October 2nd, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â Purple ribbons and banners were hung around the Whitley County Courthouseâs gazebo Tuesday in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Members of Columbia City High Schoolâs Key Club and the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force joined County Commissioners in proclaiming the significance of this particular cause.
âThis is important to our county. We need to get the word out,â said County Commissioner Don Amber. âTell people what the purple stands for. Thatâs how we will make change.â
COLUMBIA CITY â A field of 299 boys teams, a record for the 20th consecutive year, and 258 girls teams are entered as pairings for the 20th Annual IHSAA Soccer State Tournaments were announced this week by the Indiana High School Athletic Association.
Boys sectional action at 64 sites â 32 in each class â will be played Monday, Oct. 7 through Saturday, Oct. 12. Sixteen regional sites â eight in each class â will host two rounds each Thursday, Oct. 17, and Saturday, Oct. 19.
COLUMBIA CITY â As school safety is ramping up around the country, many parents are asking â âHow much am I entitled to know?â
The answer to that question is not always clear, as schools can be locked down for a variety of reasons â some that are open to the public, and some that arenât.
As some schools in Whitley County have been on âlockdownâ in the last few years, many administrators struggled with parents who were concerned with the safety of their child, demanding details of the schoolâs situation.
WARSAW â Farmers, landowners, bankers and farm managers can benefit from attending the upcoming program âFinding Balance in Farmland Lease Contracts.â
Many times there is confusion in determining a fair value for land rents and which lease option matches the expectations for landowners and tenants.
The Purdue Land Lease Team has developed this program along with several publications that address the many questions concerning land leases.
SOUTH WHITLEY â What started out as a dream for Hugo Fox became a reality in 1949 as he established a Bassoon manufacturing company in South Whitley.
Hugo had played the bassoon for the Chicago Symphony from 1922 to 1949 and had dreamed of creating his own version of a bassoon for years.
It took two years to get up and running in the Bassoon business, but by 1951 Fox Products was producing twelve instruments a year.
COLUMBIA CITY â October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Whitley County Community Foundationâs Giving Circle for Womenâs Health is working to generate a greater awareness for womenâs health.
The organization recently announced that for the 10th consecutive year, certificates for free mammograms are available to Whitley County women who do not have insurance and would not otherwise be able to afford the vital screenings.
William âBillâ T. Tarleton, Jr., 88, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:35 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
Born March 6, 1925, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, he was the son of William Sr. and Florence B. (Thompson) Tarleton.
He lived in Akron, Ohio, then to Fort Wayne before moving to Whitley County in 1969.
He attended Brown High School in Cambridge, Ohio and received his GED with the Military and National Radio School in Cleveland, Ohio.
He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and the Korean War.
Waundean Stangland, 87, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Sunday Sept. 29, 2013.
Born Feb. 17, 1926, in Wolf Lake, she was the daughter of Neil and Loleta (Haney) Hile.
She attended and graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the Class of 1944.
On June 9, 1945, she married Robert Stangland at Merriam Christian Chapel, Merriam.
Prior to her retirement, she and her husband worked in the Columbia City area and raised their children on the family farm in Etna Troy Township.
She most recently attended West Point Trinity United Methodist Church.
David A. Kuehner, Sr., 72, of Columbia City, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at his home in Columbia City.
Mr. Kuehner was born Feb. 27, 1941 in Fort Wayne, a son of Joesph and Lenora (Wynnican) Kuehner.
He spent his formative years in Fort Wayne, and graduated from Central High School in 1959.
On June 18, 1974, he was married in Fort Wayne to Martha Scott, and moved from Fort Wayne to Columbia City where he had lived since 1975.
He was employed at Dana Corp. Syracuse, and retired in 2004 after 30 years of service.
Mr. Kuehner was a member of the UAW local 1405.
Friday, a group of students gathered on the Whitley County Courthouse lawn for a history lesson brought to life.
Joe (left) and Denise Shawver, along with their son, Josh (center), demonstrated to a group of eighth grade U.S. History students from Indian Springs Middle School various facets of life in the 18th century.
The Shawver family regularly reenacts Revolutionary War life.