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August 2nd, 2012

Columbia City’s No. 1s: Derek Hinen, Celine Rongos leaders of the court

August 2, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s No. 1 singles netters are no rookies of the sport.

Seniors Derek Hinen and Celine Rongos have both been playing tennis since they were young.

“When I was five years old, my dad started taking me out to the courts and hitting with me for fun,” Rongos said. “After that, I never stopped.”

Hinen said his family has played together since he was young.

Both Hinen and Rongos made Northeast Hoosier Conference All-Conference Teams last season.Rongos was also All-District, All-State Honorable Mention and named the Most Valuable Player.

Nettie Ullstrom, 90

August 2, 2012

Nettie Ellen Ullstrom, 90, of Fort Wayne, died at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at the home of her son, Jimmie, where she had been residing since April.
She was born July 5, 1922, in Myland Center, a daughter of Frank C. and Caroline (Federspiel) Chester. Her formative years were spent in Allen County.
In 1961, she was united in marriage to Leslie V. Ullstrom. They always made their home in Allen County. Mr. Ullstrom died in 1990. In 2001, Nettie moved to Deland, Fla. for eight months, then returning to Fort Wayne.

August 1st

DRUG CHARGES: Speeding stop leads to arrest

August 1, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — An Illinois man first stopped in Columbia City for speeding appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday on charges relating to a controlled substance.
Batbayer Tsagaan, 54, of Cicero Ill., said he was traveling from Illinois to Ohio.
According to a Whitley County Sheriff Department case report July 25, Det. Gary Archbold was asked to make the scene of a traffic stop being conducted by Officer Scott Leatherman.

Pierceton minor youth league champs

August 1, 2012

The Phillies won the Pierceton Youth League minor division recently.

Front row, from left: Devon Akers, Jonathan Craft, Colten King and Luke Chalk.

Second row: Logan Akers, Peyton Warren, Tyis Donovan, Clayton Ebbinghouse, Alex Garcia and Blade Morrison.

Third row, coaches: Todd King, Roger Craft and Chad Ebbinghouse.

Not pictured: Noah Groves and Coach Brian Stratton.

METH: Two men arrested on meth charges

August 1, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Two men were arrested on methamphetamine charges Tuesday afternoon after a routine traffic stop.

According to Detective Gary Archbold, officer Jeff Chapman conducted a routine traffic stop at approximately 3 p.m., which resulted in the arrest of Jonathan Wells, 39, of Fort Wayne, and Aaron Shepherd, 19, of Columbia City.

“When Officer Chapman pulled over the vehicle, he saw a meth precursor in plain sight,” Archbold said. “He got permission to search the vehicle and found more precursors.”

EXPLOSIVE: Case remains under investigation

August 1, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A methamphetamine tip turned into a bomb investigation Tuesday afternoon at Ace Hardware.

The Whitley County Drug Task Force was tipped off that Lori Sample, 46, of Albion, possessed ingredients used to make meth.

“The original tip was for meth precursors,” Columbia City Police Capt. Tony Hively said.

While investigating the vehicle, at approximately 3:53 p.m., police found items more dangerous than meth-making materials.

“There were bomb-making materials found inside the vehicle,” Hively said.

PET WINNER

August 1, 2012

Gwendolyn Barsh, 89

August 1, 2012

Gwendolyn Mae Barsh, 89, a native of Columbia City, died Sunday, July 29, 2012, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla.
She was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Columbia City, a daughter of Eldon B. and Delta Maud (Egner) Barsh. She graduated from Columbia City High School, received her nursing degree from Wesley Hospital/Northwestern University and completed certification in bookkeeping.
She married Philip Warren Barsh. They made their home in Elmhurst, Ill. Mr. Barsh died Jan. 18, 1983. Gwendolyn moved to Venice, Fla. two years ago from South Whitley.

Kacy Meyer, 42

August 1, 2012

Kacy Lynn Trick Meyer, 42, of rural South Whitley, died July 28, 2012, at Memorial Hospital, in Savannah, Ga.
She was born Jan. 10, 1970 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. to Fred Trick Jr. and Kathy (Holmes) Trick.
Mrs. Meyer was a 1988 graduate of Manchester High School, and attended the University of Alabama.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Columbia City and the South Whitley Elementary School P.T.O.
She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and attending her children’s baseball and softball games. She especially loved her children, nieces, and nephews.

Anna Alles, 90

August 1, 2012

Anna Mae Alles, 90, of Columbia City, died at 8:21 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Renaissance Village where she had been a resident since March 11, 2011.
She was born Jan. 21, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio, a daughter of Carl H. and Martha M. (Wiemeyer) Maas. Most of her formative years were spent in Delphos, Ohio.
On June 6, 1942, she was united in marriage to Herbert J. Alles. They spent most of their married life together in Whitley County. Mr. Alles died Feb. 14, 1992.
A homemaker, her memberships include St. Catherine Nix Settlement Catholic Church and its Rosary Society.

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