Whitley, most recently residing in Columbia City, died at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 pursuing his passion of golf at Sycamore Golf Club, North Manchester.
He had been battling cancer.
He was born Nov. 29, 1946 in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Jack D. and Verda J. (Mullinax) Austin.
His formative years were spent in South Whitley and he graduated from South Whitley High School in 1965. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Cincinnati and became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Gene D. Ward, 81, a Union Township, Whitley County native, died at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 in the North Care Hospice House in North Kansas City, Mo.
Gene was born April 29, 1930 in Fort Wayne, a son of Hubert A. and Nora May (Miller) Ward.
His formative years were spent in Union Township, Whitley County. He graduated from Coesse High School in 1948.
On June 16, 1951 Gene Darwin Ward and Loretta May Miller where united in marriage.
The couple lived in Memphis, Tenn. and later Jacksonville, Fla. while Gene served in the Navy during the Korean War.