November 1st, 2013
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” A man from Florida accused of forgery in Whitley County will stand trial in January.
Scott D. Mahood, 34, of Coconut Creek, Fla., was arrested in September on two counts of forgery and two counts of theft.
His girlfriend, Rebecka Scoggins, is also standing trial for the same charges.
Monday, Mahoodâ€™s attorney, Brad Voelz, requested a jury trial Jan. 28-29, 2014.
Case reports indicate that Mahood and Scoggins allegedly cashed checks that did not belong to them at 1st Source Bank locations throughout Northeast Indiana.
BREMEN â€” A sports team often measures its quality by its competition.
For Churubuscoâ€™s football team, the stick measures highly despite a Friday night sectional semifinal loss to Bremen.
The ninth-ranked Eagles lost to the 14th-ranked Lions 35-28. Churubusco Head Football Coach Paul Sade said his team has a great deal to take away from the contest.
â€śItâ€™s probably the best team weâ€™ve played, one of the best programs we have played,.â€ť he said.
Joann M. Stephenson, 91, of Columbia City, died at 5:43 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where she had been a patient since Oct. 18.
She was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Clarence and Helen (Loutzenhiser) Mowry.
Her formative years were spent in Garrett and Fort Wayne. She completed her education at Central High School.
On Aug. 1, 1958, she was united in marriage to Robert V. Stephenson.
They made their home in Fort Wayne until 1976 when they moved to Turkey Lake near Lagrange.
Russell W. Pratt Sr., 76, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:45 am Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at his home. Born June 7, 1937, in Reed City, Mich., he was the son of John A. and Leola (Campbell) Pratt.
Russ served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959, and married Heddy Dietrich on Jan. 30, 1960, in Ft. Wayne.
They had lived in Churubusco before moving to St. James City, Fla. in 1999. In July they moved back to Columbia City.
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Dane Edward Knote, 25, of rural South Whitley, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 30, 2013.
He was born Feb. 6, 1988, in Columbia City, a son of Ernest J. and Linda L. (Graham) Knote. His formative years were spent in Cleveland Township, Whitley County. He attended Whitko High School.
Madaline Hill Ternet Fusselman, 87, a resident of Fort Wayne, passed away at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at her home at Hamilton House in Fort Wayne. She had resided there for the past two years. Madaline was born May 17, 1926, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Cloid and Margaret (Ellingwood) Carpenter. She spent her formative years in Fort Wayne and spent most of her adult life there.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Sugar Creek Fellowship has just recently added Jacob Johnson onto its staff as part-time youth pastor.
He will be leading the teenagers as they learn to develop and grow in a relationship with Christ.
He is a sophomore at Huntington University with a double major in youth ministry and sports ministry.
Johnson attended Columbia City High School where he participated in football, basketball and baseball.
Johnson will be planning some youth events, as well as leading the youth in their meetings Sunday nights.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Remaining steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities, Lilly Endowment will again provide a deserving student from our community with the opportunity to attend four years of college tuition free.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is hosting an open house next week to celebrate the opening of the EDC Outpost, a co-working space located at 114 N. Chauncey St. in Columbia City.
â€śWe are pleased to formally open the doors for a co-working space that has been in development for most of the year,â€ť said EDC president Alan Tio.
â€śThis project represents a collaboration among local partners to provide shared office space to meet the needs of EDC clients.â€ť
The EDC Outpost is a co-working space for EDC clients and service partners.