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March 3rd, 2011

Gregory Johnson, 57

March 3, 2011

Gregory D. Johnson, 57, of Warsaw, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born Sept. 2, 1953 in Huntington, he was a son of David Ralph “Boag” and Mary Ellen (Robinson) Johnson, Sr.
He was a construction worker and cement finisher for many years.
Besides his mother, survivors include a son, Wesley C. Johnson of Warsaw; three sisters, Jorie (James) Webster of Warsaw, Kristine (Larry) Ummel of Kimmel and Leslie (Ray) Barna of Vandalia, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his father on July 11, 2005 and a brother, David Johnson, Jr., Jan. 18, 1969.

Pauline McGuire, 90

March 3, 2011

Pauline McGuire, 90, a resident of rural Churubusco and wife of Carl McGuire, passed away at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at the family residence in Smith Township following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. McGuire was born in Churubusco May 9, 1920, a daughter of Charles and Alice (Wappes) Weidman, and spent all of her life in this area.
On May 8, 1943 she was married in Churubusco to Carl McGuire. The couple lived in Green Township in Noble County for a period, and have lived at their present farm home in Smith Township since 1949.

Ralph Whaley, 80

March 3, 2011

Ralph Whaley, 80, a resident of rural Albion, passed away at 9:42 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
Mr. Whaley was born March 22, 1930 in Toledo, Ohio, and spent his formative years there. As a young man he served with the United States Army, and later reenlisted in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Budget issues top WCCS agenda

March 3, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Inclement weather Feb. 21 created a bottleneck of issues that will be addressed Monday when the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees meets in regular session.
Snowfall and freezing temperatures caused the corporation to cancel its Feb. 21 meeting — a session that promised to be heavily attended as staff and faculty corporation-wide await recommendations and decisions regarding the upcoming budget.
“I would expect there will be several people attending,” said Anthony Zickgraf, the corporation’s business manager.

Rescued ponies from Larwill making strides

March 3, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — More than six months after being saved from certain starvation, 11 ponies and one horse are making a comeback, chewing hay, rolling around in the mud and nipping at the haunches of their nearest playmate.
“They were all pretty out of control when we got them,” said Michelle Heitz, owner of Shadarobah Horse Rescue southeast of Churubusco.
Heitz received eight of the original 13 animals found neglected and starving at the residence of James and Cynthia Mullins of Larwill.

March 2nd

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.

MENTONE — The Whitko Wildcat boys’ basketball team opened Three Rivers Conference play Friday night...
CHURUBUSCO -— Every basketball team in the state of Indiana starts out with the same goal: to win a...
COLUMBIA CITY — In a game where both teams are playing a patient, passing offense each possession...

 

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