February 10th, 2012
Local firefighters battled a garage fire Friday afternoon at 3321 W. Keck Rd. near Loon Lake. According to the Whitley County GIS site, the home is deeded to James and Linda Hale. Firefighters received the call at approximately 12:30 p.m. and the fire was marked âunder controlâ by 1:05 p.m. Richland Township, Thorncreek Township and Noble County firemen all responded to the scene. Above, Thorncreek Firemen Chad Jahn, left, and Ken Smith, center, along with a Noble County fireman, right, get ready to advance into the burning building.
MONROE â Coming off an opening round sectional win over South Adams Tuesday, Churubuscoâs girls basketball team traveled to Adams Central High School to play the hosting Lady Flying Jets in its second round
The Lady Eagles knocked off their opponent, 31-24, and will head back today to face Fort Wayne Bishop Luers for the sectional championship.
âIâm proud of our girls for sticking together and giving us a change to win a sectional,â said âBusco Head Coach Jamie Perlich.
CARROLL â Lady Eagle basketball season has come to a close. In round two of sectional play Friday, Columbia City traveled to Carroll, host of the Class 4A Sectional 5, and lost to Fort Wayne Snider in a tough fought contest. The Lady Panthers were victorious by a score of 56-47, a much smaller margin than the 35-point Snider victory in November.
GAS CITY â Whitkoâs girls basketball team battled back from a 34-14 third-quarter deficit to come within four points of a win Friday night in the semi-final sectional game at Mississinewa against Bellmont.
After a 26-13 advantage at halftime, the Squaws scored six points to the Lady âCatsâ one, giving Whitko a 20-point deficit with just over three minutes left in the third quarter.
COLUMBIA CITY â Parkview Whitley Hospitalâs nursing staff has received a national accolade, according to a hospital press release.
The hospital announced Friday it had been chosen as the recipient of the American Nurses Associationâs (ANA) National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality for a Community Hospital in the year 2011. The award recognizes hospitals that improve patient outcomes and maintain high nurse job satisfaction, the hospital said, adding that the NDNQI is the nationâs most comprehensive database of nursing performance measures.
Here is a listing of the 2012 Primary Election Candidates as provided by the Whitley County Election Office. The last day to file was Friday.
Cindy (Greer) Doolittle (Republican)
Laurell E. Hodges (Republican)
Tami R. Plew (Republican)
Randy Dellinger (Republican)
Jim Macino (Republican)
Ron McNeal (Republican)
County Commissioner - District #1
Tom Rethlake (Republican)
County Commissioner - District #3
Don Amber (Republican)
County Council - At Large (3)
COLUMBIA CITY â A Columbia City High School senior will soon be featured on television harvesting the trophy of a lifetime. Tanner Pfeiffer 18, of Columbia City, was hunting with his father, John, last October in Pampa, Texas when he shot a large whitetail deer with his high-powered rifle.
The hunt was filmed for a TV show called âThe Way Outfitters Adventures,â which airs on the Sportsmanâs Channel on Thursday nights at 10:30 p.m. and again Friday at 10:30 a.m. Tannerâs episode airs Feb. 23 at 10:30 p.m. and again Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m.
Pearlie Garrison, 90, of rural Churubusco and widow of Marion A. âGaryâ Garrison, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Feb. 8, 2012, at North Ridge Village Nursing Home in Albion following an extended illness.
She had been a patient there for the past year.
Mrs. Garrison was born Oct. 10, 1921, to Ben and Nancy (Rowe) Clemons in Guage, Ky. She moved to this area in her teens, married Marion A. âGaryâ Garrison, and had lived in this area all of her adult life.
She was a homemaker, was a member of Churubusco Church of the Nazarene, and was a member of a pinochle card club.
Nadean May Zorger, 84, of Huntington and formerly of South Whitley, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was born Aug. 24, 1927, in Jefferson Township, the daughter of Russell F. and Beulah A. (Shroyer) Taylor.
She spent her childhood in Jefferson Township, graduating from Jefferson Center High School with the class of 1945.
She married Marvin Leo âTimâ Zorger on Oct. 5, 1947, at Jefferson Chapel United Methodist Church.
She lived at her South Whitley home from 1966 until 2009 when she moved into Huntington.
Helen L. Clark, 85, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 10:44 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born July 13, 1926, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Paul Hiler and Erma Irene (Ferrell) Shroyer.
In 1937, she and her family moved from Fort Wayne to Jefferson Township.
She graduated from Jefferson Township School, and while a senior, completed her training at Betty Jean Lefeverâs Beauty School to become a professional beautician.
On March 15, 1947 she married Julian W. Clark in Columbia City.