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May 29th, 2013

Smiles with the Governor

May 29, 2013

Northern Heights Elementary School fourth graders took a field trip to Indianapolis Friday.

While touring the Statehouse the students met Governor Mike Pence who took time to stop for a photo with several students from Lisa Kissinger’s and Teri Harmon’s classes.

Banking big bucks

May 29, 2013

During its annual Live United Campaign, donations and pledges were collected for United Way of Whitley County.

In the end, the nonprofit raised $202,000 for its work in financially supporting other nonprofits in the county that “inspire hope for a better tomorrow.”

Pictured are Campaign Co-Chairs Jacie Worrick (left) and June Keiser (right) presenting United Way’s Executive Director Cindy Baker with the fundraising check.

IN COURT: Two suspects appear in court for burglary

May 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Two men arrested over the weekend for attempted burglary had their first appearance in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

William Ward-Bey, 60, of Gary, and Anthony Allen, 54, of Fort Wayne, both pleaded not guilty to attempted burglary, a Class C felony.

Ward-Bey will be represented by Whitley County Public Defender Brad Voelz. Allen said he plans to hire his own attorney.

Both men were arrested Thursday. Case reports indicate the men were allegedly involved in an attempted break-in at Gendel Low-Bob, LLC, on Frontage Road.

WHITLEY ON THE MOVE: Landscaping leaps ahead with town’s help

May 29, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — With recent events deemed a success by its leaders, Whitley On The Move (WOTM) is continuing with plans to revitalize South Whitley.

A spring clean up day was held last weekend to get town residents engaged in picking up trash, washing windows and tidying the town park. Whitley On The Move is made up of South Whitley residents who have worked together in several committees focused on different aspects of the town.

PIPE PROBLEMS: Sewer blame questioned by council

May 29, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — For two meetings, Christine Price, of South Whitley, has appeared before the South Whitley Town Council looking for answers to a sewer line mishap that left Price with no service and a costly fix.

When construction was taking place on South Whitley’s new waste water treatment plant, sewer pipe was laid and homes were disconnected off the old line and reconnected to the new line.

However, it seems after some investigation that Price’s sewer line never was connected to the new mains.

Eagles land at second in sectional

May 29, 2013

HUNTERTOWN — For the third year in a row, the Columbia City baseball team is sectional runner-up.

This year, the Eagles came closer to hoisting the sectional trophy than they have in either of the two previous years.

Columbia City lost to Carroll 6-3 Tuesday night in the sectional championship game.

It was the second game of the day for the Eagles, who earned their way into the finals after defeating Snider earlier that day 6-0 in the semifinals.

“To have a showing like we did in our sectional, you can’t really ask for a whole lot more,” said Columbia City Head Coach Zac Bireley.

DELAY OF GAME: Dunham’s to open later than expected

May 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Delays in the game happen in commercial real estate as well as football, there just is not a penalty assessed.

Dunham’s Sports will open in Columbia City, just not on the original timetable.

It was announced in January that the Michigan-based sporting goods company would be coming to Columbia City to occupy the former Scott’s building.

The projected opening was in late May or early June, but that has been pushed back.

Robert Fudge

May 29, 2013

Robert A. Fudge, 95, of Lake Township in Allen County, went peacefully on the morning of Monday, May 27, 2013, at the Hamilton House in Fort Wayne.
Mr. Fudge was born in Eel River Township Sept. 15, 1917, a son of Dean and Pearl (Arnold) Fudge. He graduated from Churubusco High School in 1935.
As a young man, he served during World War II in the U.S. Army’s 12th Armored Division, 714 Tank Battalion A Company, under General George Patton.

Nancy Nagi, 55

May 29, 2013

Nancy Jayne (Jagger) Nagi passed away April 29, 2013, at her home in Metolius, Ore. She had been battling cancer for more than a year and a half.
She was born Nov. 23, 1957, in Columbia City and attended grade school at Thorncreek School. Her family moved to Bakersfield, Calif. and where she attended and graduated from East High School.
She married Saleh Nagi April 24, 1981. They had three children together.
Nancy worked in nursing homes as an aide and then went into medical records.

May 28th

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

May 28, 2013

(May 28, 2013) -- The Whitley County Emergency Management has declared a severe thunderstorm watch for Whitley County until 2 a.m.

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