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October 17th

Final OK near for trail expansion

October 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The committee in charge of the Blue River Trail Expansion, a project which has been ongoing for nearly three years, is close to submitting its final proposals to the Columbia City Park Board.
Derek Fredrickson of Engineering Resources, Inc. and the Blue River Trail Committee made the presentation to city council last week.
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Flip throw: Whitko soccer standout wows fans and foes with rare feat of athleticism

October 17, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Many soccer coaches are happy to teach a first-time player how to kick the ball properly in their first practice.
For Whitko Coach Gary Sims and player Cagney Craig, the first practice was quite different.
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Fall brings spike in car-deer crashes

October 17, 2011

Hunting season for whitetail deer, coupled with the fall corn and soybean harvest, has experts warning Indiana motorists to be extra vigilant on the roadways.
According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, movement patterns for deer are changing due to crops being harvested, another factor in increased activity near roads.
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Larwill council: New truck will help with snow removal

October 17, 2011

LARWILL — In an effort to save on future snow plowing expenses, Larwill town council members agreed to purchase a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4-wheel drive truck at its Thursday evening meeting.
“The (truck) purchase is in order to save our lawn tractor some work,” council president Rick Hobbs said.
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Farmers take advantage of good weather to reap 2011’s sub-par harvests

October 17, 2011

WHITLEY COUNTY — With the 2011 fall harvest fully under way, Indiana farming experts such as the Indiana Farm Bureau report a wide variety of yield results.
Locally, it appears weather issues throughout the planting and growing season this year have negatively affected yields.
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Little Turtle 2nd-grader gets surprised by father returning from war in Iraq

October 17, 2011

ALBION — When Gavyn Stephens was getting ready for bed Tuesday night, he folded his hands and said his usual prayer for his daddy so far away in Iraq.
When he got up on Wednesday, he had no idea that before the morning was over, his prayers would be answered.
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Wanted city man found, arrested

October 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A wanted local man has been located by police after having eluded law enforcement for more than a year.
Nathan Healy, 27, had an active warrant since August of 2010 for purchasing more than three grams of pseudoephedrine in seven days, according to Columbia City Police Officer Shad Hunter.
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S. Whitley updated on sewer project

October 17, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Project manager David Harvey with Fleis and Vandenbrink attended the South Whitley town council meeting Tuesday evening, providing updates on Phase II of the waste water system improvements project.
Mandated by the state, Phase II includes upgrades to the waste water treatment plant by enlarging the main water inceptor along Water and Main streets, constructing a headwaters work building, and a new electrical building on an adjacent property.
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Mayoral candidates discuss city housing

October 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – Housing is a big issue for the city heading into the future.
It was a heavily-discussed topic Tuesday when Whitley Crossing served as host for a mayoral forum at its annual meeting held at Columbia City’s Peabody Public Library.
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West Nile strong again in Hoosier State

October 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — While the West Nile Virus has reappeared in the Hoosier State, local officials report there has been no reported case in Whitley County in 2011, a positive sign with the season coming to an end. The county’s last positive test came in September of 2010.
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