November 17th, 2010
The Whitley County Plan Commission will meet tonight for the first time since tabling a decision last month to pass an ordinance designed to regulate windmills.
On Oct. 20, the commission heard a proposed directive called the Whitley County Wind Ordinance.
The document was created in response to some interest in Whitley County by companies specializing in wind powerplants.
Last monthâ€™s meeting drew a packed room of concerned citizens who want to see windmills in the county banned, as well as some who are in favor of the alternative energy.
Martin H. Trier, 85, a resident of Columbia City, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor.
He was born July 15, 1925 in Washington Township, Whitley County, a son of Martin E. and Lulu (Kunberger) Trier. His formative years were spent in Washington Township. He graduated from Washington Center High School.
On July 14, 1962, he was united in marriage to Naomi Edith Mitchell. They made their home in Columbia City. Mrs. Trier died Dec. 3, 2000.
William â€śBillâ€ť Chester Sprowl, 61, of Columbia City, died at 9:52 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010 at his residence. Born April 26, 1949 in Marion, he was a son of Chester H. and Charlotte May (Carter) Sprowl.
On February, 24, 2007 he married Renee Herendeen in Columbia City.
Glenn Paul Frank, 86, of Columbia City, died at 6:55 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at The Oaks where he had been a resident for the past four years.
He was born June 29, 1924 in Portland, a son of Herman R. and Amelia Marie (Fox) Frank. In 1929, the family moved to Columbia City and established the H.R. Frank and Sons Greenhouse. Frank graduated from Columbia City High School in 1942.
Delmar â€śDelâ€ť Auer, 80, of rural Columbia City, died at 1:37 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
He was born Dec. 10, 1929 in Whitley County, a son of John and Frances (Flaugher) Auer. His formative years were spent in Columbia City. He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1948. He then completed his Associate Degree at International Business College, Fort Wayne.
Lecinda Marie Kiesling, 72, of rural Columbia City, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 at her home.
She was born July 19, 1938 in Wolf Lake a daughter of Prentiss and Dortha (Daisy) Miller. Her formative years were spent in Wolf Lake. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School.
â€śThank you, thank you, thank you,â€ť said Mayor Fleck to the veterans in the standing-room-only crowd at the Peabody Library Sunday afternoon.
The Salute to Veterans this year, with a theme of â€śThe Places Iâ€™ve Seenâ€ť was held at the libraryâ€™s new stage area in the basement.
â€śFreedom isnâ€™t free,â€ť said Fleck, â€śVeterans are the ones who paid the price.â€ť
Janet Scank, director of the library, acted as emcee, introducing the all-local talent at this yearâ€™s event.
Three churches will open their doors to host Thanksgiving services next week. The public is invited to attend any of the services.
Two groups are also planning Thanksgiving dinners for those who have nowhere to go or are unable to afford Thanksgiving dinner
Author of â€śMistaken Identity,â€ť Newell Cerak, will be the headliner for the Whitley County Youth For Christ (YFC) â€ś2010 Piece Rallyâ€ť at the Eagleâ€™s Nest Event Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with coffee and dessert available.
Cerak is the father of Whitney Cerak, a Taylor University student who survived a tragic automobile accident in 2006, but was mistakenly identified as another student.
Three seasons after appearing in the 2007 class A semistate championship and tying a school best 11-3 record, it’s hard to believe Churubusco football has actually had a better year in 2010.
The small school of 423 students has seen a revival of its football program as of late. The Eagles are in the midst of their sixth consecutive winning season and second semistate appearance in four years Friday night when they travel to No. 1 Lafayette Central Catholic.