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August 11th, 2014

OPEN HOUSE: Humane Society slated to celebrate decade of service

August 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY ­— The Whitley County Humane Society is celebrating 10 years serving the needs of homeless animals in the community. There will be an open house Saturday Aug. 23 from noon to 5 p.m. at the shelter, located at 951 S. Line St., Columbia City.

COMMUNITY ACTION OF NORTHWEST INDIANA: Head Start now enrolling for fall

August 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) Head Start has openings available for fall 2014 and is now enrolling. CANI Head Start is a free, comprehensive early childhood development program; meeting high standard educational, health, nutritional and social service needs of low-income children and families.

DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMAN: Program touts local, national achievements

August 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — At the completion of the 57th Annual Distinguished Young Woman/Junior Miss program in Mobile, Ala. June 28, statistics of the national, state and local programs were released. A total of 314 local programs throughout America accounted for 4,124 contestants. As the 49th representative for Whitely County is Hannah Schaefer, who placed in the “Top Ten” of the Distinguished Young Woman of Indiana program.
As a finalist, she won a $500 cash scholarship. At the local level Schaefer won a total of $700 in cash scholarships.

NEW PRINTERS: County to save $40,000 per year

August 11, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County Government officials have decided to change printer service companies in a move that will save the county approximately $40,000 a year. Government offices will be ending their existing contract with Advanced Printing Services and will now be contracted with Professional Office Systems a Fort Wayne-based company for printing services.

WINTER PREP: Whitley County highway purchases two dump trucks

August 11, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY ­— With record-setting snowfall and severe weather last winter, Whitley County Highway Department officials are planning ahead for this winter with the purchase of two new dump trucks and the preparation of a third.

SIZZLE BOOM READ: Big success goes out with ‘BOOM’ for Peabody Public Library

August 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Sizzle. Boom! Read. The Peabody Public Library, in Columbia City, made learning a creative experiment with its mad-scientist-themed summer reading program. Officially ending the season this month, the summer reading program changed some of its structure to allow for more children to be involved.

POW WOW: Miami Indians celebrate

August 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Native American history was brought to life at the 19th Annual Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow held Friday through Sunday at Morsches Park, Columbia City. The pow wow featured a variety of vendors displaying crafts and Native American products.

August 10th

VICTIM IDENTIFIED: The name of driver killed in a crash has been named

August 10, 2014

NOBLE COUNTY (Aug. 10, 2014) -- The driver of Toyota, Balvinder Singh of Fort Wayne, was northbound on Ind. 9 when he failed to stop for the stop sign and flashing red light at the intersection of U.S. 6.

The car entered the intersection into the path of a Nelson Inc. box truck driven by Clara Slabaugh of Nappanee.

The driver of the truck struck vehicle in the drivers side door. The force of the crash pushed the vehicles east of the intersection and caused the box truck to roll over onto its passengers side.

UPDATE ON CRASH: Police release more details on fatal accident

August 10, 2014

NOBLE COUNTY (Aug. 10, 2014) -- One person is dead after a crash on U.S. 6 and Ind. 9, according to Indiana State Police. Investigators responded to the intersection near Albion approximately 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

Witness told police a car was headed north on Ind. 9 and failed to see traffic signals when the box truck hit the vehicle.

The driver of the car died and the driver of the box truck went to a hospital with minor injuries.

FATAL CRASH: Accident in Noble Co. has taken at least one life

August 10, 2014

NOBLE COUNTY (Aug. 10, 2014) -- Police are at the scene of a fatal crash in Noble County at the intersection of U.S. 6 and Ind.9.

According to Indiana State Police, the accident was called in at approximately 8:30 a.m. today. Police said the vehicles involved included a box truck and a passenger vehicle.

The road will be closed while the scene is cleared.

Details are still being investigated. Police could not identify the victim of the accident. However, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department will be releasing more information as it becomes available.


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