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Archive - Sep 2011

September 15th

3 detained suspected of armed robbery near dam

September 15, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Three suspects were detained Wednesday after a reported armed robbery near the Collamer Dam – allegedly stemming from an aborted transaction involving the sale of a CD player and amplifier.
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Columbia City took lead with golf carts; countywide ordinance now enacted

September 15, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — In 2009, a couple moved to Columbia City from their home in Warsaw. In June of that year they questioned Columbia City City Council regarding use of a golf cart as transportation – something they were allowed to do in the mobile home park from which they moved.
At the time however, state law prohibited golf carts on public roadways.
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CC Buggies Club promotes alternative transportation for short-distance travel

September 15, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A new club started in Columbia City over the summer – the CC Buggies Club – is an organization for golf cart enthusiasts.
Currently, the club has 13 carts and 27 members.
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Jean Smith, 90

September 15, 2011

Jean E. Smith, 90, of Columbia City, died at 3:23 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born on March 1, 1921, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Gladys (Sadler) Leamon.
On March 8, 1939, she married Harry Norwood Smith in Kentucky.
She worked for Williams Food Market in the produce department and for many years was employed by Schultz Dime Store in Columbia City, retiring in 1986.
She was an avid square dancer and would attend conventions and belonged to the Dancernauts Dance Club.

September 14th

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.

 

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