March 5th, 2012
Helen Margaret Adella (Brown) Kreiger-Ziegler, 92, of Huntington, passed away at 6:47 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Parkview Huntington Hospital.
Helen was born Nov. 27, 1919, in Huntington County, the daughter of J. Clayton and Esther Luella (Ziegler) Brown.
She was a 1937 graduate of Huntington Township High School.
She continued her education at Huntington College, earning an A. B. Degree, a Masters Degree from Ball State University, and also attended Indiana University, Purdue University and Princeton University.
Margaret M. Moeller, 83, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, March 2, 2012, at Kingston Residence in Fort Wayne.
Born March 4, 1928, in Payne, Ohio, she graduated from Payne High School in 1947.
Margaret formerly worked at General Electric and was a waitress and cook at the Green Frog.
She also worked at Magnavox for 16 years, retiring in 1990.
She was a member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church and St. Paulâ€™s Catholic Church of Columbia City.
She loved to spend time with her family and was a down-to-earth and honest woman.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Linda L. Bisel, 64, of Columbia City, passed away at 2:20 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born Nov. 2, 1947, in Muncie, she was the daughter of C. Marvin and Betty L. (Stafford) Fager.
She spent her life in Albany until 1989 when she moved to her Big Lake residence.
She graduated from DeSoto High School with the class of 1966.
On July 25, 1980, she married Kenneth E. Bisel in Muncie.
She has worked at Wal-Mart, Columbia City, since opening day, 1990 in the clothing and soft lines department.
OSSIAN â€” The Whitko Wildcats, playing in the sectional semi-finals, battled double-digit deficits and poor free throw shooting to survive against Heritage and move on to the final tonight at Norwell High School. Whitko beat the Patriots 66-65 on â€” ironically â€” a last second free throw by Logan Irwin.
Whitko mustered just one point in the final four minutes of the first half, while Heritage only netted three, sending the teams into the locker room at halftime with the scoreboard reading 28-25.
Heading into the final eight minutes, the Wildcats led 43-42.
WATERLOO â€” â€śI love these guys. I love the way they play,â€ť Columbia City Head Basketball Coach Chris Benedict said after the sectional semi-final win over North Side.
The Eagles came back from a 47-40 deficit late in the third quarter to win 66-56 over the Redskins Friday night at DeKalb.
â€śI think they found themselves,â€ť Benedict said. â€śWhen they stay together they have a chance to be a really good team.â€ť
Columbia City senior Drew Burnsworth stole the momentum in the final seconds of the third quarter, scoring two buckets and leading the Eagles to the win.
Post and Mail photo / Nicole Ott
Post and Mail photo / Brianne Eichman
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Because of health issues, one local missionary couldnâ€™t follow her heart to distant lands. But now Miranda Shearer has stopped having seizures and is on her way to Haiti and Slovakia.
Miranda Shearer, daughter of Cindy and Steve Shearer, is on her way to Haiti and then to Slovakia.
Shearer graduated from Columbia City High School in 2004. She received her surgical technologist degree from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne in 2009.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€“ South Whitley resident Jorell Tucker has announced his candidacy for Whitley County Council At-Large.
â€śI am excited to bring a fresh perspective to the council and advocate for continued economic development and cost savings for the taxpayers of Whitley County,â€ť Tucker said.
Tucker has been the director of the Whitley County Solid Waste District since 2006, where he oversees the operations of the countyâ€™s recycling and conservation programs.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Indiana State Department of Education now requires third graders to take the Indiana Reading Evaluation And Determination (I-READ3) test. This is the first year Indiana third graders have been faced with I-READ3, and they are specifically required to pass it before proceeding to fourth grade reading instruction.
If a student fails I-READ3, a window of remediation opens, and students are given the opportunity to take it again over the summer. If a third grader fails the test a second time, they cannot continue to fourth grade reading.