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October 27th, 2010

Census committee honored

October 27, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Mayor Jim Fleck and the Columbia City Common Council honored census takers at its regular meeting Tuesday night.
A plaque was presented to Dick Buchanan, Chairman of the Complete Count Committee of the 2010 Census by the mayor in recognition of work done by those working to get an accurate head count throughout the county.
“It (the census) is important because so much of the revenue you make at the state levels depends on the number of people you have,” said Fleck.
“The census is extremely important as we determine the cost of services and our taxes.”

Lawsuit claims county had illegal meeting

October 27, 2010

A lawsuit was filed in Whitley County Circuit Court Tuesday against the county’s common council in response to an alleged illegal meeting in July.
The suit alleges a meeting by a majority of the council members July 28, thrown together just minutes after a scheduled meeting, was in direct violation of the Indiana Open Door Law.
At stake — a proposed tax levy on the residents living inside the Whitko School District.

Marcella Mullins, 65

October 27, 2010

Marcella “Marci” (Morris) Mullins, 65 passed away Sunday, October 24, 2010 at Riverbend Healthcare in Fort Wayne. She was born in Newport, Ky. on Jan. 21, 1945 to the late Dan and Rosie (McIntosh) Morris and lived in Jackson, Ky. and Columbia City before moving to Fort Wayne.

Tamara Geiger, 45

October 27, 2010

Tamara Mae “Tammy” Geiger, 45, of Fort Wayne passed away at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 at the Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. She was the daughter of George L. and Eva Mae (Simpson) Geiger.

She is survived by her father; sister, Gail L. Estabrook; and grandmother, Wilma Simpson.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, with funeral service following at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Scott Pattison will officiate.

Numbers game with Mathewson

October 27, 2010

   Is there a game plan to stop Churubusco fullback Kyle Mathewson?
   If there is, no one has figured it out yet.
   Not even his own coach wants to know how an opponent goes about stopping the Eagles career leading rusher.
   “I have no idea,” Churubusco head coach Lee Etzler said of how to stop Mathewson. “I would not want to have to figure that out.”

October 26th

Bad weather, high winds ravage county

October 26, 2010

Two tornadoes touched down in Whitley County Tuesday morning leaving millions of dollars in damage, but no loss of human life, in their wake.
Officials with the National Weather Service said a tornado that landed near county road 400 S was an EF1 twister, capable of winds between 86 and 110 mph. A second tornado was an EF0 in southwestern Whitley County. Winds in an EF0 tornado measure 65 to 85 mph.

Both tornadoes were on the ground for approximately two miles.
While the tornadoes by-passed the county’s communities, damage in the rural areas was extensive.

Nine candidates seek to fill four seats on WCCS board

October 26, 2010

Two of Whitley’s County’s school systems will have board of trustee races for Election Day next week.
Whitko Community School Corporation filled its vacant spots during the primary election in May.
At Smith-Green schools, Tanya C. Young of rural Columbia City is an at-large candidate for the school board in District One, while Cathy Petrie of rural Albion vies for the at-large slot in District 3. Candidates for school boards are, by rule, listed as non-partisan. Both are unopposed.

October 25th

Columbia City 'Rehrer' QB

October 25, 2010

   “Ever since I started playing football I always knew I wanted to be a quarterback.”
   From the Junior Football League days to the first time he stepped foot onto Max Gandy Athletic Field, Columbia City quarterback Logan Rehrer knew what he wanted to be.
   The QB. The gunslinger. The man under center.
   However you want to put it, Rehrer grew up with hard work put into being the man with the ball every play.

Agnes Hartman, 84

October 25, 2010

Agnes I. Hartman, 84, a former resident of Merriam and more recently of Fort Wayne, passed away at 5:23 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Merriam, May 3, 1926, to Olen and Mary Shaffer. She accepted Christ and was baptized at Merriam Christian Chapel. Throughout her life, she profoundly affected the lives of many, but did so in a modest and unassuming way.

Peggy Bradley, 52

October 25, 2010

Peggy Diane Bradley, 52, of Kimmell, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010.
Born Jan. 29, 1958, she was a daughter of Billy R. and Julia A. (Hollenbacher) Jackson II.

She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of VFW Lodge 4717 in Wolf Lake and the United Methodist Church of Wolf Lake.

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