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June 30th

Local draft horse doubles as model

June 30, 2011

TRI-LAKES — In a quiet Whitley County woods lives a model of sorts.
Her name is Emma. She’s 10 years old, weighs 1,700 pounds, is just over five feet tall and can pull more than twice her weight.
Emma’s feet are as big as mixing bowls.
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S. Whitley’s Fall Festival suffers setback

June 30, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Dating back to 1976, the South Whitley Fall Festival included the highly-anticipated bed race, bringing thousands of people to the community.
In fact, this small hometown became known as the “Bed Race Capital of the World” as years progressed.
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Houser appeal denied

June 30, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Court of Appeals of Indiana on Tuesday denied an appeal by a Columbia City man convicted of murdering his ex-wife in 2009.
Rodney Houser was charged Nov. 18, 2009 with the beating death of his ex-wife, Debra.
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County Highway: Locally, road upkeep a costly endeavor

June 30, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — When it comes to budgeting for the multi-faceted functions necessary to operate, the Whitley County Highway Department has the responsibility of micro-managing every cent.
The department has been allocated more than $2 million in budget dollars for 2011.
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June 29th

Nicodemus, Emerick garner 4-H crowns

June 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s 4-H Fair has a new Mr. and Miss Whitley County, and this year’s top two 4-Hers have a lot in common.
Eric Emerick and Erica Nico-demus will reign over this year’s Whitley County 4-H Fair.
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County Highway: The past, present and future for Whitley County roads

June 29, 2011

Editor’s Note: The following is the first of a three-part series profiling the operations of the Whitley County Highway Department.
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COLUMBIA CITY — Two years ago, Michael Barton jumped out of retirement and into the hot seat as the new director of the Whitley County Highway Department.
His responsibilities are vast.
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Ball, dogs the topic for Col. City park board

June 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Park Board held its monthly meeting Monday evening with baseball committee and park board member Terry Baker providing an update on summer baseball/softball leagues.
“Baseball is going well and we (baseball league) recently had a tournament in Garrett,” Baker said.
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June 27th

South Whitley lands $600,000 grant

June 27, 2011

KENDALLVILLE — Lt. Gov Becky Skillman has awarded a $600,000 Community Focus Fund grant to the town of South Whitley in collaboration with the Region III-A Development and Regional Planning Commission, according to a press release issued by the commission.
The grant, according to the commission, will be used to fund a sanitary sewer improvement project.
The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) administers the grants, which are funded through the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
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Local residents enjoy Scottish cuisine, games at Highland Games

June 27, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — There was no end to the enthusiasm from the crowd and the participants as event after event took center court during the inaugural Highland Games at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds on Saturday.
Although the Highland Games is in its 25th year, it is the first time the event was held in Columbia City.
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June 24th

Two times two: Couple has 2nd set of twins

June 24, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Blessed and amazed are emotions the Furthmiller family is feeling right now. At least that’s what parents Matt and Sarah are feeling.
The Furthmillers just brought home their second set of twins on May 4, 2011. Zachary and Morgan were welcomed home by brothers Jonathan and Zachary.
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