May 29th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Two men arrested over the weekend for attempted burglary had their first appearance in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
William Ward-Bey, 60, of Gary, and Anthony Allen, 54, of Fort Wayne, both pleaded not guilty to attempted burglary, a Class C felony.
Ward-Bey will be represented by Whitley County Public Defender Brad Voelz. Allen said he plans to hire his own attorney.
Both men were arrested Thursday. Case reports indicate the men were allegedly involved in an attempted break-in at Gendel Low-Bob, LLC, on Frontage Road.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” With recent events deemed a success by its leaders, Whitley On The Move (WOTM) is continuing with plans to revitalize South Whitley.
A spring clean up day was held last weekend to get town residents engaged in picking up trash, washing windows and tidying the town park. Whitley On The Move is made up of South Whitley residents who have worked together in several committees focused on different aspects of the town.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” For two meetings, Christine Price, of South Whitley, has appeared before the South Whitley Town Council looking for answers to a sewer line mishap that left Price with no service and a costly fix.
When construction was taking place on South Whitleyâ€™s new waste water treatment plant, sewer pipe was laid and homes were disconnected off the old line and reconnected to the new line.
However, it seems after some investigation that Priceâ€™s sewer line never was connected to the new mains.
HUNTERTOWN â€” For the third year in a row, the Columbia City baseball team is sectional runner-up.
This year, the Eagles came closer to hoisting the sectional trophy than they have in either of the two previous years.
Columbia City lost to Carroll 6-3 Tuesday night in the sectional championship game.
It was the second game of the day for the Eagles, who earned their way into the finals after defeating Snider earlier that day 6-0 in the semifinals.
â€śTo have a showing like we did in our sectional, you canâ€™t really ask for a whole lot more,â€ť said Columbia City Head Coach Zac Bireley.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Delays in the game happen in commercial real estate as well as football, there just is not a penalty assessed.
Dunhamâ€™s Sports will open in Columbia City, just not on the original timetable.
It was announced in January that the Michigan-based sporting goods company would be coming to Columbia City to occupy the former Scottâ€™s building.
The projected opening was in late May or early June, but that has been pushed back.
Robert A. Fudge, 95, of Lake Township in Allen County, went peacefully on the morning of Monday, May 27, 2013, at the Hamilton House in Fort Wayne.
Mr. Fudge was born in Eel River Township Sept. 15, 1917, a son of Dean and Pearl (Arnold) Fudge. He graduated from Churubusco High School in 1935.
As a young man, he served during World War II in the U.S. Armyâ€™s 12th Armored Division, 714 Tank Battalion A Company, under General George Patton.
Nancy Jayne (Jagger) Nagi passed away April 29, 2013, at her home in Metolius, Ore. She had been battling cancer for more than a year and a half.
She was born Nov. 23, 1957, in Columbia City and attended grade school at Thorncreek School. Her family moved to Bakersfield, Calif. and where she attended and graduated from East High School.
She married Saleh Nagi April 24, 1981. They had three children together.
Nancy worked in nursing homes as an aide and then went into medical records.
(May 28, 2013) -- The Whitley County Emergency Management has declared a severe thunderstorm watch for Whitley County until 2 a.m.
DECATUR â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team saw its season come to an end in its sectional opener against Eastbrook Friday.
The Wildcats fell by a final score of 12-7.
Whitko dug a hole and could not get out of it. The Panthers jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning and did not relinquish the advantage.
â€śTheir leadoff guy reached on an error,â€ť Whitko Head Baseball Coach Erik Hisner said of the first inning. â€śThat kind of set the tone for the game.â€ť
Columbia City netter Celine Rongos is headed to the Indiana State Finals in LaPorte next week after winning her No. 1 singles match in the semistate at Culver Academies Saturday.
Rongos topped Morgan Smith, of Bremen, by a 6-4, 6-3 score. Smith was undefeated until she met Rongos. Last year, Smith made a run in the individual state tournament.
â€śI am very pleased with how Celine played tonight,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said.
â€śShe dug deep and came out with a win. Her hard work in the off-season is paying off.â€ť