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Coy ‘Sweeps’ up honor at Indiana State Fair

August 22, 2011

Mollie Coy has baked up some Whitley County history at the Indiana State Fair.
Coy, a senior at Columbia City High School, is the first Whitley County 4-Her to win the prestigious Sweepstakes Award at the Indiana State Fair for her decorated cake.
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Johnson wins ’Busco’s GOP nod

August 22, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Geri Johnson will represent the Republican party for the position of clerk-treasurer in Churubusco following a town convention held this week.
Johnson, the incumbent, defeated fellow Republican Melissa Tigner 19-10 in the caucus to advance to the November election where she will face Democrat challenger Madalyn Sade-Bartl.
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Bob Bowman, 75

August 22, 2011

Bob Bowman, 75, passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2011.
He was born March 5, 1936, in Hammond and graduated from Crown Point High School in 1954.
He saw much of the world while spending four years in the U.S. Navy as a musician and much later as a dance host on cruise ships.
He worked for NIPSCO for 33 years, first as a combination pipeline welder and then 26 years as a gas serviceman.
He was a member of the Elks, Eagles, Moose, VFW, and American Legion Post #296.
He said that any place that offered camaraderie, good food and drinks and a large dance floor was where he wanted to be.

Arliss Myers, 84

August 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Arliss J. Myers, 84, a resident of Columbia City, died at 6:10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at her home in Columbia City.
She was born Feb. 8, 1927, in Columbia Township, Whitley County a daughter of John and Pauline (Miller) Perry.
Her formative years were spent in Columbia Township. She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1945.
On Jan. 15, 1946 she was united in marriage to Harold L. Myers. They made their home in Antwerp, Ohio until 1948 when they moved to a farm in Richland Township, Whitley County.
In 1953 they moved to their farm in Columbia Township.

WCSD crash damages fifth vehicle

August 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department had its fifth department vehicle accident of the year this week.
Tuesday, a mishap at an intersection in downtown Columbia City caused Sgt. Mike Engle to rear-end the car in front of him with the WCSD sport utility vehicle he was driving.
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