Archive - Oct 19, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County Sheriffâs Department Chief of Deputies Mark Gatton is warning citizens to keep their doors locked.
The WCSD has had seven reported thefts from unlocked vehicles and buildings so far in the month of October.
âYou make yourself an easy target when you leave your doors unlocked,â Gatton said.
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SOUTH WHITLEY â Optimism about the future and overcoming adversity was the prevalent theme at the outset of the awards presentation during the Whitley County Chamber of Commerceâs annual recognition night Tuesday.
âThis has been a very challenging few months for the chamber of commerce,â said Mike DeFreeuw, chairman of the chamber board during the opening remarks.
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CHURUBUSCOÂ âÂ Churubusco High SchoolÂ students got the opportunity to see local government in action Monday when theÂ Whitley CountyÂ Board of Commissionerâs held its bi-monthly meeting in the auditorium of the high school.
Although designed to be business as usual, most of the discussion stemmed from questions raised by the students regarding a commissionerâs role and duties.
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COLUMBIA CITY â A father and infant daughter survived a one-vehicle rollover crash in the area of Ind. 9 and CR 500 N Tuesday morning.
Casey Sellers, 31, of Fairmont, lost control of his Cadillac Escalade and rolled it, pinning himself in the vehicle. Sellerâs daughter, 4, escaped with no injuries. Sellers was airlifted to Parkview Main in Fort Wayne after he was found unconscious and pinned in the vehicle.
While cross countryâs post season is in full swing, several area teams are preparing for sectionals this week.
Cross Country: Whitkoâs boys, along with Columbia Cityâs boys and girls teams, will be competing Saturday at IPFW in the semi-state meet.
Teams that place in the top five will advance, along with runners that place in the top 15 individually.
Volleyball: Columbia Cityâs, Churubuscoâs, and Whitkoâs volleyball teamsâ sectionals begin Thursday night.
Columbia City will take the short trip to Carroll to face Fort Wayne North Side at 7:30 p.m.
AVILLA â Patricia Opal Reed, 82, of Avilla, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Provena Sacred Heart Home.
Mrs. Reed was born in Kendallville April 14, 1929, to the late Clifford John Barker and Opal Daisey (Helmer) Becker.
She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1946 and married Jack Phillip Reed Aug. 24, 1947, at the Wayne Center United Methodist Church near Kendallville.
Pat was a bookkeeper and was employed with Parker Nivens Chevrolet in Kendallville for 18 years.
She also assisted Ron Everage when he began Everage Motor Sales in Stroh.
Elnora L. Norris, 71, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:05 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Canterbury Rehab, Fort Wayne.
Born March 21, 1940, in Huntington County, she was the daughter of Edward P. and Bessie H. (Rupley) Schenkel.
She grew up in Andrews and moved to Whitley County in 1975.
She graduated from Andrews High School with the Class of 1958.
On June 10, 1961 she married Brent L. Norris in Andrews. She retired from Precision Plastics, Columbia City in 2001.