Denise M. Craig, 53, a resident of rural Churubusco and wife of Gary E. Craig, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne where she had been a patient for the past three months. She had been in declining health since March.
CHURUBUSCO — Hey, give five, five-five dollars, ten now twenty, sold.
The bidding war is stirring back up for Churubusco baseball with its annual chili supper that provides Eagles family and fans to take home their own piece of the program’s history.
The third installment of the annual feast takes place before the Jan. 7 Churubusco boys’ home basketball game. Fans enjoy the taste of warm chili in the cold winter months while an auction takes place for a piece of ’Busco past baseball glory.
The Whitko athletic department grew a little bit in the past week.
The once Whitko soccer club became an official sport at Whitko High School Dec. 20 thanks to a request from athletic director Rob Irwin to the Whitko Community Schools board.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Sledding down the hills in DeVol Field is a popular winter activity, but sledding in Bakerâ€™s Field is dangerous and off-limits, according to the Columbia City Parks Board.
â€śEvery year we have issues with this (Bakerâ€™s Field), but what drives us crazy is they (people sledding) are not allowed to sled on the Bakerâ€™s Field side,â€ť Parks Director Mark Green said Monday evening.
â€śThis is dangerous because you donâ€™t know what is under the snow and it seems once a year somebody breaks their leg. We want people to stay between the bales.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Employees working in the Marshall Community Building this morning were sitting at their desks in their winter coats.
The building, which houses the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporationâ€™s district offices, has been limping along for some time with only one of its two boilers operational.
Last night, according to Business Manager Tony Zickgraf, that last boiler went down.
â€śThey (maintenance crews) discovered it wasnâ€™t working this morning,â€ť said Zickgraf. â€śThey had a part and got it on at 6 a.m. this morning. So, it is working itâ€™s just taking awhile to warm up.â€ť
Former board member Dave Rupley was not reelected at the annual meeting for the Whitley County 4-H Inc. board, but will return to the board as he was appointed to replace Bob McKown at the Dec. 14 meeting held at the 4-H Center. McKown resigned from the board earlier in the year.
Officers were elected at the meeting with the following results: Bill Leeuw, president; Cathy Heritier, vice president; Dave Rupley, secretary; Kent Reese, treasurer; Julie Johnson, assistant treasurer; and Rex Eiler and Aaron McDevitt, executive board.
Christeen Seigel, 82, passed away Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 at her Fort Wayne residence. She was born Sept. 23, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio.
Mrs. Seigel worked as a cashier for Meijer and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary 241.
Surviving are her sons, Tom Seigel of Wolcottville, Mike (Laraina) Seigel of Columbia City and Larry Seigel of Ridgeland, S.C.; grandchildren, Jeff (Jessica) Seigel, Scott (Loretta) Seigel and Sandie Sisco; great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Abigail, Samantha and Tessa Seigel and Michelle, Nicolas and Tyler Sisco; and great-great-grandchild, Alexis Lock.
Lois Jeanette Johnson, 84, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Columbia City passed away at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 at Canterbury Health and Rehabilitation Center, Fort Wayne. Born Oct. 21, 1926 in Columbia City, she was a daughter of Robert Franklin and Tacy Berniece (Hill) Baker.
She graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the Class of 1945 living in Ormas and Columbia City areas, moving to Fort Wayne in 1976. She was a homemaker and a clerk for Hooks Drug Stores in Columbia City and Fort Wayne for many years.
FORT WAYNE — Christmas came early for the Columbia City girls basketball team.
The Lady Eagles broke their four-game losing streak on the road Wednesday night against Concordia (7-4), 62-55.
“We’d been a slump in the last few games, this is a big win for us,” Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer said.
With three players finishing the game in double digits, the Lady Eagles didn’t rely on one person to win the game.
SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s Wildcats had to turn up the pressure Wednesday night on non-conference foe Plymouth in order to put the varsity contest out of reach early en route to a decisive 59-41 win over the Pilgrims.
It was a lesson learned from the team’s previous contest against Three Rivers Conference Tippecanoe Valley.