January 13th, 2015
Landyn Iden (left), Jake Parker (center) and Colyn Iden (right) take a trip down the sledding hill at DeVol Field during their snow day. Schools were closed for snow for the third consecutive time on Monday.
Sept. 10, 1928 â€” Jan. 11, 2015
Rosemary Wheeler, 86, of rural Columbia City, died at 8:25 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
She was born Sept. 10, 1928, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Merritt Wilbert and Ruth (Growcock) Crowell. Her formative years were spent in Jefferson Township. She graduated in 1946 from Jefferson Center High School.
June 17, 1926 â€” Jan. 10, 2015
Rosemary Morehead, 88, of Topeka, Kan. passed away Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Hospital.
Rosemary was born June 17, 1926, in Columbia City, the daughter of Charles and Freeda (Smith) Adang. She loved Columbia City and might have remained there forever had a friend not introduced her to Glenn C. Morehead, a young soldier from Topeka, Kan., who was in town for an Army reunion.
Columbia City cheerleaders Miranda Eber (left) and Abby Gottfried cheer on the Lady Eagle basketball team Saturday night. The Columbia City cheer squad roots on the team at all home games.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Three incumbents have filed for re-election this fall. Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle and Councilwoman Nicole Penrod have all signed the papers to run in this fallâ€™s city election.
The 2015 election is for city and town officials. Currently, nobody has filed for any positions in South Whitley or Churubusco.
â€śSome candidates like to wait to file to see what the competition is,â€ť said Debbie Beers, Whitley County clerk. â€śOthers like to get right out and file.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Local fans and science-fiction fantasy aficionados gathered together in the auditorium of the Peabody Public Library Saturday afternoon to celebrate their shared love for the more-than-half-a-decade-old British television program â€śDoctor Who.â€ť
The event, allowed local â€śDoctor Whoâ€ť fans to gather and discuss the exploits of their favorite alien time-traveler, all the while watching the four-part â€śDoctor Whoâ€ť serial â€śAn Unearthly Childâ€ť on the theater's projector screen.
Pro Football Playoff Recap
Seattle 31 (13-4) vs
Carolina 17 (8-9-1)
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s pep band performed at Saturday nightâ€™s girls basketball game against Bellmont, helping the Lady Eagles to a 65-18 win over their Northeast Hoosier Conference foe. Columbia Cityâ€™s basketball teams have been very successful at home this season. The girls are 7-0 and the boys have a 6-1 record in the Donald S. Weeks gymnasium.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Home court is supposed to be an advantage. It's where team's practice, where the supportive home fans are and home is where the shots are supposed to fall a little bit better.
Home court was not an advantage for the Whitko Wildcats Saturday afternoon. The â€™Cats started out the game against Rochester with some great shots but nothing would fall. The cold start was too much for Whitko to overcome, as the team fell to the Zebras, 62-48.
July. 8, 1935 â€” Jan. 11, 2015
Roberta Mae Pritchard, 79, of Columbia City, passed away at 10:21 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 at her home. Born July 8, 1935 in Noble County, she was the daughter of Albert and Margaret M. (Stewart) Birch.
Roberta lived in Noble County until she married Jack E. Pritchard Sept. 15, 1953. She lived in Whitley County from then on. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the Class of 1953. Roberta was a faithful and devoted member at Blue River Church of the Brethren. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed collecting bells and books.