WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Looking ahead to the future health and stability of Whitley County and its economic center â€“ Columbia City â€“ a coalition of local officials is in the process of working with the Indiana Department of Transportation.
Dec. 17, 1921 â€” Dec. 8, 2014
Margaret B. Graham, 92, of Columbia City, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.
She was born Dec. 17, 1921 a daughter of Elijah and Nellie H. (Schieferdecker) Osborne.
Surviving relatives include two sons, Charles (Linda) Graham of Fort Wayne and Rodney (Kathy) Graham of Columbia City; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a great great granddaughter; and a sister, Dorothy Eileen Neilson of Sterling Ill.
In addition to her husband, Darrell E. Graham, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Lee Osborne and Gene Osborne.
Feb. 26, 1963 â€” Dec. 6, 2014
Tammy Lynn Horne, 51, of Columbia City passed away at 5:27 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born on Feb. 26, 1963 in Mount Sterling, Ky., she was the daughter of George and Rebecca (Banks) Crump.
ANGOLA â€” Trineâ€™s Kayla Dunn has been named Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Womenâ€™s Basketball Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
Dunn, a Columbia City High School graduate, averaged 16.5 points, five rebounds and three steals in leading the Thunder to a pair of MIAA victories last week.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” With the onset of colder weather and the coming of the Christmas holiday season, Whitley County residents face the double-whammy of increased heating sources and holiday lighting â€“ which could lead to a potentially tragic house fire.
Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association give insight into the deadly nature of fires in the holiday season.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” An improved Lady â€™Cats varsity team coupled with a burgeoning North Miami basketball program, led to a 57-19 victory for Whitko Saturday night.
Following a win and a much needed tune-up, the Lady Wildcats appeared mentally prepared going into Saturdayâ€™s matchup.
CHURUBUSCO â€” With only 16 days remaining until Christmas, students at Churubusco Jr./Sr. High School have long been prepared for their contribution to the seasonâ€™s charitable giving.
Adorning the entrance of the school is a decorated Christmas tree festooned with traditional ornaments and special handcrafted paper ones.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After racing out to a big first quarter lead, the Columbia City Lady Eagles kept their season slate clean at 8-0 with a much needed shot at the buzzer, giving them a 58-57 win over Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll in a game at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium, Saturday night.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” For most high school students Saturday is a day to get away from the rigors of the classroom, but more than 90 Whitko High School students spent a Saturday in late November in sessions aimed at increasing their preparations for and scores on the Advanced Placement tests in Math, Science and English.
Sept. 3, 1945 â€” Dec. 5, 2014
William R. â€śBillâ€ť Whittenberger, age 69, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 6:07 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born on Sept. 3, 1945 in Columbia City, he was the son of Arthur Leroy and Florence Marie Dorothy (Kerch) Whittenberger.
He attended Arcola schools and graduated from Arcola High School with the Class of 1963. Most of Billâ€™s working career was spent in various jobs that ended in troubleshooting after working his way up the ranks at International Harvester in Fort Wayne.