November 12th, 2012
Judith Hosler, age 85, of Columbia City, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at the Heritage, Huntington.
Born on May 24, 1927, in Noble County, she was the daughter of Reverend Valmont and F. Beryl (Weeks) Fry.
She has lived in Whitley County her entire life and attended Columbia City High School for 10 years and received her GED later in life.
On January 12, 1947, she married Kenneth C. Hosler in Columbia City. She worked at Blue Bell and Columbia Products, Columbia City, before she and her husband opened Hoslerâ€™s TV Store.
Martha J. Reid, 76, of Columbia City, died at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne where she was admitted on Friday.
She was born Dec. 27, 1935, in Wolf Lake, a daughter of Thomas H. and Helen E. (Cole) Carter. Her lifetime was spent in Whitley County and Pierceton, for 16 years, where she completed her education.
On July 19, 1952, she was united in marriage to Robert J. Reid. In 1959, they moved to their home on Loon Lake. Mr. Reid died July 19, 1994. Since August 1995, Martha has made her home in Columbia City.
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â€” A massive explosion sparked a huge fire and killed two people in an Indianapolis neighborhood where about three dozen homes were damaged or destroyed, authorities said Sunday. The powerful nighttime blast shattered windows, crumpled walls and could be felt at least three miles away.
FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE TODAY TO 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45
MPH. WINDS SHOULD DIMINISH BY LATE EVENING.
The strong southerly winds will increase Whitley County temperatures to around 70 degrees Sunday afternoon.
A cold front passing through late this evening will bring with it steadily dropping temperatures and precipitation -- including possible snow showers Monday afternoon.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As the holidays draw near, alcohol-related arrests are on the rise.
But this is no surprise to police, as the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department saw a 58 percent increase in drunk driving arrests in 2011, and 33 percent in 2011 during the holiday months.
â€śI donâ€™t know what to attribute that to, but itâ€™s pretty staggering,â€ť WCSD Chief Deputy Marcus Gatton said. â€śIt could be because of extra time off for the holidays or due to the holidays in general.â€ť
Gatton said the county also has an increase in suicide attempts in November and December.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After five year of planning, Indian Springs Middle School has submitted a new crisis plan.
â€śWeâ€™ve always submitted a plan each year, but this is a new plan that we may only have to tweak from time to time in the future,â€ť said Indian Springs Middle School Principal Jan Boylen.
According to Boylen, the plan was a collaborative effort on the part of many people at ISMS throughout several years.
â€śAssistant Principal Michelle Urban, head custodian Bill Helm and school nurse Kandy Gay did a lot of work on this,â€ť said Boylen.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As a nation takes time this weekend to remember those veterans who have shaped our countryâ€™s legacy, there is a new generation of soldiers rising through the ranks to walk a path that is all too familiar for so many soldiers before them.
â€śScared but proud.â€ť That would be the feeling for most parents with children in the military.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s downtown is expected to be a little more crowded today than previous years for the Veterans Marathon.
The marathon, half-marathon and 5K, which are set to begin at 8 a.m., have nearly 800 runners signed up between the three races.
Last yearâ€™s marathon netted 218 runners, while 2012â€™s race has approximately 325 signed up for todayâ€™s race, according to event coordinator Gary Bird.
Bird said there are twice as many people signed up for the 5K.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” While politicians recently held debates in front of millions of viewers, Eagle Tech Academy was also conducting debates with high school students across the country.
The debates, held online with more than 2,000 students in 30 different schools, were part of a national New Tech Network election project called â€ś#MyParty12.â€ť
â€śThis year for 2012 we wanted kids to create their own public policies,â€ť said ETA English teacher Joe Urschel. â€śThey looked at cause and effect, problems and solutions. They had to propose real, viable solutions.â€ť