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August 8th, 2011

Frances Stangland, 96

August 8, 2011

Frances E. Stangland, 96, of Albion, died Thursday, August 4, 2011, at 2:20 p.m. in her residence.
She was born Jan. 18, 1915, in Noble County to Marshall and Frances (Stout) Young.
On Nov. 15, 1935, in Wolf Lake, she married Omar Stangland. He preceded her in death Aug. 31, 1997.
Mrs. Stangland, a lifetime area resident, graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1932. She was a teacher’s aide and worked in the cafeteria at Wolf Lake School.
She and her husband moved to the Stangland Family Farm March 13, 1936. For many years, they wintered in Bradenton, Fla.

South Whitley to hold own election Nov. 8

August 8, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — In a special meeting Thursday evening, South Whitley’s Town Council voted to conduct its own Nov. 8 municipal election – forgoing involvement by Whitley County.
“Given the filings that occurred on Friday of last week, the town will have to administer a general election in November of this year,” town attorney Greg Hockemeyer said. “In the past when there has been a need for a general election, the town has opted to do its own rather than pay the county to conduct the election on behalf of the town.”
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Richard Ambrose, 75

August 8, 2011

Richard P. “Rick” Ambrose, Sr., 75, of South Whitley, passed away at 3:05 a.m. Friday, August 5, 2011 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born Aug. 12, 1935 in Jamestown, N.Y., he was the son of Benny M. and Bernice (Goldfinch) Ambrose.
Raised in New York where he attended Jamestown High School, he moved to Whitley County in 1958.
He served in the United States Air Force from 1954-1958.
On May 25, 1984 ,he married Patricia M. (King) Deubner in Whitley County.

August 5th

County attorney brokering EMS deal

August 5, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — County Attorney Dan Sigler has been tasked with sifting through the heated debate and unanswered questions regarding the county’s emergency medical service in order to help broker an agreement between the county and Parkview Whitley Hospital.
It is a job, he says, that is challenging to say the least.
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Breast-feeding week bolsters information about nature's perfect food

August 5, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — This is World Breast-feeding Week – and several Whitley County moms and their families celebrated.
The event was at the Whitley County Women, Infant Children (WIC) office in Columbia City Wednesday. Nine mothers, three fathers and 11 children attended the celebration hosted by Danielle Henderson, breast feeding peer counselor at WIC.
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Marjorie Bennett, 84

August 5, 2011

Marjorie E. Bennett, 84, a former resident of Collins and more recently of rural Cromwell, died at 8:01 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse.
She was born in Eel River Township, Allen County on Sept. 10, 1926, to Bert and Loudema (Shock) Ferguson.
On Jan. 30, 1945, she was married in Whitley County to Garland E. Bennett.
He preceded her in death Nov. 19, 2005.

August 4th

Commissioners hear internet provider’s request for use of county property

August 4, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Alan Tio, of the Whitley Economic Development Corporation (EDC), and several members of the internet provider service Indiana Data Center (INDDC), are working together in the hopes of expanding in Whitley County.
The enterprise looks to service the U.S. 30 Industrial Corridor.
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’Busco man charged in shotgun incident

August 4, 2011

FORT WAYNE – A felony case has resulted from a property rights dispute involving a 65-year-old Churubusco man after he allegedly pointed a weapon at a man spraying weeds in a ditch.
The alleged weapon incident happened at mid-morning Wednesday, July 27, according to Allen Superior Court documents filed this week.
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Columbia City resident reflects on a century of life

August 4, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — When Helen Helmer was born, the life expectancy in the United States was 47.
To date, the Columbia City resident has that mark topped by 53 years. Helmer will be 100 years old on Tuesday. An open house is planned in her honor at The Oaks Saturday, from 2 to 4 p.m.
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Communication upgrades ongoing at Whitko schools

August 4, 2011

PIERCETON — Excellence for all by improving communication and focusing on school enrollment are top priorities for the upcoming school year according to Whitko Community School Corporation (WCSC) Superintendent Steve Clason.
“Main concerns are improved communications and really looking at focusing on our registration and enrollment right now to make sure we have very solid numbers,” Clason said.
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