October 22nd, 2012
WESTVILLE â A Columbia City woman was arrested Saturday at Westville Correctional Facility for attempted trafficking with an inmate.
Ashley Reavis, 27, was attempting to visit Blake Settles, 29, of Fort Wayne, when officers found contraband at her check-in.
âTrafficking impacts us more than most people realize,â Westville Superintendent Mark Levenhagen said. âWhen fights and violence occur, they can often be traced back to contraband.â
Westville houses approximately 3,400 inmates in LaPorte County
FORT WAYNE â Columbia City cross country stand-out Samantha Roush isnât unfamiliar to injuries this season.
After a preseason injury that knocked her out of practice for nearly six weeks, Roush has been rebuilding her stamina â and confidence â all season.
Just seven days before her third appearance at the New Haven semi-state meet, Roush was in a four-wheeler accident, injuring her tailbone and taking her away from practice most of the week.
âItâs been a very stressful and frustrating season with injuries,â Roush said. âI was very tired today.â
All three Whitley County football teams won the opening round of sectionals Friday.
Columbia City topped IHSAA Class 4A No. 8 Leo by a 14-7 score.
Whitko won a close game to Garrett 21-16 and Churubusco topped Oak Hill 38-14.
ROANOKE â Lewis C. Wolfe, 66, of Roanoke, died at 9:46 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne where he was admitted Tuesday evening following a short battle with lung cancer.
He was born March 8, 1946, in Wolf Lake, a son of Harry W. and Doris M. (Bennett) Wolfe Jr.
His formative years were spent in Etna Troy Township.
He graduated from Larwill High School and received an associateâs degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.
Donna J. (DeBolt) Mansdorfer, 74, of Liberty Township, went up to Heaven to be with Dad Oct. 16, 2012, at 12:55 a.m. at Hospice of Hamilton.
She was born June 5, 1938, in Whitley County, the daughter of Alice Grace and Francis DeBolt.
On Sept. 16, 1956, she married Gerald Mansdorfer.
Donna retired from the Internal Revenue Service as a budget analyst. In her free time, Donna was an avid Bridge player and loving grandmother âBommin.â
The Route 33 Cruisers gathered together to show off classic cars at Advantage Auto Parts in Columbia City. Car owners met twice a month during the summer to display their nostalgic vehicles. The groupâs organizer, John Van Houten, said the car show is open to any owner and there is no fee to participate. However, owners are asked to bring canned food items. The group donates the items to local food pantries. Van Houten said, âI just delivered about $400 worth of cans to Grace Lutheran Church.â For more information on Route 33 Cruisers, contact Van Houten at 248-8632.
COLUMBIA CITY â After recently attending the fall Indiana School Board Association state conference in Indianapolis, Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation board members Deborah Hiss, Jill Western, Stan Meyer and Don Armstrong said they were grateful to be delegates of the district and were enlightened to hear what other districts are working on in their schools.
During the conference, each member attended different sessions.
Board member Deborah Hiss said one of those sessions was in regards to how the district is currently measured as far as its grade value.
WHITLEY COUNTY â According to Whitley County Engineer Brandon Forrester, the county is working hard on the bridge repair project, located on CR 700 E. between CR 900 S. and 1000 S. The road has been closed since Oct. 1 and is expected to remain closed until January of next year.
Forrester said trees have been cleared to make way for the work, and minor grading and excavation, has taken place.
Ten steel encased concrete piles, that are 14-inches in diameter, have all been driven and poured.
There are five on each end of the bridge.
COLUMBIA CITY â Give hope, change lives â that is the mission for the United Way of Whitley County Inc.âs Live United Campaign for 2012. Executive Director Cindy Baker is working to compel Whitley County residents and businesses to invest in the annual campaign that will fund the nonprofitâs work over the next year.
Baker said the goal is $190,000 by the end of November. âThe community piece will go until the end of November, but some of the bigger companies collect donations through December and January.â
CHURUBUSCO â Churubuscoâs Town Council met for its regular meeting Wednesday night, announcing several new upgrades for the police department.
Some of the additions to the department include new bulletproof vests, upgraded computer air cards for squad cars and a few electronic scanner/printers. Churubusco police hopes by adding items such as these their jobs will be conducted in a more safe and streamlined fashion. New weapons are also being purchased from Tomlinsonâs Shooting Supplies, Inc.