September 27th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Autumn Art Festival was held earlier in September around the courthouse square with vendors and patrons commenting on the success of the event.
Trudy Miller-Longhenry has been the eventâ€™s coordinator for seven years. After this yearâ€™s festival, Miller-Longhenry â€śpassed the paintbrushâ€ť to the Whitley County Humane Society.
â€śI will still be involved next year. Iâ€™ll be behind the scenes,â€ť said Miller-Longhenry. â€śI want to see the festival succeed, so I am willing to help them out.â€ť
GROVERTOWN â€” A former Whitko High School athlete and Pierceton resident was killed Wednesday on his way to see a PGA golf event.
Steve Mort, 50, died at 9:59 a.m. at South Bend Memorial Hospital following a collision with a semi hauling a wind turbine propeller. Mortâ€™s brother, Tim, was also involved in the crash.
The vehicle Mort was in failed to stop and lodged underneath the trailer of the semi and both brothers were trapped inside their vehicle and had to be extricated by emergency crews.
See Thursday's edition of The Post & Mail for this weeks prep football previews and conference standings.
Churubusco travels to Culver Academy, East Noble hosts Columbia City and Whitko faces Three Rivers Conference powerhouse North Miami in South Whitley.
FORT WAYNEâ€” Monnabell Hambleton, 87, formally of Big Lake, died at 9:48 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne where she was admitted on Sunday.
She was born Feb. 25, 1925, in Allen County, a daughter of the late Glenn P. and Gladys (Bowsman) Ruby. Her formative years were spent in Allen County.
She graduated from Lafayette Center High School.
On Oct. 30, 1945, she was united in marriage to Max E. Hambleton. They made their home in Roanoke then Waynedale.
In 1952, they moved to Big Lake. In December of 1977, they moved to Fort Wayne.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” Susan L. Wolfe, 56, of Columbia City, passed away peacefully at her home at 5:50 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. She had been battling cancer. She was born Oct. 2, 1955, in Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake, a daughter of the late Emmett G. and Huldah F. (Ramsey) Bowie.
Her formative years were spent in Columbia City. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1974. She then attended Purdue University.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After holding two public forums and opening up an online survey concerning the Burnworth Memorial Pool, Mayor Ryan Daniel said the preliminary responses are leaning toward a new aquatics facility.
â€śWe have 249 responses, which I think is a pretty good response rate up to this point,â€ť said Daniel. â€śWe have until Oct. 6, thatâ€™s the last day that we are accepting those responses so Iâ€™ll close it at that point.â€ť
An assessment on the pool estimated over $1.1 million dollars in repairs to the pool facility.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Youth Council President Kiersten Thomas, a junior at Columbia City High School, was the second Youth Council member, out of the nine member board, to represent the youth this month at city meetings and update the city on the youthâ€™s projects and progress. Youth Council member Stacey Quinn attended last monthâ€™s meetings.
One of the main projects the Youth Council has been working on is their Facebook page called Columbia City Youth Council.
â€śWe have our Facebook page up and running,â€ť said Thomas. â€śSo thatâ€™s kind of exciting.â€ť
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Despite holding the lead for most of the game, Whitkoâ€™s girls soccer team fell to Columbia City Wednesday night after holding a 1-0 lead for more than 40 minutes of play.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Shila Tolliver sparked a 3-0 run with 13 minutes left in the game, leading the Lady Eagles to a 3-1 win over the county rival.
The lone goal of the first half was scored by Whitkoâ€™s Sydney Sims, putting the Lady â€™Cats up 1-0 until late in the second half.
HAMILTON â€” In the 1970s, a Christian rock band was being formed around the Fort Wayne and northwest Ohio areas. Little did these holy rock-n-rollers know, their music would strike a resounding chord for future Christian musicians. Having performed in iconic Fort Wayne venues such as Adamâ€™s Apple, the group recorded in the Fort Wayne area during its early years.
Today, after decades of hits, the 1980s classic group, Petra, will have a homecoming of sorts, performing Sunday at Hamilton High School, 903 S. Wayne St., Hamilton.
Laurie Cox, with Parkview Home Health Care, administers a flu shot to Dorothy Reynolds at the Senior Fair Wednesday. Forty-six vendors transformed the Woodlands Senior Center into the free fair. Event organizers anticipated an estimated 200 people to visit the fair.