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July 20th

Burnice Toor, 87

July 20, 2011

Burnice E. Toor , 87, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne and worked as a secretary with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 27 years, retiring in 1990.
She was a member of United Faith Presbyterian Church and also volunteered at the Embassy Theater and St. Joseph Hospital.

D’Maris Grant, 97

July 20, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — D’Maris Belvetta Grant, 97, died Monday, July 18, 2011.
She was born D’Maris Palmer, a daughter of Zelma (Hile) and James Palmer on Feb. 2, 1914 in Pierceton.
She graduated from Columbia City High School in 1932 and obtained her teaching degree from Indiana University where she belonged to the Delta Gamma sorority. She was an honorary colonel of the Reserve Officers Training Corps and a member of the Pleiades.
Upon returning to Columbia City, she taught second and third grade children at the McClellan and West Ward Schools.

Urban takes assistant principal slot at ISMS

July 20, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – When the doors to Indian Springs Middle School open Aug. 16, it will be under a slightly different regime.
Michelle Urban, a science teacher with the school since 2004, was recommended and subsequently appointed to the position of assistant principal by the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees at Monday’s meeting.
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Reiff new principal at Col. City High School

July 20, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School’s new principal says she will be bringing a can-do attitude to the helm when school begins next month.
“I am very excited to return to CCHS in this leadership position,” said Jennifer Reiff, who was approved earlier this month by the corporation’s board to assume the high school’s top spot.
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Donna Dowell, 89

July 20, 2011

Donna Gordon Dowell, 89, a resident of Churubusco, passed away at 6:35 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2011, at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City.
She had been a patient at The Oaks in Columbia City, and was taken to the hospital one week ago.
Donna was born Sept. 8, 1921 in Allen County, a daughter of William H. and Myra J. (Worrick) Smith.
She spent her youth in rural Whitley County and graduated from Jefferson Center High School in 1939.
On June 7, 1941 she was married to Junior F. Gordon.

July 18th

2011 fair officially opens with the annual parade and more

July 18, 2011

The 2011 Whitley County 4-H Fair was officially opened with the annual parade on Friday, followed by livestock shows, motocross and more.
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Ivy Tech takes its messge on the road

July 18, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Ivy Tech Community College announced July 12 that its college administration, faculty, and staff will be hosting community receptions this summer in five northeast Indiana cities, including the first reception in Columbia City Thursday.
According to Chancellor Jerrilee Mosier, the Columbia City location, 220 Frontage Drive, will offer 12 classes.
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Principal shuffle at WCCS

July 18, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated School Corp-oration will have a slightly different look this fall — particularly as it relates to the helms of several of its schools.
The corporation’s Board of School Trustees has voted to transfer Columbia City High School Principal Gregg Goewert to the position of activities coordinator at Indian Springs Middle School.
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Empty lot a concern for S. Whitley board

July 18, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — With the south wall of the Green Parrot now repaired in compliance with the South Whitley’s unsafe building ordinance, Utilities Manager Dennis Eberhart voiced his concerns on the vacant lot where the now-demolished Hicks and Deaton building shared a common wall.
“There is a hole where the (Hicks and Deaton) building use to be,” Eberhart said.
Council Vice President Tonya Warner said the lot should be the responsibility of the property owner, with the area being graded and leveled.
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Club Kaylin A bereaved community honors the memory of a teen murder victim

July 18, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY ­— In March of last year, the tight-knit Whitko community lost a very special girl — Kaylin Michelle Doggendorf.
Doggendorf was taken from her home in the middle of the night, and what started out as a search and rescue mission ended in tragedy when the 14 year-old was found raped and strangled to death.
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