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September 27th, 2011

Serious injuries averted in pair of rollovers

September 27, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — No serious injuries were sustained in two late-night single-car accidents during the weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday nights, the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department investigated two roll-over crashes, both around the midnight hour, both during the rain.
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A ‘Shew’ thing: Local company eyes 35 years of service

September 27, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County police, fire and school systems have one thing in common when it comes to communicating: J&K Communications.
Since 1976, J&K Communications, Inc. has prided itself in two-way, telemetry data and SCADA radio sales and service. The business remains committed to providing the most up-to-date and reliable products available.
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Carl Henson, 82

September 27, 2011

MARION — Carl Howard Henson, 82, of Marion, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
He was born May 7, 1929, in Bona, Ark. to Lyman and Leona Henson.
He spent most of his lifetime in Marion, where he retired in 1993 from GM Fisher Body after more than 25 years of service.
He was a member of Marion Baptist Temple where he served as an usher for many years.
Mr. Henson also built two homes for he and his family, played the guitar and loved to put together puzzles.

Ronald Ramsey, 67

September 27, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Ronald L. Ramsey, 67, of rural Columbia City, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family.
He had been battling cancer for the past five years.
He was born Oct. 13, 1943, in Oklahoma and spent his formative years in Sioux City, Iowa.
A veteran, he served in the National Guard.
He married Linda L. Davidson and they always made their home in rural Columbia City.
He was employed at Essex for more than 20 years until its closing and retired from USF Holland.

Paul Sheets, 74

September 27, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Paul V. Sheets, 74, of Columbia City, died at 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at Parkview Oaks where he had been a resident since Aug. 4.
He was born Aug. 6, 1937 in Willet, N.Y., the son of Evan Lowell and Goldie Catherine (Walters) Sheets. As a young boy, his family moved to Larwill.
On May 6, 1960, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged Aug. 8, 1961.
On June 10, 1961, he married Lois A. May. They made their home in Larwill for a short time before moving to Columbia City.
He retired in 2009 from UniRoyal with 31 years of service.

September 26th

Blessed in life: For Bev Harrold, the good things had nothing to do with luck

September 26, 2011

If there was one word that kept reoccurring during my time with Bev Harrold it was the word blessing. Make no mistake about it; Bev Harrold doesn’t consider her life luck, coincidence, or chance.
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If there was one word that kept reoccurring during my time with Bev Harrold it was the word blessing. Make no mistake about it; Bev Harrold doesn’t consider her life luck, coincidence, or chance.

Smith-Green schools fill music vacancy

September 26, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco Junior-Senior High School finally has a new choir teacher. The school corporation recently welcomed Travis Carie, from South Bend.
Carie has a master of music education degree from Western Michigan University and a bachelor of music education degree from Indiana State University. He carried a 3.93 GPA out of a 4.0 scale.
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Courtesy of local donation, town’s sign illuminated

September 26, 2011

CHURUBUSCO – It’s been in the works for more than a year but the lights on the new sign welcoming folks to Churubusco are now beckoning.
PNC bank donated $19,000 and gave the land to the Town of Churubusco. It sits at the corner of Main and Whitley streets.
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Whitko schools eye 25-year plan

September 26, 2011

PIERCETON — In an effort to provide the best educational facilities possible, the Whitko Community School Corporation board of trustees discussed the developing stages of a 25-year plan for all four locations within the corporation at Monday evening’s monthly meeting.
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Sounds of silence: Deaf CCHS senior excels in a hearing world

September 26, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Kelly Jo Hilleshiem’s passion for life can be seen in her vibrant smile, whether from the sidelines of a Columbia City Eagles football game in the ranks of the school’s cheerleading squad, or from center stage of pageants where she is a constant contender.
The Columbia City High School senior with the infectious smile strives to brighten the lives of everyone around her, despite living in her own world that fell silent when she was 16 months old.
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