April 3rd, 2014
â€˘Gardening club -6:30 p.m.
All gardening and landscaping enthusiasts are invited to the second meeting of the newly formed South Whitley Area Garden Club Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the South Whitley Community Public Library.
JoAnne Reeder, left, has volunteered her rural Whitley County home to house nine horses from Shadarobah Horse Rescue. The rescue was relocated from its Fort Wayne location less than two weeks ago with little warning. Michelle Heitz, right, is president of Shadarobah, and has been working with volunteers to care for all 42 of the displaced animals now being housed at several locations in neighboring counties. The rescue is planning a benefit to raise money for the nonprofit. Willowbrook Day School, 101 W. Dupont Rd. in Fort Wayne, will host an Easter benefit April 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Elizabeth Carolyn Shelmadine, 77, a resident of Churubusco and widow of Max R. Shelmadine, passed away at 10:05 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She had been in failing health for the past three years and had been more seriously ill since January.
Mrs. Shelmadine was born in Churubusco Oct. 29, 1936, a daughter of Marvin and Florence (Deck) Rollins.
She spent her formative years in Churubusco and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1954.
Jack M. Pettigrew, 87, of Columbia City and for the past year and half of Auburn, passed away at 10:27 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born Jan. 8, 1927, in Union Township, he was the son of Thomas Earl and Ella H. (Mossman) Pettigrew.
He graduated from Coesse High School with the Class of 1945. Two weeks after he graduated he was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.
Douglas Wayne Haigwood, 43, of Kimmell, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014 at Chain-O-Lakes State Park where he had been fishing on Mudd Lake.
Born on Jan. 24, 1971, in Kenneth, Mo., he was the son of Leland Wayne Haigwood and Ruth Elizabeth â€śRuthieâ€ť (Gargus) McKeever.
Norfolk-Southern repairing the railroad crossing
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that Ind. 9, between Ind. 14 and County Road 500 S, will be closed as of Monday, April 7, as Norfolk-Southern rebuilds the railroad crossing.
The official detour is from Ind. 14 to Ind. 5 to Ind. 205.
The work is expected to be complete by Monday, April 14, weather permitting.
WHITLEY COUNTY (April 3, 2014) -- Showers & thunderstorms are likely for this morning and into the afternoon. Heavy rainfall is a possibility with strong thunderstorms possible by the afternoon and evening. Temperatures will vary considerably across the state, with winds gusting up to 35 mph.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A focus on preventing child abuse is slated for Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Communities across the state will gather together simultaneously for Pinwheels for Prevention ceremonies marking the need to prevent child abuse in Indiana.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and in Whitley County a special ceremony will take place on the lawn of the County Courthouse.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Parkview Whitley Hospital will present its annual Heartbeats Health Fair Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 7 to 10 a.m.
The health fair will take place in the Medical Plaza next to the hospital in Columbia City.
Blood draws will include:
â€˘Blood Chemistry 17 â€“ Helps to assess the health of the major organs as well as cardiac risk factors. A 10- to 12-hour fast is recommended, but water is permitted. The cost is $18.
â€˘TSH blood test (thyroid) for $20
â€˘PSA blood test (prostate) for $20
â€˘Hemogram blood test (anemia/Iron) for $8
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Parents and students will have the opportunity to obtain information regarding education opportunities at Whitko High School from officials with Notre Dame University.
The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about Advance Placement (AP) classes as well as dual-credit programs.
It will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in WHSâ€™s auditorium.
â€śThe initiative we will be participating in is an opportunity to enhance our AP program, which will expand the opportunities for students,â€ť said Rachael Brodbeck, a WHS guidance counselor.