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November 11th

PUNCHER'S CHANCE: Man dies after fight with neighbor

November 11, 2014

Authorities say a northeastern Indiana man collapsed and died after stepping away from a fight he had started with a neighbor.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department says Edward Garnaat died in the driveway of a home near the town of Howe.

The News Sun reports Garnaat was arguing with a neighbor on Sunday when he punched a neighbor several times.

The sheriff's department says the neighbor didn't punch back but Garnaat collapsed as he began walking away. Officials said Garnaat was believed to be in his late 60s or early 70s.

CRASH: Highway backup Monday evening

November 11, 2014

A two-vehicle crash caused traffic back-ups on U.S. 30 Monday evening near the intersection of Ind. 9 in Columbia City. One lane of U.S. 30 was closed while crews worked to clean up the scene. One person was transported by ambulance; that person’s identity and condition were unavailable. Above, a crew from Columbia City’s Fire Department work to clean up liquid spills and debris from the roadway.

ANNUAL BANQUET: 60 years of service

November 11, 2014

Passages, Inc. recently celebrated its 60-year anniversary with its annual banquet in October. John Dickerson was a special guest speaker at the event. Dickerson is the executive director of the Arc of Indiana, a service for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.

‘CALL OF DUTY’ — not just a game

November 11, 2014

It has been a number of years since I’ve really sat down and played video games. In addition to my Xbox 360 breaking, and the birth of our three children, the video game system has taken a backseat to more important priorities. One of my favorite games to play was called “Medal of Honor: Airborne,” in the game you play as Boyd Travers, a fictional paratrooper in the real and active U.S. 82nd Airborne Division during WWII in the European theater.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: Future of growth in ’Busco

November 11, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — In a bid to increase the economic health and population of the town, the Churubusco Town Council held a public hearing last Thursday regarding a comprehensive master plan. The project, two years in the making, is a joint-venture between the town council, planning commission, Churubusco residents and a local company, Sturtz Public Management Group.

HAPPY VETERANS DAY: Thank a Veteran today!

November 11, 2014

Veterans Day is today, and many government entities, such as Columbia City’s City Hall, Whitley County’s Government Center and the Whitley County Courthouse will be closed in observance of the national holiday. There will be no U.S. Postal delivery today.

ARCTIC BLAST: Cold weather on way

November 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After a frigid, snowy 2013-14 season, for many it seems last winter just got over. Winter weather is returning to the local forecast this week, with high temperatures in the 30s and the chance for snow this week.

November 10th

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash at 9/30

November 10, 2014

Avoid the intersection of US 30 and Ind. 9 due to a personal injury crash.

DNR NEWS: Coyotes adjust to landscape, including urban areas

November 10, 2014

Personal experiences shape our attitudes toward most wildlife. This is especially true for coyotes.

Thoughts range from worthless varmint that should be removed completely to a beautiful creature deserving of protection.

One thing for sure – Indiana is coyote country.

Coyotes are a native species once limited to the prairie regions of western Indiana. Reports of coyotes in Indiana began to increase in the 1970s.

30 DAYS OF GIVING: Money raised for Lighthouse

November 10, 2014

A program called 30 Days of Giving allowed Goody’s, a retailer in Columbia City, to raise $575 for The Lighthouse, a transitional shelter serving Whitley County. Customers and employees had the opportunity to give at the store for 30 days as part of the store’s bi-annual Community Counts initiative. “We appreciate Goody’s for their generosity,” said Tania Keirn, The Lighthouse’s executive director. “Thanks to all the customers who helped contribute to The Lighthouse.” For more information about The Lighthouse, visit

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