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January 6th, 2015

LITTLE CHANGES: New year brings new face for WCCS board

January 6, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — As with most school boards and government councils, the new year brings a reorganization of officers.

Little changed for the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees in Monday night’s meeting.
Don Armstrong was re-appointed as the board’s president, with Tim Bloom as vice president.

There was a new face with the board Monday night, as Mary Ann Schaefer was sworn in as the newest board member.

WEATHER UPDATE: Bitter wind chill tonight

January 6, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Officials are expecting a bitter cold windchill tonight, dipping as low as -30 degrees.

Many schools were delayed this morning (Tuesday, Jan. 6) due to last night's snow accumulations.

DEADLINE: Lilly Scholarship applications due this Friday

January 6, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Applications for one of the county’s most recognized scholarships are due to the Whitley County Community Foundation by this Friday, Jan. 9.

The Whitley County Community Foundation has previously announce the opportunity for Whitley County High School seniors to apply for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship (LECS).

The Community Foundation is honored to once again participate in the LECS program funded by the Lilly Endowment, which will provide a deserving student from our Whitley County community with the opportunity to attend four years of college tuition free.

NFL PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: Here's some grist for the sports argument mill

January 6, 2015

Pro Football Playoff Previews and Predictions

This coming weekend's matchups:

Dallas @ Green Bay
What to watch for:
Dallas will travel to Green Bay to face Aaron Rodgers and their dynamic offense. Green Bay has not lost at Lambeau Field yet this year. Dallas matches up well with Green Bay because they have a strong running game that can keep the clock running and keep the ball out of Green Bay’s hands. The weather might get the best out of Dallas as it is likely to be extremely cold. Green Bay’s offense will be looking to feast on a weak Dallas secondary.

Iola M. Hanauer, 85

January 6, 2015

Dec. 22, 1929 — Jan. 3, 2015
Iola M. Hanauer, 85, a former resident of Columbia City, died at 6:58 p.m. Saturday Jan. 3, 2015 at Heritage Park Nursing Home, Fort Wayne.
She was born Dec. 22, 1929 in Madison County, a daughter of Virgil E. and Lillian Esther (Mumaugh) Burelison. Her formative years were spent in Fort Wayne where she attended Concordia Lutheran High School.
In May 1949, she was united in marriage to Wilfred Junior Hanauer. For 37 years they made their home in Columbia City. Mr. Hanauer died Dec. 2002.

Richard E. Hyser, 60

January 6, 2015

Sept. 23, 1954 — Jan. 2, 2015
Richard E. Hyser, 60, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:48 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born Sept. 23, 1954 in Whitley County, he was the son of Robert R. Hyser and Wilma (Love) Hyser-Clark.

Ralph Eugene Deck, Sr.

January 6, 2015

May 25, 1929 — Jan. 2, 2015
Ralph Eugene Deck, Sr., of Albion, passed away at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at his home south of Wolf Lake.
Ralph was born May 25, 1929 to George Garrison and Elmira Mae (Rollins) Deck in Oakwood, Ohio. Later the family moved to Churubusco, where he grew up. To family and friends he came to be known as “Popeye.”
Ralph joined the Air Force in 1951 and served his country for 17 years, including 10 years in Foreign Service. He was a Staff Sergeant when he was honorably discharged in 1968.
Ralph married Vada Ilene Smeltzer Jan. 5, 1957 in Churubusco.

STATE TEAM: Powerhouse ’Busco grapplers

January 6, 2015

Churubusco’s wrestling team competed in the Indiana Team State Finals Saturday at Ball State University and placed fifth. Pictured, front row, from left: Coach Eric Harmon, J.T. Kilgore, Jacob Kreiger, Cody Thomas, Dakota Keefe, Chase Downing, Jakob Speith, Tristin Stocksdale, Austin Lehman, Breanna Bidwell, Grant Sturgis and Alyssa Rice.

FROSTY THE MAILMAN: Come rain, snow or sleet, postal workers pledge to deliver

January 6, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — With yesterday’s steep mercury plunge, most residents of the county stayed warm inside their heated office building or factory floor, but there are those workers such as Columbia City Post Office mailman Joel Bigler who spend the majority of his day out and about in the sub-zero cold.

It appears that the unofficial U.S. Postal Service Creed remains true even during sustained wintery arctic blasts.

January 5th

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

January 5, 2015

Pro Football Playoff Round Up

Saturday 1/3/15

Carolina (8-8-1) 27 vs

Arizona (11-6) 16

Columbia City’s girls basketball team will be honoring its three seniors at Saturday’s game against...
NOTRE DAME — The Trine University women raced out to an early lead and never looked back in a 70-58...
Columbia City senior Tristin Anglin works to turn Norwell’s Chandler Schoeff at the Northeast...

 

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