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GETTING CLOSE: Sale near for old hospital property

July 20, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Peter Mallers, an attorney representing Parkview Health System Inc., attended the County Commissioner’s meeting Monday concerning the purchase agreement of the old hospital property in Columbia City.
“This occasion is the second part of the presentation and the request made more than a year ago, February, 2011, related to the construction of the new hospital and the sale of the old hospital property,” said Mallers.
“That was for the specific purpose of the sale of the Lemburg building, and today is for the specific sale of the hospital property, again to Passages Inc.”

PROFITABLE: 2012 4-H fair a success

July 20, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — As the 4-H Whitley County Fair wrapped up Thursday, 4-H Fair President Cathy Heritier estimated this year brought in more profit than last year.
“The final attendance numbers are not in yet, but regardless of whether our attendance was up, our profitability was up,” said Heritier.
“We ended up finishing really well.”
Topping the list this year for the most popular desert was ice cream, with more than 12,000 gallons sold.
“We also sold around 2,500 hotdogs, and we had to re-order pop and Gatorade,” said Heritier.

AWAITING FATE: Ducharme to be sentenced in money case

July 20, 2012

SHERMAN, Texas — A Columbia City man initially arrested in April for money laundering, but who pleaded guilty to another charge earlier this month should find out his fate in the next several months.
According to court records, Duane Ducharme, 70, pleaded guilty July 2 in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas to misprision of a felony.
Ducharme was initially incarcerated in the Collin County Jail April 13 after being observed by agents of both the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Drug Enforcement Agency as part of what those agencies said was an ongoing investigation.

IREAD-3: Summer results please WCCS superintendent

July 20, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — As the summer I-READ3 test results came in, Dr. Patricia O’Connor, superintendent of Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS), said she was pleased with the results made by the third graders.
“We had approximately 260 third-grade students who did take the I-READ3 test, and we had approximately 22 who did not pass the test at that time,” said O’Connor.
“Those students received additional reading instruction, special reading instruction, and 12 of those students attended our Camp Read A Lot.”

NEW PRINCIPAL: WCCS congratulates, meets Hoag

July 20, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated School (WCCS) board officially congratulated Jacob Hoag, appointed Northern Heights Elementary School principal, at their meeting Monday.
The appointment was made when Robert Hoke retired as principal after 27 years of service.
Hoag has been working at Madison Elementary School in Warsaw, but expressed a wish to return to WCCS.

PASTOR DIES: Wolf Lake pastor killed at food bank

July 20, 2012

FORT WAYNE — A local pastor, on a mission of community service died Thursday as the result of an accident involving a vehicle driven by his wife and quick thinking by people at the scene couldn’t prevent his death.
Rev. James A. Haugen, 67, of Columbia City, died of blunt force trauma after being backed over by his wife, Darleen K. Haugen, 64, at the Community Harvest Food Bank in Fort Wayne, according to Fort Wayne police.
Police reported a call was made at about 9:13 a.m. Thursday of an accident involving a pedestrian.

 

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