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October 30th, 2012

SWIPING SIGNS: Stolen signs cause problems for real estate businesses, clients

October 30, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Real estate signs have been coming up missing in Columbia City, resulting in upset clients and hundreds to thousands of dollars lost by real estate businesses.
Esther Smith, with Columbia City’s LT Real Estate, said six signs in the city were lost Saturday.
“They were all signs in the city downtown streets like Main Street and Oak Street,” said Smith.

LIVE UNITED: Updated total

October 30, 2012

United Way’s 2012 campaign, Live United, is underway. Cindy Baker, Whitley County’s executive director, is working with local businesses, individuals and organizations to reach the county’s goal of $190,000. Funds raised will go toward various nonprofit groups and programs in the county. Worrick and Keiser are working as part of the United Way of Whitley County’s campaign to reach out to small businesses for financial support. To give to the Live United campaign, call 244-6454.

BUSTED: 13 booked for underage drinking

October 30, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A routine probation check turned into the arrest of 13 people Saturday southwest of Tri-Lakes.
The probation check, led by Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Cory Patrick and Indiana State Police Trooper Andrew Mills, was at the residence of John Whitehead, 3985 E. Burd Road.
Police didn’t find Whitehead at the residence, but found several people, who they believed to be drinking underage.
Patrick, Mills and several other deputies converged on the group, which was located in the woods on the property.
Read more of the story in today's edition of The Post & Mail

WINTER WEATHER

October 30, 2012

Whitley County saw its first sign of winter precipitation today with blowing sleet and snow in the early morning hours. The National Weather Service reported the first signs of snow at 3:54 a.m. Weather reports show sleet changing over to rain by 8 a.m. with strong winds continuing.

October 29th

William Schnepp, 82

October 29, 2012

William H. Schnepp, 82, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at his home. Born March 6, 1930, in Monroeville, he was the son of Henry and Evah (Rich) Schnepp.
He graduated from Roanoke High School with the class of 1948. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army where he served with the Military Police in Korea.
On June 9, 1953, he married Elizabeth R. Battershell in Roanoke. A farmer in Allen and Huntington counties, he was employed by International Harvester as an assembly worker for 31 years.

Marilyn Messmann, 66

October 29, 2012

Marilyn Jane Messmann, 66, of Columbia City, passed away suddenly Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born September 20, 1946, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Virgil W. and Marie Eva (Smith) Jones.
She graduated from New Haven High School with the class of 1964 and Ravenscroft Beauty College, Fort Wayne.
On Nov. 21, 1973, she married Dennis L. Messmann in Fort Wayne.
A former Fort Wayne resident, she resided in Columbia City since November of 1981.

Norman Campbell, 85

October 29, 2012

Norman Lee Campbell, 85, of La Porte passed away Saturday Oct. 27, 2012, at his home.
He was born on July 16, 1927, in Jay County, to Irvin and Lilly (Hiestand) Campbell.
He married Eloise E. Keirn, his bride of 63 years on June 29, 1949, in Fort Wayne; she survives.
Norman graduated from Bryant High School in Bryant, and served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was a golden-glove boxer in the Navy.
Norman was a self-employed general contractor for more than 60 years.

Meningitis: Whitley County in the clear, cases expected to drop

October 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Despite the outbreak of fungal meningitis affecting clinics in Indiana, Whitley County remains in the clear. Cases of illnesses and deaths are soon expected to take a drastic downward spiral.
According to Whitley County Health Officer Dr. Lisa Hatcher, three lots of contaminated methylprednisolone acetate, a steroid prepared by the New England Compounding Center (NECC), of Framingham, Mass. was the cause of several cases affecting a total of 18 states.

DANCING DEAD: Col. City show choirs host their first zombie prom

October 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Area high school students morphed into zombies Saturday to converge on Paige’s Crossing for Columbia City High School’s zombie prom, sponsored by CCHS show choirs.
The dancing dead ate zombie-themed foods such as blood punch, flayed-skin cheeseball and bandaged big toes.
Candace Lemke, a show choir parent, coordinated the food. She said, “The food is zombie inspired. It’s all in good fun. It may sound gross, but it tastes good.”
The event was a fundraiser for the choir program and was open to all CCHS and Eagle Tech Academy students and their guests.

TROY: Preventing roadblocks, involving students in the community

October 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — As TROY Center continues to strive for student excellence, the staff has embraced the motto “to do whatever it takes” to ensure those students reach their goals.
According to TROY Center Administrator Nicole Trier, TROY, which was recently accredited in August, provides mentoring, social skills education, wellness activities, basic skills education, fine arts, substance abuse education, physical training and tutoring.
“Our goal is to catch the students who will otherwise fall through the cracks because they’ve been expelled or something like that,” said Trier.

 

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