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January 19th, 2015

HAWK SIGHTING: ‘An awesome sight for sure’

January 19, 2015

Jerry and Barb Lahrman spotted a hawk resting on the backyard fence of their W. Westgate Ave. home. “We have seen him with a bird he has caught and he left the feathers. He is a beautiful bird,” said Jerry. “He comes often when we feed the birds, and he chases off the others birds when he does. Such an awesome sight for sure.” Regular columnist Neil Case mentions hawks in his article this week, published on Page A4 of today’s edition.

PROJECTS: Full year of fun on tap for Pierceton

January 19, 2015

PIERCETON — There are several events planned in Pierceton this year, both new and returning.
Laurie Schotz, of the Pierceton Chamber of Commerce, said the community can expect classic projects as well as new ones.

“This year’s projects provide interesting ways to bring people to town and call to the community to enjoy our little corner of Indiana,” Schotz said.

The second annual pancake and sausage breakfast starts out the new year after good attendance last year.

CHEATERS?: NFL investigating whether Patriots used deflated footballs

January 19, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts.

McCarthy said Monday morning he cannot provide any other information now.

The inquiry was first reported by the website for WTHR-TV in Indiana, citing an unnamed source.

The NFL rule book says "it is the responsibility of the home team to furnish playable balls at all times."

COL. CITY OUTSCORES SPARTANS IN 3RD: Homestead holds on for win over Lady Eagles

January 19, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Lady Eagles were handed their first loss at home Saturday night, as Homestead’s girls basketball team traveled to Columbia City and left with a 62-50 win.

Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer said she was proud of her team’s effort, despite the loss.

PRO FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RECAP: In case you missed it, here are the big games

January 19, 2015

Sunday 1/18/15
Seattle (14-4) 28 vs
Green Bay (13-5) 22

RELAY KICK-OFF PARTY: 2015 event slated for June 6-7

January 19, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Relay for Life Whitley County is gearing up for this year’s event by hosting its annual kick-off party Tuesday night.

Though the actual Relay for Life event won’t be held until June, planning and coordinating for the event has already begun. Relay for Life is a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. However, the event is much more than a fundraiser.

“During those 18 hours, we will celebrate with the survivors, remember those we’ve lost and fight back against cancer,” said Shelby Simpkins, a leader of the Whitley County event.

Betty L. Mogensen, 83

January 19, 2015

Oct. 4, 1931 — Jan. 15, 2015
Betty L. Mogensen, 83, formerly of Columbia City and Pierceton, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 in Salt Springs, Fla.
She was born Oct. 4, 1931 in Lagrange, a daughter of Harold and Goldie Mae (Anspaugh) Waldeck. As a young girl, her family moved to a farm in Thorncreek Township, later into Columbia City and then Richland Township. She graduated from Larwill High School.

Richard E. “Dick” Kranifeld, 89

January 19, 2015

July 2, 1925 — Jan. 17, 2015
Richard E. “Dick” Kranifeld, 89, of South Whitley, died Saturday morning, Jan. 17, 2015 at the home of Keith and Judy Kelsey, his caregivers.
He was born July 2, 1925 in Fort Wayne, a son of Elmer Leroy and Edna (Jones) Kranifeld. His formative years were spent in South Whitley and Fort Wayne until 1935 when his family moved to New Haven. He attended high school at New Haven for two years and graduated in 1943 from South Side High School when his family moved back to Fort Wayne. He completed his education at International Business College.

Jarrod Anthony Lewis, 22

January 19, 2015

May 18, 1992 — Jan. 15, 2015
Jarrod Anthony Lewis, 22, of Pierceton, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 at his home. Born May 18, 1992, in Warsaw, he was the son of Jack Kenneth and Crystal Mourning (Lewis) Funnell.
He graduated from Whitko High School with the Class of 2010. Jarrod loved football, was the Captain of Whitko Football Team, was a wrestler for Whitko and was a member of FCCLA.

Marilyn A. Helgesen, 77

January 19, 2015

Dec. 28, 1937 — Jan. 15, 2015
Marilyn A. Helgesen, 77, a resident of Churubusco, passed away at 9:35 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at Wesley Healthcare in Auburn following a four year battle with Bulbar ALS.
Mrs. Helgesen was born Dec. 28, 1937 in Smith Township, a daughter of Luey J. and Florence (Ott) Wade. She was a lifelong resident of Churubusco and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1955.


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