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August 17th

Local student travels to D.C.

August 17, 2010

     Awesome!” The one word I found myself repeatedly using on the Indiana Youth Tour Trip to Washington D.C. was an understatement of the experience I had along with 72 other juniors – soon to be seniors — from all over Indiana.

      When I received the wonderful news that I had been one of two students, including Joanna Nguyen from Fort Wayne, selected for the trip of a lifetime, I had no idea just how amazing an experience this trip would be and how much I would learn.

Minor injuries reported in two accidents

August 17, 2010

     Three people were injured in separate crashes over the weekend.
     On Saturday, 18-year-old Samantha Reimers was taken to Parkview Whitley Hospital complaining of head pain following a 10:15 a.m. crash at Main and Van Buren streets.
     According to Columbia City police, Reimers was was traveling north on Main Street when she ran a redlight and was T-boned by a small pickup truck.
     The truck, driven by Robert Love, Jr., 30, was eastbound on Van Buren Street.

Empty pantries rely on residents for help

August 17, 2010

     It’s a luxury, really, to be able to pick and choose from a ready supply of food stored in your cupboard.
     When many families are searching for something for dinner, they head to the pantry and sort through the items, choosing one, and setting the others aside for another time.
     For some families, the cupboards are largely bare and they rely on food pantries to feed their families.
     When food pantries run out of food what happens?

Irma Sue Crutchfield, 64

August 17, 2010

Irma Sue Crutchfield, 64, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010 at her residence. Born July 26, 1946 in Avawam, Ky., she was a daughter of Charles and Ruby (Feltner) Lovely.

August 16th

Lady Eagles, Gebfert win debut

August 16, 2010

   COLUMBIA CITY — For the moment Columbia City girls’ soccer coach Nicole Gebfert can say something nearly no coach can.
   I’m undefeated for my career.
   “Hey we’re 1-0,” Gebfert said after being asked how her first head coaching job is working out. “It’s a great start. You can’t really complain about a 5-0 win.”

In the spotlight

August 16, 2010

   Three local 4-H members made Whitley County proud Saturday evening as they showcased their livestock achievements at the 40th annual Indiana State Fair Sale of Champions. Katie Barnett (left), Jackie Leeuw (center) and Jackie St. George (right) bested hundreds of other fair entries in order to participate in the coveted spotlight sale.

A weekend to remember

August 16, 2010

   Participants in Saturday’s Walk to Remember release balloons in memory of their loved ones in Columbia City.

PowWow comes to Morsches

August 16, 2010

   Travis Mayberry gets his questions about Native American life answered by Norman Trendle also known as ”Bahteyenokazs” (many names). Trendle was a participant in the weekend’s annual pow wow at Morsches Park.

Parking to change to parallel

August 16, 2010

   Cars parking in the slanted parking spaces on South Main Street in front of Main Bowl have apparently been violating state and local code for some time.
   Indiana state code permits only parallel parking along state highways, except where local ordinances allow otherwise, as Columbia City does downtown, but only along the courthouse square.

Repair projects top Larwill council agenda

August 16, 2010

   LARWILL - The town’s 2011 budget has been established and was approved by council members Thursday evening in the amount of $94,619.
   “Only increases made for 2011 were outlook of possibly having construction or de-construction of a home and at least $9,000 for any other expenses which may arise,” clerk-treasurer Renee Sills said. “We would have to use the money that is intended for the capital outlay and rainy day funds.”

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