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November 9th, 2011

County making redistricting moves

November 9, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – Whitley County will be undergoing some minor district changes in time for the 2012 primary elections. Deb Beers of the Whitley County Clerk’s office has been working on getting the new districts mapped and filed with the state. Dan Weigold and Jessica Hockemeyer have been assisting on the project. There will be slight shift in district borders, most notably moving Columbia Northwest to district two.
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Lady ’Cats win season-opener, 63-33

November 9, 2011

ALBION — The Lady Wildcats girls basketball team opened its season with a decisive 63-33 win over Central Noble in Albion.
Though, as Head Coach Brandon Bradley said, the first game doesn’t necessarily portray how the season will go, Whitko’s girls had a lot to offer their fans Tuesday night.

Paterno to retire at end of season

November 9, 2011

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will retire at the end of the season, his long and illustrious career brought down because he failed to do all he could about an allegation of child sex abuse against a former assistant.

"This is a tragedy," Paterno said. "It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more."

Daniel wins decisively

November 9, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Community speculation about who would replace Democrat Mayor Jim Fleck is finally over.
Ryan Daniel, one of several candidates younger than 30 to earn their city’s top elected spot in Indiana, soundly defeated Democrat challenger Cathy Heritier and Libertarian Scott Wise.
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November 8th

New Clerk-Treasurer for Churubusco

November 8, 2011

There will be a new clerk-treasurer in Churubusco, as Democrat Madalyn Sade-Bartl outpolled incumbent Republican Gerri Johnson, 157 votes to 131.

Town Council will be made up of incumbent Frank A. Kessler (D), 203 votes; Alan D. Malcom (D), 175 votes; and Mark Pepple (R), 165 votes. Republicans John Hart and Pat Stanford received 137 and 128 votes, respectively. Hart was an incumbent.

Republicans sweep Columbia City election

November 8, 2011

Read Wednesday's Post & Mail for photos, comments and more.

With all precincts reporting, unofficial results for the Columbia City Municipal Election (2,072 voters of 6,514 registered, 31.81% turnout):

Columbia City Mayor:
Ryan L. Daniel (R) 1,162
Cathy Heritier (D) 497
Scott Wise (L) 115

Common Council at-Large
Daniel Weigold (R) 1,326
Michael R. Malcom (D) 417

Common Council Northeast
Jacie Worrick (R) 317
Charles N. Harker (D) 179

Common Council Northwest
William Simpson (R) 208 CORRECTED
Scott Allison (D) 206

Common Council Southeast

November 7th

Palmer Welty, 84

November 7, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Palmer E. Welty, 84, of South Whitley, died at 10:26 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
He was born Jan. 20, 1927, in Huntington, a son of Clarence and Josephine (Stookey) Welty.
His formative years were spent in Huntington where he attended Huntington High School.
On Nov. 14, 1948, he was united in marriage to Darlene Lofland. They made their home in Huntington.
They then moved to Big Barbee Lake where they resided for 25 years.
In 1996, they moved to South Whitley.

Evelyn Winebrenner, 82

November 7, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Evelyn R. Winebrenner, 82, of rural Columbia City, died at 2:42 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne where she was admitted Oct. 27.
She was born Nov. 6, 1928 in Elkhart County, a daughter of Cecil and Faith (Miller) Phend.
As a young girl, her family moved to Merriam. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School.
On May 29, 1949 she was united in marriage to Tyrus A. Winebrenner. They made their first home at Bear Lake, later moving to a farm in York Township, Noble County for 13 years.

Larry Knafel, 69

November 7, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Larry T. Knafel, 69, of rural Columbia City, died unexpectedly at 1:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne from complications following surgery.
He was born Aug. 22, 1942 in Fort Wayne, a son of Omer Cleland and Bernadine M. (Witte) Knafel.
His formative years were spent in Churubusco and later Jefferson Township, Whitley County.
He graduated from Columbia City High School.
From 1960 until 1962 he served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Hancock as a machinist mate.

Carolyn Courtney, 74

November 7, 2011

Carolyn A. Courtney, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011.
Carolyn was born May 21, 1937 and grew up in Larwill, working at Jecto Plastics for 14 years.
She was a member of American Legion Post 47 Auxiliary and enjoyed shopping.

 

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