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March 26th, 2012

Joel Harris, V, 65

March 26, 2012

Joel S. Harris, V, 65, of Columbia City, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at his residence.
Born May 19, 1946, in Falls Church, Va., he was the son of Joel S. and Isabel (Clark) Harris, IV.
He served as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War
On Sept. 13, 1976, he married Sheila McCann in Fort Wayne.

Legislature honors Argerbright, Lefever

March 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY – Former Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) board members John Lefever and Jim Argerbright were recently honored for their service to economic development in Whitley County with Special Resolutions from the Indiana General Assembly. The Resolutions were sponsored by State Representative Kathy Heuer and State Senator Jim Banks.

TALENT ON DISPLAY IN PHOTO: Whitko hosts fourth annual show

March 26, 2012

Whitko Middle School’s cafeteria was the site of the school’s fourth annual talent show Friday night. Above, left to right are contestants Rozlyn Bishop, fifth grade, Amanda Zinsmeister, seventh grade and seventh-grader Maddy Foutz. The event was sponsored by the WMS Peacekeepers program and organized by Tara Hosier. With 20 different talents, the categories included singing, variety and dance. Aside from offering students a chance to showcase their talents and entertain the crowd, all proceeds from the event went to the Peacekeeper Program.

Ilamae Hinricks, 71

March 26, 2012

Ilamae Hinricks , 71, of Fort Wayne, died at 5 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She was born March 1, 1941, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Jesse Hartzog and Helen (Seitner) Richadrson.
On Sept. 7, 1974, she was married in Fort Wayne to Ronald G. Hinrichs. He preceded her in death Jan. 28, 2006.
Surviving relatives her include twin sister, Ilarae Cunningham of Fort Wayne; a brother-in-law, Arthur Hinrichs of Howe, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her father.
By the request of the family, there will be no services.

Pamela Smith, 60

March 26, 2012

Pamela Smith, 60, of Albion, passed away at 6:05 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Wesley Healthcare in Auburn.
Mrs. Smith was born April 8, 1951, in Gary, a daughter of Leroy and Isabell (Zigler) Mason.
She spent her formative years in Gary.
On Aug. 28, 1999, she was married in the yard of their Albion home to Curtis Lee Smith.

Larwill man hurt in wkd. collision

March 26, 2012

A Larwill man was one of two men involved in a Saturday morning crash on Ind. 109, according to the Noble County Sheriff’s Department.
Shawn Sproles, 21, of Larwill collided head-on with Bradley Kincaid, 19, of Albion, according to police who reported the two drivers attempted to avoid a collision.
The crash occurred in the northbound lane.
Sproles was driving in the southbound lane.
A helicopter was dispatched to take Kincaid to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne with possible head injuries. Sproles was transported to Parkview Whitley Hospital for leg injuries.

NEW LIGHT FOR COESSE: School gets new windows

March 26, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Following many years of minor problems, Coesse Middle School is close to replacing the windows above the gymnasium.
Tony Zickgraf, business and operations manager for Whitley County Consolidated Schools, said that in the 17 years he has worked for the district, attempts have been made to seal the leaks, all of which were unsuccessful.
Zickgraf said the type of windows currently installed are translucent fiberglass designed to let light in, however the most recent investigation shows due to weather conditions the glass is beginning to wear.

Kit Redman, 63

March 26, 2012

Kit Redman, 63, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012 at his home.
He was born in Fort Wayne to Paul and Kathlene Redman.
He was a graduate of Columbia City Joint High School.
He was captain of the football team and received a football scholarship to Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisc. where he earned his bachelor’s degree.
Later, he married the love of his life, Carmen, and he embarked upon his 33-year career as a chemical salesman with Univar, Inc.

Eric Bruot, 53

March 26, 2012

CHURUBSCO — Eric F. Bruot, 53, a resident of Churubusco, was received into the arms of his Lord at 9:25 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He had been in failing health for the past year.
Mr. Bruot was born Feb. 21, 1959, in Fort Wayne, a son of Roger and Delores (Frank) Bruot.
He spent his formative years there and graduated from Northrop High School in 1977.
On March 21, 1981, he was married in Fort Wayne to Debra Kay Sanderson. The couple lived in New Haven for a period before moving to Churubusco in 1988.

WILD, WACKY & WEIRD NEWS: Conn. man accidentally dials 911 while stealing

March 26, 2012

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a Connecticut man accidentally dialed 911 from his cellphone while stealing about 700 pounds of scrap metals.
Police say the 46-year-old man was arrested after the robbery from a Southington merchant.
WFSB-TV reports he was charged Thursday with third-degree criminal trespassing and sixth-degree larceny. He was released on bond and is scheduled to appear in court April 2.

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