Kim David Jenkins, 57, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:13 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born Oct. 29, 1954, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Cyrus Jack and Wanda Marie (Foulk) Jenkins.
He spent his childhood in Fort Wayne where he graduated from Heritage High School with the Class of 1972 and furthered his education by receiving an Associate Degree at Ivy Tech College.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1975 and attained the rank of specialist.
In 1978, he moved to Coesse and completed his military service as a reservist in 1981.
Paul C. Radke, 70 of Somerset Township in Jerome, Mich., passed away Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at his home.
He was born Oct. 3, 1941, in Detroit to Peter P. and Eloise C. (DeWitt) Radke.
Paul lived his early life in Indiana and then in southern Michigan.
He moved to the Jerome area 14 years ago. He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1960.
He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy.
AKRON ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City swim team defeated Tippecanoe Valley decisively Thursday night in Akron.
The boys team won 129-49 and the Lady Eagles were victorious 121-46.
Both teams took first place in all 22 swimming events.
Devin Moore won the 100-yard butterfly in a close race.
‚ÄúWe called it a David and Goliath meeting because the other guy was so much taller than him,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Kristen Swonger said.
Moore‚Äôs Viking competitor got off to a quick start, taking the lead for the first 50 yards.
But Moore out-swam Tippecanoe Valley in the final strech for the win.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ The Churubusco Eagle wrestling team celebrated Senior Night with a 57-18 win over the visiting Central Noble Cougars.
The Thursday night Northeast Corner Conference win kept the Eagles‚Äô conference record spotless at 7-0 while raising their overall record to 10-3.
Churubusco claimed wins in five of the seven contested varsity matches to go along with six forfeit wins to build an insurmountable lead.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ According to Dan Sigler, county attorney, there has been no contact from the Parkview legal department regarding the new Emergency Medical Services contract.
Sigler sent a final contract to Parkview for review last month.
‚ÄúThey have it all,‚ÄĚ said Commissioner Tom Rethlake. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre looking at the end of this month, being without a contract if they (Parkview) don‚Äôt get on it.‚ÄĚ
Sigler said the contract was in order with all of the previous discussions and all he could foresee would be some minor tweaking of the language.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Karen Lee Haskin, 57, a resident of Columbia City, died at 11:16 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 in the Parkview Whitley Hospital.
She was born Feb. 28, 1954, in Columbia City, a daughter of Derald and Janyce DeWitt Coomer.
On May 12, 1976, she was united in marriage to Harry H. Haskin.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Harry; two sons, David Haskin and Jason Haskin both of Columbia City; and a grandson, Devin Haskin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Kristi and Sherre.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County Consolidated Schools has an alternative method of teaching ‚Äď should it be necessary for students.
It‚Äôs known as the TROY (Teaching and Reaching Our Youth) Center, located in the former Etna-Troy school facility, 4905 N -550 W, rural Columbia City.
A student attending the center has to be referred from his or her attending school. The program is different for every individual; it can be to graduate, to continue education or to simply provide an environment to work on assignments, depending on the situation.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Parkview Whitley Hospital has renewed community partnerships with four not-for-profit organizations in Whitley County, which have received a share of $55,000 in Community Health Improvement funds for 2012, according to a hospital press release.
The organizations, which meet the hospital‚Äôs guidelines for being able to work collaboratively and proactively to improve the health of the community, are: Beds & Britches, Etc. (B.A.B.E.); Community Action of Northeast Indiana (CANI); Interfaith Mission, Inc./The Lighthouse and Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Daily she is surrounded by 130,000 books at the Peabody Public Library. Now Janet Scank is retiring and may just be able to read one for herself.
Friday is Scank‚Äôs last day as director of the PPL. She will move back to her home in Bloomington. Her goal is to finish reading a book in less than one week.
For now she‚Äôll have time to read those John Michell historical novels or the English murder mysteries she longs for.
Scank may even have time to finish all of those biographies she‚Äôs been collecting from the Friends of the PPL bi-annual book sales throughout her tenure.
Virginia E. ‚ÄúJen‚ÄĚ Tippy, 83, of Columbia City, died at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Parkview Oaks where she had been a resident since Feb. 26, 2009.
She was born March 12, 1928, in Rochester, Indiana, a daughter of Herman and Readah (Baldwin) Cleland.
She graduated from Rochester High School.
On Oct. 8, 1949 she married Jack L. Tippy.
They made their home in Angola and North Manchester before moving to Columbia City in 1970. Mr. Tippy died July 5, 1977.