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South Whitley lands $600,000 grant

June 27, 2011

KENDALLVILLE — Lt. Gov Becky Skillman has awarded a $600,000 Community Focus Fund grant to the town of South Whitley in collaboration with the Region III-A Development and Regional Planning Commission, according to a press release issued by the commission.
The grant, according to the commission, will be used to fund a sanitary sewer improvement project.
The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) administers the grants, which are funded through the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
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Jo Ann Blake, 76

June 27, 2011

FORT WAYNE — Jo Ann Blake, 76, a resident of Fort Wayne past away at 2:35 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born June 21, 1935 in Columbia City, a daughter of the late John and Jesse (Laukhart) DeBolt.
Surviving relatives include four daughters, Lisa, Cheryl and Jonni Blake, Fort Wayne and Lynne Blake of Clearwater, FL; three granddaughters and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, John Blake, Jr.; six brothers, five sisters and John H. Blake.

Joseph A. Harris, 64

June 27, 2011

Joseph A. “Joe” Harris, 64, of Pierceton, passed away at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at his home. He was born on June 19, 1947 in Fort Wayne to William J. & Elsie (Wagoner) Harris.
He was a United States Army veteran, served during the Vietnam War and was married Oct. 3, 1970 in Fort Wayne to Phyllis D. Knox who survives.
He is also survived by daughter, Tanya (Martin) Johnson of Delaware, Ohio; a son Kevin Harris of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; and brother James (Sandy) Harris of North Webster.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Billie Sue Baker

Local residents enjoy Scottish cuisine, games at Highland Games

June 27, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — There was no end to the enthusiasm from the crowd and the participants as event after event took center court during the inaugural Highland Games at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds on Saturday.
Although the Highland Games is in its 25th year, it is the first time the event was held in Columbia City.
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