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March 2nd, 2011

Intersection to get safety feature

March 2, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbia City’s lone representative in the Indiana Senate has spearheaded a campaign designed to make one of Whitley County’s most harrowing intersections a little safer.
Freshman Sen. Jim Banks R-Columbia City reported this week that officials from the Indiana Department of Transportation plan to install “rumble strips,” or traffic control devices that produce an audible vibration for motorists, at the intersection of U.S. 30 and state Route 205.

South Whitley police find meth lab

March 2, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Police in South Whitley, assisted by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police, parlayed a routine traffic stop into the discovery of yet another methamphetamine lab in Whitley County.
According to a press release from the Whitley County Drug Task Force, South Whitley Deputy Marshall Chuck LeWallen conducted a traffic stop on Isaiah A. Neer, 26 of South Whitley.

Court tells man to stop stalling

March 2, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer told a man suspected of child molesting he would have to quit dragging his feet and face trial.
“This case will be tried on the court’s schedule, not on yours,” said Heuer to Ronald A. Rostochak in court Feb. 22.
Rostochak has been awaiting trial for child molesting, a Class A felony and sexual misconduct with a minor, a Class B felony, since late 2009.
Since then, the court has granted Rostochak several continuances for pre-trial conferences and trials and Rostochak himself has been represented by five different attorneys.

Double take: ’Cats clip Panthers, again

March 2, 2011

   SYRACUSE — What a difference four days and a healthy team makes.
   After downing the NorthWood Panthers by a 51-44 margin Friday night, the Whitko Wildcats squared off against the same Panthers in Tuesday night’s opening contest of the class 3A Wawasee sectional.
   With the team at full strength, the Wildcats used a smothering defense and hit 22-of-25 free throws to advance with a dominating 61-45 win.

March 1st

Second-half slam lifts ’Busco

March 1, 2011

   GARRETT — Heading into the third quarter Tuesday’s class 2A Garrett sectional opener, Churubusco center Tyler Arrowsmith hadn’t posted a single point.
   Arrowsmith called his own number scoring all of his team-high 14 points in the second half to jump past Fremont 59-49.

February 28th

Donald Boner, 72

February 28, 2011

Donald Eugene Boner, 72, a lifelong Etna Troy Township, Whitley County farmer, died at 10:42 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 in the emergency room of Parkview Whitley Hospital where he was transported after becoming suddenly ill at home.
He was born April 29, 1938 in Warsaw, a son of Carold W. and Lois L. (Kitson) Boner. He graduated from Larwill High School in 1956 and received a degree in animal science from Purdue University.
On Sept. 26, 1961 he enlisted in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged Aug. 31, 1967.

Report shows county, regional business growth

February 28, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — In terms of geography and population, Whitley County ranks as the smallest county in the 10-county Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, but as the 2010 Business Dynamics report released Monday shows, the county holds its own within the region.
“Overall Whitley County has fared very well within northeast Indiana,” said Alan Tio, president of the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation.
Like the rest of the 10-county region, Whitley County showed growth in 2010, seeing three new businesses and 11 expansions within its borders and bringing in more than 350 jobs.

Robert LeClair, 68

February 28, 2011

Robert Joseph “Bob” LeClair, 68, of Goodlettsville, Tenn., died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011.
He is survived by his daughter, Renee (Michael) Stairhime, and grandchildren, Adriane, Haley, and Blake Stairhime, all of Hicksville, Ohio; special friends, Louise Caskey, and her mother, Estelle Caskey; sister, Charlotte Wyman; nieces, Mary (Dick) King, of Columbia City and Jean Miller.
A memorial service will be held at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, Tenn., at 3 p.m. Wednesday with visitation from 1 p.m. until service time.

Suzanne Heingartner, 77

February 28, 2011

Suzanne “Susie” Heingartner, 77, passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in South Whitley, she was a bookkeeper with Columbia Liquor and Sears retiring in 1996. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and was an avid IU fan.
Family requests all public attending to wear IU or red and white apparel to the funeral service.

Edwina L. Feighner, 80

February 28, 2011

Edwina L. Feighner, 80, a former resident of Thorncreek Township and more recently of Fort Wayne, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Renaissance Village. She had been a patient there for the past two years.
Mrs. Feighner was born near New Haven Sept. 8, 1930, a daughter of Howard E. and Emma Lucille (Ladig) Dawkins. She spent her formative years near New Haven and later in Spencerville and Fort Wayne.

WALTON — In its first meeting with Lewis Cass, Churubusco’s football team fell to the Kings, 16-7...
SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Whitko’s Lady Wildcat volleyball teams faced off against the Manchester Lady...
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team is continuing to stay near the top of the Northeast...

 

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