August 12th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Old Settlers Days has long since ended, but what is left in the wake of the festival is more than $14,000 invested into the community. Old Settlers Association members recently awarded $14,654 in grants to nonprofit organizations and groups in Whitley County.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” To some it may seem all Whitley County has to offer is corn and bean fields. However, further research will show there is a certain charm to the history of this county. One such area that has been a staple in Whitley County is the 4-H Fair.
More than 100 walkers came together for The Compassionate Friendsâ€™ annual Walk to Remember. Family members who had lost a loved one walked from the Whitley County Courthouse to DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home in Columbia City. After a brief ceremony, 150 balloons were released in memory of those passed away.
Columbia City High School held its Mini Cheerleading Camp in the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium. Pictured are the younger participants, along with their CCHS Cheer Camp counselors. Participants in preschool were: Brittan Gowen, Addison Gowen, Chloe Bufkin, Aubrey Hile, Isabelle Lewis, Makenna Miller, Selah DeWitt, Zoe Meyers, Dylin Titus, Lily Rossler, Bianca Stahl, Haleigh Graves, Ella Arnold, Kylee Sheets, Delaney Dee, Clarice Joesph, Charlotte Cormany, Cecylia Lane, Raelyn Lamont, Autum Sery, Caydence Parrett and Alysah Huskey.
WINONA LAKE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls golf team traveled to Stonehenge Golf Club, historically known to trip up the Lady Eagles, to beat Warsaw 202-206 on a soggy Monday afternoon. After a rain delay, the teams took the course to improve their season record to 2-1.
April. 12, 1936 â€” Aug. 8, 2014
Diane P. Woods, 78, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 5:29 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at her residence.
She was born April 12, 1936, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of the late Otis and Dorothy Reese.
Surviving are her four children, Rebecca (Mark) Frankart of Columbia City, Jeffrey Woods of Fort Wayne, Candice (Mike) Moster of Gainsville, TX., and Patricia (Russel) Shears of New Haven; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Judy (John) Overholt of Fort Wayne, and Vicki Wilkerson of Fort Wayne.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The public has the opportunity to voice its opinion to the Columbia City Common Council tonight regarding the cityâ€™s upcoming sewer rate increase. Due to state and federal mandates and the implementation of the cityâ€™s Long Term Control Plan, an increase is inevitable. The question is: How will that increase be executed is open for discussion.
The meeting is tonight at 7 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall in the Council Chambers.
FORT WAYNE (Aug. 12, 2014) -- Gas prices have fallen nationally, but that is not the case for Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas.
Average retail gasoline prices in have risen 11.1 cents per gallon in the past week.
Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy.com says the hike is likely due to refinery issues and planned maintenance, but as the driving season concludes, prices are likely to drop- most significantly in late September through the holidays.
STEUBEN COUNTY (Aug. 12, 2014) -- The Steuben County Sheriff's Office is warning Hoosiers about a recent scam alert, targeting people who have a Farmers State Bank debit card.
According to officials with Farmers State Bank, customers have been reporting that they're receiving automated phone calls from people who claim to be with Farmers State Bank. The caller then proceeds to tell the customer that their debit card has been compromised.
This is a scam and not the bank calling. Farmers State Bank does not use automated messages to alert customers of debit card fraud.
WHITLEY COUNTY (Aug. 12, 2014) -- Temperatures will fall into the 70s today as another strong weather system moves through the area.
High temperatures will stay cool through the end of the week with warmer, more humid air returning by late in the weekend and early next week.
After today, shower and storm chances are pretty minimal as well as it will be a very dry pattern for the next several days.
Today: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers especially this afternoon.
Winds: W 10-15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy and very cool.