May 9th, 2011
Martha Jean (Ramp) Blessing, 81, died Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Golden Living Center Brandywine in Greenfield.
Born Feb. 22, 1930 in Columbia City, she was a daughter of the late Ira and Eva R. (Johnson) Ramp.
Survivors include three daughters, Janet Shanahan, Pam Galen and Julie Cain; a sister, Nancy Stamper; and two brothers, Richard Ramp and Bill Ramp.
Graveside services were held May 4 at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson, Ind.
Rosetta B. Mercer, 90, a resident of Fort Wayne and widow of Rex P. Mercer, died at 9:34 a.m. Sunday, May 8, 2011 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She was born in Hartford City Nov. 4, 1920, a daughter of William B. F. and Isabell (Emery) Boothby.
The surviving relatives include her daughters, Rosalie Adams, Ruth Mercer and Rita White; a daughter-in-law, Joan Mercer of Big Lake; two special daughters, Marilyn Nickelson of Fort Wayne and Priscilla Scott of Marion.
Lowell A. Schaefer, 55, a native of Fort Wayne and formerly of Boulder, Colo., passed away at 9:20 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2011 at Regency Place in Fort Wayne.
He was born in Fort Wayne May 10, 1955, a son of Marvin F. and Mildred (Gerbers) Schaefer.
The surviving relatives include a son Evan Michael Schaefer of Boulder; his siblings, Linda Schaefer, Leroy Schaefer, Larry Schaefer, Leona Schaefer and Loren Schaefer.
Betty A. Faylor, 89, of Columbia City, died at 10:20 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester where she had been a resident since April 2010.
She was born Nov. 2, 1921 in Aboite Township, Allen County a daughter of Carl L. and Hazel M. (Truman) Klaehn. She completed her education at Central High School in Fort Wayne.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” An error in calculation has made it necessary for a company contracted by Whitley County to make a second presentation.
Thomas Payne, director of marketing for Border Energy, appeared before the Whitley County Council last week to give an update on his companyâ€™s efforts to save the county money on its energy bill.
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety received word last week that a brand-new sewer lift station, dinged up by an excavator during installation, is fully repaired and ready to be put in the ground.
â€śThe repair has been made and meets the repair action plan,â€ť said City Outside Operations Manager Jeff Walker on Friday.
â€śThere was no real damage, it was more of a cosmetic and aesthetic issue than anything else. Iâ€™m pleased with how it turned out.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Amidst a recent budget crunch that included the release of more than 20 teachers, the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustees is more than a little resistant to spend money on a couple of vehicles.
At its regular board meeting last week, the board heard a presentation from corporation Business Manager Tony Zickgraf and Superintendent Dr. Patricia Oâ€™Connor about the need for corporation vehicles for the school districtâ€™s maintenance director and transportation director.
CHURUBUSCO — One game decided two for Churubusco baseball Saturday.
The opening game of a home doubleheader against New Haven not only gave the winner a boost but momentum heading into the second game.
After both teams saw a lead, the Bulldogs finished on top 9-7 after breaking a tie ball game in the seventh inning with three runs.
ELKHART — The Whitko boys’ track and field team traveled to the Concord Relays Friday and finished second in the class B division behind Fairfield.
The Wildcats tallied 81 points led by a record breaking night for the 3200-meter relay team.
Together, Jude Stieglitz, Trapper Mize, Brian Menzie and Brody Wilson won the event and also picked up a new school record of 8:19.43.