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October 19th, 2011

Chamber honors its own during annual banquet

October 19, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Optimism about the future and overcoming adversity was the prevalent theme at the outset of the awards presentation during the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce’s annual recognition night Tuesday.
“This has been a very challenging few months for the chamber of commerce,” said Mike DeFreeuw, chairman of the chamber board during the opening remarks.
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Commissioners field questions from ‘Busco students

October 19, 2011

CHURUBUSCO – Churubusco High School students got the opportunity to see local government in action Monday when the Whitley County Board of Commissioner’s held its bi-monthly meeting in the auditorium of the high school.
Although designed to be business as usual, most of the discussion stemmed from questions raised by the students regarding a commissioner’s role and duties.
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SUV goes airborne, rolls over

October 19, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A father and infant daughter survived a one-vehicle rollover crash in the area of Ind. 9 and CR 500 N Tuesday morning.
Casey Sellers, 31, of Fairmont, lost control of his Cadillac Escalade and rolled it, pinning himself in the vehicle. Seller’s daughter, 4, escaped with no injuries. Sellers was airlifted to Parkview Main in Fort Wayne after he was found unconscious and pinned in the vehicle.
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Tournament time; local athletes fighting to keep their seasons alive

October 19, 2011

While cross country’s post season is in full swing, several area teams are preparing for sectionals this week.
Cross Country: Whitko’s boys, along with Columbia City’s boys and girls teams, will be competing Saturday at IPFW in the semi-state meet.
Teams that place in the top five will advance, along with runners that place in the top 15 individually.
Volleyball: Columbia City’s, Churubusco’s, and Whitko’s volleyball teams’ sectionals begin Thursday night.
Columbia City will take the short trip to Carroll to face Fort Wayne North Side at 7:30 p.m.
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Patricia Reed, 82

October 19, 2011

AVILLA — Patricia Opal Reed, 82, of Avilla, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Provena Sacred Heart Home.
Mrs. Reed was born in Kendallville April 14, 1929, to the late Clifford John Barker and Opal Daisey (Helmer) Becker.
She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1946 and married Jack Phillip Reed Aug. 24, 1947, at the Wayne Center United Methodist Church near Kendallville.
Pat was a bookkeeper and was employed with Parker Nivens Chevrolet in Kendallville for 18 years.
She also assisted Ron Everage when he began Everage Motor Sales in Stroh.

Elnora Norris, 71

October 19, 2011

Elnora L. Norris, 71, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:05 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Canterbury Rehab, Fort Wayne.
Born March 21, 1940, in Huntington County, she was the daughter of Edward P. and Bessie H. (Rupley) Schenkel.
She grew up in Andrews and moved to Whitley County in 1975.
She graduated from Andrews High School with the Class of 1958.
On June 10, 1961 she married Brent L. Norris in Andrews. She retired from Precision Plastics, Columbia City in 2001.

October 17th

Junelle Luther, 86

October 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Junelle A. Luther, 86, of Columbia City, died at 4:09 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 at Miller’s Merry Manor where she was admitted Thursday, Oct. 13.
She was born May 5, 1925, in Union Township, Whitley County, a daughter of William Thomas and Ione J. (Tucker) Perry.
Her formative years were spent in Union Township, with the exception of a short time in Auburn. She graduated from Coesse High School.
On June 29, 1946, she was united in marriage to Leonard E. Luther. They made their home in Washington Township, Whitley County.

Property assessment form being mailed

October 17, 2011

CHURUBUSCO – Every year, property owners in the county receive what is known as a Form 11, an assessment form showing either the same property value as the previous year or changes to this year’s value.
The form is sent by the county assessor’s office and is used in determining what property taxes will be when next year’s tax season comes around.
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Shrouded morning

October 17, 2011

Fog rises over a rural scene north of South Whitley recently as the sun prepares to peak over the treeline. Cooling temperatures have recently collided with the warm earth, still holding heat from a searing summer, to create foggy conditions throughout Whitley County and the rest of Indiana.

Junior Achiever: Hard at work

October 17, 2011

Lauren Listen, a 4th-grade student at Mary Raber Elementary School in Columbia City, writes her name on the back of her Junior Achievement book. She is just one of 900 Whitley County children involved in JA this fall. Nancy Bridegam is her teacher.

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