January 7th, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Workers from Columbia Cityâ€™s Water Pollution Control Facility were working feverishly Friday afternoon to repair a pump in the lift station for Steel Dynamics Corporation.
â€śWeâ€™re putting a Band-Aid on it today,â€ť said Facility Superintendent Mike Cook.
Cook said the lift station has two pumps. The station needs one pump to operate, but has a second pump as a redundancy.
One of the two pumps came loose from its base, according to Cook.
Lucy (Bojrab) Surber, 89, a resident of Fort Wayne and widow of the Rev. Herman E. Surber, passed away at 9:52 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at Life Care Center in Fort Wayne. She had been in failing health for some time, and had been a patient there for the past year and a half.
Mrs. Surber was born Aug. 9, 1921 in Eel River Township, a daughter of Samuel and Libby (Slyby) Bojrab. She was the widow of the Rev. Herman E. Surber.
Surviving relatives include her daughter, Suzanne K. Surber; a sister, Mary Bojrab; two brothers, Norman Bojrab, Sr. and George Bojrab.
Hargus Howard, 90, formerly of Silver Lake, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 at the Hendry County Medical Center in Clearwater, Fla.
He was born Oct. 8, 1920 in Salyersville Ky., a son of Kendile and Mary (Allen) Howard. He married Hattie England Sept. 1, 1942.
Howard spent most of his life in the Silver Lake area, moving to Florida in 2000. He was a machinist for Gripco and a farmer.
He was a member of Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God in Silver Lake.
Taylor Lynn Creech, five months, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
She was born July 28, 2010.
A private burial was held at Oak Grove (Compton) Cemetery, Columbia City.
Memorial donations in Taylorâ€™s memory may be made to The Compassionate Friends of Columbia City, c/o DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City, IN 46725. Arrangements were entrusted to DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home. To send the family a condolenece or sign the guest register, visit www.demoneygrimes.com.
Robert Keith â€śBobâ€ť Hullinger, 81, of North Webster, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 4, 2011 at his home. He was born Jan. 16, 1929 in Huntington to Mahlon Henry and Josie Mae (Cloud) Hullinger.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Hullinger; daughter, Rebecca Kaye Worthman; three sons, Robert K. Hullinger Jr, John M. Hullinger and Thomas A. Hullinger; and a sister, Roberta Rupley.
There will be no viewing or services per his request. Private family burial will take place at the Pilgram Rest Cemetery in Huntington at a later date.
Pat Peters, 71, a resident of Churubusco and wife of Mahlon E. Peters, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She had been in failing health since November.
Mrs. Peters was born Feb. 13, 1939 in Swan Township in Noble County, a daughter of Ralph B. and Fae E. (Butler) Carter, Sr., and graduated from Woodburn High School in 1957.
On Nov. 12, 1960 she was married in Columbia City to Mahlon E. Peters, and lived there until moving to her present home in Churubusco in 1968.
Mary Ann Pund, 85, a former resident of Eel River Township and widow of Charles Edward Pund, passed away at 8:43 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at the St. Anne Home in Fort Wayne.
Born in Wapakoneta, Ohio March 22, 1925, she was a daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Higgins) Kohler.
The surviving relatives include her children, James C. Pund, Keith G. Pund, Patricia Poling and Lynn Haire; and three sisters, Nelle Gault, Edith Stroh and Alice Schwer.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Father John Overmyer, officiating.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Prosecuting Attorneyâ€™s Office filed charges today in a case related to the death of a five-month-old girl Monday morning in Columbia City.
Charges relating to the manufacture of methamphetamine were filed this morning against Travis A. Wonderly, 21 and Janel M. Creech, 36.
Both suspects were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony, maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony and possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.
According to court documents, police say the lab was in operation from Dec. 26 until Monday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s information technology consultant talked about data protection this week to the county council.
Jim Becher spoke to the board about the possibility of putting in hard drives for the sole purpose of â€śbacking upâ€ť all the data produced by the countyâ€™s various departments.
Becher also presented the less feasible option of the county going to â€śoff-site backup.â€ť
Becher told the board that sending the countyâ€™s computer data to an off-site storage facility in California could cost as much as $13,000 each year.
No, its not the postseason but it will feel like it next week for Churubusco basketball teams.
It’s one-and-done atmosphere with the annual North East Corner Conference tournament throwing its 11 girls and boys teams into brackets with a championship at the end.
“The NECC tournament is big,” Churubusco head boys’ basketball coach said. “It’s high on what we want to accomplish.