April 9th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Common Council will hear input from citizens regarding its desire to withdraw the electric and water utilities from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) at tonightâ€™s meeting at 7 p.m.
The first reading of the ordinance to withdraw the utilities from the IURC passed unanimously at the Tuesday, March 26 council meeting. Between that meeting and the present, city officials have received some feedback, although not a great deal.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man pleaded guilty to two methamphetamine charges in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Joshua Lemmon, 35, admitted his guilt in dealing methamphetamine and manufacturing methamphetamine, both Class B felonies.
As part of a plea arrangement, Lemmon had four other counts against him dismissed. A contingency in his plea agreement is that he will not have an executed sentence of greater than 14 years. The sentencing range is six to 20 yeas.
Nadean Juanita Lange, 90, Columbia City, formerly of Huntington, passed away peacefully at 5:37 p.m. April 5, 2013, at Parkview Hospital, Columbia City.
Mrs. Lange was born Nov. 30, 1922, in Huntington to John G. and Thalya Griffith Ross. Her parents preceded her in death. Mrs. Langeâ€™s first marriage was to John Woodrow, who was killed during World War II. She married Dwain Lange Aug. 9, 1947, and he survives in Columbia City.
Iris Rose Cox, 84, of Columbia City, passed away Friday in Columbia City. Born Dec. 13, 1928, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Paris and Hazel (Harmon) Standiford.
She moved to Whitley County in 1948 from Covington Downs in Allen County and resided in both Jefferson and Washington Townships. She graduated from Jefferson Center High School. On Jan. 16, 1949, she married Harold Eugene Cox in Waynedale. She and her husband managed and operated the Cox Family Farm until 1973. From 1973 to May 1991, she worked at Alcoils in Columbia City.
Pauline L. Gibson, 97, a former resident of rural Pierceton, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday April 4, 2013 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Columbia City where she had been a resident for the past seven years.
She was born June 16, 1915 in Marion County a daughter of the late James H. and Gertrude F. (Teter) Brunner. Her formative years were spent in Marion, Fort Wayne and New Haven. She attended New Haven High School.
Regina M. Hann, 86, of Columbia City, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Morristown Manor, Morristown. Born Dec. 28, 1926 in Everett, Pa., she was the daughter of Walter A. and Viola Belle (Twigg) Rice.
William Nathan Harrison, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Renaissance Village, Fort Wayne. Born March 31, 1921, in Aboite Township, Allen County, he was the son of William Roy and Ethel N. (Smith) Harrison.
Ted Roger Hare, 80, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:50 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born June 16, 1932 in North Manchester, he was the son of Orda Odell and Dorothy Marie (Baker) Hare-Hoover.
Teresa Lyne Levi, 43, of Columbia City, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. with a funeral service at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City. She will be buried at Oak Grove (Compton) Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be given in Miss Leviâ€™s memory to Passages, Inc. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.
Sports from all three Whitley County schools will be busy this week, as schedules are picking up after spring break. Above, Churubuscoâ€™s Jordan Howell pitches against Oak Hill last week. The Eagles won 14-1.