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September 17th, 2014

Ray Ashbaugh, 96

September 17, 2014

Ray E. Ashbaugh, 96, a resident of rural Fort Wayne and long time Lake Township farmer, passed away at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at the Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne where he had been a patient for the past 11 months.
Mr. Ashbaugh was born May 19, 1918, in Van Wert, Ohio, a son of Alva and Marvel (Shaw) Ashbaugh, and spent his formative years there.
He was married in Van Wert in 1943 to Helen M. Craft and moved to Lafayette Township in Allen County in 1945 where he lived until moving to his present farm home in Lake Township in 1957.

September 15th

RABBIT AMBASSADORS: 4-Hers participate in state contest

September 15, 2014

Members of the Whitley County 4-H Rabbit Club competed at the Indiana State Fair Sunday, Aug. 3, in a Rabbit Ambassador Competition. 4-Hers studied to be prepared for a written test, 20 rabbit breed identification test and showmanship competition. Marlee Heriter placed fifth in the Junior age division. Rozlyn Bishop placed in the honor group in the Intermediate age division. Crystal Van Houten placed in the honor group in the Senior age division and Rebecca Lilly placed in the honor group in the Master age division. From left: Heriter, Bishop, Van Houten and Lilly.

AARP members gather to learn about nonprofit

September 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Chapter of AARP met Sept. 2, at the Woodlands Senior Center in Columbia City to learn about a nonprofit organization serving the county. Diane Foughty, a representative from Help Line, was introduced by Phyllis Swick

VIDEO-ALERT • KICKING & SCREAMING: Colts, Eagles prepare for Monday night matchup

September 15, 2014

VIDEO: Monday night matchup: Colts vs. Eagles's Andrew Perloff, Aaron Nagler and Chris Burke breakdown the Monday night game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Philadelphia Eagles.

CALLED TO SERVE: Kumfer prepares for military life

September 15, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the first in a series spotlighting area graduates who have elected to join the military.

COLUMBIA CITY — Lucas Kumfer is an average 20-year-old from Whitley County, but he is planning for a not-so-average role.
Kumfer is joining the U.S. Air Force. When a friend of his decided to join the Marines, Kumfer decided to enlist as well.

C. Harold Polk, 86

September 15, 2014

Rev. C. Harold Polk, 86, of Columbia City, died at 8:10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at his home.
He was born June 9, 1928, in Kokomo, a son of Clarence Branch and Nellie Dorothy (Bird) Polk.
He graduated from Kokomo High School and Klotzing College in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
On Sept. 2, 1951, he was united in marriage to Donna L. Polk. They made their home in various Wesleyan parsonages including Martinsville for two years, Kokomo for 10 years total, Peru for three years, Kingford Heights for four years, Green Center for two years and Larwill for 14 years.

Marvin Craig, 85

September 15, 2014

Marvin R. Craig, 85, of rural Columbia City, died at 9:07 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at Miller’s Merry Manor.
He was born May 12, 1929, in Fort Wayne, a son of Ward F. and Arlene (Otis) Craig. He completed his education at Central High School.
On Nov. 22, 1958, he married Leola J. Yeager. They made their home in Fort Wayne and later Leo, moving to their present home in 1983.

Monday night matchup: Colts vs. Eagles

September 15, 2014's Andrew Perloff, Aaron Nagler and Chris Burke breakdown the Monday night game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Philadelphia Eagles.

VIDEO-ALERT • BEAR FACTS: Chicago's coach talks to media after big road win vs. 49ers

September 15, 2014

VIDEO: Trestman addresses media after Bears upend Niners


September 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Twin brothers Lucas (left) and James Eppelmann enjoy Saturday night’s Movie on the Square at the Whitley County Courthouse. A crowd gathered to watch “Up,” an animated film, which was shown on the Courthouse lawn. The free event was sponsored by the Columbia City Main Street Association and included helium balloons and popcorn.

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