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Whitley Crossings gets high marks from residents, state

August 20, 2010

The Eagle’s Nest Event Center hosted the Whitley Crossings Neighborhood Corporation’s annual meeting Tuesday night, presenting two of their current residents and a speaker from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), director of policy, Dave Kaufman.

Six file for WCCS seats

August 20, 2010

Incumbents Don Armstrong, Tim Bloom and Brooks Langeloh will face opponents for their seats on the Whitley County Consolidated School Board this fall.

Voters will vote for two representatives from Columbia City and one each from Thorncreek and Columbia townships.

Armstrong represents the city district and will have challenges from three opponents, Herschel Aumsbaugh, Christopher Bechtold and Eric Horvath.

Irma Grace Eberhard, 95

August 20, 2010

Irma Grace Eberhard, 95, died Aug. 11, 2010. She was born Sept. 23, 1914 in Columbia City to John Francis and Mattie Bleu McCoy. She married Carl Eugene Eberhard.

Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Lee Gorman and four sons, Robert Lee Eberhard, Stanley Eugene Eberhard, Carl Allen Eberhard and Charles Roger Eberhard.

A visitation was held Thursday morning followed by a funeral service.

Betsy Goodwin Gates, 77

August 20, 2010

Betsy Goodwin Gates, 77, of Columbia City, died Friday afternoon at Miller’s Merry Manor.

She was born April 19, 1933 in Knoxville, Tenn., a daughter of Martin Gilbert and Mary Lynn (Foster) Goodwin. She graduated from Lenoir City High School in 1951, attended Randolph Macon Women’s College for two years and graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1955.

On Aug. 16, 1955 she was united in marriage to Benton E. Gates Jr. In the spring of 1957 they moved to Columbia City.

Need for blood is urgent

August 20, 2010

While many Whitley County residents rolled up their sleeves and donated a pint of blood Thursday at a local American Red Cross blood drive, the need remains urgent, according to the Red Cross.

The Red Cross closely monitors national and local blood supplies to ensure donations are keeping pace with hospital need for blood products in order to meet ongoing and emergency patient care.

Norman E. Downing, 73

August 20, 2010

Norman E. Downing, 73, of Cortland, Ohio, formerly of Columbia City, died Aug. 18, 2010. He was a son of the late Floyd and Thelma Downing. He married Rachel Cox.

Survivors include his wife, Rachel; children, Adam Downing and Blaine Downing; and a sister, Donna Rafferty.
A memorial service was held at the Braceville Christian Church at 10:30 a.m. today.

Camper rolls on U.S. 30, injures two

August 20, 2010

   Police inspect the underside of a damaged camper after it rolled late morning today on U.S. 30, east of county Road 300 East, as medics and firefighters tend to the driver. According to statements to Indiana State Police, the westbound camper started to fishtail and then rolled. The driver of the truck suffered head injuries and a passenger suffered abrasions. A cat in the truck was put in a police car to recover from the shock of the wreck.

Post & Mail photo/Chris Meyers

Wind energy zoning breezes into county

August 20, 2010

     With at least one business interested in Whitley County for development of a wind energy system and a business in the commercial side of the industry located in Whitley County, local officials are trudging through a 17-page ordinance on regulation of wind farms.

City bolts out the gate, derails Garrett 4-1

August 20, 2010

   COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagle soccer squad used an explosive speed advantage and a dominating first half to run its record to 2-0 with a 4-1 win over the visiting Garrett Lady Railroaders Thursday.

Emergency responders ready for costly radio change

August 20, 2010

     Gone are the days of a lone dispatcher at the radio post talking to one, maybe two, police officers on duty in the county.
     Now, there can be up to 10 officers on duty at a time talking to two dispatch centers on radios that far exceed the technology ever imagined a few decades ago.
     But with that change has come a price, and with more upgrades planned — many mandated, but unfunded — an even loftier price is in the future.

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