January 18th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” While some people in the country might feel they are still digging out of the Great Recession, some economic indicators show Whitley County might be back to normal.
The Community Research Institute (CRI) at IPFW released its 2012 document of business dynamics in Whitley County. Most of the findings showed growth in the county, with expansion in job numbers and dollars invested locally.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Changes in technology have affected almost every sphere of life, with education being no exception.
Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS) has looked at changes in how it purchases curriculum. The district, as it examines textbooks, also examines the software present. This has led to conversations regarding the future of technology for WCCS.
â€śYou can look at things and say this is fabulous, and think you can do great things, but applied to larger scale it does not work with our hardware,â€ť said Dr. Pat Oâ€™Connor, WCCS superintendent.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Something old in Columbia City will have a new feel to it and could recharge memory banks for some in the community.
DeVol Field is having a baseball/softball diamond reconstructed with an estimated target for completion in the summer.
This is not the first time the field has been used for these sports in the townâ€™s history.
When Morsches Park was constructed, the fields down at DeVol fell out of use. There will only be one field there in 2013, as opposed to the multiple fields that were there in the past. The timing will be impeccable for the city.
Here are the sports headlines in Friday's Post & Mail:
Columbia City football in review, final part
Churubusco grapplers top Whitko, 57-19
Rosemarie C. (Magers) Wright, 91, a former resident of Churubusco and Fort Wayne, and widow of William C. Wright, passed away at 5:55 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
Mrs. Wright was born in Fort Wayne on May 23, 1921, a daughter of Joseph I. and Elizabeth A. (Redinbaugh) Magers.
Surviving relatives include her two sons, a son-in-law, eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco with Father Jacob Gall, the celebrant.
Thomas E. Hesting, 69, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at his home.
Born Dec. 20, 1943, in Huntington, he was the son of Walter and Lucille Margaret (Bauer) Hesting.
Tom spent his lifetime in Nix Settlement, Tunker, Collins and has lived at his present home since 1979.
He graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1962. He also later in life took nursing courses at IPFW.
On Oct. 17, 1964, he married Sherry D. Parsons at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Willard, OH.
Here are the headlines in Friday's Post & Mail:
Whitley County defies trend, sees growth in 2012
City Heat and Lights prepare for 2013
WCCS may have technology changes on horizon
Devol Field revives baseball past
Marilyn E. Owen, 90, a resident of Churubusco and formerly of Green Township, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City.
She had been taken to the hospital from her home on Friday. Mrs. Owen was born in Churubusco on June 21, 1922, a daughter of Chester E. and Bertha (Richards) Tulley.
Surviving relatives include her two daughters, a brother, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Emma Grace Hindbaugh, 6, of Columbia City, passed away at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born Dec. 13, 2006, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Cory Sean and Brittany Lynn (Waybright) Hindbaugh.
She attended kindergarten at Faith Christian Academy, Columbia City and loved doing crafts, painting and coloring.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Cromwell man who allegedly attempted to escape Whitley County Jail in December was back in court Monday.
Charles Norris, 29, was in Whitley County Circuit Court for probation violation. The charges against Norris for the alleged incident include attempted escape, a Class B felony, and intimidation with a deadly weapon, a Class C felony.