January 21st, 2015
Darlene K. Peppler, 69
Sept. 24, 1945 - Jan. 19, 2015
Darlene K. Peppler, 69, of Columbia City, Ind., passed away at 12:40 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born September 24, 1945 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of William G. and DeLaures B. (Ables) Peppler.
Darlene graduated from Arcola High School in 1964 and Ball State University in 1968. For over 20 years, she had been a teacher and girls athletic coach at Muncie Central High School in Muncie.
Richard L. Miller, 79
Nov. 14, 1935 - Jan. 19, 2015
Richard L. â€śDickâ€ť Miller, 79, of rural Columbia City, died at 4:40 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2015 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor at Oak Pointe.
He was born November 14, 1935 in Huntington County, Indiana a son of Herbert O. and Thyra M. (Williams) Miller. His formative years were spent in Washington Township, Whitley County. He graduated from Washington Center High School.
On March 3, 1958 he enlisted in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged December 4, 1959.
Miles Machlan, 78
Sept. 24, 1936 â€” Jan. 15, 2015
Memorial reception will be held at the Columbia City V.F.W. Post, 415 E. Chicago St., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at 1 p.m.
Alice H. McQueen, 88
Sept. 10, 1926 - Jan. 15, 2015
Alice H. McQueen, 88, of South Whitley, passed away at 5:06 p.m. Thursday, January 15, 2015 at her residence. Born on September 10, 1926 in Cambria, Wis., she was the daughter of William Hayden and Margaret (Jones) Hughes.
Alice attended Fall River High School in Fall River, Wis. and graduated with the Class of 1943. She married James E. McQueen, Sr. on March 10, 1945 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
She was a homemaker for most of her life, but did work for a short time at the Blue Bell Jean Factory as an administrative assistant.
Cody A. Brommer, 21
Aug. 13, 1993 - Jan. 16, 2015
Cody Austin Brommer, 21, of Columbia City, Ind. passed away at 7:37 p.m. on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was born several weeks early, but weighed over eight pounds on August 13, 1993 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, the son of Randall Joseph and Julie LuAnn (Pelfrey) Brommer.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€“ Watch that first step outside this morning: There may be a sheet of ice underfoot.
Icy mist and drizzle covered Whitley County early this morning, coating sidewalks, cars, streets, secondary roads and sidewalks with a layer of ice. The weather prompted the following Hazardous Weather Advisory for the county through 11 a.m. Wednesday. The coating of ice closed Whitley County Consolidated and Smith-Green schools for the day. Whitko remained open.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
443 AM EST WED JAN 21 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s fire departmentâ€™s trucks didnâ€™t leave the station as many times in 2014 as they did in 2013.
In 2014, the department responded to 801 runs, down by 30 from the previous year.
Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue said there werenâ€™t any less fire calls than usual, but less medical runs.
In a balancing act between service to citizens and saving resources, LaRue said the department is no longer responding to less-serious medical calls.
ALMA, Mich. â€” A strong close to the first half and quick second-half start blew open a close game and paced Trine to a 71-57 victory over Alma Saturday afternoon at Art Smith Arena.
The Thunder outscored the Scots 22-4 in a stretch of play spanning from the 4:07 mark of the first half to 15:04 remaining in the contest. That span of just over nine minutes of play turned a four-point Trine lead into a 46-24 advantage with 15:04 to play.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The future of the Whitley County Jail will be up for discussion at todayâ€™s County Commissionerâ€™s meeting at 2 p.m at the County Government Center.
In 2014, a consulting firm found that the facility, along with Whitley County Corrections on Plaza Drive, is over-crowded and in need of improvements.
HUNTINGTON â€” Playing in a packed Platt Arena, big plays in the final seconds lifted Graceâ€™s menâ€™s basketball team to a 71-68 win at Huntington on Saturday.
With the win, the Lancers (15-5) moved into tie for second place in the Crossroads League standings with a 5-3 conference mark, while the Foresters, riding a four-game losing skid, dropped into a tie for eighth in the league standings with a 2-6 conference record while Saturdayâ€™s win moves the Lancers (15-5) into a four-way tie for second as they currently boast a 5-3 CL record.