Dec. 22, 1929 â€” Dec. 13, 2014
Frank D. Boggs, 84, of Columbia City, passed away from injuries sustained in a two car accident Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born Dec. 22, 1929 in Thorncreek Township of Whitley County, he was the son of Thomas and Mary J. (Widup) Boggs.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” When going into a match, where the outcome is already decided, the difficulty lies in keeping focus. The Columbia City Eagle wrestling squad went into Wednesdayâ€™s Alumni Night match with visiting Norwell with the outcome already determined. A depleted Norwell squad was giving up forfeits in seven of 14 weight classes. The Eagles picked up wins in six of the seven contested weight classes to overwhelm the Knights 72-6.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A key component in the planning process for any agency that serves the public is input from those being served.
Mark Green, Columbia City Parks and Recreation superintendent, along with Aimee Shimasaki, a representative of Martin Riley Architects and Engineers, hosted a meeting Monday afternoon at City Hall to provide the public with an opportunity for input on the 5-year Comprehensive Plan being developed for the Columbia City Parks.
â€śWe are meeting to get input,â€ťsaid Green, â€śNot to present finished plans.â€ť
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014
According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ The Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees met Monday evening at the Marshall Community Center. By a unanimous vote, the Board voted to extend the contract of WCCS Superintendent Dr. Patricia Oâ€™Connor for a year. Oâ€™Connor has two years remaining on her current contract.
Board President Don Armstrong said, â€śGiving her a one-year extension will give her essentially a three-year contract.â€ť
NEW CASTLE â€” Loaded with basketball talent and tradition, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame proudly announces their 2015 womens induction class, to be honored at the 14th annual Womens Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Among those being honored with induction is 1963 Columbia City graduate Mike Hey.
June 19, 1922 â€” Dec. 16, 2014
Evelyn Alice Shafter, 92, of Warren, passed away at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 at Heritage Pointe Retirement Home, Warren. Born June 19, 1922 in Ellingson, S.D., she was the daughter of Celia M. and Beatrice I. (Gooding) Smith.
She moved in 1938 to Indiana, and lived briefly in Fort Wayne, Tri Lakes from 1946 until 1982 then moving to Columbia City. In 1993 she moved to Warren. She graduated from Lincolnville High School with the Class of 1940. She attended Wayne University Cosmetology School.
WARSAW â€” After a string of eight straight wins to open the season, the Columbia City Lady Eagles dropped their second straight contest, and for remarkably similar reasons. In a Tuesday night game that bore a striking similarity to the loss to Norwell, Columbia City problems at the free throw line and an inconsistent offense led to a 43-36 loss to Warsaw in a game played at the Tiger Den.
The Lady Eagles and the Tigers played through a very close first quarter with the lead see-sawing back and forth throughout the eight minutes.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Representatives from DLZ, an Indianapolis-based architectural firm, gave a preliminary presentation to the Whitley County Commissioners Monday.
The presentationâ€™s topic â€” the aging and over crowded Whitley County Jail and Corrections facility. Due to the countyâ€™s correctional issues, as well as recent changes in Indianaâ€™s legislature, the commissioners found it necessary to have a report commissioned by DLZ in October.
INDIANAPOLIS â€“ State Senator-elect Amanda Banks took the oath of office Tuesday morning to temporarily fill the Indiana State Senate seat held by her husband, Jim, while heâ€™s deployed to Afghanistan with the U.S. Navy. The Bankses reside in Columbia City.
Amanda Banks was elected on December 4 by a caucus of precinct committeemen to represent District 17.