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July 21st, 2014

HOMEGROWN AND HANDCRAFTED: DeWitt as engineer, biologist, family man

July 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Nutrient-rich waters flow through a series of plastic pipes and valves as they make their way to the homes of a multitude of different species. Waters feed the inhabitants of the rocky plateaus before ebbing and making their way back to their headwater. This isn’t some alien biosphere on a strange otherworldly planet, rather, it’s a hybrid of engineering, new-wave gardening, and holistic biology tucked away behind a non-descript house nestled near the shores of Old Lake.

JOB CREATION: "We’ve got a lot happening in Whitley County”

July 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Positive progress is being made in Whitley County’s economic development initiative according to assessments made by the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC). At a recent Churubusco Town Council meeting, job creation was touted after a mid-year update was presented by EDC President Alan Tio.

TURTLE DAYS TO REMAIN: Town council works out kinks

July 21, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Turtle Days successes and concerns were the topic of discussion during a meeting of the Churubusco Town Council meeting Wednesday. Fitzpatrick made a request to the council to maintain the festival’s date of the second Tuesday in June. The council approved both requests 3-0.

Cathy Bewak, 71

July 21, 2014

Cathy Bewak, 71, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Robert and Madelyn Walter, and her companion, Preston Stackhouse.
Surviving are her children, Christy (Dave) Roberts of Brighton, Mich., Todd (Susie) Neff of Decatur, and brother, Larry (Becky) Walter of Columbia City.

Ann Smith, 75

July 21, 2014

Nov. 15, 1938 — July 18, 2014
Ann Smith, 75, of rural Columbia City, died Friday evening, July 18, 2014, at her home.
She was born Nov. 15, 1938, in South Whitley, a daughter of Arthur H. and Marguerite B. (McConnell) Bechtold. Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1956.
On Jan. 25, 1957, she was united in marriage to Richard D. Smith. They made their home south of Columbia City for 31 years before moving to their home at New Lake. Mr. Smith died July 31, 1993.
She was employed at Essex/Coupled Products for more than 35 years.

DOWNTOWN DRIBBLIN': Sheckler takes trophy

July 21, 2014

The Columbia City Main Street Association brought back the Big G’s 3-on-3 Tournament to downtown Columbia City this weekend. The tourney hosted 11 teams, capped off with a win by Team Sheckler: Brent Sheckler, Doug Sheckler, Caleb Sheckler and Greg Bockelman — all of Whitley County. See a photo of the winning team on Page A10.

HOMEGROWN AND HANDCRAFTED: DeWitt as engineer, biologist, family man

July 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Nutrient-rich waters flow through a series of plastic pipes and valves as they make their way to the homes of a multitude of different species. Waters feed the inhabitants of the rocky plateaus before ebbing and making their way back to their headwater. This isn’t some alien biosphere on a strange otherworldly planet, rather, it’s a hybrid of engineering, new-wave gardening, and holistic biology tucked away behind a non-descript house nestled near the shores of Old Lake.

July 20th

HISTORY IN THE MAKING: Museum celebrates 50th anniversary

July 20, 2014

The Whitley County Historical Museum celebrated its 50th anniversary Tuesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

CHARGED: Man facing seven drug charges

July 20, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Police nabbed a Churubusco man with two arrest warrants and seven drug charges July 9.

Anthony Adams, 35, was at-large after his friend, Joshua Merrill, was arrested when police found an active methamphetamine lab in his parents’ home.

July 19th

WINNING WAUGH: Banner-filled career comes to a close

July 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The animals have been auctioned, the barns have been cleaned, and at the end of the 2014 Whitley County 4-H Fair, Breanna Waugh has had nothing short of an amazing 10th year.

The daughter of Jim Waugh, Breanna was able to accomplish her goal of exhibiting the Grand Champion Beef Steer, Grand Champion Beef Heifer, and Reserve Grand Champion Dairy Beef Steer.

The Columbia City Main Street Association brought back the Big G’s 3-on-3 Tournament to downtown...
COLUMBIA CITY — Sounds of revving engines and the smell of exhaust filled the Grandstand Sunday...

 

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