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September 3rd, 2014

POTCH WHEELER GOLF OUTING: $7,600 in donations generated

September 3, 2014

More than $7,600 was raised through the Potch Wheeler Golf Outing. The event was held Aug. 14 at Eagle Glen Golf Course. Money raised will be used to fund scholarships for Whitley County high school students looking to further their education in the areas of conservation and political science.

CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP: Stutzman brings national issues to Whitley Co.

September 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — As voters prepare for the November election, local candidates are looking for supporters to hit the polls in November. Whitley County Patriots gathered at Columbia City’s Church of the Nazarene to hear from U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman Tuesday night, who applauded local candidates running for office.

COUNTY RIVAL: Col. City tops Churubusco, 3-1

September 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The only thing certain when Columbia City and Churubusco square off in any sort of sporting endeavor is that the Eagles will win. Such was the case Tuesday night when the Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team played host to Whitley County rival Churubusco.

John Bales, 76

September 3, 2014

Feb. 6, 1938 — Aug. 23, 2014
John Edwin Bales, 76, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Heritage Park in Fort Wayne.
John was born Feb. 6, 1938, in Winchester to George Basil Bales and Helen Cain Bales.
He grew up in Economy, earned his bachelors and masters degrees from Indiana University and did additional graduate study at Michigan State University.
John taught accounting at IPFW for 16 years and retired from Manchester University in 2000, as an associate professor with 23 years of service. He was a CPA, having passed the required test on his first attempt.

Roger Schrader, 77

September 3, 2014

Jan. 24, 1937 — Sept. 1, 2014
Roger A. Schrader, 77, a lifelong resident of Union Township, died Monday evening, Sept. 1, 2014.
He was born Jan. 24, 1937, in Whitley County a son of Charles E. and Mary C.P. (Gaff) Schrader. He graduated from Coesse High School.
On June 4, 1960, he was united in marriage to Lucille C. Yates. In 1964, they moved to their present home.
He was employed at International Harvester, Fortmeyer Tire Center, Whitley County Jail and Harris Kayot.

Alton Parker, 89

September 3, 2014

Jan. 13, 1925 — Sept. 1, 2014
Alton W. Parker, 89, a resident of rural Albion and widely acquainted York Township farmer, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at Prescense Sacred Heart Home in Avilla following an extended illness.
Mr. Parker was born in Wolf Lake Jan. 13, 1925, a son of J. D. and Doris (Wiley) Parker.

Barbara Lancaster, 79

September 3, 2014

Jan. 30, 1935 — Sept. 1, 2014
Barbara J. Lancaster, 79, of South Whitley, died at 10:40 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City, after being transported from Miller’s Merry Manor where she had been a resident since 2011.
She was born Jan. 30, 1935, in Culver, a daughter of the late Michael and Thelma (Rose) Bernhard.
She began her education in Culver. The family then moved to Laud and later to South Whitley. She attended South Whitley High School. At age 39, she received her GED.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: LaOtto man runs deputy off the road

September 3, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — A LaOtto man is facing multiple charges after driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, leading to him running a Whitley County Sheriff deputy off the road late last month. Lance Duckwall, 27, was booked for resisting law enforcement, operating while intoxicated, reckless driving and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.

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September 2, 2014

The photograph was submitted by Chuck Mathieu, a Churubusco resident and Churubusco historian. Pictured is John Tripcony who started serving in 1907 as guard at the Line Street, in Churubusco, crossing for the Pennsylvania Railroad for 38 years.
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