October 24th, 2014
March 26, 1923 â Oct. 21, 2014
Dorothy Elizabeth Federspiel-Tinney, 91, of Fort Wayne, went home in peace Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at her home.
She was born to the late Louis and Lillian Jones, March 26, 1923, in Louisville, Ky.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Russell) Lahr; sons Andy (Chris) Federspiel and Ernest Federspiel; step-daughters Suzanne Shelton, Laura Barnes and Carolyn Runyan, step-son David Tinney; brother Kenneth Jones, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Two Northern Indiana school districts unknowingly hired a substitute teacher who was filmed in Dateline NBCâs âTo Catch a Predator.â
Stanley Kendall, 62, substituted at Whitko Community Schools before officials were alerted to his history.
DECATUR â After a strong standing in the Three Rivers Conference, Whitkoâs football team is looking to continue its success through the poststeason at Bellmont Friday night. Whitko, which boasts a 6-3 record, faces a strong Bellmont team, whose record may not show how competitive they are.
COLUMBIA CITY â Many would describe Jan Greaf as outgoing, positive and energetic â thatâs what makes her perfect to be an owner of a Sears Hometown Store. Greaf, along with her husband Greg, have been co-owners of Columbia Cityâs Sears Hometown Store for 14 months, and Greaf has found her niche.
COLUMBIA CITY â A new playground is in the works for Columbia City, and the communityâs youth came together to raise funds for the park, Every Kidâs Dreamland.
Editorâs note: The following is the second of a three-part series on the Whitley County Chamber of Commerceâs Annual Recognition Night.
COLUMBIA CITY â Peabody Public Library is a jewel that has been shining bright in Columbia City for 113 years.
CHURUBUSCO â Hoping to extend their five-game winning streak into this Friday, the Churubusco Eagles face off against the 6-3 Woodlan Warriors in the 7:30 p.m. sectional opener. âBusco lucked out this year, drawing its sectional match up at home. Currently, the Eagles are ranked 16th in Class 2A AP Media Poll, as well as being ranked 186th in the state.
CHURUBUSCO â Board members for Smith-Green Community Schools were given a presentation on the newly revised fourth-grade curriculum Tuesday by Churubusco Elementary Schoolâs fourth-grade teachers.
WHITLEY COUNTY â For farmers across Whitley County, the fall harvest season and the long hours in the field have begun. Despite the cloudy skies and muddy fields, Whitley County farmer Brent Drew spent the majority of his day Tuesday harvesting in the fields northeast of South Whitley on County Road 350 West.
FORT WAYNE â Columbia City opens sectional play Friday at 7 p.m. against South Side, a team Eagle Head Coach Brett Fox says is âbig, athletic and aggressive. âThey are just like us, their record doesnât show much, but they play in the very tough Summit Athletic Conference,â Fox said. âThe numbers donât show it, but they are a good team.â