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August 8th, 2012

'SOUNDS OF THE SUMMER'

August 8, 2012

JAIL REPAIRS: Sheriff moves foward with project

August 8, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Council gave Sheriff Mark Hodges the approval to move forward with jail repairs at its meeting Tuesday.
The council approved $100,000 out of the Rainy Day Fund, with the rest of the money needed to complete the project to be determined as the project moves along.
The project, which concerns a door opening system, upgrading a camera system throughout the entire building and a request for cabinet renovations, is estimated to cost around $176,139 and to take six to eight months to complete.

WCCS: Promoting outreach programs

August 8, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — To continue the Celebrate Success program this year, Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation has started two new programs that are going to be working through the school and the district involving outreach.
“Each school is going to be creating a school outreach team to promote that particular school, and they’re going to create a presentation and present the presentation to three off campus entities,” said Dr. Patricia O’Connor at the WCCS work session Monday.
O’Connor said these entities could include churches, the chamber, the rotary and even the city council.

Columbia City football soap game

August 8, 2012

Columbia City’s football team held its soap scrimmage Saturday.

Above, Jared Murphy makes a move for the end zone.

Phillip Lundblad, 82

August 8, 2012

Phillip L. Lundblad, 82, of Columbia City, died at 4:10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at his home. He had been in failing health for the past year.
He was born Oct. 23, 1929, in Whitley County, a son of Harold L. and C. Fern (Coolman) Lundblad. A lifelong resident of Columbia City, he graduated from Columbia City High School in 1949.
On Jan. 19, 1951, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged Jan. 13, 1953.
On June 19, 1971, he was united in marriage to Linda D. Kitson. They moved to their present home in 1972.

August 7th

METH CASE: Man pleads guilty

August 7, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Austin L. Waller, 18, pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday to aiding in dealing in methamphetamine.
Due to Waller’s plea agreement, he will be charged with aiding in the dealing of methamphetamine, a Class B felony, with four other counts against him dismissed.
A sentencing date is scheduled for Oct. 15 where Waller could face six to 20 years and a fine of up to $10,000.
The plea came after Waller was arrested July 1, along with Terrance M. Ward, 30, on reports of a chemical odor coming from Apartment 3, 315 S. Main St., Columbia City.

August 6th

Col. City golf opens at Warsaw

August 7, 2012

WARSAW — Columbia City’s girls golf season opened Monday morning at the same place it ended last year —Stonehenge.

The Lady Eagles were bested by a strong Warsaw team, which opened its season with a score of 184. Columbia City shot a 224. Last season’s sectional match was held at Stonehenge, where both Columbia City and Whitko saw the end of their seasons.

Though as a team the Lady Eagles lost by a significant margin, Columbia City’s No. 1 linkster Jackie Leeuw shot just one-over Warsaw’s medalists with a 45. Lady Tigers Nikke Lalonde and Beth Meadows both fired 44s.

BOOKED: Cleveland Twp. Trustee charged with battery

August 7, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — A Whitley County official was arrested Monday afternoon on official misconduct and battery charges.

Roland "Ron" King, 74, of South Whitley, Cleveland Township Trustee, is charged with three felonies and three misdemeanors after a one-month long investigation.

According to Indiana State Police Detective Kevin Smith, a complaint was made to the South Whitley Police Department alleging that King inappropriately touched three women at the Cleveland Township Trustee’s office.

The misconduct allegedly occurred between June 10, 2011 and June 11, 2012.

Edwin Bear, 90

August 6, 2012

Edwin J. Bear, 90, of Columbia City, died at 5:11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at his residence.
Born June 1, 1922 in Allen County, he was the son of Cassius Elmer and Cecil Lucille (Grayless) Bear.
He graduated from Huntertown High School with the class of 1940. After graduation, he served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946.
On July 31, 1946, he married Phyllis Ilene Walker at Coesse United Methodist Church.

Mary Slagal, 89

August 6, 2012

Mary L. Slagal, 89, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Columbia City, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at her home.
Born July 19, 1923, in South Bend, she was the daughter of Rollie J. and Alberta J. (Anderberg) Howe.
She attended Riley High School in South Bend. On Aug. 13, 1938, she married Russell D. Slagal in Elkhart.
A former resident of Tri-Lakes, she moved to California in 1977, where she worked for Singer-Kerfott, St. Marcos, retiring in 1988. In 1990, she returned to Whitley County and since 2009, she lived with her daughter in Fort Wayne.

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