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Archive - Jul 2013

July 23rd

MAYOR REACTS: City assesses Friday’s fire

July 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Though Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said there were no major complaints or problems by citizens after Friday’s chemical fire at C&R Plating, he said the city is assessing possible improvements to the management of emergencies.

“We are trying to make sure next time something happens, God forbid, we are prepared to address the situation more efficiently and more effectively,” Daniel said.

Daniel said city officials from the fire, police and communications departments met to go over Friday’s events.

73-YEAR-OLD CHARGED: Woman arrested for threats with screwdriver

July 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A 73-year-old woman was booked Saturday for threatening employees at Superior Auto with a screwdriver.

According to a Columbia City Police case report, Jeanne Wiedman, of Columbia City, was upset after her vehicle was repossessed, and went to the car store to dispute the action.

Wiedman allegedly pulled out a screwdriver and told an employee she was going to stab him, holding the tool a few inches from his stomach, and saying, “I’m going to hurt you if you don’t give me my stuff now.”

CRASH LANDING: Stolen vehicle pursuit ends at BMV

July 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A stolen vehicle found its way into Whitley County’s License Branch Monday night after a four-mile police pursuit at 11 p.m.

Danny Rose, 20, of Columbia City, was arrested on charges of vehicle theft, reckless driving and resisting law enforcement after he drove into the Whitley County Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) on Countryside Drive in Columbia City.

Officials say Rose allegedly stole the vehicle from an ex-girlfriend, and was suicidal, prompting police to attempt to locate him.

July 22nd

Thomas Hart, 75

July 22, 2013

Thomas W. Hart, 75, of Kendallville, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at 7:45 a.m. in his residence. He was a lifetime area resident.
Mr. Hart honorable served in the National Guard from 1956 to 1960.
He worked at Newnam Foundry, Kendallville Furniture, and retired as plant operator for the City of Kendallville Water Plant.
He was a member of Liberty Free Will Baptist Church in Wolcottville.
Tom enjoyed southern gospel music, carpentry work, mowing, gardening, and was an avid NASCAR fan. He dearly loved his grandchildren.

Mary Ellen Rudisel-Jordan, 61

July 22, 2013

Mary Ellen Rudisel-Jordan, 61, of Warsaw, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, as the result of injuries received in an vehicle accident.
Mary Ellen was born July 23, 1951, in South Bend, to Raymond and Mary Ann (Summy) Gradeless.
She was salutatorian in the 1969 graduating class of LaVille High School. She attended Manchester College and in 1995 she earned her degree from Ball State University’s Architectural School.

Auction results net 4-Hers big bucks on dairy

July 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s 4-H Fair ended Thursday with its annual auction.

After final numbers were tallied, the total money brought in by the auction was $372,968.59.

Auction results for the Dairy Category included:

Dairy

Dairy Cheese

  • Chenee’ Gaff — Supreme Champion, Best Udder of Show — $1,050
    Buyers: Tresa Nichols, Dairy Queen
  • Megan Brelage — Grand Champion Jersey­ — $350
    Buyers: Amply Holstein
  • Carl Hartwell — Res. Grand Champion Jersey, Showman of Showmen — $465

4-H Rabbit show announces winners

July 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — As part of the Whitley County 4-H Fair, rabbits were judged and critiqued July 13.

Results were as follows:

•Best In Show - Lindzie Gibson with her Mini Rex
•Best 6-Class Rabbit - Taylor Calloway with her Beveren

Salute a soldier

July 22, 2013

Runners competed in the Salute a Soldier 5K run in Columbia City Saturday morning.

Pictured, Angie Smith runs the last mile on North Columbia Parkway.

37th Annual Scouts Day Camp

July 22, 2013

Lincolnway District of Anthony Wayne Area Council held its 37th Annual Cub Scout Day Camp with 244 campers registered for 2013.

The camp has seen over 200 campers each year for about 20 years.

Packs in Kosciusko County with 50 percent or more of their youth registered were: North Webster Pack 3726 – 61 percent, Eisenhower School Pack 3731 – 66 percent, Pierceton Pack 3761 - 50 percent, Harrison School 3772 – 50 percent, LDS Church 3776 – 88 percent, and Syracuse 3828- 51 percent.

Beating the heat

July 22, 2013

With temperatures reaching the 90s last week, local residents took a break from the hottest days of the summer by swimming at Burnworth Memorial Pool in Columbia City Sunday.

Pictured, sisters Gianna Whiteman (left) and Gabrielle Whiteman (right) hold hands as they jump in.

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s tennis team picked up a 4-1 victory over Southside Thursday night, led by...
COLUMBIA CITY — For the Columbia City Lady Eagle soccer team, a time span of about 1:10 made the...
SOUTH WHITLEY — Columbia City traveled to county-rival Whitko Thursday night to top the Wildcats in...

 

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