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September 12th, 2014

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.

PATRIOT DAY: Americans remember 13th anniversary

September 11, 2014

This is Patriot Day, the 13th anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11, Americans remember the day when thousands were killed at the hands of terrorists in New York, Pennslyvania and Washington D.C. Pictured above is Columbia City’s ladder truck, boasting an American Flag during the Memorial Day Parade last May. See Page A2 for more coverage of September 11, 2001.

VIDEO-ALERT • NATION REMEMBERS: September 11 memorial features Obama

September 11, 2014

'CARING' UNITES VOLUNTEERS: 27 teams, 27 service projects

September 11, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Volunteers will take on a variety of community service projects as part of the United Way of Whitley County’s Day of Caring Tuesday. Executive Director Cindy Baker said the day is devoted to giving back to the community is developing a county-wide focus.


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