Daniel R. Culp, 62, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born July 25, 1950 in Goshen, he was the son of Robert and June H. (Eberhard) Brock.
A Whitley County resident most of his lifetime, he attended Columbia City Joint High School. He worked at Fort Wayne Foundry since August, 2007.
Columbia Cityâs golf team held its awards banquet Sunday. Winners include, from left: Jackie Leeuw, Lowest Average; Allison Yoder, Coaches Award; Jessica Klemm, Most Improved; Macenzie Lane, Mental Attitude Award and (not pictured) Sydney Ford, Most Valuable Player.
LOS ANGELES (AP) â A decade after George Lucas said âStar Warsâ was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy is destined for theaters as The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion.
Bridge construction is moving forward on the Morsches Park Blue River Trail extension project. According to Columbia City Community Development Director Jeff Walker, bridge construction began Oct. 23. A bearing beam was placed on the three helicals on each end of the bridge at the embankment. The two main âIâ beams were then set on the bearing beams as the braces were connected. Pictured is the recent construction made on the side railing and the bridge deck.
COLUMBIA CITY â Real estate signs have been coming up missing in Columbia City, resulting in upset clients and hundreds to thousands of dollars lost by real estate businesses.
Esther Smith, with Columbia Cityâs LT Real Estate, said six signs in the city were lost Saturday.
âThey were all signs in the city downtown streets like Main Street and Oak Street,â said Smith.
United Wayâs 2012 campaign, Live United, is underway. Cindy Baker, Whitley Countyâs executive director, is working with local businesses, individuals and organizations to reach the countyâs goal of $190,000. Funds raised will go toward various nonprofit groups and programs in the county. Worrick and Keiser are working as part of the United Way of Whitley Countyâs campaign to reach out to small businesses for financial support. To give to the Live United campaign, call 244-6454.
COLUMBIA CITY â A routine probation check turned into the arrest of 13 people Saturday southwest of Tri-Lakes.
The probation check, led by Whitley County Sheriffâs Deputy Cory Patrick and Indiana State Police Trooper Andrew Mills, was at the residence of John Whitehead, 3985 E. Burd Road.
Police didnât find Whitehead at the residence, but found several people, who they believed to be drinking underage.
Patrick, Mills and several other deputies converged on the group, which was located in the woods on the property.
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Whitley County saw its first sign of winter precipitation today with blowing sleet and snow in the early morning hours. The National Weather Service reported the first signs of snow at 3:54 a.m. Weather reports show sleet changing over to rain by 8 a.m. with strong winds continuing.
William H. Schnepp, 82, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at his home. Born March 6, 1930, in Monroeville, he was the son of Henry and Evah (Rich) Schnepp.
He graduated from Roanoke High School with the class of 1948. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army where he served with the Military Police in Korea.
On June 9, 1953, he married Elizabeth R. Battershell in Roanoke. A farmer in Allen and Huntington counties, he was employed by International Harvester as an assembly worker for 31 years.
Marilyn Jane Messmann, 66, of Columbia City, passed away suddenly Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born September 20, 1946, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Virgil W. and Marie Eva (Smith) Jones.
She graduated from New Haven High School with the class of 1964 and Ravenscroft Beauty College, Fort Wayne.
On Nov. 21, 1973, she married Dennis L. Messmann in Fort Wayne.
A former Fort Wayne resident, she resided in Columbia City since November of 1981.