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January 21st, 2015

DISTINGUISHED: DYW Morgan Ellis readying for February state program

January 21, 2015

KOKOMO — Whitley County’s Distinguished Young Woman is all set for February’s state orientation.
Morgan Ellis, of Columbia City, was selected as the Whitley County Distinguished Young Woman in September
Ellis attended orientation for the state program in Kokomo last week, where she met her fellow contestants and host family.
Ellis will be competing in the state program with 20 other contestants in mid-February.

'Busco boys and girls down Fremont

January 21, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco boys’ and girls’ teams swept a pair of home basketball contests with Fremont on Tuesday night.
The boys took an early lead against Fremont and then began and ended the second half with runs to take a 71-43 win and go to 14-1 on the season.
The girls squad decided the game in the fourth quarter with a 27-10 outburst to down the Fremont girls 73-48.

Kessie ties record in Whitko victory

January 21, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko is one of the more storied boys basketball programs in the northern part of the state of Indiana. For a player in today’s era to add his name to the record book at Whitko would require a pretty significant accomplishment.
Whitko senior Cole Kessie added his name to the pages of Wildcat history Tuesday night. Kessie tied the school record for most three-pointers in a game (7) and Whitko hit free throws late to knock off Adams Central 72-68.

CCHS sinks Huntington North Vikings, 64-29

January 21, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY – It was a “perfect storm” of a night, when everything came together for the Columbia City Eagle basketball team in Tuesday’s contest against the Huntington North Vikings.
All phases of offense and defense were working for the Eagles in a game that was almost over in the first quarter, as the Eagles took a 64-29 home win over the Vikings.

Darlene K. Peppler, 69

January 21, 2015

Darlene K. Peppler, 69
Sept. 24, 1945 - Jan. 19, 2015

Darlene K. Peppler, 69, of Columbia City, Ind., passed away at 12:40 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born September 24, 1945 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of William G. and DeLaures B. (Ables) Peppler.
Darlene graduated from Arcola High School in 1964 and Ball State University in 1968. For over 20 years, she had been a teacher and girls athletic coach at Muncie Central High School in Muncie.

Richard L. "Dick" Miller, 79

January 21, 2015

Richard L. Miller, 79
Nov. 14, 1935 - Jan. 19, 2015

Richard L. “Dick” Miller, 79, of rural Columbia City, died at 4:40 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor at Oak Pointe.
He was born November 14, 1935 in Huntington County, Indiana a son of Herbert O. and Thyra M. (Williams) Miller. His formative years were spent in Washington Township, Whitley County. He graduated from Washington Center High School.
On March 3, 1958 he enlisted in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged December 4, 1959.

Miles Machlan, 78

January 21, 2015

Miles Machlan, 78
Sept. 24, 1936 — Jan. 15, 2015

Memorial reception will be held at the Columbia City V.F.W. Post, 415 E. Chicago St., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at 1 p.m.

Alice H. McQueen, 88

January 21, 2015

Alice H. McQueen, 88
Sept. 10, 1926 - Jan. 15, 2015

Alice H. McQueen, 88, of South Whitley, passed away at 5:06 p.m. Thursday, January 15, 2015 at her residence. Born on September 10, 1926 in Cambria, Wis., she was the daughter of William Hayden and Margaret (Jones) Hughes.
Alice attended Fall River High School in Fall River, Wis. and graduated with the Class of 1943. She married James E. McQueen, Sr. on March 10, 1945 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
She was a homemaker for most of her life, but did work for a short time at the Blue Bell Jean Factory as an administrative assistant.

Cody Austin Brommer, 21

January 21, 2015

Cody A. Brommer, 21
Aug. 13, 1993 - Jan. 16, 2015

Cody Austin Brommer, 21, of Columbia City, Ind. passed away at 7:37 p.m. on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was born several weeks early, but weighed over eight pounds on August 13, 1993 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, the son of Randall Joseph and Julie LuAnn (Pelfrey) Brommer.

ICY MIST & DRIZZLE: Weather Hazard Advisory posted by National Weather Service through 11 a.m.

January 21, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY – Watch that first step outside this morning: There may be a sheet of ice underfoot.

Icy mist and drizzle covered Whitley County early this morning, coating sidewalks, cars, streets, secondary roads and sidewalks with a layer of ice. The weather prompted the following Hazardous Weather Advisory for the county through 11 a.m. Wednesday. The coating of ice closed Whitley County Consolidated and Smith-Green schools for the day. Whitko remained open.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
443 AM EST WED JAN 21 2015

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