July 3rd, 2014
Columbia City â Taking advantage of the cool weather and sunny skies, golfers Norberto Forero, Tom, Ryan, and Dave Cotterman took in a round of golf at Magic Hills Golf Course in Columbia City on Thursday.
CHURUBUSCO â Public complaints sparked a new ordinance in Churubusco this week.
The Churubusco Town Council met Wednesday night for its regular meeting, addressing several complaints of fireworks being set off after the legal time of 11 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â The start of a construction project through Columbia City has left many shocked and outraged after traffic into the city backed up nearly eight miles Wednesday afternoon. The Indiana Department of Transportation began its U.S. 30 resurfacing project Wednesday morning â with little to no warning.
COLUMBIA CITY â Career Technical Education courses will be available through Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation. The classes will include agriculture, business technology, various computer applications, computer tech support, cooperative education (Co-op), culinary arts careers, education and early childhood careers, family and consumers science (FACS), marketing and entrepreneurship, Project Lead the Way (PLTW), radio and television.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Gloria Doty, a former resident of Whitley County, has been awarded the 2014 Writer of the Year Award by the Write To Publish writer's conference held in Wheaton, Ill. The award was given for her book, âNot Different Enough.â
Farm Credit Mid-America, an agricultural lending cooperative serving farmers, rural residents and agribusinesses throughout Indiana, invested in the Whitley County community by presenting needed items to The Lighthouse Transitional Housing Program, located in Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ Grants have been awarded to 15 area nonprofits totaling approximately $120,000. After the United Way of Whitley Countyâs 2013-14 campaign, funds raised were disbursed among nonprofit applicants who were selected to receive the financial aid.
COLUMBIA CITY â Three people have been arrested in relation to a prescription drug fraud case in Columbia City. Timothy Collis and Nichole Perry were charged with prescription drug fraud, and Stacy Hays, the pairâs driver, was booked for possession of drugs.
J. Hal Stump, 77, passed away July 1, 2014, at Select Service Hospital in Fort Wayne after a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 9, 1936, in Noble County to James and Gladys (Stults) Stump. On April 8, 1955, he married Bonita Bender.
Hal attended grade school at Washington Center and graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the Class of 1954.
Hal spent his entire adult life dairy and grain farming.
He was a 10 year 4-H member, as were his children and grandchildren. Hal has been a 4-H leader for the past 55 years in Washington Township.
March 10, 1919 â July 1, 2014
Lois E. Sleighter, 95, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at her home.
Born March 10, 1919, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Thurman G. and Nellie I. (Birtwhistle) Busz.
She was a resident of Pierceton her entire life until moving in with her daughter five years ago. She attended Monroe High School.
She was a machine operator at Whitley Products, Pierceton for 36 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Pierceton.