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October 23rd, 2014

SECTIONAL OPENER: Eagles gearing up for opponent

October 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City opens sectional play Friday at 7 p.m. against South Side, a team Eagle Head Coach Brett Fox says is “big, athletic and aggressive. “They are just like us, their record doesn’t show much, but they play in the very tough Summit Athletic Conference,” Fox said. “The numbers don’t show it, but they are a good team.”

Lavinia Robinson, 84

October 23, 2014

Aug. 16, 1930 — Oct. 21, 2014
Lavinia A. Croy-Robinson, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 6:37 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.
Born Aug. 16, 1930, in Kentucky, she was the daughter of Doc and Maude (Stamper) Fletcher.
She moved from Kentucky to the Whitley County area at the age of 10. She attended Collins School, and on April 21, 1948, she married Albert Croy in Huntertown. Soon after in 1950, they moved their family to Fort Wayne.

Kenneth Parke, 59

October 23, 2014

July 26, 1955 — Oct. 21, 2014
Kenneth Jay Parke, Sr., 59, a resident of Big Lake, died at 10:31 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He had been in declining health.
He was born July 26, 1955, in Fort Wayne, a son of James and Virginia (Hawk) Parke. His formative years were spent in Fort Wayne. He attended South Side High School.
On Dec. 29, 1973, he entered the U.S. Marine Corp. He was honorably discharged May 28, 1978.
On July 29, 1978, he was united in marriage to Cathy M. Thompson. They made their home in Fort Wayne. In 1989, they moved to Big Lake.

Erma Caley, 90

October 23, 2014

Oct. 21, 2014
Erma L. (Spear) Eagleson Caley, 90, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville.
Born in Columbia City, Erma was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was the owner of Caley Canvas for six years.
Erma loved music, playing the organ, fishing, golfing, photography and genealogy. She loved her family and cherished her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church.

Bessie Callison, 75

October 23, 2014

April. 3, 1939 — Oct. 21, 2014
Bessie M. Callison, 75, of Albion, passed away at 8:37 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Peabody Retirement Center, North Manchester.
Born April 3, 1939, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Wilbert and Henrietta (Boschet) Ferrell.
She attended Columbia City High School and worked at Ten Pin Restaurant in Columbia City. It was there where she met her husband. On Oct. 16, 1976, she married Erville “Duke” Callison in Columbia City.

WEATHER ALERT: Dense fog blankets area

October 23, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Motorists should use caution Thursday morning, as dense fog has covered the area, causing several school delays.

October 22nd

WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Ann Fahl puts heart into home-buying

October 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Fahl, who as been a Realtor with Orizon Real Estate for 25 years, puts passion above paycheck when it comes to her job.
“I want to do more than sell homes, I want to invest in our community,” Fahl said.

WATER WORKS: Somebody has to do it

October 22, 2014

Columbia City Water Department gave a tour of the city’s Water Treatment Plant Saturday during the city’s open house. Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel opened the doors to all city facilities for local residents to take tours and ask questions.

PEOPLELINK: County looks to change part-time hiring practices

October 22, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Current and prospective part-time employees for the county may be facing new changes in the form of hiring and benefits. In a bid to reduce cost and increase efficiency, the county would use Peoplelink as the personnel agency in regards to the hiring and payroll of current and part-time employees.

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR:Chamber honors community at banquet

October 22, 2014

Editor’s Note: The following is the first of a three-part series on the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet.

COLUMBIA CITY — Numerix, a precision CNC machining company, was honored by the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce as the Small Business of the Year. Jeff Johnson’s former employer, Micropulse, was the chamber’s Large Business of the Year winner at Tuesday night’s annual banquet.


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