February 10th, 2015
WARSAW â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls swim team traveled to Warsaw Saturday for IHSAA sectionals.
Rylee Hackworth is headed to the state finals in the 100-yard backstroke after placing first in the event at Warsaw.
Overall, the Lady Eagles placed seventh out of 12 teams. Culver Academies won the sectional title, followed by Rochester and Warsaw.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle School art teacher Mary Hilger took her teaching experience to the next level, traveling across the globe to study mosaics.
She brought her knowledge back to Whitley County to share with ISMS students, who then created a mosaic of their own.
Hilger visited the three Venices: Venice, Fla., Venice, Calif. and Venice, Italy.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys basketball team split a pair of weekend games, winning a conference game on Friday and falling to Farifield Saturday.
The Wildcats beat North Miami 62-58 on the road on Friday, taking their second Three Rivers Conference win of the season.
The Wildcats were led by Nate Walpole with 28 points, and Devon Adkins and River West with 12 points apiece.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Economic Development Corporationâ€™s Alan Tio, president, is among the best of his profession.
Tio was recently honored as part of Development Counsellors Internationalâ€™s (DCI) 40 Under 40 as a rising star in economic development.
Itâ€™s the only award of its kind that recognizes young talent in the economic development profession.
A five-member selection committee of nationally-recognized leaders in the economic development profession chose the winners from a pool of more than 157 candidates.
April 3, 1933 â€” Feb. 7, 2015
Carolyn Olinger, 81, of North Webster passed away on Feb. 7, 2015. She was born April 3, 1933 in Fort Wayne to Albert and Irene (Kelley) Loshe.
She grew up in Fort Wayne and attended Catholic Public Schools. She retired from ITT Corporation in Fort Wayne after 42 years of service. She also formerly served as the president for the union and moved to the North Webster area over 20 years ago.
She was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Church in Pierceton, and formerly attended the St. Henryâ€™s Catholic Church in Fort Wayne.
Oct. 5, 1932 â€” Feb. 5, 2015
Harold L. Schauber, 82, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at his home. Born Oct. 5, 1932 in Clay City, he was the son of Herschel and Alberta (Schafer) Schauber.
He spent his childhood in Clay City from 1932-1948 and also spent time in Terre Haute and Fort Wayne before moving to a family farm in rural Whitley County. Harold graduated from Fort Wayne North Side with the Class of 1950 and from International Business College with the Class of 1952.
Jan. 13, 1954 â€” Feb. 6, 2015
Daniel C. Krider, 61, a lifelong resident of Collins, died at 5:14 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He had battled cancer for nine years.
He was born Jan. 13, 1954 in Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake, one of 13 children of Clyde LeRoy and Juanita J. (Friend) Krider Sr. He graduated from Churubusco High School.
In addition to grain and hog farming, he retired from Local Laborers Union #213 and CCI.
On March 27, 1999 he was united in marriage to Stephanie D. (Arick) Moore.
HUNTERTOWN â€” The IHSAA Wrestling Tournament series has been compared to the Bataan Death March with bodies strewn along the side of the road along the way.
On Saturday, more wrestlers fell by the wayside, as regional competition took place. Nineteen wrestlers from Whitley County entered the competition at Carroll High School, looking for a top four finish that would qualify them for next Saturdayâ€™s Fort Wayne Semi-State.
Eight Whitley County wrestlers will continue on the path to a state championship.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A group of potential future community leaders put their skills to the test by engineering their own ideas for future cities.
Several Indian Springs Middle School students participated in the National Future City competition.
The students created a virtual replica of a city 150 years into the future, created a scale model of a portion of their city and provided a written essay with information about their cities.
FORT WAYNE â€” Canturbury High School senior guard and Whitley County resident Darby Maggard was recently honored with a nomination as a McDonaldsâ€™ High School All-American.
Players were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonaldâ€™s All-American Games Selection Committee.
The nominees from across the country became eligible to make the final team of 24 boys and 24 girls that will play in the 2015 Games.