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December 29th

LOUD MUSIC: Fight leads to arrest in ’Busco

December 29, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — A Churubusco man is facing three charges after allegedly attacking his neighbor because of loud music.

Joshua Leffel, 25, was arrested for criminal mischief, battery causing bodily injury and residential entry after a dispute with a neighbor in a nearby apartment on Maple Lane.

TREASURES FROM THE MUSEUM: A piece of ‘the good old days’

December 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — It sits in the kitchen of the Thomas Marshall Home on East Jefferson Street, in Columbia City — a big, red, wheeled contraption that takes up close to two cubic yards of space. Its place in the Whitley County Historical Museum is a far different one than its original place at the end of a counter in a piece of Americana.

The machine is a commercial coffee grinder that originally sat in the Coesse General Store. Originally built in Phildelphia by the Enterprise Company, the huge grinder was a focal point of the store.

December 27th

NEW RECORD: Parkview Whitley welcomes 400th baby

December 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Parkview Whitley Hospital’s Family Birthing Center welcomed its 400th baby of the year Tuesday, marking the first time the hospital has delivered 400 babies in a single year.

Brandon and Kailee Weaver welcomed their third child, Nash, just in time for the holidays. Little Nash joined the Weaver family just in time as his father, Brandon, who is a member of the United States Marine Corps, is preparing for deployment in the coming days.

December 26th


December 26, 2014

MUTATED INFLUENZA: Parkview Whitley enacts visitor restrictions

December 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — ­Parkview Whitley Hospital, along with the rest of the Parkview Medical System, has imposed a series of visitor restrictions that will stay in effect until further notice.

These restrictions are in reaction to a particularly virulent form of influenza that medical authorities, including those at the Center for Disease Control, have labelled “H3N2.”

GIVING BACK: Pierceton students give up gifts for charity

December 26, 2014

PIERCETON ­­— Fourth graders at Pierceton Elementary School gave up a school gift exchange this year to help others in need.

The fourth graders in Bill Rhodes’ and Michelle Ball’s classes have donated shoeboxes and small items to go in them.

Students packed the shoeboxes to be sent to children for disaster relief and in Third-World countries.

TINCAPS: Nolan shares broadcasting experience

December 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Minor league baseball is alive and well in Fort Wayne. So says John Nolan, the on-air broadcaster for the Fort Wayne TinCaps. Nolan spoke this week to the Columbia City Rotary Club about his background and how he came to be the broadcaster for the local minor league baseball team.

BODY FOUND: Balser, of Churubusco, found Christmas Eve morning on U.S. 33

December 26, 2014

ALLEN COUNTY — Officials are continuing to investigate the death of a Churubusco woman who was found dead on Christmas Eve morning.

At approximately 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to the area of U.S. 33 and Hildebrand Road, halfway between Churubusco and Fort Wayne, with the report of a deceased woman in the roadway.

The woman was identified as 44-year-old Andrea Danielle Balser, of Churubusco.

Balser’s cause of death remains under investigation. Those with information are asked to call the Allen County Sheriff’s Department at 499-3000.

•VIDEO ALERT• The Best Tips and Tricks for Christmas Leftovers

December 26, 2014

When the holiday celebration is over you don't have to let the good taste go to waste! There are a few creative ways to recreate new tasty dishes with remaining food. Here are some tips and tricks to makeover holiday leftovers.

ICY ROADWAYS: Motorists greeted with slick streets and highways Friday

December 26, 2014

Early morning motorists Friday were greeted with a slick coating of ice on roadways after meager nighttime precipitation turned icy with temperatures in the low- to mid-30s.

Streets, parking lots and highways were particularly hazardous.

Allen County police were warning motorists to stay off I-469 around Fort Wayne due to treacherous conditions that resulted in numerous personal injury and property damage accidents.

Columbia City's Parks Department's Valero Junior Golf Tour played Monday at Eagle Glen Golf Course...
Whitko's 10-and-under baseball travel team advanced to the second round of semi-state play where...
Columbia City's volleyball team competed in the Hoosier Open Thursday and Friday at Bishop Dwenger....


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