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May 2nd, 2011

Double vision X 2

May 2, 2011

Veterinarians at the Conley & Koontz Equine Hospital may be thinking about having the water tested, as the rare birthing of twin foals has happened again. Wednesday around 10 p.m., a mare named “Hooker,” owned by the Herbster family of Middlebury, delivered a colt and a filly.

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Larry Hambleton, 63

May 2, 2011

Larry Hambleton, 63, of Killeen, Texas, died April 30, 2011 at his home.
He was born April 13, 1948 in Fort Wayne, a son of Max and Monnabell (Ruby) Hambleton. He served in the United States Army.
Survivors include his wife, Sue; a daughter, Angie; a son, Chad Hambleton; three sisters, Sandra Shafter, Brenda McCurdy and Cindy Hickman.
There will be no services.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhomes.com.

Robert Byer, 85

May 2, 2011

Robert James Byer, 85, went to his heavenly home Saturday, April 30, 2011 in Fort Wayne.
He was born Oct. 27, 1925 near Marshall, Mich., a son of the late Herbert and Ruby (Laukhart) Byer. A 1944 graduate of the Wolf Lake High School, he served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Following his discharge from the Navy, he returned to Noble County where he farmed until retiring at age 75.
On Nov. 19, 1949, he was united in marriage to Lois Shively, who survives him.

Robert Haynes, 75

May 2, 2011

Robert E. Haynes, 75, a resident of Churubusco, passed away at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He was born June 26, 1935 in Garrett, a son of Morris and Cleatus (Thompson) Haynes, and as a young man served with the U. S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Jean and daughter, Kimberly Pape.

Barbara Rider, 78

May 2, 2011

Barbara Lou Rider, 78, of Larwill, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011 at The Oaks where she had been for the past two weeks in rehabilitation.
She was born Feb. 25, 1933 in Noble County, a daughter of the late George and Effa (Owen) Kimmel. Her formative years were spent in Noble County. She graduated from Churubusco High School in 1951.
On Jan. 15, 1955 she was united in marriage to Jack L. Rider. They made their home in Noble County, moving to Larwill in 1959. Mr. Rider died Jan. 2, 2000.

Robert Sloffer, 88

May 2, 2011

Robert J. Sloffer, 88, a resident of Churubusco and widely acquainted Churubusco businessman and community leader, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011 at the family residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Sloffer was born in Huntertown June 7, 1922, a son of Milo and Bertha (Dunten) Sloffer, and spent his formative years in that area. He graduated from Huntertown High School in 1940 and as a young man served with the U. S. Army during World War II.

EMS plan comes to county

May 2, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — An alternative plan to the current Whitley County Emergency Medical Service program was scheduled for discussion today by the Whitley County Board of Commissioners and Tuesday at the regular meeting of the county council.
According to Commissioner Don Amber, Consultant Jim Freeman will provide data and specifications for an EMS service that would become 100 percent under the county’s control.
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Judge, soldier reminds citizens to be vigilant

May 2, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The news today that longtime enemy of the United States, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was felled by an American bullet to the head in a special operations raid in Pakistan drew reactions from Indiana lawmakers and local veterans.
“There’s the old expression, ‘you can run, but you’ll only die tired,’” said Superior Court Judge Doug Fahl this morning.
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Long road back: Reserve officer nearly killed a year ago cherishes life

May 2, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Sheriff reserve officer Adam Schrader sped toward a possible suicide, his last thoughts, gone now forever, were likely of the sense of urgency to get to the scene and prevent a tragedy.
His next conscious thought came weeks later with both his skull and his shoulder crushed.
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Perfect form: City repeats

May 2, 2011

   KENDALLVILLE — Saturday, Columbia City girls’ track celebrated the weekend like it did the previous two.
   However, the Lady Eagles didn’t three-peat — like they did at the Bishop Luers Invitational two weeks ago. It wasn’t a title over a talented field — as they did at Churubusco’s Turtletown Invitational last Saturday.
   It was a little bit of both. Columbia City repeated but for a sixth time at the East Noble Relays beating a strong field.

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The Columbia City Main Street Association brought back the Big G’s 3-on-3 Tournament to downtown...
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