January 3rd, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” One person of the 18 charged with being at dog fighting contest on Saturday pleaded guilty to the charges brought before him in Whitley County Superior Court on Wednesday.
Excell L. Hazzard, 44, of Chicago, pleaded guilty to the charge of attending an animal fighting contest, a Class A misdemeanor. He was sentenced to serve six months in the Whitley County Jail with six months of the sentence also suspended, and ordered to pay fines and serve 40 hours of community service in an animal shelter.
Kimberly Inez Rinehold, 47, of Albion, passed away in her sleep early Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at her residence.
Born May 3, 1965, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Steven B. and Cathy J. (Langohr) Heaston.
She graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1983. She spent her adult lifetime in Albion and worked for Dexter Axle as a gauge tech, for over 25 years.
On Oct. 26, 1985, she married John A. Rinehold and he passed away in 2008.
Laurel Eugene Taylor, age 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 8:36 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born March 2, 1928, in Whitley County, he was the son of Glenn Jewel and Grace Evelyn (Traster) Taylor.
He lived in Whitley and Allen Counties all of his adult lifetime.
He graduated from Jefferson Center High School with the Class of 1945.
He served in the United States Army from 1950-52.
On Sept. 26, 1953, he married Donnabelle â€śJonnieâ€ť Wagner.
He worked for 29 years at Joslyn Steel, Fort Wayne, and retired from PTG, Columbia City.
Molly Renae Minear, of Warsaw was stillborn at 2:58 am Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Dupont Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was the daughter of Ross Minear, originally of North Webster and Chantel (Lemon) Minear, originally of Columbia City.
James E. Fancil, 69, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at his residence. Born on Jan. 6, 1943, in Warsaw, he was the son of Maurice J. and Helen (Hively) Fancil.
Surviving relatives include his two children, a significant other, three siblings, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City.
Memorial gifts may be given in Mr. Fancilâ€™s memory to the final expense account in care of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home.
Here are the headlines in Thursday's Post & Mail:
Water Main Break Along Van Buren St.
18 Involved In Dog Fighting Case Appear In Court
Mr. & Miss Whitley County Help B.A.B.E. Prepare For Move
FORT WAYNE â€” For Columbia Cityâ€™s fifth game in five days, head basketball coach Chris Benedict is pleased.
â€śSometimes it might not be the prettiest, but our guys make the plays to win the basketball game,â€ť Benedict said. â€śThey do a really good job of finding a way to get the job done.â€ť
Columbia City topped Northridge 59-48 at the Memorial Coliseum Tuesday night in the Super Hoops Classic.
The Eagles were far from their 90 percent 3-point shooting display against Whitko in the season-opener. In fact, Columbia City shot 17 percent from behind the arc, one of the worst of the season.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indiana has 47,000 farms that are 220 acres or less. More than 75 percent of the stateâ€™s farms fall into the â€śsmall farmâ€ť category, according to a 2007 Census of Agriculture. With such a high percentage of small farms in the state, agriculture legislation should be a hot topic among voters.
However, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reportedly appeared at a forum where he said rural America is â€śbecoming less and less relevant.â€ť He encouraged voters with a stake in agriculture to speak up so rural America can still have a voice.
A group of New Yearâ€™s revelers scamper into Blue Lake Tuesday afternoon for the annual Polar Bear Plunge. Approximately 20 people braved the sub-freezing temperatures.
Today starts off with chilly temperatures barely in the double digits. With a high of only 25 degrees, take precautions to stay warm.
The week's forecast shows low temperatures in the mid teens and highs in the 20s. We will see a bit of a warm up over the weekend.
Don't let winter weather and cold temperatures catch you by surprise. Consider placing extra coats, blankets, socks, gloves and other items in your vehicle. In the event you should experience a break down or fender bender, you'll be able to stay warm.