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October 27th

S. Whitley opens bids for sewer’s Phase II

October 27, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Three bid packages were submitted for Phase II of the waste water treatment plant and opened by project manager David Harvey with Fleis and Vandenbrink at Tuesday evening’s South Whitley town council meeting.
Mandated by the state, Phase II includes upgrades to the waste water treatment plant by enlarging the main water inceptor along Water and Main Streets, constructing a headwaters work building, and a new electrical building on an adjacent property.
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October 26th

Wright named ’11 United Way chair

October 26, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Robin Wright has been named to chair the 2011 fund raising campaign for United Way of Whitley County.
John Black, executive director of the local United Way, made the announcement this week.
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Completely petable

October 26, 2011

Beth Wood, of Indiana Wild, visited Mary Raber Elementary School Friday with her “friends” including an opossum. Maeson Young, second grade student, wasn’t sure she wanted to pet the opossum but eventually did. Other animals shown were a North American alligator, chocolate-striped skunk, rabbit, a hissing cockroach and a fruit bat. The students have been studying about bats and the visit tied in well. For more information go to www.indianawild.org.

New WCSD deputy on duty Sunday

October 26, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is welcoming a new deputy to the force.
Though he was hired several weeks ago, Brandon Smith will go on duty Sunday.
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Richard Coleman, 54

October 26, 2011

Richard M. Coleman, 54, of Richmond, died at 6:37 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond.
Born Dec. 7, 1956, in Allen County, he was the son of Richard A. and Ilene M. (Vaught) Coleman.
He graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1975. He was in the military.

Eddie Lee, 58

October 26, 2011

Eddie Eugene Lee, 58, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:59 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at his home.
Born March 4, 1953, in Iaeger, W.Va., he was the son of Robert E. and Maxine (England) Lee.
At age five, he moved from West Virginia to Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1971.
Eddie first began his career at International Harvester, Fort Wayne and then was drafted into the U.S. Marines.
Upon his discharge, he returned to International Harvester where he worked for five years.

A 45th anniversary tribute to Columbia City’s undefeated football team

October 26, 2011

In 1966, the No. 1 song on the charts was Strangers in the Night, by Frank Sinatra. John Wayne’s movie El Dorado was released, gas was $.28 a gallon and stamps were five cents apiece.
It was also the only year Columbia City posted a 9-0 undefeated football team.
Though there wasn’t a state tournament in 1966, the Eagles went 9-0 after nearly opposite results in 1965.

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October 25th

Local musicians form a band that was ‘Years’ in the making

October 25, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A pair of Columbia City natives make up one half of an indie rock band that, with a little financial help, is hoping to make a big splash in the music business for “years” to come.
The band, called years, is making an album and has planned a fundraiser to get the final financing in place.
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Thomas Stump, 62

October 25, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Thomas J. Stump, 62, a South Whitley resident, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, following a fall from the balcony of a large barn near Harrisburg, Ill.
He was born June 14, 1949, in Kimmell, a son of Samuel Lewis and Betty Jean (Palmer) Stump.
His formative years were spent in Syracuse and North Webster. He graduated from Columbia City High School.
On September 13, 1980 he married Sandra Sue “Sam” Gaff.
They always lived in Kosciusko County, living in North Webster until 1997 when they moved to Mentone. Mrs. Stump died Sept. 1, 2002.

Phyllis Winebrenner-Dubea, 87

October 25, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Phyllis E. Winebrenner-Dubea, 87, formerly of Columbia City, passed away at 11 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at her son’s home in rural Bluffton.
Born Jan. 27, 1924, in Liberty Mills, she was the daughter of Robert and Evelyn (Calhoun) Fitch.
She was raised in Liberty Mills where she attended school.
Following her first marriage to Carl Winebrenner on July 29, 1941 in Paulding, Ohio, she and her husband established their home in Merriam.

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