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Archive - Jul 2011

July 27th

Police probing pair of S. Whitley burglaries

July 27, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department reported two burglaries within five miles, within less than two hours in the South Whitley area Friday night.
WCSD Det. Chuck Vogely said police believe the same suspects were involved in both crimes, due to the manner, location, and timing of the burglaries.
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Treva Wolfe, 95

July 27, 2011

Treva Merle Wolfe, 95, of Columbia City, died 11:28 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2011 at her home.
Born Sept. 12, 1915 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Oscar Earl and Alice Marie (Billman) Julian.
She attended West Ward Elementary School, graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1934 and completed her education with Industrial Management Engineering Training.
On Sept. 14, 1935 she married Lawrence Ernest Wolfe in Columbia City.
A former employee of Blue Bell, Inc., she began working Sept. 1, 1934 and retired in October, 1982 after 48 years of service.

Richard Sack, 90

July 27, 2011

Richard Frederick Sack, 90, died Saturday, July 23 in Plano, Texas.
He was born Feb. 10, 1921 in Ligonier.
Sack served in the U.S. military during World War II, earning seven Bronze Stars.
He is survived by his wife, Lurene S. Sack; his daughter, Peggy Sue Malloy of Dallas; sister, Yetta Stage Olsen of Ligonier; and his grandchildren.
A funeral service in will be held Thursday, at 2 p.m. at Yeager Funeral Home in Ligonier with Pastor Stanley Wilson officiating.
Calling is from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral service.

Melvin J. Hinrichs, 44

July 27, 2011

FORT WAYNE — Melvin J. Hinrichs, 44, a resident of Fort Wayne, died 12:42 a.m. Sunday, July 24, 2011, at St. Joe Hospital.
He was born July 14, 1967 in Whitley County, to James and Pam (Wilson) Hinrichs.
Surviving relatives include his mother; three children; two brothers, Kent A. and Matthew D. Hinrichs both of Huntington; a sister, Daylene Acthsion of Ossian; Several nieces and nephews and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Hinrichs, April 4, 2006.

Jerry Holloway, 70

July 27, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Jerry L. Holloway, 70, of Columbia City, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2011 at Miller’s Merry Manor where he had been a resident for the past two weeks.
He was born March 27, 1941 in Portland, Ind. to the late John D. and Lucy D. (Powers) Holloway.
In 1947, the family moved to Columbia City. He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1959.
On Oct. 5, 1963 he was united in marriage to Sonja S. Alford. They made their home in Columbia City.
He started his work career with Thomson’s Whitley County Motor Sales where he became the parts manager with 26 years service.

July 26th

Thomas Bruns, 71

July 26, 2011

Thomas Bruns, 71, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011 at his residence in Columbia City.
He was born March 19, 1940 in Fort Wayne.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the VietNam War.
Thomas worked as a tool and die maker with W. S. Shamban, which is now Trelleborg Sealing Solutions for 45 years, retiring in 2005.
He was a member of the HOBO CB Club and his handle was #59.

George Rentovich, 81

July 26, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — George R. Rentovich, 81, a resident of Jefferson Township since 1990, died at 11:40 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2011 in his home.
He was born Dec. 12, 1929 in Detroit to George and Anna Lesifko Rentovich.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Tara L. Toland Rentovich, who died June 5, 2009.
There will be no visitation or services.

Jack Hoag, 90

July 26, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — JACK R. HOAG, 90, a former resident of Yakima, Wash. died at 6:10 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2011 at Markle Health and Rehabilitation where he had been a resident since June 2010.
He was born Nov. 14, 1920 in Iowa to Otto and Bernice Hoag.
Surviving relatives include a son, Jerry Hoag, and a daughter, Jacqueline Williamson, both of Columbia City.
There will be no visitation or services.

Next step in water project hits snag

July 26, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Town Council was scheduled to vote on approving additional funds to bore a new water main from the west side to the east side of U.S. 33 at CR 375 N., but Town Council Chairman Frank Kessler said the council “could not approve the work until we get a firm quote from the contractor.”
The vote was tabled until the quote is obtained. Ironclad Excavating of Roanoke was the lowest bidder on the project.
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Drug search leads to bomb

July 26, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Police who were investigating possible illegal drug and paraphernalia possession stumbled upon a bomb in Churubusco Saturday morning.
Deputies with the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Jason Spencer and Mike Engle, were called to 5830 N Timberlane Drive at approximately 9 a.m. Saturday after the owners of a rental property found suspected illegal drugs during a property welfare check.
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