October 13th, 2014
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden is urging hospitals to diligently watch for patients with fever or symptoms of Ebola who have traveled from the three Ebola-stricken African nations in the past 21 days (AP)
INDIANAPOLIS â€” The transition into cooler weather and changing leaves welcomes the final push for area football teams â€” the postseason.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” In a bid to stimulate business growth and innovation within the area, the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is seeking approval from the state to be considered Certified Tech Park Status. The EDCâ€™s vision is to establish a center for design and development as a nerve center where established businesses and prospective entrepreneurs can plan, build and equip aspiring ventures.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s volleyball team came into Saturdayâ€™s Whitko Invitational with two very distinct goals. The first goal was to avenge a loss to the Garrett Lady Railroaders from earlier in the season. The second was to defend their two â€“time tournament championship. The Lady Eagles accomplished both of those goals, downing the Lady Railroaders in straight games on their way to a pool win and a come-from-behind third straight tournament title.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls cross country team, along with male counterpart Andrew McFarland, will be headed to Saturdayâ€™s regional meet at West Noble after advancing from the weekendâ€™s sectional at Northrop.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Fun was had by children, adults and families Saturday afternoon and evening for the annual Columbia City Fall Festival. Formerly held at Morsches Park, the event was moved downtown by the Columbia City Main Street Association, which coordinated the festivities.
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Dec. 1, 1938 - Oct. 11, 2014
Allan N. Swangren, 75, passed away peacefully at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Columbia City, where he had been a resident since March.
He was born Dec. 1, 1938 in Melrose Park, Ill., son of the late Norman and Mabel (Kopp) Swangren. He spent his formative years in Maywood, Ill. and attended Proviso High School, Maywood, Ill.
On Jan. 24, 1962 he was inducted into the U.S. Army. On Jan. 27, 1964 he was honorably discharged and moved to reserve status. He completed his service Jan. 23, 1968.
Treva Eloise Ghaster, 90, passed away Sunday Oct. 5, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Born in Whitley County, Treva was a Lutheran School of Nursing graduate and worked as an R.N. with Lutheran Hospital and St. Joe Medical Center for many years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Blackhawk Baptist Church.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated Schools can expect a slightly higher budget this year, after enrollment numbers posted slightly higher than the last count in February. WCCS Superintendent Patricia Oâ€™Connor said large kindergarten class is partially to thank for the increase.