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June 15th

Joseph Krasnansky, 82

June 15, 2011

Graveside services for Joseph R. “Joe” Krasnansky, 82, of Pierceton will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Catholic Cemetery in Pierceton. Military rites will be performed by the American Legion Post 253 in North Webster.
Krasnansky passed away May 5, 2011 at The Oaks Nursing Home in Columbia City. Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd. 13 and CR 500N, North Webster is in charge of arrangements.

Granville Whittamore, 56

June 15, 2011

Granville J. Whittamore, 56, of Albion (Big Lake) passed away Monday, May 30, 2011 peacefully at home surrounded by those he loved. Granville was born Dec. 26, 1954 in Batesville. He graduated from Brookville High School with the Class of 1973. Granville Pearl Whittamore is his father and Granville J. is in heaven with his mother, Mary Marcum.
Granville married June A. Stockhausen Sept. 11, 1999 in Huntington.

Donnabelle Sroufe, 83

June 15, 2011

Donnabelle M. Sroufe, 83, of Columbia City, passed away at 10:05 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2011 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne after spending three years at Sycamore Village. Born Sept. 16, 1927 in Columbia City, she was a daughter of George Earl “Pappy” and Mary Alice (Addis) Loe.

Gary Beal, 61

June 15, 2011

Gary Lynn Beal, 61, of rural Columbia City, died at 11:36 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Parkview Main Hospital, Fort Wayne.
He was born April 7, 1950 in Hudson, Mich., a son of the late Clarence L. and Eva (Hilbourn) Beal.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie; two daughters, Robin Trudeau and Billie Jo Beal; a son, Kelby Beal; two brothers, George Beal and Wayne Beal; and three sisters, Connie Strouse, Gloria Miller and Clarice Sheldon.

Gregory Taylor, 49

June 15, 2011

Gregory D. Taylor, 49, passed away 10:48 a.m. May 29, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital.
He was born April 30, 1962 to David V. and Joan (Marquart) Taylor.
Survivors include his parents; wife, Robin (Perry); daughters, Diana Rinehart and Amber Rae DeRaps; stepson, Doug Petitt; and stepdaughter, Amber Lynn Petitt; a brother, Tim Taylor; and two sisters, Mary Ayers and Julie Larkey.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. No services are planned.

Edward Whitacre, Sr., 63

June 15, 2011

Edward A. Whitacre Sr., 63, of Big Lake, died at 7:28 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
He was born April 13, 1948 in St. Charles County, Mo., a son of Ollis D. and Katherine M. (Farmer) Whitacre.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy; father, Ollis Whitacre; children, Rob Whitacre, Kim Whitacre, Eddie Whitacre, Michael Whitacre and Sacha Whitacre; and a sister, Cindy Whitacre.
Visitation was 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. today at Thorn Cemetery, Ormas.

June 14th

Portion of Ind. 5 north of Larwill shut down through August

June 14, 2011

LARWILL – Ind. 5, north of Larwill, closed at 7 a.m. today so crews can begin replacing a drainage structure, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Fort Wayne District.
The detour follows Ind. 109 and U.S. 33. It adds about seven miles for through traffic.
The project is expected to be complete by early August, weather permitting.
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Suspect in meth death gets 12 years

June 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — One of two suspects in the case of an exploding methamphetamine lab that killed a woman last December will serve 12 years in jail.
Joshua B. Angus, 25, was in Whitley County Circuit Court this morning for sentencing after pleading guilty May 16.
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South Whitley man tased

June 14, 2011

NORTH WEBSTER – An alleged active meth lab on the dash of a vehicle that swerved into a ditch to avoid a deer has a Whitley County driver in hot water.
The Kosciusko County Drug Task Force reported that Deputy Sheriff Chris Francis responded to a crash at 4:39 a.m. Friday on Syracuse/Webster Road, just north of Ind. 13.
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June 12th

'Busco seniors move on

June 12, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Traditions are appropriate at graduations but the salutatorian Dustin “Bob” Arvola broke it when he rolled down a sign that said “Bob” with an arrow pointing to him as he gave his dreaded speech.
A total of 105 Churubusco High School students made up the Class of 2011. An impressive 32 of them graduated with honors.
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