January 18th, 2012
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.
Nellie R. Boyer, 95, of Little Cedar Lake, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at her home.
She was born July 26, 1916, in Huntington County, a daughter of Frank and Grace (Plasterer) Pasko.
Her formative years were spent in Union Township, Huntington County. She graduated from Union Township High School.
On Nov. 9, 1935, she was united in marriage to Roger B. Boyer. They made their home on the Eckman Farm in Rock Creek Township, Huntington County until 1945 when they moved to a farm in Lancaster Township.
Richard D. â€śDickâ€ť Mitchell, 81, of Warsaw, died at 8:10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 8, 1930, in El Paso, Texas to Oda E. & Zola Iva (Reeg) Mitchell.
He was a U.S. Marine veteran and was married Feb. 14, 1981, in Warsaw to Sue Ann (Donnelly) Ray who survives.
Cathy Broxon-Ball, director of Whitley County Environment Management and Homeland Security prepares for the 2012 annual weather spotter training session in the spotterâ€™s room at the Whitley County Homeland Security office. Broxon-Ball calls out to anyone who would like to become a â€śweather spotter.â€ť
The 2012 annual weather spotter training will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Whitley County Government Center basement training room. The class is two hours long and free of charge. Door prizes are planned.
Last year, 138 spotters were trained by the a member of the National Weather Service.
HUNTINGTON â€” Austin Paul, former Huntington North hoopster, joined Columbia Cityâ€™s basketball squad this season as a senior and a starter.
Paul faced a little extra anxiety Tuesday night when the Eagles traveled to Huntington for his first game against his former teammates since the transfer.
Despite the anxiety, Paul helped the Eagles to a 64-48 win over the Vikings.
â€śI was really nervous at first. I didnâ€™t know what the environment would be like,â€ť Paul said.
CHURUBUSCO â€” The IHSAA Class 2A Churubusco Boysâ€™ basketball team stepped up a class Tuesday night when they played host to the 3A Leo Lions.
The schoolsâ€™ enrollments werenâ€™t the only difference, as the Lions came into the contest with a high-powered offense averaging over 84 points-per-contest, while the Eagles were scoring slightly under 47 points-per-game.
The sharp contrast continued on the defensive side as the Eagles came into the game giving up just under 43 points each game, while the Lions were surrendering over 79 points-per-contest.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â€” Jim Caldwell endured everything thrown at him during his first two seasons as the Colts' coach -- replacing a friend, rebounding from losses and fighting through injuries.
Not having Peyton Manning around in 2011 was just too much.
Caldwell was fired Tuesday, a little more than two weeks after the Colts' worst season in two decades.
"This is obviously a big transitional time for us, but I know we're excited moving forward and it's hard when you say goodbyes to some people," team owner Jim Irsay said. "But it's part of the business."
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ While state legislators are considering a bill that would give Indiana homeowners limited rights to resist police officers trying to enter their homes, local citizens are trying to voice their opinion on the subject.
The Whitley County Patriots had planned to demonstrate near Parkview Whitley Hospital today in opposition of Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steve David, who was scheduled to address the Columbia City Rotary Club.
The Patriots announced their plans over the weekend. The meeting was moved to an alternate location.
Whitley County awoke Tuesday morning to a hodge-podge of spring weather in mid-January.
Mid-50 degree temperatures, thunderstorms and heavy rain passed through the area with possible fog to follow. Temps are to drop throughout the day.
Click on the Columbia City weather forecast at top right.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With the matter in discussion since March 2010, the Whitley County Plan Commission finally began revising itâ€™s zoning ordinance to add regulations for wind energy conversion systems (WESC).
The commission met Wednesday for a rescheduled session to review and offer proposed amendments to a draft which, if approved, will put standards in place should a wind company seek the opportunity to make an economic investment in Whitley County.
â€śWe certainly have not come to a precise conclusion up to this point,â€ť said Planning and Building Department Executive Director Dave Sewel.