Archive - 2014 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â It sits in the kitchen of the Thomas Marshall Home on East Jefferson Street, in Columbia City â a big, red, wheeled contraption that takes up close to two cubic yards of space. Its place in the Whitley County Historical Museum is a far different one than its original place at the end of a counter in a piece of Americana.
The machine is a commercial coffee grinder that originally sat in the Coesse General Store. Originally built in Phildelphia by the Enterprise Company, the huge grinder was a focal point of the store.
COLUMBIA CITY â Parkview Whitley Hospitalâs Family Birthing Center welcomed its 400th baby of the year Tuesday, marking the first time the hospital has delivered 400 babies in a single year.
Brandon and Kailee Weaver welcomed their third child, Nash, just in time for the holidays. Little Nash joined the Weaver family just in time as his father, Brandon, who is a member of the United States Marine Corps, is preparing for deployment in the coming days.
COLUMBIA CITY â ÂParkview Whitley Hospital, along with the rest of the Parkview Medical System, has imposed a series of visitor restrictions that will stay in effect until further notice.
These restrictions are in reaction to a particularly virulent form of influenza that medical authorities, including those at the Center for Disease Control, have labelled âH3N2.â
PIERCETON ÂÂâ Fourth graders at Pierceton Elementary School gave up a school gift exchange this year to help others in need.
The fourth graders in Bill Rhodesâ and Michelle Ballâs classes have donated shoeboxes and small items to go in them.
Students packed the shoeboxes to be sent to children for disaster relief and in Third-World countries.
ALLEN COUNTY â Officials are continuing to investigate the death of a Churubusco woman who was found dead on Christmas Eve morning.
At approximately 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to the area of U.S. 33 and Hildebrand Road, halfway between Churubusco and Fort Wayne, with the report of a deceased woman in the roadway.
The woman was identified as 44-year-old Andrea Danielle Balser, of Churubusco.
Balserâs cause of death remains under investigation. Those with information are asked to call the Allen County Sheriffâs Department at 499-3000.
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Early morning motorists Friday were greeted with a slick coating of ice on roadways after meager nighttime precipitation turned icy with temperatures in the low- to mid-30s.
Streets, parking lots and highways were particularly hazardous.
Allen County police were warning motorists to stay off I-469 around Fort Wayne due to treacherous conditions that resulted in numerous personal injury and property damage accidents.
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COLUMBIA CITY â After receiving three similar reports in one morning, the Columbia City Police Department is warning residents of a telephone scam.
CCPD Detective Chip Stephenson said there have been several reports someone with a foreign accent calling local residents, posing as an IRS worker.
âHe tells them he wants to update their personal information,â Stephenson said. âIf they donât give him the info, he threatens them and tells them the local police will be at their home in 30 minutes.â