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Archive - 2014

July 3rd

NEW FACES: Two major athletic positions filled

July 3, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Openings have been filled in two major positions in Whitley County athletics.

Whitko recently named a new head boys basketball coach, and Columbia City’s new football coach is set to take the field this fall.

MAGICAL GREEN: Buddies take in a round.

July 3, 2014

Columbia City — Taking advantage of the cool weather and sunny skies, golfers Norberto Forero, Tom, Ryan, and Dave Cotterman took in a round of golf at Magic Hills Golf Course in Columbia City on Thursday.

LIMIT: Churubusco limits fireworks usage

July 3, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Public complaints sparked a new ordinance in Churubusco this week.

The Churubusco Town Council met Wednesday night for its regular meeting, addressing several complaints of fireworks being set off after the legal time of 11 p.m.

CITY SHOCKED BY TRAFFIC WOES: Construction project begins with little warning

July 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The start of a construction project through Columbia City has left many shocked and outraged after traffic into the city backed up nearly eight miles Wednesday afternoon. The Indiana Department of Transportation began its U.S. 30 resurfacing project Wednesday morning — with little to no warning.

CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION: WCCS district to offer new courses at Col. City High School

July 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Career Technical Education courses will be available through Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation. The classes will include agriculture, business technology, various computer applications, computer tech support, cooperative education (Co-op), culinary arts careers, education and early childhood careers, family and consumers science (FACS), marketing and entrepreneurship, Project Lead the Way (PLTW), radio and television.

NOT DIFFERENT ENOUGH: Local author named ‘Writer of The Year’

July 3, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Gloria Doty, a former resident of Whitley County, has been awarded the 2014 Writer of the Year Award by the Write To Publish writer's conference held in Wheaton, Ill. The award was given for her book, “Not Different Enough.”

DONATION LIGHTENS LOAD: Helps more than 500

July 3, 2014

Farm Credit Mid-America, an agricultural lending cooperative serving farmers, rural residents and agribusinesses throughout Indiana, invested in the Whitley County community by presenting needed items to The Lighthouse Transitional Housing Program, located in Columbia City.

$120K IN GRANTS: United Way supports 15 area nonprofits

July 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Grants have been awarded to 15 area nonprofits totaling approximately $120,000. After the United Way of Whitley County’s 2013-14 campaign, funds raised were disbursed among nonprofit applicants who were selected to receive the financial aid.

DRUG BUST: Task force nets 3 arrests

July 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Three people have been arrested in relation to a prescription drug fraud case in Columbia City. Timothy Collis and Nichole Perry were charged with prescription drug fraud, and Stacy Hays, the pair’s driver, was booked for possession of drugs.

J. Hal Stump, 77

July 3, 2014

J. Hal Stump, 77, passed away July 1, 2014, at Select Service Hospital in Fort Wayne after a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 9, 1936, in Noble County to James and Gladys (Stults) Stump. On April 8, 1955, he married Bonita Bender.
Hal attended grade school at Washington Center and graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the Class of 1954.
Hal spent his entire adult life dairy and grain farming.
He was a 10 year 4-H member, as were his children and grandchildren. Hal has been a 4-H leader for the past 55 years in Washington Township.

SOUTH WHITLEY — For the second night in a row the Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball team took the...
COLUMBIA CITY — Norwell’s boys soccer team spoiled Columbia City’s senior honor recognition match...
SOUTH WHITLEY — There are 80 minutes in a girl's high school soccer game. Each half consists of 40...


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