March 12th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” There was some serious fun during a fundraiser at Columbia City High School Friday night. Ryan Romanowski was crowned 2012 Mr. CCHS and appeared to enjoy the title.
Edward Eugene Weber, 99, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2012, at his sonâ€™s home in Kosciusko County.
Born Sept. 20, 1912, in Larwill, he was the son of Jacob Weber and Ada Solt-Weber-Hamilton.
Following the death of his mother, Edward was reared in Larwill by his aunt and uncle, Albert and Hulda Solt Holycross and has lived most of his adult life in Columbia City.
He attended Larwill, Fort Wayne, and Columbia City schools.
On Dec. 17, 1941, he married Inez Elizabeth Smith at Columbia City United Methodist Church.
James Timothy Adams, 62, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2012, at his home in Texas.
He was born on Sept. 4, 1949, a son of Porter Jackson and June (Miller) Adams and graduated from Larwill High School in 1967.
Jim served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Vietnam.
He worked at Dana Corporation until his retirement.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Fred Delmar Swindell, 80, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne after a brief illness.
He lived in Churubusco for the last 35 years.
Born in LaPorte Dec 19, 1931, to the late Daniel W. Swindell and Dorothy E. (Dilts) Swindell, he lived most of his early life in Idaville where he graduated from high school.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War serving most of his time on the U.S.S. Essex.
He worked in several occupations including agriculture, high steel structures, restaurant management, law enforcement and sheet metal.
Susan Amy Adams, 54, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:29 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born Nov. 29, 1957, in Columbia City, she was the daughter of H. Wesley and Madonna Rose (Martz) Adams.
She lived in Allen and Whitley counties her entire lifetime and had a family cottage at Tri Lakes since 1957.
She graduated from Elmhurst High School with the class of 1976 and received an associateâ€™s degree in accounting from Fort Wayne International Business College.
She worked at the world headquarters of Do It Best Hardware in New Haven, as an accountant.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Marian M. Hanish, 88, of rural Columbia City, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor.
She was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Allen County, a daughter of William and Lucy (Summers) Fulk.
Surviving relatives include a daughter, Roxanne L. Schulze of Cold Spring, Texas; a son, Brian R. (Lisa) Bowers of Columbia City; two grandchildren, Amanda Schmidt and Sylas Bowers; and two great-granddaughters, Faith and Ella Schmidt; and a sister-in-law, Marilyn Fulk of Laotto.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Cliff Fulk, Hugh Fulk and Robert Fulk.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śPernicious,â€ť â€śfilibuster,â€ť â€śschottischeâ€ť and â€ścorpuscleâ€ť are just a few words that Jaeden Roussey spelled correctly at the Regional Finals of the 58th Annual Scripps Spelling Bee at Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne.
Roussey, 10, a fifth-grade student at Coesse Elementary School took second place at the regional finals Saturday morning. Roussey went 35 rounds until he misspelled â€śfatality.â€ť
Roussey will serve as alternate and will be able to go to Washington, D.C., if for any reason winner Kaelyn Bender canâ€™t go.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” An ordinance amendment changing fees involved with Sheriff Sales of real property has been adopted by the Whitley County Commissioners and should take effect beginning in April. The fees are typically paid by the attorneyâ€™s office representing the interest of the mortgage company that holds the lien on the foreclosed property.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A project recently being looked at to replace the boiler and cooler system in the Whitley County Courthouse is being put on the back-burner in favor of more pressing maintenance to the exterior of the building. Mark Sturtevant, courthouse maintenance, said they were already aware of issues with the cooling tower outside of the courthouse.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” At the Whitley County Republican Partyâ€™s monthly breakfast Saturday, March 10, keynote speaker and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett, outlined several issues concerning schools today. The breakfast took place at CC Deli in Columbia City.
Among the topics addressed were financial decisions, paid performance, third grade reading level and technology.