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CONGRESSIONAL VISIT: Stutzman touts local business efforts

May 31, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Great things are happening for businesses in challenging times.

That is the opinion of U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman. The Republican representative of Indiana’s third district was in South Whitley Wednesday and visited Shindigz, among other stops.

Stutzman lauded the work of the company.

“This is my first visit here,” he said. “There are 450 jobs, and here in the district that is always important.

“Jobs are the number one focus of what we do in Washington.”

Stutzman was quick to point out that times have been difficult lately for companies.

RESIDENTS ARGUE NUISANCE ORDINANCE: Special meeting held in southeast Col. City

May 31, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Residents of Columbia City’s southeast side had the opportunity to participate in a neighborhood meeting to discuss city ordinances Thursday.

Sixteen citizens from the area around Swihart and Collins Streets met with Mayor Ryan Daniel, Councilman Nicole Penrod and Councilman Dan Weigold at Gospel-Land Ministries on Douglas Avenue to discuss issues of importance to the neighborhood.

’Busco sends off Monk, McClure

May 31, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco will be represented by two throwers in the track and field state competition held in Bloomington today and Saturday.

Senior Katie Monk is competing in girls discus after advancing out of regionals with a throw of 128 feet, 6 inches.

Senior Austin McClure will return to the state meet after claiming the regional championship in shot put with a heave of 51 feet, 9 inches.

Mary Rothgeb, 91

May 31, 2013

Mary G. “Jerry” Rothgeb, 91, of Columbia City, died at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Parkview Oaks where she had been a resident since April 23.
She was born Feb. 19, 1922, in Rockville, N.Y. a daughter of Orville Adelbert and Frances Pearl (Jerolds) Robinson. As a young girl, her family moved to California for nine years, returning to New York and later Texas. In 1937, they moved to Fort Wayne where she graduated from Central High School.

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CCHS golf seniors

May 30, 2013

Tanner Daniel (left) and Cameron Deckard, Columbia City’s senior golfers, played their last match at Eagle Glen Tuesday night.

Nonprofit workshop planned

May 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation and United Way of Whitley County in partnership with the Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network will be hosting a Board Building Cycle workshop Wednesday, June 19 at the Peabody Public Library from 9:15 a.m. to noon.

A continental breakfast will be provided for attendees before and during the session.

Bryan Orander, president of Charitable Advisors and Board Source Certified Governance trainer, will be leading the workshop.

Topics will include:

  • How to identify, cultivate and recruit board members.

Tradition takes Pettigrew into 4th year of 4-H

May 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — 4-H roots grow deep for the Pettigrew family.

Evan Pettigrew is a fourth-year 4-H member and is a part of a family that has been through the 4-H program for many years.

Pettigrew’s four uncles and his father were all part of the organization growing up.

Now Pettigrew and his four siblings continue on the 4-H experience.

Pettigrew, the son of Jerry and Amy Pettigrew, attends Indian Springs Middle School where he is a sixth grader.

He is the third child in his family to be involved in 4-H.

Geraniums produce funds

May 30, 2013

Beta Upsilon of Delta Theta Tau sold geraniums to support Whitley County’s 4-H program.

The sorority presented a check to the Whitley County 4-H Champion Shirts for 10 shirts. In addition, the group was able to donate money for three Senior Pak’s from Whitley County Council on Aging.

Pictured are Charlotte Lytle (left) and Kendal Klopfenstein (right), members of Delta Theta Tau, presenting Dave Addison, a 4-H leader, with the donation check.

Robert Payne, 79

May 30, 2013

Robert J. “Bob” Payne, 79, of South Whitley, passed away at 7:57 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Lutheran Hospital. Bob was a veteran of the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart. He loved yard work, especially mowing the grass and working in the garden. He loved spending time with his family.
He was born Aug. 9, 1933 in Standards, N.Y., a son of Claude and Martha (Teater) Payne. He was united in marriage to Vivian Tanner Nov. 13, 1954, in Festersville, Pa. He is survived by his wife.

Sentence modifications granted by Judge Heuer

May 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Two individuals who had been previously sentenced to the Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC) for drug crimes had their sentences modified Monday.

Kevin Irwin and Kyle Barker were both given local sentences by Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer in order to take part in the county’s work release program.

Irwin was sentenced in November of 2009 to 14 years in IDOC.

He was arrested in July of that year for selling methamphetamine to an informant on Connexion Way in Columbia City.

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