January 19th, 2012
Ice sculptors arriving to carve
frosty artwork on Courthouse Square
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ The seventh annual Whitley County â€śFire and Iceâ€ť WinterFest will be taking shape this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21-22 amidst a wintry weather forecast.
Snow showers and highs in the low 30s are forecast.
This unique winter festival hosts ice carvers from the tri-state area who will be demonstrating their talents around the Whitley County Courthouse Square in downtown Columbia City by creating works of arts for local business sponsors.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s Lady Wildcat basketball team defeated Wawasee for the first time in eight years Tuesday night, 68-24.
The Lady Wildcats were 1-11 against the Lady Warriors in the last decade, including a nine-game losing streak.
Wawaseeâ€™s stand-out KiLee Kna-fel, who averages over 30 points-per-game, was held to just one point in the first half against Whitko and 12 for the game.
The Lady Wildcats jumped out to a 12-2 lead in the first quarter and again held Wawasee to two points in the second, while adding nine points to their score.
HUNTERTOWN â€” Car-roll, which lost narrowly to Homestead recently in the Northeast Hoosier Conference meet, defeated both Columbia Cityâ€™s boys and girls swim teams Tuesday night.
The Eagle boys lost 182-111 and the girls were defeated 196-89.
The Chargers won every event but three, the boys 50 and 100-yard freestyle and the girls 50 free.
Cole Smith, who won the conference meet in the 50-yard free, won by two seconds over his closest opponent. Smith also took the 100 free by over a second.
GARRETT â€” Garrett Railroaders wrestling celebrated senior night Wednesday with a victory over visiting Columbia City, 42-27.
â€śI was proud of the guys. I thought they really wrestled well,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Blane Culp said.
A Garrett forfeit at 182 pounds gave the Eagles a 6-0 advantage to start the match.The first action on the mat was the 195-pound weight class, with Russell Hazelet facing Railroader Austin Gibson. Hazelet took it to all three periods before losing by a score of 17-3, cutting the Eaglesâ€™ lead to 6-4.
Blustery winds will blow through Whitley County during the next 24 hours, ushering in snow showers with accumulation possible in the one to two inch range.
Click on the weather forecast icon at top right for the official forecast.
SOUTH WHITELY â€“ For a quarter of a century, Capt. Dave Meadows has been fighting fires for the City of Fort Wayne. For most of those years he has visited South Whitley Elementary School to teach children fire safety with Cleveland Township firemen.
The South Whitley native works in the Safety Education Division of the Fort Wayne Fire Department and recently brought his dog â€śShadowâ€ť as part of his class demonstration.
â€śI rescued him. He is a Shepherd Labrador mix and heâ€™s a certified therapy dog,â€ť said Capt. Meadows.
Ingrid Coyle, of the Whitley County Patriots, holds up a sign which calls for voters to vote against the retention of Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David in November. The Patriots on Tuesday were protesting the judge, who spoke at the Eagleâ€™s Nest in Columbia City. The groupâ€™s issue with David involves court decisions pertaining to what they claim are violations of personal liberties.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Every day, hospital patients depend on steady and consistent blood donations from volunteer donors for the blood they may need for ongoing and emergency medical care.
And with February being American Heart Month, itâ€™s a great time to put your heart into a worthwhile cause: helping to build the nationâ€™s blood supply through your American Red Cross.
blood drives include:
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Marjorie M. Judd, 79, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:13 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born March 15, 1932, in Noble County, she was the daughter of Chris H. and Dorothy B. (Ringler) Lehman.
She lived in Noble County until the age of nine, moving with her family to Whitley County where she attended Columbia City High School.
On July 16, 1949, she married Dale E. Judd in Columbia City.
Lawrence Richard â€śDickâ€ť Schwartz, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Riverbend Health Care.
He was born March 5, 1926, in Fort Wayne to the late James and Estella (Myer) Schwartz.
Mr. Schwartz retired from Phelps Dodge as superintendent of maintenance in 1985.
He was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, American Legion #241, and the VFW after serving in the Army during World War II.