April 10th, 2013
Susan Kauffman, 67, died April 6, 2013, after four years of living with cancer. Susan was born Jan. 13, 1946, in Indianapolis to Donald Alberty and Betty Robison Alberty. As an infant, she moved with her parents to Columbia City.
She married her high school boyfriend, Robert Kauffman, Aug. 31, 1968, in Goshen. Following their graduation from Purdue University in 1969, Susan and Bob moved to Columbia, Mo. where Bob had a job as a parole officer with the Missouri State Board of Probation and Parole.
Delores Wilhelmina Harber, 80, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born November 17, 1932, in Jefferson Township, she was the daughter of Marion Joseph and Mary Regina (Hinen) Harber.
She lived her entire lifetime in Jefferson Township. She worked at Classic Products, Fort Wayne, and Embroidery Products. She was baptized at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Roanoke, but attended St. Patrick Catholic Church, Arcola, her entire life.
NORTH MANCHESTER â€” The county golf match Tuesday was everything it was intended to be.
All three schools were seperated by six strokes, with Columbia Cityâ€™s squad, led by three freshmen, taking the win.
â€śIt turned out to be a real competitive match,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. â€śI didnâ€™t know what to expect, it was only our second night on a golf course.â€ť
Many area golf teams have been forced to practice inside due to weather conditions.
â€śWe put them right into the frying pan,â€ť Thompson said.
FORT WAYNE â€” â€śThe weather may have been hot, but our runners, jumpers and throwers were hotter last night,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said after the Lady Eagles track team beat Homestead Tuesday.
â€śHomestead has twice as many kids on the rosters as we do,â€ť Fahl said. â€śI thought it was going to be close.â€ť
The score wasnâ€™t as close as Fahl thought itâ€™d be. In fact, Columbia City won by 22 points after taking first place in 11 out of 16 events.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A five-run third inning fueled by a grand slam home run helped the visiting Wawasee Lady Warriors hand the Columbia City Lady Eagle softball team an 11-3 loss in the Eagles home opener Tuesday night at Morsches Park.
The first inning saw only one base runner for each squad. The Warriors saw their runner cut down as they were caught off base by the Lady Eagles.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Allie Vodde drew a walk but that was the only offense for the Eagles in the inning.
Whitko earns first win of season
FORT WAYNE â€” Whitkoâ€™s softball team picked up its first victory of 2013 by crushing Fort Wayne Southside Tuesday.
The Lady Wildcats beat the Lady Archers, 15-5. As a team, Whitko had 15 hits and 20 stolen bases.
Hannah Himes was 4-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and three runs scored. Jenny Brown was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs, three RBIâ€™s and four stolen bases. Amanda Shepherd and Sydney Lancaster were both 2-for-3 with a double each.
Emily Weigold went the distance on the mound, picking up the win for the Lady Wildcats.
SYRACUSE â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team used a four-run sixth inning to earn a victory over Wawasee Tuesday.
The Wildcats won by a final score of 7-3. The game was tied 3-3 until Whitko broke it with four runs in the sixth inning to bring the game to its final result.
Ethan Nicodemus earned the win for Whitko while pitching in relief. Tanner Gaff, Ryan Weigold, Avery Robbins and Josh Kessie were all 2-of-4 from the plate, with Robbins having two RBIâ€™s.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS) are thinking of the future and looking at different possibilities for a new high school in Columbia City.
WCCS Superintendent Dr. Pat Oâ€™Connor presented to the school board Monday four courses the district could possibly chart.
While presenting, Oâ€™Connor informed the board that Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s poor facilities are the major focus as the district looks ahead.
â€śThe Columbia City High School facility is grossly inadequate, functionally obsolete and not serving the needs of the students or community,â€ť she said.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After receiving input from citizens, the Columbia City Common Council agreed to delay the passage of a pair of ordinances that would withdraw the electric and water utilities from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) Tuesday.
The councilâ€™s decision was unanimous to push back the final reading to April 23.
â€śThe purpose of the delay is to gather any additional information from people,â€ť said Councilwoman Nicole Penrod.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County has celebrated several economic advances in recent months.
Kerr Real Estate, a Michigan-based developer, announced in January that Dunhamâ€™s Sports would soon occupy part of the former Scottâ€™s grocery store building in Columbia City.
Steel Dynamics, Inc. made plans in December to add new rail production capabilities creating approximately 40 new jobs.