January 20th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â The Columbia City Police Departmentâs newly-appointed detectives began their first full week on the job this week.
Robert Stephenson and Gary Archbold were chosen by CCPD Chief Tim Longenbaugh and Captain Tony Hively last week, to replace their (Longenbaugh and Hivelyâs) former positions.
âIts a great opportunity to expand my law enforcement background,â Archbold said.
Archbold and Stephenson have more than a decade of experience on the CCPD with 13 and 14 years respectively.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Lady Eagles basketball team tried but couldnât keep up against visiting Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent DeKalb Lady Barons, losing 46-33.
The first quarter saw six lead changes and three ties.The Lady Eagles got scoring contributions from five different players in the opening period, with Emily Whitleatherâs five points leading.
Columbia City got in foul trouble late in the first; DeKalb went 3-for-6 from the line and got a Rineheart jumper to end the quarter leading 14-12.
COLUMBIA CITY â Halfway through its inaugural school year, Eagle Tech Academy is exactly where it planned to be, according to Principal Brady Mullett.
The year began with an enrollment of 112 students, five full-time staff members and a focus on providing a project-based learning environment for both students and staff.
âWe want to create a true professional learning community where we can ask the question to each other of âwhy are we doing what weâre doing,â and become reflective on our own practices,â said Mullett.
Robert Eugene Workman, 83, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at Millerâs Merry Manor Inc., Columbia City.
Born May 11, 1928, in Logansport, he was the son of Grover Cleveland and Pearl Mae (Michael) Workman.
In addition to Kalamazoo, Mich., he lived in several Indiana cities including, Kentland, Churubusco, Auburn, Rome City, Kendallville, and Columbia City.
He graduated from Kentland High School with the Class of 1946.
On May 11, 1958, he married Margaret Louise Craig in Whitley County.
NORTH MANCHESTER â Beatrice Roseann âRosieâ Winger, 83, formerly of North Manchester, died at 12:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Millerâs Merry Manor, Columbia City, where she had been a resident since December 16, 2011.
She was born April 7, 1928, in North Manchester, a daughter of Riley and Ina (Rhinehart) Lambert.
Her formative years were spent in North Manchester and she graduated from Central High School.
On Aug. 1, 1947, she was united in marriage to Arden Joe Winger.
They made their home in Fort Wayne and later North Manchester before moving to South Whitley in 1959.
Lowell B. Bodine, age 84, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:58 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born Aug. 17, 1927, in Maybee, Mich., he was the son of Benjamin C. and Lucille (Yost) Bodine.
He graduated from Dundee High School, Dundee, Mich. with the Class of 1946.
A Whitley County resident since 2009, he was a former resident of Lake James and Michigan.
On June 12, 1948, he married Phyllis A. Wiseman in Maybee, Mich. After 33 years of service, he retired December, 1987, from National Life Insurance.
Carmie Haneline, 84, of Columbia City, passed away at 6:06 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born Nov. 26, 1927, in Richlands, Va., she was the daughter of Alonzo and Amie Lee (Allen) Hilton.
She lived in Virginia until 1962. She lived at Wabash, Andrews and Huntington prior to moving to Columbia City in 2002 where she lived at the Clugston Hotel for 6 years and Parkview Oaks for the past four years.
She was a former detective in Georgia, and she worked as a factory worker at Seamco, South Whitley, and Preferred Tech, Andrews.
COLUMBIA CITY â Seldom do you see an orchestra at an elementary school.
Students and staff at Mary Raber Elementary School got a special visit from some of the Fort Wayne Philharmonicâs string section Wednesday.
Members of the Meadowlark Quartet warmed up their instruments as the children entered the gymnasium.
The children used their active listening skills to hear the beautiful sounds of two violins, a viola and a cello playing J.S. Bachâs greatest hits.
Violinist Marey Trentacosti welcomed the children and told them the philharmonic featured 44 full-time musicians.
Indian Springs eighth grade Eagles won the Wawasee Tournament last weekend. Front row, from left: Luke Schrader, Drew Lamle, Josh Christen and Bryce Parnell. Back row: Matt Benedict, Carson Reed, Ryan Mosher, Andrew McFarland, Brachen Hazen, Luke Taylor and Head Coach Jim Pope.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County is ushering in a new committee in the hopes of improving communication and knowledge between departments.
A previously formed Land Committee will now be defunct to make way for a new board, to be known as the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Task Force.
The GIS Task Force will consist of members from several different departments and will serve to help one another learn what decisions are made by specific departments and how those decisions affect other departments within the county, according to GIS Coordinator Dan Weigold.