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March 7th, 2012

Logan Gibson, 53

March 7, 2012

Anthony Logan Gibson, 53, a resident of Merriam, passed away unexpectedly at 11:07 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at his home.
Mr. Gibson was born on April 19, 1958, in Morehead, Ky., a son of Clayton L. and Ruth Lee (Terrell) Gibson, and moved to this area as a child with his parents.
He graduated from Central Noble High School in 1976, and lived in Merriam most of his life.
He had been employed as the purchasing manager at Pro Systems in Churubusco since 1997, and attended Cornerstone Wesleyan Church, Merriam.

Judy Heathman, 73

March 7, 2012

Judy A. Heathman, 73, of Port Saint Lucie, Fla. passed away March 5, 2012, in Port Saint Lucie.
Mrs. Heathman was born Sept. 18, 1938, in Fort Wayne, Indiana and came to Port Saint Lucie from Champaign, Ill. in 1978.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Calvin Heathman of Port Saint Lucie; daughter, Rhonda Blakey and her husband, Mark Blakey; and grandson, Benjamin Blakey, all of Port Saint Lucie.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Vivian Hendrickson; and brother, Herbert Hendrickson.
Private arrangements are with Yates Funeral Home, Port Saint Lucie.

HISTORIC RANCH FIRE: Owners begin recovery of lost barn

March 7, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Smoke rolled across the serene landscape; Laurel Stockamp wandered around the charred timber, inspecting the extensive damage and remembering the tall, long structure as it was more than a week ago. Barrels of hay and ash remain untouched for inspection after a morning fire engulfed Stockamp Ranch’s main bank barn before spreading to the exercise barn and finally the loafing barn.

Shaking her head in disbelief at the sight, Laurel said, “Everyone will remember the big fire here.”

A LEGEND OF HER OWN: Columbia City stand-out coach Wayne Kreiger’s mother passes hours after her son’s first state championship win

March 7, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — “If she was in the gym, she was happy.”
Columbia City coaching legend Wayne Kreiger wasn’t talking about a former player. He wasn’t speaking of his wife, daughter or granddaughters.

The Indiana Hall of Fame coach was reminiscing on his mother, Helen Kreiger-Ziegler, of Huntington, the woman who has followed him throughout his entire basketball career.

March 5th

EMPOWERING EVERYONE: Passages forms new group

March 6, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Navigators are all about empowering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. At Passages, Inc., after a campaign and election of officers, attendance has increased fivefold in the past year.

“Passages has always had a group that met but now we’ve got a name, officers and a mission statement,” said Mary Hunnicutt, Passages director of supported living and admissions.

Martha Reilly, 93

March 5, 2012

Martha L. Reilly, 93, of Columbia City and Fort Myers Beach, Fla., died March 2, 2012.
She was born Oct. 8, 1918, in Fort Wayne, the daughter of the late Henry and Fredericka (Heuer) Franz.
Surviving are sons, Thomas (Marti Ainsworth) Reilly, Daniel Reilly, and Robert (Sarah) Reilly; daughters, Patricia (David) Willyard, and Kathleen (Kurt) Blessing; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Reilly Jr.; grandson, Grant Reilly; two brothers and one sister.

Carl Metzger, 92

March 5, 2012

Carl E. Metzger, 92, North Manchester, died at 1:15 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012, in Peabody Healthcare Center.
He was born May 20, 1919, in Kosciusko County to Albert H. & Fern E. (Swank) Metzger.
On Sept. 29, 1946, he married Wilda E. Poehler. She died March 17, 2010.
Surviving are a son, Lee W. Metzger, Lagrange, and a sister-in-law Wilma Pinckley of California.
One sister, Lela B. Wise is deceased.
Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester.
Visitation is one hour prior to services at the mortuary.

Joseph Baranowski, 63

March 5, 2012

Joseph Z. “Joe-Joe” Baranowski, 63, of Columbia City, died at 1:15 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born Aug. 22, 1948, in Cherbourne, England, he was the son of Mieczyslaw and Janina Baranowski.
Survivors include his mother, Janina Baranowski and brother, George Baranowski both of Schererville.
His father, Mieczyslaw Baranowski, and sister, Jeanette Baranowski-Emery preceded him in death.
Private services have been entrusted to DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, Columbia City.

Sharelle Woll, 69

March 5, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Sharelle Woll, 69, a former resident of Churubusco and more recently of Pittsboro, passed away at 10:55 a.m. on Monday, March 5, 2012, at Brownsburg Healthcare Center in Brownsburg, Ind.
She had been in declining health for some time.
Sharelle was born Feb. 18, 1943, in Norfolk, Va., a daughter of Merle D. and Genevieve (Krider) Woll.
She spent most of her life in Churubusco and graduated from Churbusco High School in 1961.
Employed in the offices of the Town of Churubusco for several years, she retired from there in 2005, moving to Pittsboro at that time.

Helen Kreiger-Ziegler, 92

March 5, 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.

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