October 4th, 2010
Samuel T. Kreider, 89, of rural South Whitley, died at 3:35 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 at the Peabody Home, North Manchester where he had been a resident since April 7.
He was born March 30, 1921 in Cleveland Township, a son of Riley and Tressa (Roberts) Kreider. A lifelong resident of Cleveland Township, he graduated from South Whitley High School.
On May 31, 1941 he was united in marriage to Rosalie Wendel.
He was inducted into the United States Army Nov. 17, 1942, serving in France; Leumberg, Germany; and Austria. His honorable discharge was Dec. 1, 1945.
Albert D. â€śDaveâ€ť Bowman, 72, of Columbia City, died at 6:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at the Hospice Home, Fort Wayne where he was admitted Friday. He had been in failing health for the past year.
He was born Dec. 30, 1937 in Hillsdale County, Mich., a son of Merrill and Carrie Inez (Brown) Bowman. He graduated from North Adams High School in 1955 and received an associates degree from Michigan State University.
FORT WAYNE — The gap wasn’t much at the top of Saturday’s Northeast Hoosier Conference meet.
State-ranked No. 8 Carroll came in as the odds on favorite looking to defend its crown in the girls’ race for a seventh consecutive year. However, the No. 17 Lady Eagles used a school record from freshman Samantha Roush to tighten the field.
Despite five Eagles in the top 20, Columbia City couldn’t overcome Carroll’s NHC dominance falling to the Lady Chargers by 14 points.
CULVER — Saturday was the first time all season Churubusco football had experienced it.
A deficit in the fourth quarter. Having run the board in the first six weeks of the Indiana high school football season, the No. 2 Eagles had its toughest test to date in its only non-conference game of the season.
’Busco took trip to Culver Military Academy Saturday for its first meeting with the school. A turnover plagued game saw the Eagles trailing 14-8 at halftime.
When cities and towns deliver water as a utility, they expect to have a certain amount of “missing water,” which refers to the difference between how much water was pumped and how much was billed.
Usually, the difference is about 12 to 13 percent, but in recent months, Columbia City has seen that number nearly double.
“Our unaccounted for water in the last six months has really increased,” said Mike Dear, water department superintendent for Columbia City.
With budgets at the forefront of nearly everyone’s mind, how to keep school districts afloat during financial uncertainty was the dominant theme at this year’s Indiana School Board Association conference.
For local superintendents, how to do the same or more with less funding was a common theme.
“It’s all based on the revenue that the state generates,” said Steve Darnell, superintendent of Smith-Green Community Schools.
Whether a full house, barely-occupied seats or somewhere in between, Whitko Community Schools administration and board members are ready for whatever comes their way Tuesday night for an in-depth look an upcoming referendum for a tax levy increase in the district.
At 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Whitko High School, superintendent Steve Clason, financial operations director Tom McFarland and board of school trustees members will make their case for why voters need to approve the tax levy increase.
KENDALLVILLE — “Champions find ways to win games.”
It was a simple message but one that had meaning with seconds remaining on the clock Friday night.
Overtime was just an extra point away, but that was the message when Columbia City head coach Randy Hudgins passed up a tie for a chance at knocking off the Northeast Hoosier Conference leader No. 8 East Noble.
SOUTH WHITLEY — For the best part of this football season, the Whitko Wildcats have ridden a strong running game to an undefeated 4-0 record in the Three Rivers Conference. But in Friday night’s matchup of conference unbeatens, Whitko and North Miami, two pass plays ultimately determined the outcome of the contest. The first was a 39-yard scoring strike by the Wildcats, and the second an interception deep in Whitko territory that preserved the 21-13 senior night win for the host Wildcats.
William H. Davis, 74, a resident of Garrett and formerly of Avilla, passed away at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio April 22, 1936, a son of Henry William and Izola (Clark) Davis. He was a U. S. Navy veteran.
The surviving relatives include his partner, Barbara J. Kapelka of Garrett; six children, Terri Calderon, Kim White, Jackie Gullett, Dan Davis, Theresa Ford and Pam Tovar; and a brother, Ted Davis.