August 6th, 2012
From left, local speedsters, Charles (Don) Shively-driver, David Shively-owner and James (Joe) Shively-owner on May 10, 1953.
Pictured with them is their car, a 1939 Coupe Ford, in Fort Wayne on Speedway Drive.
The group also raced at South Anthony Speedway in Fort Wayne, Big Lake Speedway and New Paris Speedway.
They made appearances at South Bend, Kokomo, Avilla and Hicksville, Ohio.
Jack L. Moore, 86, of Columbia City, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at his home.
He was born June 23, 1926, a son of Claude L. and Gladys V. (Burnworth) Moore. He completed his education at Pierceton High School.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.
On Feb. 5, 1949, he was united in marriage to Eileen E. Judd. They always made their home in Columbia City, moving to their present home in 1959. Mrs. Moore died Nov. 26, 1988.
He was employed at L. M. & L. and lastly Whitley Equipment.
Theda E. âTedâ Hollenbaugh, 90, of rural Columbia City, died at 5:25 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at Timbercrest Health Care Center where he had been a resident for the past three years.
He was born Dec. 3, 1921, in Jefferson Township, a son of the late Chester and Essie (Gillam) Hollenbaugh. His formative years were spent in Jefferson Township. He graduated from Jefferson Center High School in 1939.
WARSAW â With crop damage related to the 2012 drought, the appearance of crop dusters like this one spraying a field of corn northeast of Warsaw in Kosciusko County, is more prevalent.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Courthouse, a symbol of Columbia City since it was opened in 1888, recently had some restoration done, with more work on the way.
âIt is the center point of Whitley County, and what people see when they come to Columbia City,â said Mark Sturtevant, with the courthouse maintenance department. âA lot of local businesses use the image of the courthouse.â
The courthouse sits in the middle of four acres of land towering over surrounding buildings, and displays its Renaissance architecture.
Grace Lucille Sade, 80, a resident of Churubusco and widow of Boyce R. Sade, died 12:38 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2012, at her home.
Born on Jan. 28, 1932, in Cave City, Ark., she was the daughter of William Harrison and Virgie Mae (Brewer) Pinkston.
She moved to Indiana in 1950, and was employed as an operator for the Bell Telephone Company.
On June 1, 1951, she was married to Boyce R. Sade, also from Arkansas.
They resided in Fort Wayne for a period before moving and making Churubusco their home in 1955.
COLUMBIA CITY â Downtown Columbia City will be host to high horsepower engines and brilliant chrome Saturday when classic car enthusiasts from all over converge on the Courthouse square for the 11th annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show to benefit Junior Achievement Serving Whitley County.
The show will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with gates opening at 8 a.m. Judging will end at 11 a.m. and awards will be presented at 1 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â With summerâs end and the sound of the school bell just around corner, the Salvation Army of Whitley County is hoping to ease the financial burden some parents face sending their kids back to school.
As the Salvation Army loaded up with school supplies Saturday for its annual Pack-A-Truck outside of Shoe Show, numerous donors contributed to the cause, providing the organization with means to help children in the community this Saturday.
âWe had many donations,â said Community Ministries Specialist Pat Mossburg.