February 1st, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley Countyâs most volatile hot-button issue for the past year or more has been wind energy â to embrace the possible arrival of 400-foot-high wind turbines or tell the companies who market the wind harnessers âno thank you, we donât want them.â
While both sides of this heated debate have been represented through the myriad public hearings and committee meetings, it appears the squeakiest wheel in the debate is about to be lubricated more thoroughly than a wind turbineâs gearbox.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Luise Barbara Germann Pook, 95, passed away peacefully Friday night, Jan. 27, 2012, at home. She was born Feb. 11, 1916, in Cleveland, a daughter of the late Dr. Albert F. O. Germann, Sr. and Ida Helene (Meinke) Germann.
A graduate of Cleveland East High School in 1933, she attended Flora Stone Mather College of Western Reserve University from 1933-36.
After moving to South Whitley and helping start her fatherâs business, she completed her bachelorâs degree at Manchester College in 1940.
Mary E. Grant, 90, of Columbia City, passed away peacefully with her loving family near her on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born April 23, 1921, in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Joseph and Bertha Ann (Bush) Sheets.
Raised in Columbia City, she resided in Larwill, Blue Lake, Smith Township, South Whitley and Indianapolis with son Barry Graves, before returning to Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â Olga Wilson, 81, of Columbia City, died at 10:24 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Parkview Oaks where she had been a resident since Nov. 12, 2011.
She was born Aug. 28, 1930, in Chicago, a daughter of Bert and Albertina (Anderson) Fahlstrom. Her formative years were spent in Chicago.
On July 15, 1950, she was united in marriage to Lester F. âRedâ Wilson in Chicago.
They moved to Columbia City in 1960. Red preceded Olga in death on April 26, 2006.
She enjoyed bowling and golf, participating in several leagues.
FORT WAYNE â Despite Columbia City Drew Benedictâs 5-for-8 shooting from 3-point range, 15-1 Northrop beat the Eagles 70-56 Tuesday night in Fort Wayne.
Northropâs stand-out brothers Brenton and Bryson Scott combined for 42 of the Bruins 70 points. Bryson shot 13-of-16 from the field and led the team with nine rebounds, putting on quite a show for Purdue Head Coach Matt Painter, who attended the game in attempt to recruit the Scott brothers.
Northrop jumped out to a 10-2 lead early in the game thanks to 11 points from Bryson Scott in the first quarter.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Both the Whitko Wildcats and Carroll Chargers came into their match-up Tuesday having lost eight games for the season; neither looking for its ninth. Whitko got its wish, sending Carroll back home with a 53-48 loss.
In the first quarter, Logan Irwin scored a basket early and later displayed his range by hitting a 3-pointer. The sharp shooter is just 12 points away from reaching 2,000 career points and is expected to hit the mark Friday.
Irwin, along with Trey Weber who also connected from 20 feet, accounted for eight of the teamâs 10 first quarter points.
COLUMBIA CITY â What is the most fun you can have with a buzzer?
The answer, of course, is The Peabody Library Annual Jeopardy! Tournament now entering its ninth year. .
Call the library, 244-5541, and sign up now, either as a team or as an individual to be put on a team. The first round is on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m.. The tournament continues for the next several weeks (depending upon the number of teams) until a winner is crowned.
Wednesday, February 1 11 AM & 6 PM
Thursday, February 2, 9, 16, 23 9:30 AM
COLUMBIA CITY â Itâs official. Town Marshal Chad Fulkerson is the School Resource Officer (SRO) at Smith-Green Community Schools.
The Churubusco Town Council made the official decision recently to contribute funds to have Fulkerson at the school for four days out of five.
Fulkerson took training for the SRO duties at SGCS during the summer and has been at the school for three days out of five since August.
COLUMBIA CITY â Eighth grade students are âMinding their businesses.â
For the first time, Churubusco Junior High School students are taking part in a Project Based Learning (PBL) situation entitled âMind Your Business.â
Math teacher Jennifer Galloway heads up the program.
âI took a PBL workshop and the other teachers came aboard,â said Galloway.
Teaching the English part of the project is Vanessa Wyss. Rod Strayer teaches social studies and Laura Foss teaches the scientific method of the PBL project.
âWe have 96 students working on this project,â said Galloway.
Evelyn Juanita Combs, 78, a former resident of Garrett, died at 6:37 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born Nov. 22, 1933, in Harriman, Tenn., a daughter of Henry and Bertha (Cook) Hyde.
Three husbands preceded her in death Floyd Cottrell, Doler Bevis, and Wilburn Combs.
The surviving relatives include her children, Margaret Christlieb of Churubusco, Pat Rowe of Spencerville, Richard Cottrell of Auburn, Zelda Mayers of Woodburn, and Doler Otis âDobâ Bevis of Garrett; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.