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Breaking News: Armed robbery

September 14, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitley County Sheriff's Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday evening in southwest Whitley county.

A full story will appear in Thursday's edition of The Post and Mail

Col. City council mulls 2012 budget

September 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Common Council met Tuesday to discuss a variety of topics and meet with the city’s department heads.
Things started by actually adjourning, in order to hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed 2012 budget.
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Fleck: City responds to Labor Day Wkd. storm damage

September 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Storm damage had several city departments working together over the Labor Day weekend.
On Sep. 3, lightning struck at Blue River Trail during a storm, knocking out the city’s cameras as well as a host of other services.
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Longtime nurse recalls Whitley hospital of old

September 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – Parkview Whitley Hospital likely will be razed – and it’s time to say goodbye. Many local residents are fondly remembering the health care facility.
Tunker resident Mary (Bollinger) Thomas was a nurse at the local hospital beginning in 1959, retiring in 2000. She recently took a walk down memory lane with The Post & Mail concerning her career and the many changes in medicine.
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Pierceton couple busted for meth

September 14, 2011

PIERCETON — A Pierceton couple was arrested Monday by officials with the Kosciusko County Drug Task Force on drug-related charges as well as a firearms violation.
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Norman Franklin, 73

September 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Norman L. Franklin Sr., 73, of Columbia City, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 at his home. He had been in failing health.
He was born March 25, 1938 in Miamisburg, Ohio, a son of Henry and Loraine (Middleton) Franklin.
His formative years were spent in Middletown, Ohio, where he graduated from high school.
He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne.
A U.S. Navy veteran, he retired from ITT Aerospace in 1994 with 34 years of service.

Larry Klein, 72

September 14, 2011

Larry J. Klein, 72, of Columbia City, passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
Born June 7, 1939 in Fort Wayne, he was owner of Klein’s Decorating for more than 20 years.
His passion was fishing and golfing.
He is survived by two sons, Timothy (Lisa) Klein and Todd Klein, both of Fort Wayne; granddaughter Taylor Klein of Fort Wayne; brother, Lee (Pat) Klein, of Warsaw and sister-in-law, Kathy Klein, of Columbia City.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kaye Klein, in 1989, brother, Lloyd Klein, in 2009 and parents, Arthur and Sevilla Klein.

Leeuw takes 2nd team all-conference at Dekalb

September 14, 2011

DEKALB — Though the Lady Eagle golf team didn’t fare well in the Northeast Hoosier Conference Saturday in DeKalb, Columbia City’s Jackie Leeuw took 2nd team all-conference.
Leeuw was the only Lady Eagle to shoot below 100, posting a 96 on the Par 72 course, Bridgewater West.

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’Cats, Col. City win at Tippecanoe Valley

September 14, 2011

AKRON — Both Columbia City and Whitko fared well Saturday morning at the Tippecanoe Valley Invitational with first place finishes.
The Lady Eagles placed won against nine teams and the Wildcats were victorious in their third straight Valley Invite, both in lopsided wins.
The ’Cats were 32 points ahead of their closest opponent, Northfield and 247 points ahead of last place, Tippecanoe Valley.
Columbia City had 35 points, with Bremen coming in second at 83. The Lady Eagles were 207 points ahead of last place Caston.

Whitko shuts out Manchester at Ball State

September 14, 2011

MUNCIE — Not many high school athletes get the opportunity to play on a NCAA Division I football field.
Whitko’s Wildcats, along with the rest of the Three Rivers Conference, got the opportunity to travel to Muncie Saturday and play on Ball State’s field.
The ’Cats shutout Manchester 34-0, in what was supposed to be Whitko’s first home game.

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