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Archive - Jan 2014

January 29th

Stolen truck from Ohio turns up in Col. City

January 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A stolen vehicle from Ohio turned up in Whitley County Tuesday.

Police across Northeast Indiana and Ohio were on the lookout for a stolen pickup truck from Hicksville, Ohio, and after a tip, police found the vehicle on Countryside Drive in Columbia City.

Columbia City’s Police Department was tipped off that the stolen truck may be in the trailer park on Countryside Drive. When officers arrived and spotted a truck matching the stolen vehicle’s description, the suspect fled.

Extension educators collaborate with lawmakers

January 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Legislators heard from extension educators at a recent luncheon.

Angela Taulbee, of Farm Credit Mid America in Columbia City, and Doug Keenen, with Noble County Extenstion, were among 200 other PCARET members and Purdue Extension educators who gathered at the State House for the State PCARET Legislative Luncheon Monday Jan. 13.

Educators and PCARET members thanked legislators for their continued support and reinforced the importance of extension programing and research in Indiana.

Shelter takes in 310 strays in 2013

January 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Humane Shelter took in 310 stray dogs and cats from unincorporated areas in 2013, the first year of its agreement with the county.

In January of 2013, the Whitley County Council approved an agreement with the shelter where it would give $108 per stray animal, in an amount not to exceed $25,000.

After the first year of the agreement, Sandy Grube, director of the Whitley County Humane Shelter, said the financial support has been a great benefit.

Combating cold comes at a cost

January 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Northeast Indiana has seen extreme cold again this week as temperatures dipped well below zero Tuesday.

Trying to keep the cold out of homes is a battle, but some programs assist in winterization and energy assistance for those who qualify.

Susan Loe, an elderly Columbia City resident, applied for winterization assistance, and was referred to CANI, Community Action of Northeast Indiana.

CANI works to provide free, energy-efficient improvements for homes of low-income families.

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January 29, 2014

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David Mills, 22

January 29, 2014

David J. Mills, 22, of Columbia City, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
Born May 2, 1991, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Bill R. Mills and Pamela G. (Becker) Mills.
He attended Roanoke Baptist School until 2008 and graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 2009.
David received his Bachelor’s Degree from IPFW in business law in May of 2013.

Sherry Iholts, 59

January 29, 2014

Sherry L. Iholts, 59, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at her residence, after an extended illness.
Born Oct. 22, 1954, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Martha (Graves) Kessler.
She graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1973 and on March 26, 1983, she married Richard Iholts in Churubusco. She was a lifetime resident of Columbia City.
She worked as a transportation dispatcher at North American Van Lines prior to becoming ill. She enjoyed shopping along with feeding and watching birds.

Robert Martin, 89

January 29, 2014

Robert D. “Bob” Martin, 89, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at 12:20 a.m. in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born Dec. 27, 1924, he was the son of Charles and Ruth (Steffe) Martin.
A lifelong Kosciusko County resident, Bob was a 1942 graduate of Atwood High School, Atwood.
He served with the U.S. Army in World War II. On Aug. 20, 1948, he and Patricia Harris were joined in marriage.
For 17 years he worked on the Kosciusko County Highway Department where he was a mechanic. He retired in 1990.

Craig Sherbahn, 61

January 29, 2014

Craig Eugene Sherbahn, 61, of South Whitley, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, Jan. 28, 2014, at his home.
He was born July 19, 1952. He graduated from South Whitley High School and received his bachelor of science in agriculture education in 1974 and Masters of Animal Science degree in 1977 from Purdue University.
In 1985, he began his employment with Farmers Elevator Company, now Ag Plus.
He also assisted his parents with Sherbahn Auctioneer Services.
On April 20, 1986, he was united in marriage to Pamela S. Eberly Nixon.
They have always made their home in South Whitley.

January 28th

Suspect in robbery a Col. City man; Mills allegedly robs bank, commits suicide at intersection

January 28, 2014

NORTH MANCHESTER — Law enforcement officials have identified the suspected in a North Manchester bank robbery as David Mills, 22, of Columbia City.
After allegedly robbing the bank in Wabash County, Mills committed suicide in Kosciusko County, near South Whitley.

According to police reports, Mills entered First Financial Bank, on North Market Street, robbed a teller and left, northbound on Ind. 13, at approximately at 6 p.m. Friday.

After a pursuit by a North Manchester Police officer, Mills stopped at the intersection of Ind. 13 and Ind. 14.


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