April 23rd, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ After a 103-year absence, furniture believed to have belonged to Vice President Thomas R. Marshall has returned home to Whitley County.
Marshall was the 28th vice president of the United States, serving two terms under President Woodrow Wilson from 1913 to 1921.
â€śIt just really makes the room to have this back here,â€ť said Barb Jones, a volunteer for the museum.
NOBLESVILLE â€” The Churubusco High School Destination Imagination (DI) team won the state title Saturday, and now it is going global.
CHS took two teams to the state finals in DI at Noblesville High School. Both were focused, but only one team will compete in the global finals in Knoxville, Tenn., May 23-26.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Thirty-seven different vendors, using 52 tables, sat in rows as the community wandered through the 4-H Center Building Sunday afternoon.
The fundraising event, Spring Fling, was held from noon to 4 p.m., to raise money for the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force.
Natalie Lewis, a member of the task force, said the organization was revived in 2009, and that its has regular meetings each month at Parkview Whitley Hospital which includes attorneys, the sheriffâ€™s department, the YMCA, the Lighthouse and the task forceâ€™s board.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Springtime brings the blooming of bright colored flowers, warmer weather and the glorious sun deciding to stay out for more than one day.
In the town of South Whitley, the season also means vintage tools, rare glassware, household goods, clothes, toys, furniture and thousands of treasurers, as the legendary Garage Sale and Craft Festival is slated for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” It was a black and white affair and a full house at The Brownstone in South Whitley Thursday night as Leadership Whitley County Class Eleven celebrated its graduation.
â€śThis is the 11th year for Leadership Whitley County,â€ť said Kelley Sheiss, director.
â€śWe have the distinct honor of coming out of infancy by reaching our 200th graduate. We also welcomed our youngest members, three high school seniors, and they came up with a brilliant idea of an outdoor amphitheatre.â€ť
Douglas Michael Smith, 47, Syracuse, (Dewart Lake), died at 11:40 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2012 in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
He was born Jan. 28, 1965, in Wabash to Darrell G. and Sharon K. (Flowers) Smith.
He is survived by his parents and a sister, Lynn Smith of South Whitley.
Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester.
Visitation is Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the mortuary. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester.
Lois Janet Hoehn, 87, of Columbia City, formerly of Ossian, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012, at The Oaks Living Center.
Born Nov. 1, 1924, in Culver, she was a daughter of the late Joseph A and Nellie (Anderson) Hathaway.
She married Duane Q. Hoehn on June 25, 1944. He passed away in 2007.
A 1943 graduate of New Haven High School, she was a lifelong homemaker, wife, and mother.
She is a member of the Waynedale United Methodist Church.
FORT WAYNE â€” In a pool of 17 teams, Columbia Cityâ€™s boys golf team placed seventh at the Concordia Invitational at Foster Park Saturday.
Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Bellmont won the match with a 315, not far ahead of fellow NHC DeKalb (317).
Heritage (321), Concordia (328) and Bishop Luers (328) split another pair of NHC teams.
East Noble edged out Columbia City by seven points (329-336).
Also making a presence from the NHC was New Haven, which placed 14th.
SYRACUSE â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team participated in Wawaseeâ€™s invitational Saturday in Syracuse.
The Wildcats lost their first game to Heritage, 11-9, but won the second game over Churubusco 13-9.
In the first game, Heritage took a 6-0 lead in the first three innings before Whitkoâ€™s bats got warmed up in the bottom of the third.
The Wildcats scored four runs in the frame, with Riley Cokl crossing home plate first, courtesy of an RBI single by Ryan Weigold.
Weigold and teammate Colin Nicodemus were batted in off a double by Austin Mort to score the second and third runs.
LIGONIER â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team came away with the sweep over West Noble High School in a double-header on Saturday in Ligonier. The Eagles won the first game 13-2, then took the second 10-8.
Columbia Cityâ€™s record is now 7-2.
In the early game, the Eagles scored 13 runs on 15 hits with one error, and the Chargers had two runs on two hits with two errors.
Pitcher Connor Slavich and third baseman Jordan Bickle hit two doubles apiece, while right fielder Landon Rehrer hit a double of his own.