Elaine Marie Stanley, 82, of Columbia City, died at 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 at The Oaks Living Center where she had been a resident since Dec. 21.
She was born March 8, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio a daughter of Clarence and Renata (Buenzel) Spoerke. Her formative years were spent in Ohio. She graduated from high school in Canton.
On Sept. 6, 1952 she was united in marriage to Charles B. Stanley. They made their home at Little Cedar Lake until 1955 when they moved to a farm on 300 South.
A homemaker, she worked part-time at Culligan and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
Betty Lou Boehme, 85, of Columbia City, Ind., died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 at her residence on Crooked Lake. Born Sept. 1, 1925 in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of George and Reve (Bowers) Kiser.
She attended the Fort Wayne public school system and worked at Magnavox for a short time until her marriage to Eugene A. Boehme Jan. 29, 1948. The couple made their home in Fort Wayne until they moved to Crooked Lake in 1981. She was a member of the Big Lake Church of God, a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary at Wolf Lake and the American Legion Auxiliary in Albion.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A trial date has been set for the former Whitley County man accused of child molesting.
Terry R. Campbell, 64, was in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday for a pre-trial conference.
Campbellâ€™s public defender, Brad Voelz, requested a June trial.
Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer set the trial date for June 7 with a final pre-trial conference slated for May 23.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City teen was charged as an adult and received a grown-up jail sentence in connection with a series of incidents in 2010.
Homer Joe Knight, 17, was charged with burglary, theft and battery and pleaded guilty in Whitley Circuit Court.
On Monday, Circuit Court Judge James Heuer sentenced Knight to a total of 10 years in jail for the offenses.
Knight received six years for burglary, a Class C felony, in connection with a break-in of Star Tire & Automotive July 26, 2010.
Heuer suspended two years of that sentence.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Churubusco man accused of rape has asked for his trial date to be bumped back until June.
Bart Arnold, attorney for Kent Frenger, 40, told Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer Monday he needed additional time for discovery in the case.
Frenger was scheduled for a jury trial Feb. 8 in connection with allegedly holding a woman at knife-point before raping her and forcing her to perform a sex act on him.
Frenger is not only charged with rape, but also criminal deviate conduct and criminal confinement.
No matter what your source of weather information, the potential for a major winter storm exists.
National Weather Service officials have issued a winter storm watch from tonight through Wednesday night. During that period, the area could be blanketed with heavy snow, maybe some sleet or freezing rain and pummeled by gusty winds.
While the stormâ€™s track could shift and miss the area or dump far less snow than expected, the key is preparation, Sheriff Mark Hodges said.
FORT WAYNE — The long postseason trip to an individual state title began for wrestlers from all three Whitley County schools Saturday at Carroll High School.
With the top four wrestlers in each weight class advancing to the regional level, 15 Whitley County grapplers, including three weight class champions will make the trip back to Carroll for regional.
A fourth-quarter run sparked New Haven just enough for the win in Saturday night’s girls’ basketball game against Columbia City.
The Lady Bulldogs hung around just a little too long, handing the Lady Eagles a 54-53 conference loss.
Columbia City (10-9, 1-6) stole the momentum early in the game gaining a 19-13 lead after the first eight minutes.
Corinna Raypole had eight of her 18 points in the first quarter picking up nearly half of the Lady Eagles first-quarter points.
CHURUBUSCO — The season was 2005 when Churubusco girls’ basketball last achieved what it did Saturday night.
With a 45-31 win over well-known North East Corner Conference rival Central Noble, the Lady Eagles turned the tide in a program that has struggled in recent years.
Behind Morgan Young’s team-high 15 points, ’Busco (5-13, 2-7) picked up its most wins in six seasons.