January 20th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Not all the treasures from the Whitley County Historical Museum reside within the four walls of the Thomas R. Marshall home that serves as the museum‚Äôs main building or in the annex building. Some sit on the grounds themselves.
Some might even question listing a little brick outhouse as a treasure, but this well-traveled little building is a direct link back to Columbia City of the 1860s.
For many older Whitley County residents, the little brick building is far fancier than the ones that they may have been exposed to in their youth.
GOSHEN ‚ÄĒ For nine years between 2000 and 2009, the Columbia City wrestling team ruled the Goshen Invitational, not only winning the tournament each year but also producing a record 296 points in 2004.
Saturday, the Eagles broke a three-year string by the host Goshen Redskins, scoring 245.5 points to take the team championship.
The host Redskins were second with 201 points, with the Whitko Wildcats placing third with 164 points. Rounding out the field were Fairfield (151.5), Bronson (136.5), Lakeland (119), Fort Wayne North Side (118), and Eastern (115.5).
Jerry and Barb Lahrman spotted a hawk resting on the backyard fence of their W. Westgate Ave. home. ‚ÄúWe have seen him with a bird he has caught and he left the feathers. He is a beautiful bird,‚ÄĚ said Jerry. ‚ÄúHe comes often when we feed the birds, and he chases off the others birds when he does. Such an awesome sight for sure.‚ÄĚ Regular columnist Neil Case mentions hawks in his article this week, published on Page A4 of today‚Äôs edition.
PIERCETON ‚ÄĒ There are several events planned in Pierceton this year, both new and returning.
Laurie Schotz, of the Pierceton Chamber of Commerce, said the community can expect classic projects as well as new ones.
‚ÄúThis year‚Äôs projects provide interesting ways to bring people to town and call to the community to enjoy our little corner of Indiana,‚ÄĚ Schotz said.
The second annual pancake and sausage breakfast starts out the new year after good attendance last year.
NEW YORK (AP) ‚ÄĒ NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts.
McCarthy said Monday morning he cannot provide any other information now.
The inquiry was first reported by the website for WTHR-TV in Indiana, citing an unnamed source.
The NFL rule book says "it is the responsibility of the home team to furnish playable balls at all times."
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Lady Eagles were handed their first loss at home Saturday night, as Homestead‚Äôs girls basketball team traveled to Columbia City and left with a 62-50 win.
Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer said she was proud of her team‚Äôs effort, despite the loss.
Seattle (14-4) 28 vs
Green Bay (13-5) 22
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Relay for Life Whitley County is gearing up for this year‚Äôs event by hosting its annual kick-off party Tuesday night.
Though the actual Relay for Life event won‚Äôt be held until June, planning and coordinating for the event has already begun. Relay for Life is a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. However, the event is much more than a fundraiser.
‚ÄúDuring those 18 hours, we will celebrate with the survivors, remember those we‚Äôve lost and fight back against cancer,‚ÄĚ said Shelby Simpkins, a leader of the Whitley County event.
Oct. 4, 1931 ‚ÄĒ Jan. 15, 2015
Betty L. Mogensen, 83, formerly of Columbia City and Pierceton, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 in Salt Springs, Fla.
She was born Oct. 4, 1931 in Lagrange, a daughter of Harold and Goldie Mae (Anspaugh) Waldeck. As a young girl, her family moved to a farm in Thorncreek Township, later into Columbia City and then Richland Township. She graduated from Larwill High School.
July 2, 1925 ‚ÄĒ Jan. 17, 2015
Richard E. ‚ÄúDick‚ÄĚ Kranifeld, 89, of South Whitley, died Saturday morning, Jan. 17, 2015 at the home of Keith and Judy Kelsey, his caregivers.
He was born July 2, 1925 in Fort Wayne, a son of Elmer Leroy and Edna (Jones) Kranifeld. His formative years were spent in South Whitley and Fort Wayne until 1935 when his family moved to New Haven. He attended high school at New Haven for two years and graduated in 1943 from South Side High School when his family moved back to Fort Wayne. He completed his education at International Business College.