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October 2nd, 2013

DESIRED DISCLOSURE: Schools can’t always provide the details parents want

October 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — As school safety is ramping up around the country, many parents are asking — “How much am I entitled to know?”

The answer to that question is not always clear, as schools can be locked down for a variety of reasons — some that are open to the public, and some that aren’t.

As some schools in Whitley County have been on “lockdown” in the last few years, many administrators struggled with parents who were concerned with the safety of their child, demanding details of the school’s situation.

October 1st

Purdue extension offers farmland lease program

October 1, 2013

WARSAW — Farmers, landowners, bankers and farm managers can benefit from attending the upcoming program “Finding Balance in Farmland Lease Contracts.”

Many times there is confusion in determining a fair value for land rents and which lease option matches the expectations for landowners and tenants.

The Purdue Land Lease Team has developed this program along with several publications that address the many questions concerning land leases.

Fox Products toots its English horn for Rotary

October 1, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — What started out as a dream for Hugo Fox became a reality in 1949 as he established a Bassoon manufacturing company in South Whitley.

Hugo had played the bassoon for the Chicago Symphony from 1922 to 1949 and had dreamed of creating his own version of a bassoon for years.

It took two years to get up and running in the Bassoon business, but by 1951 Fox Products was producing twelve instruments a year.

Free mammograms offered through county’s Giving Circle

October 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Whitley County Community Foundation’s Giving Circle for Women’s Health is working to generate a greater awareness for women’s health.

The organization recently announced that for the 10th consecutive year, certificates for free mammograms are available to Whitley County women who do not have insurance and would not otherwise be able to afford the vital screenings.

William Tarleton, Jr., 88

October 1, 2013

William “Bill” T. Tarleton, Jr., 88, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:35 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
Born March 6, 1925, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, he was the son of William Sr. and Florence B. (Thompson) Tarleton.
He lived in Akron, Ohio, then to Fort Wayne before moving to Whitley County in 1969.
He attended Brown High School in Cambridge, Ohio and received his GED with the Military and National Radio School in Cleveland, Ohio.
He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and the Korean War.

Waundean Stangland, 87

October 1, 2013

Waundean Stangland, 87, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Sunday Sept. 29, 2013.
Born Feb. 17, 1926, in Wolf Lake, she was the daughter of Neil and Loleta (Haney) Hile.
She attended and graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the Class of 1944.
On June 9, 1945, she married Robert Stangland at Merriam Christian Chapel, Merriam.
Prior to her retirement, she and her husband worked in the Columbia City area and raised their children on the family farm in Etna Troy Township.
She most recently attended West Point Trinity United Methodist Church.

David Kuehner, Sr., 72

October 1, 2013

David A. Kuehner, Sr., 72, of Columbia City, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at his home in Columbia City.
Mr. Kuehner was born Feb. 27, 1941 in Fort Wayne, a son of Joesph and Lenora (Wynnican) Kuehner.
He spent his formative years in Fort Wayne, and graduated from Central High School in 1959.
On June 18, 1974, he was married in Fort Wayne to Martha Scott, and moved from Fort Wayne to Columbia City where he had lived since 1975.
He was employed at Dana Corp. Syracuse, and retired in 2004 after 30 years of service.
Mr. Kuehner was a member of the UAW local 1405.

History played where history is made

October 1, 2013

Friday, a group of students gathered on the Whitley County Courthouse lawn for a history lesson brought to life.

Joe (left) and Denise Shawver, along with their son, Josh (center), demonstrated to a group of eighth grade U.S. History students from Indian Springs Middle School various facets of life in the 18th century.

The Shawver family regularly reenacts Revolutionary War life.

OUTAGES: Lapses in energy leaves residents powerless

October 1, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Power outages have peppered the town of South Whitley in recent weeks.

Two outages back-to-back Sept. 14 and Sept. 15 left many residents without electricity for hours.

At a recent town council meeting, town leaders heard from Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) representatives as to the issues with the town’s power.

“These outages were not IMPA’s issue, but Duke Energy’s outage,” said Eric Burch, manager of member services for IMPA.

Lady Eagles win South Side Tourney

October 1, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Churubusco’s volleyball team emerged victorious from the Fort Wayne South Side Volleyball Tournament Saturday.

’Busco won the championship match, 25-20, 21-25 15-13 over Norwell. In the semifinals, the Lady Eagles beat New Haven, 26-24, 25-21.

In pool play Churubusco beat South Side 25-12, 25-14 but lost to Norwell 25-17, 26-24.

After losing to Norwell in pool play, the Lady Eagles were behind once again in the third set of the title match. The Lady Knights were up 10-7, but ’Busco was able to close the gap and pull out the win.

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