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July 8th, 2011

Three local men charged with burglary

July 8, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The pieces fell into place quickly for Columbia City police last week when they were called about a burglary at Simonson Estates.
By the time all was said and done, suspects were identified, apprehended in a car chase, suspect deception was decoded, arrests were made and most of the victim’s stolen property was retrieved from a lake elsewhere in the county.
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EMS the sequel: County officials mull change to hospital’s EMS proposal

July 8, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — In May, Whitley County’s government officials thought the issue of Emergency Medical Services was resolved.
The Board of Commissioners, with the blessing of the majority of county council members, voted 2-1 to enter into a five-year contract with Parkview Whitley Hospital to have the hospital continue to run the county’s ambulance service.
On Wednesday, they got a surprise.
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July 6th

County pipes being replaced without a hitch

July 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — After more than a century, the last remnants of the Whitley County courthouse’s original plumbing is being replaced.
According to Courthouse Maintenance Supervisor Dennis Fenker, antique cast iron plumbing pipe is being replaced throughout the 123-year-old structure.
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Quilters' work to benefit ag museum

July 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Visitors at the 2011 Whitley County 4-H Fair have a chance to bid on a king-size country quilt.
Members of the Whitley County Country Quilters made individual blocks and then put them all together to make a king-size quilt that will be auctioned off at 6:45 p.m. July 19, at the fairground’s Agriculture Museum.
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Andreas remembered fondly by friends, family

July 6, 2011

TRI-LAKES — Those who knew 17-year-old Tyler Andreas are still in shock today following the news that the honor student and standout athlete died over the holiday weekend as a result of a pre-existing heart condition.
Andreas was unresponsive after he and a 15-year-old female passenger were thrown from a personal watercraft Andreas was driving Saturday afternoon on Shriner Lake, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
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July 1st

Middle schooler is mayor for a day

July 1, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A Whitko Middle School student got to do something many adults can’t do. He was “Mayor for a Day” in Columbia City Wednesday.
Christian England, 12, a sixth grader, spent the morning with Mayor Jim Fleck and became honorary mayor.
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Longtime pastor steps down from the pulpit

July 1, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — When he was a boy, Jim Clifford’s grandfather once told him he had the “shoulders of a preacher.”
Those words proved prophetic when Clifford, with the support of his wife Barbara, took the pulpit at Laud Christian Church and delivered sermons for 42 years.
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Longtime lumberyard stalwart hangs up bolt counter after 44 yrs.

July 1, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — For 44 years Rose Hunter has been working with nuts and bolts up to her ears.
Thursday she gave up all of the inventory when she officially retired from Morsches Builders Mart.
“I worked with three generations of the Morsches family. There was Paul Senior, Paul Junior, his brother Bob and now Franz,” Hunter said.
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S. Whitley board OKs scaled down festival

July 1, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Fall Festival committee members Ronda and Craig Sroufe attended the town council meeting on Tuesday evening requesting that a portion of State Street be closed on September 18 for the annual car show.
“You probably heard, we are not doing a whole (fall) festival this year, but we are still planning on a car show on Sunday, September 18,” Ronda Sroufe said. “We would need this road closed from 7 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m.”
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County Highway Where do we go from here?

July 1, 2011

Editor’s Note: The following is the final part of a three-part series profiling the operations of the Whitley County Highway Department.
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COLUMBIA CITY — Theoretically, the strength of any organization is dependent on its leadership.
For the past two years, that has been a proven fact during the tenure of Michael Barton as director of the Whitley County Highway Department.
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