October 22nd, 2010
Jennifer Rinehart Black, 61, of Fort Wayne, died Monday in Parkview Memorial Hospital.
She was born in New Castle Aug. 13, 1949, a daughter of L. Dean and Elaine (Wyatt) Rinehart.
Survivors include her husband of 34 years, John Black, executive director of the United Way of Whitley County; a daughter, Laura Black; her mother, Elaine Rinehart; and a brother, Brad Rinehart.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown with Rev. Ray Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Columbia City Parks Director Mark Green told the Columbia City Board of Works today that there will be no Christmas lights in the park this year.
According to Green, The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce has decided not to have the Wonderland of Lights in 2010.
âI wanted to make it clear this was not a Parks Department decision,â said Green.
Green also announced that the department will be closing its public restrooms next week, with the exception of the bathrooms at the trailhead near the Blue River Trail located near the fire museum.
AKRON — Columbia City and Whitko, volleyball teams that are just miles apart, took the road for Tippecanoe Valley Thursday night for a four-game battle.
The Lady Wildcats showed their determination after suffering two previous losses to Columbia City, but faced a 3-1 defeat.
“We knew they would be out to get us”, Lady Eagle Head Coach Trish Hinen said.
The beginning of game one was a close battle, with the score tied 7-7.
GARRETT — Coming into the 2010 volleyball season, Churubusco knew what they had to deal with.
Losing five seniors, two of which were all-conference selections, the Lady Eagles were in the midst of a rebuilding period within the program.
New head coach Trinda Goings added to the changes happening at ’Busco. After some time away from coaching, Goings returned with a young team and a work in progress.
It was the common thread linking each of the award winners at Wednesdayâs Whitley County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting.
Mike and Kim Balser, owners of the Brownstone On State, were named Small Business of the Year; USSI was named Large Business of the Year; Leadership Whitley County was named the Jewel of the Community; Jacie Worrick and June Keiser were surprised with the Chairmanâs Choice Award and Kristi Maloney was honored as Ambassador of the Year.
Concerned residents of Whitley County faced the countyâs plan commission Wednesday night with questions and strong comments about the possibility of wind-harnessing machines popping up throughout the county.
The result of the several hour-long meeting was the commission decided to take another month to look at the issue.
The commission, faced with a proposed ordinance designed to regulate that very thing say they are also concerned that without regulation, large windmills could some day pepper the landscape without any county oversight.
The Whitley County Commissionersâ chambers in the Whitley County Government Building was standing room only Wednesday night as the countyâs Republican precinct committeemen deliberated for more than two hours to find a new at-large county councilman.
After seven rounds of voting, Paula G. Reimers of Columbia City narrowly defeated Matthew J. Boyd for the county council seat being vacated by Jim Banks.
Banks resigned his spot effective Nov. 2 to run unopposed for the Indiana State Senate seat vacated by retiring Sen. Dr. Gary Dillon.
Police have charged a Whitley County man with rape as a result of an incident over the weekend.
According to the Whitley County Sheriffâs Department, 40-year-old Kent Frenger of Churubusco held a woman at knifepoint before raping her and forcing her to perform a sex act on him.
Police say Frenger and the victim, who had previously dated, left a bar and returned to his house where the incident occurred.
The woman allegedly fell asleep, but asked to be taken home when she awoke.
Mildred Pauline Harreld, 95, a former resident of Ege and more recently of Snellville, Ga., passed away at 8:24 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 at Golden Living-Medical Arts in Lawrenceville, Ga.
She was born June 3, 1915 in Marion, a daughter of Paul and Mildred (Smith) Dooley. She is a widow of Albert M. Harreld.
The surviving relatives include her daughters, Alberta Sams and Arlene Owens; and two brothers, Merrill Dean Dooley and Melvin âMickâ Dooley.
Whitley County's three teams all head into the postseason with a conference title and an 8-1 record. Columbia City hosts a winless DeKalb team. ’Busco gets a rematch of their first round loss to Adams Central at home. Whitko hits the road to Bremen.
DeKalb at No. 8 Columbia City