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October 22nd, 2013

Shriners make donation

October 22, 2013

Whitley County’s Shriners made a donation to The Woodlans Senior Center, Columbia City, Monday morning.

The $500 donation will be used to purchase a power washer for the center.

Pictured, from left, Hal Trump, Ken Lundquist, Jackie Hake, the center’s executive director, Dick Kessie and Jim Kyler.

Website weighs on Weigold for compliance

October 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — One of the county’s online tools may become a source of frustration for the GIS Department.

The geographic information system (GIS), is an online, searchable database that provides a host of information from the names of property owners to the taxes paid on such properties.

It’s the names published on the public site that had Dan Weigold, GIS coordinator, asking Whitley County Commissioners for guidance.

“I’m not really sure what to do,” Weigold said.

Whitley Co. YMCA’s Sting Rays beat Wavemakers

October 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— Whitley County’s Family YMCA swimming teams defeated Angola Oct. 12-13.

Whitley County beat the Wavemakers 439-179 in the girls team race, and the Whitley County boys won by a score of 461-182.

Results (Whitley County Family YMCA placers)

Girls 8 & under

100 freestyle: 1) Hadley Snell 1:29.62; 2) Emma Johnson 1:44.09; 4) Grace Schaekel 1:48.73; 6) Mackenzie Miller 2:43.71.

Pee wee football

October 22, 2013

Columbia City’s Junior Football League wrapped up its season Saturday.

Pictured receiver Carson Tonkel (left) attempts to make a catch while defender Bradyn Elkins works to deflect it.

In high school action, sectionals begin Friday.

LONG-TERM IDEAS: WCCS to make plans for future of facilities

October 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools is working toward a long-term plan for the buildings in the district.

The schools’ business manager Tony Zickgraf told the Board of Trustees at Monday’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.

Lady Eagles go 2-2 at NECC Tournament

October 22, 2013

TOPEKA— Churubusco’s volleyball team posted a 2-2 record at the Northeast Corner Conference Tournament Saturday.

’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.

“Scores did not show it, but we competed hard,” said Churubusco Head Volleyball Coach Trinda Goings. “We played with defensive heart and intensity.”

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.

BMV CRASH: Driver to make plea

October 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— 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.

October 21st

Charles Kleman Sr, 81

October 21, 2013

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 Scott’s Food Market. He had been a member of Columbia City Church of Christ and the VFW.

Barbara Faris, 71

October 21, 2013

Barbara Joan Faris, 71 of Pierceton, passed away at 7:22 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Mason’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 Van Meter Sr., 76

October 21, 2013

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.

 

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