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October 4th, 2011

Tracey Headrick, 44

October 4, 2011

Tracey Anne Headrick, 44, Kokomo, was called home to Heaven Oct. 1, 2011 from the Emergency Room at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
She was born Aug. 10, 1967 in Ft. Wayne, the daughter of Billy R.”Bill” and Patricia L. (Busche) Shanks.
On June 10, 1995 in the Zion Lutheran Church, Ft. Wayne, she married Ralph E. Headrick who survives.
She was a 1985 graduate of Columbia City Joint High School, Columbia City and attended William Penn University, Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Vivian Sikma, 96

October 4, 2011

Vivian Sikma, formerly of Columbia City, passed away Sept. 28, 2011 at Brighton Gardens, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
She was born Jan. 18, 1915, in Union Township, to George and Nora (Campbell) Miller.
She graduated from Washington Township High School in 1932.
On April 6, 1934 she married Robert Hendrickson and they made their home in Columbia City. He passed away July 7, 1968.
She married William Sikma Oct. 20, 1973 and they lived in Columbia City until 1999 when they moved to Stuart, Fla. Mr. Silma preceded her in death Oct. 2007.

Dale Grigsby, 91

October 4, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Dale A. Grigsby, 91, of Columbia City, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at his home.
He was born Nov. 7, 1919 in Allegan, Mich., a son of Gerald and Norma (Emmons) Grigsby.
He graduated from Otsego High School in Michigan and received his bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering from Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne.
In 1941, he began his employment at General Electric. He retired in 1985 as a Transformer Process Specialist.

Shelly Cramer, 58

October 4, 2011

Shelly L. Cramer, 58, of Columbia City, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at 11:35 p.m. at Parkview Oaks, Columbia City.
Born June 10, 1953 in Wolf Lake, she was the daughter of Teddy R. Hare and DeVona J. Myers-Berg.
She attended Columbia City High School.
A lifetime Whitley County resident, she worked as a waitress for Jimmie’s Pizza and Pizza Hut, Columbia City.
She also worked as a dispatcher for the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department for 12 years prior to working as a department manager for more than six years at Wal-Mart, Columbia City.

Christopher Hook, 45

October 4, 2011

Christopher Lee Hook, 45, of Churubusco, passed away at 6:44 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 at his home.
Born April 29, 1966 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Thomas Albert and Barbara (Fuller) Hook.
He graduated with the Class of 1985 from Carroll High School.
A former resident of Columbia City and Fort Wayne, he worked for Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne in the Dietary Department and as a custodian.
He was employed at BRC and Dana-PTG, Columbia City, as a laborer, and at U.S. 30 & 69 Rest Area through Passages as a custodian.

S. Whitley residents will face sewer hike

October 4, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY –Man-dated by the state, South Whitley residents will eventually incur a rate increase on the sewage portion of their monthly bill as Phase II of the waste water treatment facility project is currently in the financial stages.
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The hearts of local couple reside in Haiti

October 4, 2011

He’s broke but not broken. He’s poor but not poor in spirit.
Doug Douglas and his wife, Rebecca, have a passion for the people of Haiti.
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Lochner-Goff pre-trial conference set for Nov. 11

October 4, 2011

Former Whitley County Chamber of Commerce president Sara Lochner-Goff appeared for an initial hearing last week and is scheduled for a pre-trial conference Nov. 11 on charges of theft.
Lochner-Goff is accused by the chamber of cashing in approximately $2,100 worth of certificates between Dec. 1, 2010 and Sept. 13, when she was officially dismissed from the job she assumed Aug. 5, 2010.
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McIntosh sentenced for baby’s death

October 4, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The first member of a couple blamed for the death of their 17-month-old daughter will serve two years in jail, according to the Whitley County Prosecutor’s Office.
Jesse E. McIntosh, 25, was in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday for sentencing in the death of Taylor McIntosh June 13.
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Works board addresses on-going city issues

October 4, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Friday’s meeting regarding public safety for the Columbia City Board of Works provided minor updates for the current and future issues around the city.
Fire Department Chief Tom LaRue explained that a minor vacuum issue affecting some of the older fire trucks will be repaired in the next couple of weeks so that all department vehicles will continue to be up to standard.
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