October 22nd, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated Schools is working toward a long-term plan for the buildings in the district.
The schoolsâ€™ business manager Tony Zickgraf told the Board of Trustees at Mondayâ€™s meeting that WCCS is seeking bids from consulting firms, architects and construction managers to establish facility plans for all schools in the district.
The building analysis was one of several goals the board laid out for 2013.
Zickgraf said it has been in discussions for several years, and the project is expected to be completed in April 2014.
TOPEKAâ€” Churubuscoâ€™s volleyball team posted a 2-2 record at the Northeast Corner Conference Tournament Saturday.
â€™Busco opened pool play against Angola and fell in three sets, 20-25, 25-15 and 15-13.
In the second match-up against Fairfield, the Lady Eagles lost in two sets, 25-12 and 25-15.
â€śScores did not show it, but we competed hard,â€ť said Churubusco Head Volleyball Coach Trinda Goings. â€śWe played with defensive heart and intensity.â€ť
Churubusco finished with two wins. The Lady Eagles swept West Noble, 25-17 and 25-22, and dispatched Fremont in two, 25-11 and 25-21.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” A man accused of crashing a stolen vehicle through the Columbia City BMV is set to plead guilty to charges in November.
Danny Rose, 20, of Columbia City, was arrested July 23 for auto theft, resisting law enforcement, criminal mischief and reckless driving.
According to documents, Rose will plead guilty Nov. 12 at a hearing to unspecified charges.
According to case reports, officers were called to a scene in response to battery July 21. At that time, Rose was alleged to have committed battery and criminal mischief against his girlfriend.
Charles Stephen Kleman, Sr., 81, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:08 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at his home.
Born on Sept. 16, 1932, in Johnstown, Pa., he was the son of John Kleman Sr. and Julia (Tuschak) Kleman.
He graduated from Johnstown High School with the Class of 1950. He served in the Marines during the Korean War. He moved to Columbia City in 1979.
He retired from Magnavox Co. after 30 years of service and then took a position as Merchandise Stocker with Scottâ€™s Food Market. He had been a member of Columbia City Church of Christ and the VFW.
Barbara Joan Faris, 71 of Pierceton, passed away at 7:22 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Masonâ€™s Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
On Aug. 19, 1942, she was born in Kosciusko County to Dale and Frances (Rush) Plew.
She married Terry L. Faris April 3, 1965, in Silver Lake. He preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 2004.
Barbara moved to Pierceton in 1950, where she graduated from Pierceton High School in 1960.
Melvin C. Van Meter, Sr., 76, of Andrews, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at his residence.
Melvin attended Andrews High School. He attended Fullerton State University in California. He was a member of the South Broadway Church of Christ.
He was born April 15, 1937, in Huntington, a son of Fred M. and Helen (Schattu) Van Meter.
He was united in marriage to Pat (Lusch) Van Meter Rowen, she preceded him in death in 2003. He later married Penelope (Whitesel) Eley on July 31, 2004, in Huntington. His wife survives.
Marilyn I. Walker, 83, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at her residence with her loving family surrounding her.
Born July 10, 1930 in Waveland, she was the daughter of Bazil Jackson and Venia (Bowles) Jackson-Deaton.
She grew up in the Whitley and Noble County areas before making her home in Whitley County. Marilyn attended school in Whitley County and Noble Counties.
CHURUBUSCO Ââ€” Although summer festivals and park activities have come to an end, work at the Churubusco Town Park is ongoing.
At Wednesdayâ€™s Town Council meeting, Park Superintendent Rick Krider submitted a report that spelled out the areas of focus he has for the park.
â€śThereâ€™s always something that needs to be done,â€ť Krider said in an interview.
â€śYes, the weather changes, but that just means we work on other things.â€ť
St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church held a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday to signify the start of construction on its Deacon Joe Zickgraf Community Center.
The pricetag for the new building is $989,000 and took more than a decade to raise. Pictured, from left, are Father Gary Sigler, George Crowe and Kevin Rupp.
Indian Springs Middle School held its Career Day Friday. Eighth-grade students had the opportunity to learn about several different careers, including farmers (pictured), a chef, lawyer, veterinarians and more.