August 27th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Nine years ago, when Columbia City Police Officer Tim Pittenger went to pick out his new K-9 partner, he had no clue he would find such a perfect match. At just six weeks old, Pittenger knew he found a dog with just as much energy as he had.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Demolition has begun on the Columbia City Redevelopment Commission‚Äôs building, located at the corner of Van Buren and Line Streets. The former location of the Eagles Lodge was purchased by the Columbia City RDC late last year.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City Lady Eagle golf team continued its hot streak Tuesday night, with four girls recording scores in the 40s, the Lady Eagles downed the visiting Huntington North Lady Vikings 187-205 under gray and dripping skies on the front nine of the Eagle Glen course.
Oct. 5, 1949 ‚ÄĒ Aug. 25, 2014
William Howard Clark, 64, of Larwill, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at 11:46 p.m. in his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born Oct. 5, 1949, in Lynch, Ky. to Oscar Howard and Grace Ellen (Cody) Clark.
He was united in marriage to Shirley (Wyland) Dec. 21, 1974, in Pierceton. He was retired in 2001. He attended the Larwill Wesleyan Church of Larwill.
He enjoyed lawn care and mowing, working on automobiles, spending time with his family and helping others, be it home or auto repair or offering guidance. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Nov. 17, 1924 ‚ÄĒ Aug. 24, 2014
Billy D. Horn, 77, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at 7:05 a.m. in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Billy was born Aug. 10, 1937, in Mentone, to Dwayne and Maxine (Wideman) Horn.
He served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Billy took Patricia A. Fancil to be his wife. She would precede him in death.
In 1987 he retired from Gladieux Refinery, in New Haven, as a diesel mechanic after 27 years of service.
CROMWELL ‚ÄĒ The man identified as the deceased in a shootout in Cromwell Monday night has a criminal history in Whitley County, as well as Koscuisko County. Gary Helman, 56, of Cromwell, was found dead in a bedroom in his mother‚Äôs home, located on Doswell Drive in Cromwell.
I don‚Äôt know who sold us adults on the idea that once we get a certain age, birthday celebrations are not necessary. Today I turn 37, and even at 37, I would be the first in line for the bounce house, to receive a balloon animal or watch a magic show. To me, it doesn‚Äôt matter how old I get, I still enjoy my birthday. I get excited about the notion of cake, I still rush to the mailbox to collect my birthday cards and I wait with anticipation to see what my special day will hold.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúThe Amazing Spider-Man‚ÄĚ made its debut at Churubusco PNC Bank parking lot Saturday for a screening of ‚ÄúThe Amazing Spider-Man 2.‚ÄĚ The public screening was sponsored by the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce and local merchants in order to increase community involvement.
COLUMBIA CTIY ‚ÄĒ While some may be shocked at the approximate $3.5 million pricetag on the proposed new aquatics facility in Columbia City, officials say the pool is meant to be more than a replacement for Burnworth Memorial Pool. ‚ÄúThis is not your normal city pool,‚ÄĚ said Columbia City Park Director Mark Green. ‚ÄúThis is a destination that will draw people from well outside of Whitley County.‚ÄĚ
Whitko‚Äôs cheer block is gearing up for another home football game this Friday night. The Wildcats are hosting county-rival Columbia City.