May 2nd, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Dorothy A. Wade, 89, of Noble Township, Noble County, joined her Lord at 5:14 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Linda, where she had been a resident for the past two years.
She was born Dec. 31, 1922, in Three Oaks, Mich., a daughter of Clarence and Zepha (Nicloy) Barnes.
After graduating from Three Oaks High School in 1940, she attended Spring Arber Junior College and graduated from Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in 1949.
She began her 37-year nursing career at Whitley County Memorial Hospital in 1950, retiring in 1987.
LEBANON â€” Nancy C. (Steill) Heick, 73, died April 29, 2012, at her home in Lebanon.
She was born Aug. 10, 1938, to the late John and Edna (Schmidt) Steill.
On June 14, 1958, she was married to Earl J. â€śE.J.â€ť Heick from Lafayette. He survives.
Gladys Mae (Londt) Clark Bartling, 90, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012, at Shell Pointe, Fort Myers, Fla.
Gladys was born July 10, 1921, in Columbia City.
She graduated from Larwill High School in 1939, and from Warsaw Beauty College. In 1943, she married Gale Clark of North Manchester while he was stationed in Miami.
They lived in Florida, California, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Indiana. Wherever he was stationed, she worked as a beautician.
ROANOKE â€” Prosecutors in Whitley County have added additional charges to a man involved in a fatal car crash Sunday in southern Whitley County that killed a three-year old boy.
Police say Mya Tha Tun, 52, of Fort Wayne was intoxicated when the vehicle he was driving slammed into a van carrying a family of six.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A three-semi pile-up left U.S. 30 shut down for five hours Tuesday afternoon in Columbia City.
According to witnesses, several eastbound vehicles were stopped at the red light at U.S. 30 and Ind. 109, when a tractor-trailer plowed into the back of a semi, causing the trailer to jack-knife and the truck to rear-end the rig in front of it.
Witnesses say the jack-knifed trailer jumped approximately 15 feet into the air, before shaving off the cab of the semi behind it and landing on top of the engine â€”where the driver would have been sitting.
MIDDLEBURY â€” Jason Ridge is resigning as Northridge High School boys basketball coach and as a teacher at Northridge Middle School to become an assistant principal at Whitko High School.
Northridge athletic director Dave Harms confirmed Tuesday night that Ridge is planning to resign, but added that the move is not effective yet and does not become official until the school board acts.
Multiple sources indicated Ridge has accepted the position at Whitko.
GARRETT â€” The Indian Springs Middle School boys and girls track teams recently competed in the 2012 Garrett Middle School Invitational, with the girls team bringing home the Invitational Title.
Placing for girls team were: Elise Cormany, first in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash and second in the 400; Regan Decker, first in the 400-meter dash and second in the 200 dash; Mason VanHouten placed second in the 800-meter run and third in the 1600 run.
ALBION â€” Some may say the third time is a charm, but for Churubuscoâ€™s boys track team, the fourth timeâ€™s a charm, as the Eagles won the Central Noble Invitational for the fourth year in a row.
â€™Busco had 34 more points than its closest opponent, Westview, with 150 points.
Not far behind Westview (116.5) was West Noble (110.5). Garrett (74.5) in fourth, Central Noble (59.5) placed fifth and Prairie Heights (51) came in sixth.
AUBURN â€” Churubuscoâ€™s golf team won a Northeast Corner Conference three-way match last Thursday, beating Westview and Eastside at Bridgewater Golf Course in Auburn.
The visiting Eagles shot a 185 led by Ryan Mayer with a 42. Mayerâ€™s 42 also gave him runner-up medalist honors.
Beau Barkley and Parker Conrad had 47s, followed by Brandon Norrisâ€™ 49 and Brad Martin, who carded a 50.
Friday the Eagles hosted conference foes Fairfield and Hamilton.
Fairfield won the match with a score of 152, followed by Churubusco-161 and Ham-ilton-175.
FORT WAYNE â€” None of them had ever made a 911 phone call or dropped out of a second-floor window. Now the third-grade students of Whitley County have done so.
That is thanks to Capts. Dave Meadows and Carlos Gomez of the Fort Wayne Fire Department. Capt. Meadows lives in South Whitley.
The students recently completed their visit to the Fort Wayne Fire Departmentâ€™s Safety Village and Survive Alive House in Fort Wayne.
â€śWe bring our classes here every year, and I learn something new each time,â€ť said Susan Fricke, teacher at Northern Heights Elementary School.