February 26th, 2015
CHURUBUSCO â In the same week that her sister, Heather, took home Saint Josephâs College âAthlete of the Week,â 2014 Churubusco High School graduate Katie Monk was named Great Lakes Valley Conference âField Athlete of the Week.â
Katie, a freshman at the University of Indianapolis, received the conference honor for her efforts in the shot put. Katie threw a season and career best 45-feet, 1/2-inch toss, taking fourth at the Hillsdale Wide Track Classic. The mark is currently best among the Great Lakes Valley Conference athletes and ranks among the top 25 on the NCAA qualifying list.
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WHITLEY COUNTY â When fire dispatchers received a call at 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning that Renaissance Village nursing home was on fire, officials took all precautions necessary to ensure residentsâ safety.
Less than one year ago, Jefferson Township held a special training exercise at the nursing home â training that proved to be helpful.
According to fire scanner traffic, dispatchers received a call that the building was on fire, then the caller promptly hung up the phone.
CHURUBUSCO â Churubusco High School senior Devin Peters signed a letter of intent to attend and play baseball for Kankakee Community College in Illinois.
Peters put up a .372 batting average in 2014 while playing in 29 games for the Eagles. Peters had an on-base percentage .426 and a slugging percentage of .442 with 15 runs batted in.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel issued his State of the City address Wednesday afternoon, overviewing the cityâs progress in the last year, all with one resounding theme: âThe state of our city is strong.â
Daniel applauded the communityâs togetherness and passion.
âThe state of our city is strong because we, as citizens, are making Columbia City a great place to live, work and play. We care about our neighbors. We refuse to quit.â
Daniel said he is excited about the cityâs positive momentum.
Aug. 4, 1930 â Feb. 25, 2015
Doris M. Frantz, 84, of Warsaw, formerly of Sidney, died peacefully in her sleep and went to be with her heavenly Father at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 in Millerâs Merry Manor, Warsaw.
She was born Aug. 4, 1930 in Bracken, to Allison A. and Amanda M. (Walton) Hill.
May 7, 1950 â Feb. 24, 2015
Larry D. Davis, 64, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at his home with his family by his side. Born May 7, 1950 in Warsaw, he was the son of Thomas and Mary (Hackworth) Davis.
He graduated from South Whitley High School with the Class of 1969. Following high school, Larry enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps.
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COLUMBIA CITY â Peabody Public Library is offering free classes and appointments that can help ease the headaches that come with learning to use new technology.
Beth Gaff, media literacy coordinator at the library, has been heading the program for over a year and teaches many different classes to help those who wish to better understand their electronic devices.
âWe have a great resource right here in our community that people donât even know is available to them,â Gaff said.
COLUMBIA CITY â Four people were arrested after a routine probation check netted a meth lab and several meth precursors.
Indiana State Police Detective Andrew Mills assited the Whitley County Probation Department in a check of one of its probationers, located at 319 N. Walnut St. in Columbia City.