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September 12th, 2014

RUSTY NAIL CROSSING: A bluegrass musical affair

September 12, 2014

Rusty Nail Crossing (pictured), a bluegrass gospel band, will present a free music concert at First Baptist Church of Pierceton Sunday, Sept. 21 at 10:15 a.m. as part of the church's annual Friend Day. The public is invited to attend. A love offering will be taken. First Baptist Church is located at 208 W. Market St. in Pierceton. For more information or for a ride, call (574)594-2197 or 834-2930.

CITY EDGES COUNTY: City gov’t wins YMCA Corporate Challenge

September 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The City of Columbia City was the winner of the Whitley County Family YMCA’s Corporate Challenge for the second year. This year’s corporate challenge had five teams, and each week the teams participated in a different activity, including basketball, soccer, pickleball, kickball, mini golf, euchre and more.

A MOVE FOR MCGUIRE: Change of address opens ballot for auditor candidate

September 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Another Republican Caucus has been scheduled concerning the Whitley County Auditor Office. As of Tuesday, general election candidate and former Whitley County Auditor Jennifer McGuire, submitted the necessary documentation to remove her name from the Nov. 4 election.

LOVE SHACK: Parking lot karaoke party draws a crowd

September 12, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — More than 100 local residents gathered together at PNC Bank and K&K Video parking lots for the Churubusco Block Party and Karaoke Contest Saturday evening. The definitive highlight of the night was karaoke contest winner Molly Blake with her rendition of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” winning her a $75 cash prize and the title of 1st place in the adult karaoke category. A cash prize of $50 and the second place title went to Lisa Waterman and Tim Holmes, with third place and $25 going to Denise Fulton.

RAILROAD CAUSING JAM: Crossing blocked by train

September 12, 2014

The railroad tracks on SR 9 north of SR14 is blocked by a train. The train has a mechanical problem and will be there for some time.

Mayor Daniel said the blockage could be expected to last at least until 11 a.m. before it is clear to pass.

Other area crossing are being affected as well. WCCS recently sent out calls that Little Turtle area buses are running late due to blocks at Washington Meridian 14 and 150.

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September 11th

FIRST FUNDED SCHOLAR: McQueen receives scholarship from Rotary Club

September 11, 2014

OLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Rotary and Questa Education Foundation announced Ali McQueen as the first student to be a funded scholar.
McQueen graduated from Columbia City High School and will be attending IPFW in the fall to study elementary education.

MOVIE ON THE SQUARE: ‘Up’ the ante of downtown activity

September 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Main Street Association will host another event intended to bring visitors and residents to downtown Columbia City.
A free movie will be shown on the Columbia City Courthouse Square Saturday “Up,” a family-friendly animated movie, features a retired balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, will begin at 8:45 p.m.

NEW AUDITOR BRINGING CHANGE: Checks and balances a priority

September 11, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — On Wednesday Aug. 3, Whitley County received its youngest auditor, 23-year-old Jana Schinbeckler. The Churubusco native has been working for the county for the past three years while she was going to college at IPFW for her degree in business management and administration.

HEAVY RAINFALL: Totals broke the 1937 record

September 11, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Severe weather created flooding concerns and impaired driving as gusting winds and dark skies added to the heavy rainfall received in Whitley County Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, the area received on average 3 inches of rain with rain gauges peaking at 3.24 inches in Fort Wayne.

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2014

Sept. 11, 2014 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg News takes you to the south lawn of the White House and Lower Manhattan as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama join Americans in observance of a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago today.


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