August 3rd, 2014
Construction crews worked Friday on various aspects of the Armstrong Early Learning Center at the Whitley County YMCA in Columbia City. The project will include a gymnasium, classrooms and a kitchen.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, the memory of that beloved is tucked away in the hearts and minds of those who miss them.
Although special occasions and holidays might spark a specific memory of that departed family member or friend, memories are not subject to designated days on a calendar.
That sentiment rings true with Terry Smith, owner of Smith & Sons Funeral Home in Columbia City. So when the opportunity came about for Smith to help a classmate honor his late father, Smith reached out with a suggestion.
â€˘Back to school - 8 a.m.
The Tools for School program, sponsored by the Whitley County Salvation Army, will be distributing goods for back to school at Eagle Quest Church located at 1120 N. Ind. 109 from 8 a.m. to noon. Each child will receive a backpack, school supplies and shoes for school.
Proof of Whitley County residency, birth certificate or another official record of children, and proof of income are needed.
â€˘ Car show - 8 a.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials are considering taking cost-saving measures for printer usage.
Whitley County YMCA summer camp leaders Marissa Morrow (left) and Claire Kauffman work on painting a sign for a childrenâ€™s run slated for Monday. The run will be a â€ścolorâ€ť event, which means children in the summer program will be sprayed with various colored powder. The YMCA has been holding the summer camp for several weeks. Children participate in a variety of activities, games and other recreational sports.
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Von E. Fisher, 76, of Fort Wayne, died at 9:55 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center where he was admitted Monday.
He was born Aug. 5, 1937, in Columbia City, a son of Marshall Earl and Alice Marie (Blanchard) Fisher.
He attended Columbia City Schools until second grade when his family moved to Thorncreek Township. He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1955.
Ross H. Clouse, 91, a resident of Churubusco, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 10:44 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at his home following an extended illness.
Mr. Clouse was born April 10, 1923, a son of Harmon and Martha (Riddle) Clouse.
He spent his formative years on the family farm in Green Township in Noble County and graduated from Churubusco High School.
On Dec. 31, 1943, he was married in Churubusco to Evelyn Budd, and lived all of his adult life in the Churubusco-area.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Natalie Lewis, president of the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force (WCDVTF) was the guest speaker at a recent Columbia City Rotary Club meeting. â€śOur mission statement is aimed at reducing the impact and frequency of domestic violence incidents in our county,â€ť said Lewis. The organization has a four-way method set in place.