January 27th, 2015
Sept. 18, 1928 â€” Jan. 24, 2015
A. Fern Porter, 86, of North Webster, formerly of Huntington, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at her residence. Fern had worked for Square D in Huntington for many years. She loved camping and had camped at various locations with her husband over the years. They spent their summers at their cottage on the Barbee Lake chain and eventually moved there permanently in the late 90â€™s. She loved spending time with her family, especially caring for the grandkids.
SYRACUSE â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s 7th grade Eagles boysâ€™ basketball team used team defense and strong team play to win the Wawasee tournament, downing Milford 40-9 and Manchester 37-25 to take the title.
In the morning game, the Eagles took the court against Milford Middle School.
FISHERS â€” Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s show choirs, City Lights and City Heat, opened up their competition seasons Saturday at Fishers High School for the 2015 Silver Spotlight Invitational, taking home a handful of awards.
City Heat, CCHSâ€™s boy/girl show choir, placed first in the small mixed choir division.
WABASH â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls basketball team picked up a Three Rivers Conference win over Northfield Saturday, 37-28.
The Lady Wildcats came from behind, after facing a 13-5 deficit at the end of the first quarter.
Whitko scored 10 points in the second to make the halftime score 17-15, in favor of Northfield.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” An event that was formerly held during the Indiana State Fair in August was moved to January this year, and Brooke Laux represented Whitley County in the event.
The Indiana State Fair Board decided to move the pageant to January to allow contestants more time to prepare for the event.
The pageant now coincides with the Indiana Association of Fairsâ€™ annual convention where the contestants spent time during their stay.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team held on for a 52-46 win over DeKalb Saturday to improve to 3-1 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference.
After a fourth-quarter comback put DeKalb within four points with less than two minutes left on the clock, the Hazen brothers, Brachen and Parker, both threw down momentum-stealing dunks to seal the win.
Columbia City opened the game with a 8-7 lead behind four points apiece from Parker Hazen and Mason Coverstone.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Two men accused of child sex crimes appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court this month.
Jay Huffman, 58, of Columbia City, pleaded guilty to two counts of child molesting. William Greenwood, 40, of Pierceton, was arrested Jan. 15 for sexual misconduct with a minor, child molesting and child seduction.
Huffman was arrested in October on allegations that he had engaged in sexual activity with two girls in his family, 11 years old and younger.
April 30, 1960 â€” Jan. 25, 2015
Mary Ellen (Miller) Roe, 54, of Arcola, passed away at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at her home. She had fought and beat breast cancer from 2010 through Dec. 2013, then fought brain cancer till God called her home. Born April 30, 1960 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Keith G. and Velma I. (Gaff) Miller.
She lived her childhood in Arcola and after graduating from Carroll High School with the Class of 1978, she then moved to the Warsaw area.
March 1, 1948 â€” Jan. 24, 2015
Roger N. Lemon, 66, of Loraine, died Saturday evening, Jan. 24, 2015 at his home of natural causes.
He was born March 1, 1948 in Elkhart, a son of Orda E. and Estelle L. (Swoveland) Lemon. His formative years were spent in Elkhart. He graduated from Elkhart High School and from Wabash College with a bachelors of liberal arts.
On Sept. 24, 1970 he enlisted in the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War. Following his honorable discharge on Sept. 23, 1976, he made his home in Indianapolis and Zionsville.
April 13, 1935 â€” Jan. 20, 2015
Forrest (Punk) Wilbur Zumbrun, Jr., 79, died Jan. 20, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. following a brief illness. He was born April 13, 1935 in Columbia City.
He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956; he then graduated from The University of Findlay, Ohio in 1960.
He married Patricia Marie Bohn, Oct. 29, 1960.