October 2nd, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The once vacant grassy lot is now home to 12 garden beds, each 240-square-feet, complete with irrigation lines and a host of plants.
Giving Gardens of Indiana is a nonprofit organization that grows produce and donates it to needy families and charitable organizations. Giving Gardens is currently paired with the Columbia City United Methodist Church‚Äôs mid-week meal and The Warehouse‚Äôs Forklift feeding programs. The programs in turn take the donations and supplement their weekly meals with fresh local produce.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ For residents of Churubusco looking to clean up and get rid of some unwanted waste the town will be sponsoring a town-wide clean-up day Saturday. Residents who wish to participate are encouraged to place any unwanted items on the curb the night before pick up.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Someone once wrote that a game that ends in a tie is like kissing your sister. For the Columbia City and Whitko girls‚Äô soccer teams, Wednesday night‚Äôs county-rivalry game that ended in a 1-1 tie was like kissing a sister you don‚Äôt like and has bad breath. The game played on the Wildcats‚Äô turf was scoreless through the first half, although the Lady Eagles were able to put a great deal of pressure on the Wildcat goal. Despite the pressure, the Wildcats were able to keep the Lady Eagles out of the goal.
May 6, 1920 ‚ÄĒ Oct. 2, 2014
Mary Ellen Mowrey, 94 of Pierceton, passed away at 4:32 am Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Millers Merry Manor, Warsaw.
On May 6, 1920, she was born in Wabash County, to Ralph and Esther (Smuck) Hawkins.
She was united in marriage to John F. Mowrey Aug. 22, 1941, who preceded her in death in March 13, 1973.
Mary Ellen graduated in 1938 from Somerset High School and from the nurses training program at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, in 1941.
April. 28, 1943 ‚ÄĒ Sept. 30, 2014
Jan Alynn Bristow, 71, of rural South Whitley, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 30, 2014 at his home after a short illness.
He was born April 28, 1943, in Detroit, Mich., a son of James M. and Dorothy G. (Terman) Bristow.
In 1946, his family moved to South Whitley and in 1959, to Urbana. He graduated from Urbana High School.
In 1961, he moved to Fort Wayne. He served in the Indiana Air Force Air Guard from 1964 until 1973.
He was employed at International Harvester for several years and retired from Manchester Tool & Die in 2007.
Sept. 27, 1918 ‚ÄĒ Sept. 30, 2014
Ruth Evelyn Felger, 96, of Fort Wayne, passed Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Visiting Nurse.
She was born Sept. 27, 1918, to the late Solomon and Ellen Gerber.
During her younger years she worked at General Electric and also led herself and her three sisters in a traveling quartet called the ‚ÄúGerber Sisters‚ÄĚ during the 1930s and 1940s. She played the lead guitar. She loved country music and attending concerts.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ A Churubusco man who has faced several charges in Whitley County has now been charged in Allen County for stealing from cars.
Steven Keister, 24, was charged Monday on accusations of more than a dozen felonies. Keister faces 11 felony counts of theft and six more charges, stemming from thefts from vehicles in Allen County.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ The Whitley County Community Foundation is asking residents to think of people they know who go ‚Äúabove and beyond to make a difference for kids.‚ÄĚ There is a way to honor those who build up youth in the community. Count Me In!, Whitley County‚Äôs 40 Developmental Assets initiative, is sponsoring an award called ‚ÄúCount On Me.‚ÄĚ
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs boys tennis team took the 25-mile trip north on Ind. 205 to take on county-rival Churubusco Tuesday night. The Wildcats beat the Eagles on their home court, 4-1, in a string of close matches.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Dan Ryan, chairman of the District 6540 Membership Committee, was the speaker recently at a meeting of the Columbia City Rotary Club. Ryan‚Äôs intention during the meeting was to build up membership rolls. ‚ÄúEvery club goes through the same types of fluctuations in members,‚ÄĚ he said. In order to grow the membership, the club has to be more flexible and literally think out of the box. Ryan said a key element of all that is to not be afraid to fail. The solution, according to Ryan, was to recognize that today‚Äôs professional is more likely to be a woman.