October 26th, 2010
Two of Whitleyâ€™s Countyâ€™s school systems will have board of trustee races for Election Day next week.
Whitko Community School Corporation filled its vacant spots during the primary election in May.
At Smith-Green schools, Tanya C. Young of rural Columbia City is an at-large candidate for the school board in District One, while Cathy Petrie of rural Albion vies for the at-large slot in District 3. Candidates for school boards are, by rule, listed as non-partisan. Both are unopposed.
“Ever since I started playing football I always knew I wanted to be a quarterback.”
From the Junior Football League days to the first time he stepped foot onto Max Gandy Athletic Field, Columbia City quarterback Logan Rehrer knew what he wanted to be.
The QB. The gunslinger. The man under center.
However you want to put it, Rehrer grew up with hard work put into being the man with the ball every play.
Agnes I. Hartman, 84, a former resident of Merriam and more recently of Fort Wayne, passed away at 5:23 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Merriam, May 3, 1926, to Olen and Mary Shaffer. She accepted Christ and was baptized at Merriam Christian Chapel. Throughout her life, she profoundly affected the lives of many, but did so in a modest and unassuming way.
Peggy Diane Bradley, 52, of Kimmell, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010.
Born Jan. 29, 1958, she was a daughter of Billy R. and Julia A. (Hollenbacher) Jackson II.
She was a member of the Womenâ€™s Auxiliary of VFW Lodge 4717 in Wolf Lake and the United Methodist Church of Wolf Lake.
Patricia A. â€śPatâ€ť Clark, 80, a resident of Churubusco, passed away at 5:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at the residence of her daughter in Noble County.
Ms. Clark was born in Fort Wayne Feb. 2, 1930, a daughter of James A. and Margaret E. (Morris) Clark.
The surviving relatives include her daughter, Deborah L. Geiger.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Dr. Lane Burgland, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, officiating.
Charles E. â€śCharlieâ€ť Gilbert, 58, a former resident of Churubusco and more recently of Warsaw, was found dead at 1:02 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2010 at his home. Although he had suffered some health problems, his death was unexpected.
Mr. Gilbert was born in Columbia City Dec. 2, 1951, a son of Edward E. and Freda E. (Wise) Gilbert. He spent his formative years in Churubusco, and graduated from Churubusco High School. He had previously been employed at Egolfâ€ťs IGA in Churubusco and later worked as a self-employed logger in Montana.
Residents who live at the far end of Whitley County and have to call long distance to reach the county government offices may soon get some relief.
The Whitley County Board of Commissioners discussed last week the possibility of installing toll-free telephone numbers in most of the countyâ€™s government offices.
The lines could cost three cents per minute.
This move would benefit Churubusco residents, or citizens with a 693 prefix on their telephone numbers.
Commissioner Don Amber used the assessorâ€™s office as an example of the benefits to the new numbers.
FORT WAYNE — Guess who’s back at the state finals.
If you thought Columbia City girls’ cross country just happened to find its way to the state final in 2009 then they didn’t have a hard time remembering the way back Saturday.
FORT WAYNE — A large pack of boys’ runners at Saturday’s New Haven cross country semistate had one ’Cat emerge among the leaders.
Senior Brian Menzie fought off injury, bad luck and more throughout his career at Whitko to beat 152 other runners at Fort Wayne’s The Plex. Menzie’s eighth-place finish at the semistate level made him only the second Whitko boy to reach next Saturday’s state finals.
AKRON — The Columbia City Lady Eagles traveled back to Tippecanoe Valley Saturday in an attempt to take home a sectional title.
After a quick 3-0 semifinal game against West Noble, the Lady Eagles prepared to face NorthWood in the finals for the second year in a row.
“They wanted it bad after last year,” Lady Eagle Head Coach Trish Hinen said.
Last year Columbia City fell to NorthWood and came up with the same results this time around, losing 3-0.