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June 24th, 2011

Two times two: Couple has 2nd set of twins

June 24, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Blessed and amazed are emotions the Furthmiller family is feeling right now. At least that’s what parents Matt and Sarah are feeling.
The Furthmillers just brought home their second set of twins on May 4, 2011. Zachary and Morgan were welcomed home by brothers Jonathan and Zachary.
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Phone scam artists continue to call

June 24, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — When a man sporting what local resident Nancy Souers calls a “heavy Spanish accent” called her house Friday afternoon, he soon found out that his attempt to fleece her out of a quick buck would be one tough sell.
“He called my house quite a few times,” Souers said Friday afternoon. “My caller I.D. said it was a private caller. I hung up on him the first time because I couldn’t understand him.”
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June 23rd

'Busco man flees hospital, caught by police

June 23, 2011

STAFF REPORT
FORT WAYNE — A Churubusco man is in jail today after fleeing from a Fort Wayne hospital Tuesday.
Brad McClure, 38, was heading to Allen County Lockup when his treatment at St. Joseph’s Hospital was concluded, according to police, but fled the hospital at about 9:17 a.m. instead.
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Bellinger named OSD grand marshal

June 23, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Mike Bellinger has been chosen as the grand marshal of the American Legion Parade at Old Settlers Days for 2011.
The parade begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday from North Street down Main Street. It will be followed by the Mizpah Shrine’s Parade of Lights.
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Ball Furniture: Fixture for 50 years

June 23, 2011

STAFF REPORT
COLUMBIA CITY – A landmark local retail business – which has become a solid downtown anchor – is in the midst of celebrating its 50th anniversary year.
Ball Furniture has been deeply rooted in downtown Columbia City for five decades.
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Whitko board OKs new discipline plan

June 23, 2011

PIERCETON — The Whitko Community School Corporation (WCSC) board of school trustees approved a discipline plan which was presented by Whitko High School (WHS) vice-principal David Parker and social studies teacher Kathy Longenbaugh at this week’s board meeting.
Mandated by the Indiana Department of Education, the corporation-wide discipline plan is being developed to improve student behavior and discipline. A committee has been organized by WCSC in order to implement a plan.
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June 22nd

Professor, Illinois couple discuss wind energy pitfalls

June 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School’s auditorium clamored with government officials and Whitley County citizens Tuesday night as a presentation, organized by the Whitley County Concerned Citizens, shed light on the issue of bringing mass-produced wind power to the area.
“We want to listen to both sides of the issue,” said Nick Stanger from the podium as he introduced the evening’s first speaker, Professor Roger McEowen from Iowa State University.
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Mailbox baseball puts trio in jail

June 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Three men were arrested Tuesday morning after vandalizing the northwest area of Whitley County.
At approximately 6 a.m., the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department reported receiving a call about people in a white Ford Taurus striking mailboxes with a baseball bat.
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Kay Fleck receives OSD Red Coat honor

June 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — If you saw red Tuesday night it wasn’t your imagination. It was the Old Setters Day Association’s annual dinner for past presidents and their guests at the Eagle’s Nest Event Center.
Jacie Worrick, 2011 OSD president, welcomed the room full of people wearing their red coats, the honor bestowed upon honorees selected by their peers when they become part of the OSD board of directors.
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Pierceton Elementary gets new principal

June 22, 2011

PIERCETON — The Whitko Community School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees was introduced to Eric Speicher, Pierceton Elementary School’s new principal, at the board’s regular meeting Monday.
Speicher will replace Barb Ihnen who is resigning effective June 30.
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