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Local ‘Patriots’ to host 2nd mayor forum

September 27, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City residents will be afforded another opportunity to see and hear all three candidates for Columbia City mayor.
The event will be the second time all three of the final candidates for Columbia City mayor have congregated to greet the public.
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Special premiere

September 27, 2011

Katrina Simpkins, left, and her niece, Katrina Brontrager, center, and friend Shianne Brooke, saw ‘Dolphin Tale’ at Bones Theatre Friday evening. It was a special moment for Simpkins since she has spent a great deal of time with the dolphin named Winter, the inspiration for the movie.

Serious injuries averted in pair of rollovers

September 27, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — No serious injuries were sustained in two late-night single-car accidents during the weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday nights, the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department investigated two roll-over crashes, both around the midnight hour, both during the rain.
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A ‘Shew’ thing: Local company eyes 35 years of service

September 27, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County police, fire and school systems have one thing in common when it comes to communicating: J&K Communications.
Since 1976, J&K Communications, Inc. has prided itself in two-way, telemetry data and SCADA radio sales and service. The business remains committed to providing the most up-to-date and reliable products available.
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Carl Henson, 82

September 27, 2011

MARION — Carl Howard Henson, 82, of Marion, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
He was born May 7, 1929, in Bona, Ark. to Lyman and Leona Henson.
He spent most of his lifetime in Marion, where he retired in 1993 from GM Fisher Body after more than 25 years of service.
He was a member of Marion Baptist Temple where he served as an usher for many years.
Mr. Henson also built two homes for he and his family, played the guitar and loved to put together puzzles.

Ronald Ramsey, 67

September 27, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Ronald L. Ramsey, 67, of rural Columbia City, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family.
He had been battling cancer for the past five years.
He was born Oct. 13, 1943, in Oklahoma and spent his formative years in Sioux City, Iowa.
A veteran, he served in the National Guard.
He married Linda L. Davidson and they always made their home in rural Columbia City.
He was employed at Essex for more than 20 years until its closing and retired from USF Holland.

Paul Sheets, 74

September 27, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Paul V. Sheets, 74, of Columbia City, died at 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at Parkview Oaks where he had been a resident since Aug. 4.
He was born Aug. 6, 1937 in Willet, N.Y., the son of Evan Lowell and Goldie Catherine (Walters) Sheets. As a young boy, his family moved to Larwill.
On May 6, 1960, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged Aug. 8, 1961.
On June 10, 1961, he married Lois A. May. They made their home in Larwill for a short time before moving to Columbia City.
He retired in 2009 from UniRoyal with 31 years of service.

 

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