October 3rd, 2012
Elizabeth Ann Hatcher, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 10:54 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at her home. Born March 9, 1938, in Churubusco, she was the daughter of Herbert Theodore and Bethel Marie (Pennington) Harroff.
She graduated with the class of 1956 from Wolf Lake High School. On April 29, 1963, she married Ruben Dillard Hatcher in Columbia City.
A homemaker, she also worked at Chamberlin Products as a line worker for four years. Prior to moving to Fort Wayne, she lived in Wolf Lake, Albion, Churubusco, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana.
A water main break sent Columbia City Water Department workers to the intersection of Ind. 205 and U.S. Hwy 30 for repairs today. The break was just infront of Parkview Whitley Hospital and caused area homes and business to go without water for many hours. The line was repaired this afternoon and it was announced that water was turned back on to those affected areas at approximately 3:30 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force joined with Columbia City High School students and Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel to â€śpaint the town purple.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY -- The Whitley County Humane Society brought out paws-a-plenty Saturday. Morsches Park was a puppy playground for pooches of all breeds. The Canine Carnival was an event organized by the society to benefit the Whitley County Humane Shelter.
Volunteers ran various attractions, and offered canines and their companions a chance to learn about area service providers. Among the volunteers, students from Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s Key Club paraded dogs from the shelter that are available for adoption.
HUNTINGTON â€” Whitley County Deputy Prosecutor D.J. Sigler is overseeing a high-profile Huntington County case involving a county commissioner.
Huntington County Commissioner Floyd Wall, 59, received a seven-count indictment from a grand jury in Huntington County.
Wall is charged with seven counts of misdemeanor battery, stemming form an Indiana State Police investigation that was initiated in the spring of 2012.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The final plans on a bridge replacement project are in, set to begin today on 700 S, with an estimated cost of $165,045.
â€śThe length of the new bridge will be 36 feet and 32 feet, respectively,â€ť said Whitley County Engineer Brandon Forrester.
According to Forrester, the new structure will be a concrete slab bridge that will allow free flow through the ditch under the road.
The existing structure, located at CR 700 E between county roads 900 S and 1000 S, is known as a twin culvert since it does not span 20 feet in length, the requirement for it to qualify as a bridge.