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August 16th

NOT GETTING HOSED: City frugal with new fire truck expense

August 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “We’ve done a good job of making this a work truck, not a parade truck.” Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue and his crew are finishing up the specs for the department’s new fire truck and are doing what they can to keep the cost down.

“We are improving some of the ways we do things in order to make it more unified for our community,” LaRue told Columbia City’s Common Council Tuesday. “We’re taking cost and benefit into consideration. We don’t have $50,000 lights and gold-plated doors.”

HIDAYA NEO: ETA girls develop their ‘beautiful’ gifts

August 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Eagle Tech Academy is known for its unconventional approach to high school education — focusing on interactive learning and collaborative presentations often given to leaders in the community.

However, tables turned Thursday when ETA girls took a seat while women from the community staged a series of workshops.

MAN CHARGED FOR ATTACKING CHILD: Ippolito allegedly drug boy through parking lot by his arm

August 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Fort Wayne man who has been charged for attacking a child is expected to plead guilty in Whitley County Superior Court.

Dale Ippolito, 22, was arrested in September 2012 after witnesses said he abused a young boy in the parking lot of Parkview Whitley Hospital, in Columbia City.

According to court reports, both of the child’s legs were in casts and witnesses saw Ippolito drag the boy by his arm through the parking lot and to his vehicle.

While in the car, witnesses saw Ippolito beating the child and called 911.

PASSAGES NAMES NEW DIRECTOR: Lehman promoted to executive position

August 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Leaders at Passages, Inc. and the Whitley Crossings Neighborhood Corporation, Columbia City, recently announced the promotion of Dave Lehman to Chief Operating Officer of Passages.

In that capacity, Lehman will also serve as the executive director of Whitley Crossings Neighborhood Corporation.

The Whitley Crossings Neighborhood Corporation is the affordable housing arm for Passages.

August 15th

Whitko sports briefs

August 15, 2013

Whitko girls get 1st win

WARREN — Whitko’s girls golf team picked up its first win of the year Tuesday.
The Lady Wildcats outshot Southern wells 231-241 at Dogwood Glen Golf Club. April Bishop paced Whitko with 53, two behind the leading golfer from Southern Wells. Samantha Shell chipped in 57 and Elizabeth Gensch had 59.
Kennedy Krull and Aurelia Stephens had 67 and 69, respectively, to round out Whitko’s scoring.
The Lady Wildcats are now 1-4 for the year.

Lady ‘Cats fall in triangular

Football scrimmages Friday

August 15, 2013

All three of Whitley County’s high school football squads will take the fields Friday for scrimmages. Columbia City travels to Goshen, Whitko hosts Garrett and Churubusco hosts Heritage. Pictured above from left: Drew O’Dell, Wayne Smith, Travis Herbst, Sam Dailey and Justin Bachelder of Columbia City.

Baker garners service award

August 15, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana recently hosted its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner to honor the recipients of the agency’s 2012 Volunteers of the Year awards.

Approximately 425 guests attended the dinner and ceremony at Fort Wayne Hotel to join in the celebration and honor volunteerism throughout Northeast Indiana and Southern Michigan.

WASTEWATER: Plant issues reach boiling point for S. Whitley

August 15, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Intense rainfall has been a concern for residents across the county this summer, but when heavy rains create flooding at the newly constructed wastewater treatment plant in South Whitley, town leaders start to get heated.

After the $3 million project was completed, a storm that came through the town Aug. 2 came with such intensity that it blew off two manhole covers, spilling water overflow into the Eel River.

CANCER FIGHTER: Gross celebrates recovery

August 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Seven years ago today, Tammy Gross, a Whitley County native, heard the words, “you have breast cancer.”

With cancer fought and beaten, Gross now celebrates her recovery as an advocate for the American Cancer Society and finding a cure for breast cancer.

“I never thought this would be the path I would find myself on,” Gross said. “I am not a public speaker — I am rather shy in front of crowds. However, I find myself in front of more people now more than ever. If it gives me a chance to encourage someone else fighting cancer, then so be it.”

Harold May, Sr., 94

August 15, 2013

Harold Kenneth May, Sr., 94, of Bennington, Oklahoma, and formally of rural Churubusco, passed away at 2:33 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas.
Mr. May was born Dec. 3, 1918, in Greenville, S.C., a son of Elzie R.and Nettie (Hames) May. He spent his formative years in Greenville, S.C., and graduated from Clemson University’s high school program.
After graduation he served during World War II in the U.S. Army.
He was married to Maxine Winningham and moved to Whitley County from Greenville, S.C. in 1953.

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