January 19th, 2012
Blustery winds will blow through Whitley County during the next 24 hours, ushering in snow showers with accumulation possible in the one to two inch range.
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SOUTH WHITELY â€“ For a quarter of a century, Capt. Dave Meadows has been fighting fires for the City of Fort Wayne. For most of those years he has visited South Whitley Elementary School to teach children fire safety with Cleveland Township firemen.
The South Whitley native works in the Safety Education Division of the Fort Wayne Fire Department and recently brought his dog â€śShadowâ€ť as part of his class demonstration.
â€śI rescued him. He is a Shepherd Labrador mix and heâ€™s a certified therapy dog,â€ť said Capt. Meadows.
Ingrid Coyle, of the Whitley County Patriots, holds up a sign which calls for voters to vote against the retention of Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David in November. The Patriots on Tuesday were protesting the judge, who spoke at the Eagleâ€™s Nest in Columbia City. The groupâ€™s issue with David involves court decisions pertaining to what they claim are violations of personal liberties.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Every day, hospital patients depend on steady and consistent blood donations from volunteer donors for the blood they may need for ongoing and emergency medical care.
And with February being American Heart Month, itâ€™s a great time to put your heart into a worthwhile cause: helping to build the nationâ€™s blood supply through your American Red Cross.
blood drives include:
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Marjorie M. Judd, 79, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:13 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born March 15, 1932, in Noble County, she was the daughter of Chris H. and Dorothy B. (Ringler) Lehman.
She lived in Noble County until the age of nine, moving with her family to Whitley County where she attended Columbia City High School.
On July 16, 1949, she married Dale E. Judd in Columbia City.
Lawrence Richard â€śDickâ€ť Schwartz, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Riverbend Health Care.
He was born March 5, 1926, in Fort Wayne to the late James and Estella (Myer) Schwartz.
Mr. Schwartz retired from Phelps Dodge as superintendent of maintenance in 1985.
He was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, American Legion #241, and the VFW after serving in the Army during World War II.
Nellie R. Boyer, 95, of Little Cedar Lake, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at her home.
She was born July 26, 1916, in Huntington County, a daughter of Frank and Grace (Plasterer) Pasko.
Her formative years were spent in Union Township, Huntington County. She graduated from Union Township High School.
On Nov. 9, 1935, she was united in marriage to Roger B. Boyer. They made their home on the Eckman Farm in Rock Creek Township, Huntington County until 1945 when they moved to a farm in Lancaster Township.
Richard D. â€śDickâ€ť Mitchell, 81, of Warsaw, died at 8:10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 8, 1930, in El Paso, Texas to Oda E. & Zola Iva (Reeg) Mitchell.
He was a U.S. Marine veteran and was married Feb. 14, 1981, in Warsaw to Sue Ann (Donnelly) Ray who survives.
Cathy Broxon-Ball, director of Whitley County Environment Management and Homeland Security prepares for the 2012 annual weather spotter training session in the spotterâ€™s room at the Whitley County Homeland Security office. Broxon-Ball calls out to anyone who would like to become a â€śweather spotter.â€ť
The 2012 annual weather spotter training will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Whitley County Government Center basement training room. The class is two hours long and free of charge. Door prizes are planned.
Last year, 138 spotters were trained by the a member of the National Weather Service.
HUNTINGTON â€” Austin Paul, former Huntington North hoopster, joined Columbia Cityâ€™s basketball squad this season as a senior and a starter.
Paul faced a little extra anxiety Tuesday night when the Eagles traveled to Huntington for his first game against his former teammates since the transfer.
Despite the anxiety, Paul helped the Eagles to a 64-48 win over the Vikings.
â€śI was really nervous at first. I didnâ€™t know what the environment would be like,â€ť Paul said.