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August 14th, 2012


August 14, 2012

LOCAL ACTRESS: ’Busco born actress gets her break in show biz

August 14, 2012

LOS ANGELES­ — Churubusco native, Kayla Crance, isn’t just gushing over “McDreamy,” she’s acting with him. Crance will appear on the upcoming season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy, an ABC prime-time medical drama, starring Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, also known as “McDreamy.”
Since graduating in 2011 from Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), she’s been working in some background acting and was fortunate enough to appear as a featured background actor in the Sept. 27 episode of Grey’s Anatomy.

BURNWORTH POOL: Repairs could top $1 million

August 14, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The verdict is in on the Burnworth Pool, and a detailed assessment revealed it would take more than $1 million to make the repairs necessary to keep the facility operational.
City officials have planned meetings to discuss the issue.
“The park board has decided to host two Community Forums to hear from the citizens of Columbia City,” said Parks Department Director Mark Green in a press release.
“Mayor (Ryan) Daniel will be facilitating these forums that are scheduled to be held at the Peabody Library.”

KING: Set for pre-trial conference Sept. 11

August 14, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Ron King, a 74-year-old South Whitley resident and Cleveland Township Trustee appeared in Superior Court Monday for an initial hearing on charges of official misconduct and battery.
King was arrested Aug. 6 after a complaint was made to the South Whitley Police Department alleging he inappropriately touched three women who were requesting financial assistance, according to a press release from the ISP.
King’s office near South Whitley, is located at his residence at 4360 S. Whitley Rd., and the misconduct allegedly occurred on May 8 and between June 10 and 11.


August 14, 2012

PPL: To offer access to millions of items

August 14, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Beginning Oct. 16, the Peabody Public Library (PPL) is making a change that will open a new realm of possibilities for all its patrons.
PPL has signed up Evergreen Indiana (EI) and is going green. PPL cardholders will have access to millions of items in 100 library systems across the state of Indiana.
PPL was the 100th library to sign up for this system.
EI enables patrons of PPL to search the EI online catalog, place holds on books and audio books at any other Evergreen Library and have them sent to PPL for pickup.

August 13th

Agnes Wiegman, 85

August 13, 2012

Agnes Marie “Ann” Wiegman, 85, formally of Irish Lake, North Webster, died at 7:50 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Sycamore Village, Fort Wayne where she had been a resident for the past four years.
She was born Jan. 20, 1927, in Marion, a daughter of C. John and Ada Marie (Curtis) Peoples.
Her formative years were spent in Fort Wayne. She graduated from South Side High School, Fort Wayne with the class of 1945.

POW WOW: Local residents celebrate

August 13, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Just over 200 years ago, Chief Little Turtle died in 1812. It is befitting the Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow 2012 was a success with more than 2,000 people attending the 17th annual event at Morsches Park in Columbia City Friday through Sunday.
Lila Park, chairwoman of the Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow committee, said the pow wow is simply a big family gathering.
“The Miami people host this event and is unique because it creates a special occasion for Native Americans to come together to honor, strengthen and share traditions, with one another and with others,” said Park.

Jonathan David Richards

August 13, 2012

Jonathan David Richards passed into the arms of Jesus on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012.
He was born at 5:57 p.m. and died shortly after birth due to complications from type 2 osteogenesis imperfecta.
He was the beloved son of Joe and Heather (Bills) Richards of Columbia City.

Maynard Bosserman, 90

August 13, 2012

Maynard Bosserman, 90, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne.
Born in Bryan, OH., Maynard worked as a Carpenter/Owner with J.L.Bosserman & Sons General Contractor for more than 50 years, retiring in 1988.
He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and enjoyed fishing and camping.
Maynard loved his family and was a very hard worker.

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