November 26th, 2010
COLUMBIA CITY — Friday night was just another step in the right direction for Columbia City girls’ basketball and its preparation for what matters most, the postseason.
Picking up their third consecutive win over Fort Wayne North Side 47-30, the Lady Eagles improved to 4-1 in working for a strong run in February.
SOUTH WHITLEY — The Lady Wildcats were handed a 65-46 loss by the Warsaw Lady Tigers Friday night.
The game kicked off with a three-point play by Karissa Olinske and was followed by several more three-pointers by the junior guard.
“She was hitting well, we were able to kick it out to her and she dropped the shots,” Whitko head coach Rob Bell said.
Olinske racked up four three-point shots and 23 points for the Lady ’Cats and also led the team in steals with four.
Skyler Tucker of Columbia City considers carefully what he would like for Christmas after assuring Santa that he has been good. Santa arrived Friday to his little house on the courthouse square in grand style â€” a carriage pulled by horse-like â€śreindeerâ€ť â€” to nearly a block-long line of excited children anxious to tell him their Christmas wishes. He will be back today and Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 19 from noon to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. On Christmas Eve, Santa will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Members of the Columbia City Common Council discussed their own salaries Tuesday night and the second reading of the ordinance establishing their 2011 pay did not pass by without discussion.
Council member Roger Seymoure took issue with the way the pay is set up, which is an annual salary, but which is divided into bi-weekly pay periods.
A fluke that happens only once in a great while caused the council members, as well as the mayor and the clerk-treasurer, to receive an extra paycheck in 2010.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Randy and Linda Striggle were in attendance at the town council meeting Tuesday evening to provide an update on repairs to the Green Parrotâ€™s exposed wall since demolition of the Hicks and Deaton building in June. The Striggles were granted an extension of Nov. 29 to make repairs to their exposed south wall building.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. â€” Proverbs 17:22
If you could bottle Harold Normanâ€™s laugh, every patient would get a prescription for it from their doctor. Life has thrown him some curves which could break a manâ€™s spirit, but one wouldnâ€™t know it from his continuous and infectious laughter.
â€śI always look forward to a phone call from my friend, Harold Norman!â€ť says Rosalie Geller-Byrne. â€śHis laughter is like a vitamin pill.â€ť
Kathleen A. Rupert, 83, of Columbia City, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor.
She was born Sept. 24, 1927 in Toledo, Ohio, a daughter of Howard and Elizabeth (Gallaway) Hilyard. As an infant, her family moved to Fort Wayne. She graduated from Central High School.
In 1949 she was united in marriage to William T. Rupert. They made their home in Fort Wayne until 1953 when they moved to Whitley County, moving into Columbia City in 1989. Mr. Rupert died Dec. 18, 1992.
Richard Elmer Lohmeyer, 85, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 at Renaissance Village. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.
He worked at Old Crown Brewery and for the Indiana State Highway Department. He was a 50-year member of American Legion Post 98 in Columbia City and also a 50-year member of Columbia City Lodge 189, F. & A.M. and Mizpah Temple.
Keith E. â€śSonnyâ€ť Cleland, 82, of rural Larwill died at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor where he had been a resident since September.
He was born July 30, 1928 in Columbia City, a son of Carl and Ester Cleland. He spent his formative years in Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City High School.
Following his graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and served as a corporal in the Korean War.
On Feb. 14, 1959, he was united in marriage to Joyce A. Menzie. The made their home outside of Larwill.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Mayor Jim Fleck told the Columbia City Common Council Tuesday that the recent Veteranâ€™s Marathon, in its second year, should grow even more next year.
â€śThe third year (2011) is the break out year,â€ť said Fleck.
â€śAn evaluation is being done to evaluate the prospect of another race. It was a valuable event. It is new, it is exciting.â€ť