July 10, 1925 â€” Dec. 6, 2014
Berniece Barnes, age 89, beloved mother and grandmother, went home to be with her heavenly Father on Dec. 6, 2014.
She was born on July 10, 1925 in Fort Wayne to John and Mildred (Guilliaume) Wilson.
She is survived by her son, Kenneth Barnes of Boise, ID; two daughters, Barbara Linsky and Karen Smith both of Columbia City; six grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
Barnes was preceded in death by her two husbands, Alister Fraser, in 1962 and Arthur Barnes, in 1985 and two sons, Richard Barnes, in 1979 and Scott Barnes, in 2004.
CHURUBUSCO â€” The Columbia City Eagles wrestling team traveled down Ind. 205 to Churubusco for a match with Whitley County foe, the host Churubusco Eagles. Columbia City took 10-of-14 bouts to claim the match 54-18 over host Churubusco.
With matches starting at 145 pounds, the host Eagles jumped out to lead 3-0 as Busco senior Chase Downing squared off against Columbia City freshman Hunter Reed. Downing took a 2-0 lead at the end of the first period on a takedown. A reversal and a penalty point in the third period gave Downing a 5-0 win over Reed.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ A deteriorating mid-block building in downtown Columbia City is being targeted for possible demolition, the cityâ€™s Redevelopment Commission (RDC) discussed Tuesday afternoon.
The building, located at 213 W. Van Buren St., is located on the east side of an alley at mid-block and has previously been bolstered by structural elements in an effort to extend its longevity.
Thursday Night Football 12/4/14
Dallas (9-4) 41
Chicago (5-8) 28
Dallas used the 3rd quarter to put this game out of reach. After a tightly contested first half the score was 14-7 in Dallasâ€™ favor. Dallas was able to use an early second half turnover to score a 24 yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Cole Beasley. They used great field position to tack on 2 more touchdowns before the end of the 3rd quarter to make the score 35-7. Chicago made the game somewhat close thanks to a 21 point fourth quarter of their own, but it was too little, too late.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€“ District 83 State Rep. Christopher Judy (R-Fort Wayne) will host a town hall meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at the South Whitley AmVets Post 2919, located at 234 S. State St. in South Whitley.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) â€” Only a handful of Division I college basketball teams have a pair of 7-footers capable of starting each night.
Purdue is among that handful with 7-foot junior A.J. Hammons and 7-2 freshman Isaac Haas, who showed their value Monday night in a 63-43 victory against in-state rival IPFW.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Looking ahead to the future health and stability of Whitley County and its economic center â€“ Columbia City â€“ a coalition of local officials is in the process of working with the Indiana Department of Transportation.
Dec. 17, 1921 â€” Dec. 8, 2014
Margaret B. Graham, 92, of Columbia City, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.
She was born Dec. 17, 1921 a daughter of Elijah and Nellie H. (Schieferdecker) Osborne.
Surviving relatives include two sons, Charles (Linda) Graham of Fort Wayne and Rodney (Kathy) Graham of Columbia City; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a great great granddaughter; and a sister, Dorothy Eileen Neilson of Sterling Ill.
In addition to her husband, Darrell E. Graham, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Lee Osborne and Gene Osborne.
Feb. 26, 1963 â€” Dec. 6, 2014
Tammy Lynn Horne, 51, of Columbia City passed away at 5:27 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born on Feb. 26, 1963 in Mount Sterling, Ky., she was the daughter of George and Rebecca (Banks) Crump.
ANGOLA â€” Trineâ€™s Kayla Dunn has been named Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Womenâ€™s Basketball Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
Dunn, a Columbia City High School graduate, averaged 16.5 points, five rebounds and three steals in leading the Thunder to a pair of MIAA victories last week.