October 5th, 2012
Donald Dean Phend, 76, of Tippecanoe Lake, passed away at 7:45 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in his residence.
On March 21, 1936, he was born in Columbia City to Donald and Henrietta (Nelson) Phend. He married Shirley World on Aug. 31, 1956, in Forest Park, Ill.
Donald lived in Columbia City until he got married, then moved to Illinois, eventually moving back to the area 32 years ago.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1954-56 with the military police. He graduated with honors from Ivy Tech, Fort Wayne, receiving a degree in electronics.
Jessica Irene Fields, 30, of Pierceton, passed away at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at her home. Born Feb. 22, 1982 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Charley and Brenda Gail (Collier) Duty.
A lifetime Pierceton resident, she attended Whitko High School, South Whitley. She was a homemaker and attended New Hope Wesleyan Church, Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Visit the Schuman family farm in Columbia City and time slows down to the pace of yesterday.
The Schuman family farm was established in 1854 and was recently recognized with the Hoosier Homestead Award for the farmâ€™s longevity.
The legacy of the Schuman farm may be documented for others to see in photographs, but to the family, the legacy is a life they lived and is a part of them.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A broken leg, a torn anterior cruciate knee ligament, a broken wrist, a concussion, another broken leg.
All this sounds like it should be a list on a doctorâ€™s rounds of the orthopedic wing, but in actuality it is the list of injuries sustained by Columbia Cityâ€™s football team.
The Eagles are coming to grips with a rash of injuries that have hit the team hard.
â€˘Benefit for Chad Miller â€” 4 to 8 p.m.
A hog roast will be held for the Chad Miller Cancer Benefit Fund on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at Monson Chapel Sonrise United Methodist Church, 12220 Lower Huntington Rd.
The night will feature a silent auction, bike run and a D.J. Carry out dinners will be available. Deposits for the fund can be made at any 1st Source Bank location under the account title of Chad K. Miller Cancer Benefit Fund. For more information call 244-7919 or 625-3468.
â€˘CCHS 1942 class reunion Ââ€” 11:30 a.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” At the Whitley County Commissioners meeting Monday, Executive Director of Planning and Building David Sewell, presented the board with seven applications for the vacant Plan Commission position.
â€śThere are certain restrictions regarding where this person has to live,â€ť said Sewell. â€śItâ€™s basically within the jurisdiction of the county outside the jurisdiction of the towns and cities.â€ť
Sewell said according to the addresses on the applications all of the applicants meet that requirement.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Smith-Green Community School Corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustees held its monthly meeting Monday, with three students earning recognition for their success as they became Students of the Month.
Those students are Jadrian Clouse, Mallory Pearson and Isabelle Turner.
October is â€śLearning Disability Awareness Month,â€ť and during the meeting, Director of Special Education Nancy Becker reminded those present of teacher Erica Vogel and the great example she has served in relation to special education.
CHURUBUSCO â€” A successful team has the ability to perform as expected despite distractions and an opponent that is not playing at their level.
Tuesday night, the Churubusco Lady Eagle volleyball team played host to Northeast Corner Conference foe Lakeland.
The Lady Lakers have struggled this season, making it even more important for the Lady Eagles to maintain their focus.
The Lady Eagles also faced the added attraction of â€śPink Out Nightâ€ť to support breast cancer awareness. â€™Busco was able to keep its focus, downing the Lady Lakers in three straight games 25-9,25-16 and 25-18.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City police are continuing to investigate an accident that involved a city police officer hitting a pedestrian with his squad car.
Zachary Hesting, 38, of Columbia City, was injured early Friday morning when, according to a crash report by the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department, he was struck by a squad car.
According to the WCSD report, Hesting was walking eastbound on Hanna Street near Whitley Street in Columbia City, when he saw lights coming up from behind him.
Hesting said he moved to the curb on the left side of the road, and was struck by the vehicle.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” On Motherâ€™s Day of 2011, a woman and her horse plodded through the sands of a beach in Ocean City, Wash.
They reached the water and the woman took off her boots.
â€śIt was boots off, toes in the water, hooves in the water,â€ť remembers 47-year-old Tracy Delp, a resident of Port Orchard, Wash.
Since that Motherâ€™s Day more than a year ago, Delp and her horse, Sierra have been hoofing it across the United States in what Delp hopes will raise awareness for the disease that took her own mother.