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November 17th, 2011

Mayor-elect part 2: Daniel talks preparation, future

November 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Though he won’t be taking office until 2012, mayor-elect Ryan Daniel has been and will continue to be a busy man heading into office.
Daniel will be participating in workshops for newly elected officials, set up by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.
The workshops are available to prepare both new and incumbent mayors for their upcoming four-year term, according to Daniel.
The workshops cover everything from municipal law, leadership qualities and as Daniel put it, “really just everything under the sun that will help a new mayor.”

November 16th

Wonderly pleads guilty

November 16, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The second suspect involved in a methamphetamine case that was connected to the death of a baby girl has pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court.
Travis A. Wonderly appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court Wednesday and entered a plea of guilty, according to Whitley County Prosecutor Matt Rentschler.
Wonderly had been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of chemicals with the intent to manufacture, maintaining a common nuisance and neglect of a dependent resulting in death.

Albion hunter dies after tussle with shot buck

November 16, 2011

ALBION, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana hunter has died after struggling with a buck he had just shot.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says 62-year-old Paul Smith of Fort Wayne died Monday during a deer reduction hunt at Chain O’Lakes State Park about 20 miles northwest of the city. It says the Noble County coroner says the death was due to a lacerated liver, possibly suffered during the struggle.

November 15th

Eileen Andrews, 94

November 15, 2011

Eileen Andrews, 94
March 15, 1917 — Oct. 18, 2011
Eileen A. Andrews, 94 a resident of Decatur, Ind. and a former 30-year resident of Columbia City, died at 6:05 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at the Woodcrest Nursing Center, in Decatur.
She was born March 15, 1917, in Decatur to Lottie and Verda (Bigham) Jackson who are both deceased.
Eileen was united in marriage to John Andrews on Nov. 27, 1938, in Decatur he passed away in 1996.

Pamela Reece, 63

November 15, 2011

Pamela Reece, 63
Dec. 2, 1947 — Nov. 8, 2011
Pamela J. Reece, 63, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at her residence.
Born Dec. 2, 1947, in Fort Wayne, she had been the administrative assistant and a member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church for over 13 years.

Margie Hollenbaugh, 68

November 15, 2011

Margie Hollenbaugh, 68
Nov. 23, 1942 — Nov. 10, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY — Margie J. Hollenbaugh, 68, of Columbia City, died Thursday morning, Nov. 10, 2011, in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, following a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 23, 1942, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Robert and Lenore (Varner) Poffenberger.
She graduated from Columbia City High School and attended Hillsdale College in Michigan.
On Aug. 24, 1963, she was united in marriage to Jerald L. “Jerry” Hollenbaugh.
She worked as a teacher’s aide at Marshall Middle School for 15 years.

Sandra Peters, 51

November 15, 2011

Sandra Peters, 51
June 24, 1960 — Nov. 10, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY — Sandra L. Peters, 51, of Columbia City, died at 12:44 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Parkview Main Hospital, Fort Wayne where she was admitted Oct. 31.
She was born June 24, 1960, in Detroit, Mich., a daughter of Chester A. and Mildred M. (Mitchell) Sample.
In 1972, the family moved to Columbia City.
She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1978. She completed an associates degree in accounting at International Business College in Fort Wayne.

Brian Langmeier, 44

November 15, 2011

Brian Langmeier, 44
May 12, 1967 — Nov. 10, 2011
Brian Allen Langmeier, 44, of Columbia City, and formerly of Chillicothe, Ohio, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born May 12, 1967, in Janesville, Wisc. he was the son of Albert Arthur and Garnet R. (Gavin) Langmeier.
He attended Parker Senior High School and completed his education at Madison Area Tech College.
His formative years were spent in Wisconsin.

Edward L. Miller, 69

November 15, 2011

Edward L. Miller, 69
Oct. 9, 1942 – Nov. 11, 2011
ALBION – Edward Lee Miller, age 69, of Albion, Ind., passed away at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at IU Medical Center, Indianapolis.
Born on Oct, 9, 1942 in Peru, he was the son of Joseph Harold and Mary (Deeb) Miller.
He lived in Peru, moving to Fort Wayne in 1963 and then, in 1992, he moved to his present home near Albion.

Keith A. Rupert, 93

November 15, 2011

Keith A. Rupert, 93
Dec. 31, 1917 – Nov. 11, 2011
Keith Arispa Rupert, age 93, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:47 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City.
Born on Dec. 31, 1917 in Huntington County, he was the son of Daniel D. and Mary E. (Weigold) Rupert.
He was a lifelong resident of Whitley County, living over 50 years on Hanna Street and attended Columbia City High School.
On August 2, 1948 he married Chloris L. Rivet in Warsaw.

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