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January 26th, 2015

GUILTY: Huffman pleads to molesting

January 26, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Two men accused of child sex crimes appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court this month.
Jay Huffman, 58, of Columbia City, pleaded guilty to two counts of child molesting. William Greenwood, 40, of Pierceton, was arrested Jan. 15 for sexual misconduct with a minor, child molesting and child seduction.

Huffman was arrested in October on allegations that he had engaged in sexual activity with two girls in his family, 11 years old and younger.

Mary Ellen Roe, 54

January 26, 2015

April 30, 1960 — Jan. 25, 2015
Mary Ellen (Miller) Roe, 54, of Arcola, passed away at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at her home. She had fought and beat breast cancer from 2010 through Dec. 2013, then fought brain cancer till God called her home. Born April 30, 1960 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Keith G. and Velma I. (Gaff) Miller.
She lived her childhood in Arcola and after graduating from Carroll High School with the Class of 1978, she then moved to the Warsaw area.

Roger N. Lemon, 66

January 26, 2015

March 1, 1948 — Jan. 24, 2015
Roger N. Lemon, 66, of Loraine, died Saturday evening, Jan. 24, 2015 at his home of natural causes.
He was born March 1, 1948 in Elkhart, a son of Orda E. and Estelle L. (Swoveland) Lemon. His formative years were spent in Elkhart. He graduated from Elkhart High School and from Wabash College with a bachelors of liberal arts.
On Sept. 24, 1970 he enlisted in the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War. Following his honorable discharge on Sept. 23, 1976, he made his home in Indianapolis and Zionsville.

Forrest Zumbrun, Jr., 79

January 26, 2015

April 13, 1935 — Jan. 20, 2015
Forrest (Punk) Wilbur Zumbrun, Jr., 79, died Jan. 20, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. following a brief illness. He was born April 13, 1935 in Columbia City.
He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956; he then graduated from The University of Findlay, Ohio in 1960.
He married Patricia Marie Bohn, Oct. 29, 1960.

Sharon L. Casey, 78

January 26, 2015

Feb. 16, 1936 — Jan. 23, 2015
Sharon L. Casey, 78, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City. Born Feb. 16, 1936 in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Orval E. and Joy E. (Hivley) Cole.
Sharon graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1954 and attended Morehead State College in Morehead, Ky. After college, at the age of 22, Sharon’s mother passed away so she came back home to finish raising her four siblings.

NHC WRESTLING: City places third

January 26, 2015

OSSIAN — The last weekend of the wrestling regular season is reserved for conference tournaments.
The Columbia City Eagle wrestlers traveled to Norwell High School for the final Northeast Hoosier Conference wrestling tournament. The Eagles took two weight class championships on their way to a third place finish.

COUNTY SPELLING BEE: Robinson wins

January 26, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Little Turtle Elementary hosted the 2015 Whitley County Spelling Bee.
All seven contestants who participated came from Whitley County schools.
By the fifth round, it came down to Austin Kreps and Chris Robinson, each competing for their chance at the regional competition.

January 25th

WEATHER REPORT: NWS advisory issued Sunday

January 25, 2015

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
510 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

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DEMOCRAT CANDIDATE: Buchanan joins mayor’s race

January 25, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Dick Buchanan has officially declared his intention to run on the Democratic ticket for the office of Mayor of Columbia City in the upcoming May primary.

He and his wife Jean raised their daughter, Christy Fulk, an elementary teacher residing in South Whitley, and Phillip Buchanan, a clinical pharmacist in Nashville, Tenn., in Columbia City.

January 24th

WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD: Whitko fosters ‘real world’ success

January 24, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Success breeds Success. That is the hope of the Whitko High School administrators as they kicked off a series of events arranged to expose students to the “real world.”

With the intent of introducing students to some of Whitko’s more successful graduates, four former WHS students and members of the recently formed Successful Whitko Alumni Speakers Bureau came to the school Wednesday morning to share their post-Whitko experiences with current juniors and seniors.

CCHS senior Cassie Bosselman signs a letter of intent to play volleyball for the University of...
FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s girls basketball team took control of Northrop early in the game en...
LAGRANGE — The Whitko Lady Wildcats traveled to Lakeland High School Tuesday night, using a fourth-...

 

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