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December 23rd

Virginia Owen, 93

December 23, 2010

Virginia Owen, 93, a resident of Albion and widow of Clarence Owen, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville.
Mrs. Owen was born Sept. 20, 1917 in Whitley County, a daughter of Frank and Clara (Gebert) Deutsch, and moved as a child with her parents to Collins. She attended the Collins Grade School, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1935.

Morris Darley, 92

December 23, 2010

Morris W. Darley, 92, formerly of South Whitley, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 at the Peabody Home, North Manchester where he had been a resident since September 2008.
He was born Dec. 6, 1918 in Midland, Mich., a son of Ralph William and Marie (Morris) Darley. As a young boy, his family moved to South Whitley. He graduated from South Whitley High School and continued his education at Manchester College and Purdue University.

Norman Graves, 86

December 23, 2010

Norman W. Graves, 86, of Columbia City, died at 5:12 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, where he was admitted Friday.
He was born Aug. 29, 1924 in Laud, a son of William Henry and Susan Rhoda (Smith) Graves. His formative years were spent in Jefferson Township. He was educated in the Jefferson Center High School and the Police Academy in Bloomington.

Education service center leaving Marshall

December 23, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — One of Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s tenants in the Marshall Community Building is moving out.
Superintendent Dr. Patricia O’Connor read a letter to the corporation’s Board of School Trustees Monday night from Robert Huffman, Executive Director of Region 8 Education Service Center, which had its headquarters located in Columbia City for more than five years.
“It is with a degree of sadness that I find myself writing this letter to you,” wrote Huffman.

WCCS board signs funding resolution

December 23, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees joined hands with a host of other school districts in sending a message to the state legislature — and the board did it with the stroke of the pen.
At its regular meeting Monday, the board signed a resolution that had been presented to the panel earlier this month, drafted by the John Glenn School Corporation and addressed to Indiana lawmakers.
The Walkerton-based school corporation drafted a resolution to Indiana lawmakers and sent letters to WCCS and other districts around the state.

December 22nd

Big 3rd quarter lifts Warriors past Eagles

December 22, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — This was obviously not the sort of early Christmas present the Columbia City Eagle boys’ basketball team was looking for.
The visiting Wawasee Warriors got out early and then used a big third quarter to hand the host Eagles a 66-48 loss Tuesday night.
The Eagles trailed 38-31 at halftime, but the visiting Warriors went on a 17-4 run in the third quarter to put the Eagles in a 55-35 hole.
“They (Wawasee) are a difficult team to play against when coming from behind,” Columbia City Coach Chris Benedict said.

Whitko chief updates board

December 22, 2010

PIERCETON — The Whitko Community School Corporation board of school trustees held its monthly meeting Monday evening with superintendent Steve Clason providing several updates.
“The legislative session is going to pick up after Jan. 1 and the biggest item they will have on their plate is the budget. There is a lot of discussion about how they will balance the budget when the income has not re-couped yet from the recession we are in,” Clason said. “We continue to hear that we will be receiving like amounts of funding that we had last year and there will not be any reductions.”

Man faces molesting charges

December 22, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — An Anderson man arrested over the weekend by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department and charged with two counts of child molesting was in court Monday for an initial hearing.
Terry R. Campbell, 64, was arrested in connection with alleged incidents that occurred with a five-year-old girl in July, according to the Whitley County Prosecutor’s Office.
According to the police report, Campbell lived in Churubusco at the time of the incidents, which the report says occurred between Jan. 1 and July 10 of this year.
The charges were filed against Campbell Dec. 3.

Boilers purchased for Marshall building

December 22, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees agreed Monday night to turn up the heat.
Corporation Business Manager Anthony Zickgraf asked the board to approve the purchase of a new heating system for the Marshall Community Building to replace the facility’s nearly deceased boiler system.
“We’ve been talking to you for about 18 months for the need of new boilers for the Marshall Building,” Zickgraf told the board.
“One of the two has already given out and the other is 45 years old,” he added.

December 21st

Lavida Kethcart, 94

December 21, 2010

Lavida P. Kethcart, 94 of Huntington passed away at 7:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010 at Norwood’s Health and Rehabilitation Center. She had worked at Square D Corporation as a coil winder. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother; she was a very caring and giving person.
She was born June 12, 1916 in Whitley County, a daughter of Herbert and Mary (Stallsmith) Clapp.
She was united in marriage to Laurence A. Kethcart June 7, 1936 in Indianapolis. He preceded her in death March 1, 2000.

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