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May 29th, 2013

PIPE PROBLEMS: Sewer blame questioned by council

May 29, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — For two meetings, Christine Price, of South Whitley, has appeared before the South Whitley Town Council looking for answers to a sewer line mishap that left Price with no service and a costly fix.

When construction was taking place on South Whitley’s new waste water treatment plant, sewer pipe was laid and homes were disconnected off the old line and reconnected to the new line.

However, it seems after some investigation that Price’s sewer line never was connected to the new mains.

DELAY OF GAME: Dunham’s to open later than expected

May 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Delays in the game happen in commercial real estate as well as football, there just is not a penalty assessed.

Dunham’s Sports will open in Columbia City, just not on the original timetable.

It was announced in January that the Michigan-based sporting goods company would be coming to Columbia City to occupy the former Scott’s building.

The projected opening was in late May or early June, but that has been pushed back.

May 28th

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

May 28, 2013

(May 28, 2013) -- The Whitley County Emergency Management has declared a severe thunderstorm watch for Whitley County until 2 a.m.

May 27th

Remembering the fallen

May 27, 2013

Though Monday’s Memorial Day parades in Columbia City and South Whitley were called off due to rain, a special service was held at the American Legion in Columbia City to honor fallen veterans.

Above, crosses and flags decorate the lawn in front of the Legion.

Free clinic set for relocation

May 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY ­— After moving from its original location in Wolf Lake at Luckey Hospital to the Wolf Lake United Methodist Church, the Free Health Clinic is set to relocate again.

The clinic will be moving in June to an office at 524 Branch Ct., Columbia City, across from Ace Hardware. It will be open Thursday, June 27 with hours of operation from 1 to 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

Whitko students applauded for school success

May 27, 2013

PIERCETON — Whitko Community School Corporation recently recognized those students named as Student of the Month for May at the May school board meeting.

Each student received a certificate to commemorate their achievement.

Pierceton Elementary School — Seth Russell

Seth Russell is a second grader at Pierceton Elementary School and was nominated by Heather Fox.

A conversation with . . . Linda Trowbridge

May 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After 32 years of teaching preschool at Grace Lutheran Church, Columbia City, Linda Trowbridge retired May 16.

A special coffee hour was planned in her honor after church May 19.

Q: Have you always lived in Whitley County?
A:
“We’ve lived here for 43 years. We raised our family here.”

Q: How did you get started at the preschool?
A:
“I helped at Thorncreek Nursery School when my daughters were in preschool. I then took classes at IPFW and started the program at Grace.”

GIVING BACK: Soldiers receive a salute from residents

May 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Deciding to tackle the planning of a major event was nothing Gretchen Woods would have seen herself doing before now. However, an initiative launched by her employer started Woods on a journey to pay tribute to soldiers in the area.

REALIGNMENT: NHC schools to meet with prospective members

May 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — High school conference alignments could take another major turn later this week.

It was announced in April that the Northeast Hoosier Conference (NHC) would disband in 2015 and members would seek other affiliations.

Now, a meeting is set for this Wednesday which will include Columbia City and five other current NHC schools: Bellmont, DeKalb, East Noble, Norwell and New Haven. Those six schools will meet with four other schools to discuss a possible new conference.

According to a local newspaper, the four schools are Leo, Huntington North, Angola and Concordia.

WEEKEND WRECK: Van rolls 4 times, S. Whitley woman airlifted Sunday

May 27, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — A South Whitley woman was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning.

Police and firemen were called to the area of Ind. 5 and County Road 1000 South at 1 a.m. Sunday, after a van was found in a field.

Elyse Edsall, 26, of South Whitley, was ejected from her vehicle after she rolled it four times.

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