August 1st, 2014
Von E. Fisher, 76, of Fort Wayne, died at 9:55 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center where he was admitted Monday.
He was born Aug. 5, 1937, in Columbia City, a son of Marshall Earl and Alice Marie (Blanchard) Fisher.
He attended Columbia City Schools until second grade when his family moved to Thorncreek Township. He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1955.
Ross H. Clouse, 91, a resident of Churubusco, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 10:44 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at his home following an extended illness.
Mr. Clouse was born April 10, 1923, a son of Harmon and Martha (Riddle) Clouse.
He spent his formative years on the family farm in Green Township in Noble County and graduated from Churubusco High School.
On Dec. 31, 1943, he was married in Churubusco to Evelyn Budd, and lived all of his adult life in the Churubusco-area.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Natalie Lewis, president of the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force (WCDVTF) was the guest speaker at a recent Columbia City Rotary Club meeting. â€śOur mission statement is aimed at reducing the impact and frequency of domestic violence incidents in our county,â€ť said Lewis. The organization has a four-way method set in place.
Resurfacing and asphalt work is still in progress on U.S. 30 through Columbia City. Indiana Department of Transportation is overseeing the project, although the highway travels through the city. Road crews have created traffic tie-ups and delays both on U.S. 30 and intersecting highways such as Ind. 9 and Ind. 109. The project through the city is expected to continue through next week.
CHURUBUSCO â€” The Churubusco Library celebrated its 100th anniversary Saturday with music, food and festivities. During its existence, the library has survived 25 presidential administrations, a fire, and an explosion, all the while increasing its book count from 596 in 1915, to its current count of nearly 28,000.
Tri-lakes Baptist Church is playing host to a slew of youngsters this week for its High Power Soccer Camp. The camp features soccer skills and games, as well as Bible lessons. The event caps off today.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A camp located in rural Whitley County has been creating summer memories for children for more than eight decades. In its 86th year, Camp Whitley continues to offer a variety of summer activities and opportunities. Recently, the camp held its fourth week with a group of girls ages 12 through 14.
Linda L. Bresler, 67, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne, Linda worked as a teachers aid with Whitley County Schools for 22 years, retiring in 2005.
She enjoyed traveling and most of all, spending time with and taking care of her family.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Whitley County woman has been charged with attacking her husband with a knife after the couple got into an argument about painting last week. According to a case report by Whitley County Sheriff Deputy Kory Bailey, Trena McCoy, 48, pushed her husband in the back, causing him to hit his head on a door frame and fall.