February 17th, 2011
Paul L. Johnson, 73, of Albion, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 at Goshen General Hospital in Goshen, after being ill for the past five months.
He was born Jan. 15, 1938 in Noble County to the late Lyman and Edna (Firestone) Johnson. He was a lifetime resident of Noble County.
On Nov. 16, 1958 at St. Mark‚Äôs Lutheran Church in Albion, he married Rhonda Tucker. She survives in Albion.
Mr. Johnson was a Corrections Officer for Chain O‚Äô Lakes and retired from there after 17 years of service. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of St. Mark‚Äôs Lutheran Church.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Whitley County Plan Commission looked at three proposals Wednesday night of companies willing to draft the county‚Äôs ordinance for wind energy.
LCL Planning, Inc., RWR Armstrong & Associates, Inc. and Ground Rules, Inc. each submitted proposals and quotes for the task of drafting a wind energy ordinance for the county.
With three members absent (George Schrumpf, Dave Schilling and John Johnson), the commission voted 6-0 to give Ground Rules, Inc. the nod.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County‚Äôs first comprehensive plan in more than 20 years is one step closer to reality.
A short-handed Whitley County Plan Commission voted unanimously Wednesday night to allow the plan‚Äôs authors to create a fourth version of the document and present it to the panel in next month‚Äôs meeting for possible adoption.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôll prepare Draft D as quickly as possible,‚ÄĚ said Brad Johnson of Ground Rules, Inc., the consulting firm that has created and revised the document over the past several months.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A Fort Wayne man escaped serious injury Wednesday when he was side-swiped by a semi tractor-trailer on U.S. 30 west of Columbia City.
According to the Whitley County Sheriff‚Äôs Department, Donald Gotsch, 55, of Fort Wayne, was traveling east on U.S. 30 near County Road 300 East when a semi tractor-trailer driven by Jason Roberts, 37, of Marble Hill, Mo. changed lanes and shoved Gotsch‚Äôs vehicle into the guardrail.
COLUMBIA CITY — Heading into Wednesday night’s home game, Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict preached ‘stop the penetration.’
But that’s not all the Eagles did in a statement victory over Fort Wayne Northrop 64-55.
The veteran leadership of a sophomore guard led Columbia City to one of its most complete games of the season shooting better than 65 percent from the field and topping an athletic and sizable Bruins team.
INDIANAPOLIS — The season started with two rivals meeting in Whitley County boys’ basketball.
Why not have it end with one.
Sunday, the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) drew up the path for over 400 teams across the state of Indiana.
Among them, three county teams are vying for a sectional championship.
Columbia City (14-5) and Whitko (14-4) opened the regular season with a buzzer-beating thriller 59-58 in the Eagles favor.
Bob Hoffman, winner of the Chili Cookoff at the Fire and Ice Winterfest presented checks totaling $500 ‚ÄĒ $250 for winning, plus he matched it with another $250 ‚ÄĒ to the Whitley County Humane Shelter Tuesday. In case of residual effects from the hot chili, ‚ÄúChance‚ÄĚ the fire dog and a fire extinguisher stand by. Pictured from left are Sara Lochner-Goff, president of the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce, Hoffman and Karen Friend-Bowman, director of operations at the Humane Shelter. Chance and many other dogs and cats are available for adoption at the shelter. ‚ÄĒ Post & Mail photo/Becky Hand
Cassandra Petrie of Churubusco, earning the title of Whitley County 2011 Junior Miss last fall, leaves this weekend for the state program and a chance to become Indiana‚Äôs Junior Miss.
GARRETT — One glaring statistic stuck out Tuesday night when the Churubusco boys’ basketball team hit the road to Garrett.
3-for-12 (25 percent).
That is what the Eagles shot from the free throw line in the second half of a road loss to the Railroaders 47-40.
“It’s been a little bit of an issue all year and tonight it got us,” Churubusco head coach Mike McBride said. “It comes back to bite you and it bit us tonight.”
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A Columbia City man who was found bloodied and incoherent, walking along Main Street in Columbia City Tuesday is in serious condition at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Ralph Anderson, 78, was taken to Parkview Whitley Hospital before being transferred to Fort Wayne where he was listed in serious condition this morning.
According to the Whitley County Sheriff‚Äôs Department, a 911 call came in at 1:42 p.m. Tuesday of a man with ‚Äúaltered levels of consciousness.‚ÄĚ