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November 14th, 2014

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSION: Officials meet to talk winter

November 14, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — In preparation for the upcoming winter season, a roundtable discussion was held Thursday at the Whitley County Government Center concerning transportation in the county during extreme winter weather.

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

November 14, 2014

Question: Concerning the Mid-Term Election Republican Wave...

Beverly Ruse, 63

November 14, 2014

May. 9, 1951 — Nov. 12, 2014
Beverly Elaine Ruse, 63, of rural South Whitley, died at 9:25 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at Peabody Home in North Manchester where she had been a resident since July.
She was born May 9, 1951 in Muncie, a daughter of Orville and Opal (Howell) Breedlove. As a little girl, her family moved to North Webster. She attended North Webster High School.
On April 4, 1968, she was united in marriage to Walter A. Ruse. They made their home in Pierceton until 1972 when they moved to their home southwest of South Whitley.

Roger Hill, 66

November 14, 2014

Aug. 4, 1948 — Nov. 9, 2014
Roger L. Hill, 66, of Columbia City, died at 12:20 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 at Bethlehem Woods Nursing, Fort Wayne where he had been a resident since June.
He was born Aug. 4, 1948 in Noble County, a son of Donald E. and Fay Esther (Osborn) Hill. He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School.
A U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War, he retired from Dana Weatherhead with 30 years of service.
He was a member of the Leatherneck Coffee Club.

CSI: INDIAN SPRINGS M.S. Police, teachers hold mock crime scene for 8th-grade students

November 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Upon walking into school Monday morning, Indian Springs Middle School’s eighth graders were informed of a murder in the music room — a mock murder that is.

November 13th

BANKS NAMED CHAIR OF VETS: State Sen. to return from duty in May

November 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — State Sen. Jim Banks, of Columbia City, was named chair of the Indiana Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and the Military last week. Banks is currently serving in Afghanistan with the U.S. Navy, and was re-elected last week to retain his position as state senator.

FALL MUSICAL: At the copa — Copacabana

November 13, 2014

Pirates took the stage at the Newell Rice Auditorium at Columbia City High School last weekend for the school’s fall musical, “Copacabana,” based on Barry Manilow’s song.

WINTER PREP: Response team poised for action

November 13, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Thursday morning brought a light dusting of snow to Whitley County, and as many know, it won’t be the last snow of the year.
With potential for accumulation this weekend and a long winter to come, Whitley County’s Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Heflin is doing some extra preparation for the winter season by assembling a winter response team.

Danny Gray, 58

November 13, 2014

Jan. 18, 1956 — Nov. 11, 2014
Danny Joe Gray, 58, of South Whitley, passed away at 7:53 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at his home.
Born Jan. 18, 1956 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Muris Gray and Lillian A. Ness.
He graduated from Columbia City High School Class of 1975. On Oct. 21, 1989 he married Debra “Debbie” Languell. He had worked at Dana Weatherhead in Columbia City, OMC Aluminum Boat Group in Syracuse and at Ultra Electronics in Columbia City. Danny had been a member of the Elk’s Lodge, Eagles Lodge and Jaycees.

END-OF-SEASON AWARDS: Boys, girls cross country runners honored

November 13, 2014

Columbia City Cross Country coaches Bob Fahl and Ashely Cearbaugh hosted the end-of-season awards ceremony last week, celebrating a very successful season with the boys team improving from last year and the girls team running all the way to semi-state and placing one team away from a trip to the state finals.

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