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January 13th, 2015

Rosemary Wheeler, 86

January 13, 2015

Sept. 10, 1928 — Jan. 11, 2015
Rosemary Wheeler, 86, of rural Columbia City, died at 8:25 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
She was born Sept. 10, 1928, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Merritt Wilbert and Ruth (Growcock) Crowell. Her formative years were spent in Jefferson Township. She graduated in 1946 from Jefferson Center High School.

Rosemary Morehead, 88

January 13, 2015

June 17, 1926 — Jan. 10, 2015
Rosemary Morehead, 88, of Topeka, Kan. passed away Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Hospital.
Rosemary was born June 17, 1926, in Columbia City, the daughter of Charles and Freeda (Smith) Adang. She loved Columbia City and might have remained there forever had a friend not introduced her to Glenn C. Morehead, a young soldier from Topeka, Kan., who was in town for an Army reunion.


January 13, 2015

Columbia City cheerleaders Miranda Eber (left) and Abby Gottfried cheer on the Lady Eagle basketball team Saturday night. The Columbia City cheer squad roots on the team at all home games.

3 FILE FOR CITY ELECTION: Candidates have until February 6

January 13, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Three incumbents have filed for re-election this fall. Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle and Councilwoman Nicole Penrod have all signed the papers to run in this fall’s city election.

The 2015 election is for city and town officials. Currently, nobody has filed for any positions in South Whitley or Churubusco.

“Some candidates like to wait to file to see what the competition is,” said Debbie Beers, Whitley County clerk. “Others like to get right out and file.”

January 12th

PBPL SCI-FI CELEBRATION: Local 'Whovians' gather

January 12, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Local fans and science-fiction fantasy aficionados gathered together in the auditorium of the Peabody Public Library Saturday afternoon to celebrate their shared love for the more-than-half-a-decade-old British television program “Doctor Who.”

The event, allowed local “Doctor Who” fans to gather and discuss the exploits of their favorite alien time-traveler, all the while watching the four-part “Doctor Who” serial “An Unearthly Child” on the theater's projector screen.

PRO FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RECAP: In case you missed it, here are all the games

January 12, 2015

Pro Football Playoff Recap

Seattle 31 (13-4) vs
Carolina 17 (8-9-1)

CCHS: Band puts pep into game

January 12, 2015

Columbia City High School’s pep band performed at Saturday night’s girls basketball game against Bellmont, helping the Lady Eagles to a 65-18 win over their Northeast Hoosier Conference foe. Columbia City’s basketball teams have been very successful at home this season. The girls are 7-0 and the boys have a 6-1 record in the Donald S. Weeks gymnasium.

WHITKO BASKETBALL: Wildcats drop TRC contest to Rochester, 62-48

January 12, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Home court is supposed to be an advantage. It's where team's practice, where the supportive home fans are and home is where the shots are supposed to fall a little bit better.

Home court was not an advantage for the Whitko Wildcats Saturday afternoon. The ’Cats started out the game against Rochester with some great shots but nothing would fall. The cold start was too much for Whitko to overcome, as the team fell to the Zebras, 62-48.

Roberta Mae Pritchard, 79

January 12, 2015

July. 8, 1935 — Jan. 11, 2015
Roberta Mae Pritchard, 79, of Columbia City, passed away at 10:21 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 at her home. Born July 8, 1935 in Noble County, she was the daughter of Albert and Margaret M. (Stewart) Birch.
Roberta lived in Noble County until she married Jack E. Pritchard Sept. 15, 1953. She lived in Whitley County from then on. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the Class of 1953. Roberta was a faithful and devoted member at Blue River Church of the Brethren. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed collecting bells and books.

Theodore “Ted” J. Grable, 87

January 12, 2015

Oct. 7, 1927 — Jan. 8, 2015
Theodore “Ted” J. Grable, 87, of Columbia City, went to be with his Lord at 2:10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
Born Oct. 7, 1927 in Churubusco, he was the son of Clarence T. and Bertha O. (Myers) Grable. Ted graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1945.
On May 18, 1946 he married Betty Lou Souder. He served 20 years with the U.S. Navy and over 17 years at the Naval Medical Data Service Center in Bethesda, Md. before retiring.

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