September 28th, 2010
Richard C. Burman, 66, of rural Columbia City, died at 7:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 24, 2010 at his home. He had been in failing health since June.
He was born Nov. 22, 1943 in Huntington, a son of William and Mary (Harper) Burman. His formative years were spent in Huntington and he was a graduate of Huntington High School.
He was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard.
William â€śJakeâ€ť Frances Jakubowski, 61, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:56 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born Oct. 2, 1948 in Berlin, Wis., he was a son of Frances and Delores â€śDodieâ€ť (Schliepp) Jakubowski.
Survivors include his sons, Thomas W. Jakubowski and Charles C. Jakubowski; mother, Delores â€śDodieâ€ť Jakubowski; sister, Connie Pribnow; and father, Frances Jakubowski.
On Saturday, local emergency services personnel got a taste of how to set up for how to decontaminate people or rescuers after some sort of chemical event. From left to right, in the foreground, Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Randy Waldeck, Richland Township Fire Department Chief Steve Yann, safety officer Joe Marker and Whitley County HAZMAT team member Kim Reiff.
Lutheran Air made a stop Saturday at Jefferson Township Fire Departmentâ€™s 60th anniversary event at the fire department. The all-afternoon event included child fingerprinting and ID cards offered by New York Life, a display of several fire trucks, a full buffet and an up-close look at Lutheran Hospital rescue helicopter.
Columbia City received another boost in its efforts to restore the property of the former CF Gomma plant.
The city learned last week that it received an additional $110,004 grant for its work with the approved firm that will handle the cleanup work at Gomma.
“We had started out thinking it was going to be considerably less than that,” said Jeff Walker, outside operations manager for Columbia City.
FORT WAYNE — It was a good day for a run Saturday and a good place to do it for local high school cross country teams.
New Haven played host to one of the last regular season invitational competitions at The Plex in Fort Wayne.
More than 50 teams competed within two divisions in both girls and boys. Among those were all three Whitley County schools.
Running the same course that will be set for semistate in just under a month, local teams got an early test.
The National Air and Space Museum in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. has an interest in Whitley County native William E. Jones. In fact, $42,000 worth of interest.
Jones has compiled a scrapbook of photos and memorabilia from his career as an Army Air Corps aerial photographer/gunner from World War II.
A second candidate has decided to run for county council.
Matt Boyd submitted his formal declaration Friday to be a candidate in the upcoming caucus to fill the Whitley County Council At-Large seat being vacated by Councilman Jim Banks on Nov. 2.
“I have been interested in government since my freshman year in college and believe the Council At-Large seat is the perfect opportunity for me to serve my county,” Boyd said.
A visit to her daughter, Gretchen, and son-in-law, Brandon, began when Lois Pelz and her long-time boyfriend, Randy Knach, arrived in Las Vegas at 3:15 p.m. on June 4, 2009. They were due home a week later when Lois and Randy would be back at work in Indiana.