September 19th, 2012
SOUTH WHITLEY â€“ The Whitley County Board of Commissioners held its regular meeting in a different environment Monday, as business was conducted in front of students from Whitko High School.
â€śI enjoy holding the meetings for the students,â€ť said County Commissioner Don Amber. â€śWe do this for the kidsâ€™ edification.â€ť
Amber said the commissioners occasionally held meetings at the South Whitley Library, but then it was suggested to move it to the school for students, particularly those attending a government class.
PIERCETON â€” A brand new sidewalk at Whitko High School was the culmination of a project coordinated by a WHS freshman, the results of which will propel the young man to elite status among his fellow Boy Scouts of America.
John Langmaid, Jr., 14, coordinated the sidewalk project as part of his quest to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, a designation he said will belong to him soon.
CHURUBUSCO â€” The Smith-Green Community School Corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustees had a full plate at its regular board meeting Monday night.
Various school programs, as well as technology upgrades and the schoolâ€™s ongoing construction project highlighted the boardâ€™s busy agenda.
Churubusco Elementary School Principal Shellie Miller recognized Erica Vogel as â€śTeacher of the Monthâ€ť Monday.
In the four years she has taught at CES, Vogel has helped with Extended Day Kindergarten, junior high language arts, K-2 intervention and intensive needs.
COLUMBIA CITY â€”â€“ There is an old adage in sports that says, â€śthe best offense is a good defense.â€ť
Columbia Cityâ€™s Lady Eagle volleyball team found out that sometimes the best offense is a good offense Tuesday night.
The host Lady Eagles had trouble generating a consistent offense against visiting Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell. The Lady Eagles took a close first game, but dropped the next three to fall to the Lady Knights by a 3-1 score.
The Lady Eagles return to action on Thursday when they face NHC foe New Haven.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A 20-year-old Churubusco man, Dallas Jones, was sentenced to 10 years, eight to served and two years suspended, in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday on a charge relating to methamphetamine.
Jones pleaded guilty Aug. 20 to manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony, and he is also expected to pay a $200 Drug and Alcohol Countermeasure fee.
According to the Whitley County Drug Task Force Case Report, Officer Bill Brice reported July 17 receiving information concerning methamphetamine related trash in or around Jonesâ€™ residence at 156 Staunton Ave. in Churubusco.
John W. Boggess, 69, of Columbia City, passed away at 6:35 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Norwood Nursing Home, Huntington.
Born on Aug. 3, 1943, in Huntington County, he was the son of John H. and Bertha I. (Kilgus) Boggess.
He was born in Huntington County, reared in the Blue Lake area of Churubusco and then moved to Columbia City.
He attended Huntington High School. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1961 to 1965. He worked for Norfolk and Southern Railroad for several years.
On Jan. 5, 2010, he married Shelley S. (Maloney) Zawacki-Boggess in Columbia City.
Anthony D. Treece, 82, of Columbia City passed away at 9:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Columbia City.
He was born on April 9, 1930, in Huntington, the son of Claude Raymond and Alice (Reed) Treece.
He spent his childhood in Whitley County and graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1954.
He first worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad before joining the U.S. Marine Corps. where he trained at Camp LeJune and Paris Island.
Millard Kincaid, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at University Park Nursing Home, Fort Wayne.
Born on April 26, 1921, in Jackson, Ky., he was the son of Edgar B. and Effie (Fletcher) Kincaid.
He grew up in Kentucky and moved to Indiana in 1950, living in Churubusco until 1964. Then in 1964 he moved to Columbia City until 1985 when he moved to his present home in Fort Wayne.
He attended Beattyville, Lee County, Kentucky School. In June of 1938, Millard married Mandy Jane Stamper. She preceded him in death in 1982.