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June 29th, 2011

Nicodemus, Emerick garner 4-H crowns

June 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s 4-H Fair has a new Mr. and Miss Whitley County, and this year’s top two 4-Hers have a lot in common.
Eric Emerick and Erica Nico-demus will reign over this year’s Whitley County 4-H Fair.
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County Highway: The past, present and future for Whitley County roads

June 29, 2011

Editor’s Note: The following is the first of a three-part series profiling the operations of the Whitley County Highway Department.
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COLUMBIA CITY — Two years ago, Michael Barton jumped out of retirement and into the hot seat as the new director of the Whitley County Highway Department.
His responsibilities are vast.
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Ball, dogs the topic for Col. City park board

June 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Park Board held its monthly meeting Monday evening with baseball committee and park board member Terry Baker providing an update on summer baseball/softball leagues.
“Baseball is going well and we (baseball league) recently had a tournament in Garrett,” Baker said.
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June 27th

South Whitley lands $600,000 grant

June 27, 2011

KENDALLVILLE — Lt. Gov Becky Skillman has awarded a $600,000 Community Focus Fund grant to the town of South Whitley in collaboration with the Region III-A Development and Regional Planning Commission, according to a press release issued by the commission.
The grant, according to the commission, will be used to fund a sanitary sewer improvement project.
The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) administers the grants, which are funded through the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
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Local residents enjoy Scottish cuisine, games at Highland Games

June 27, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — There was no end to the enthusiasm from the crowd and the participants as event after event took center court during the inaugural Highland Games at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds on Saturday.
Although the Highland Games is in its 25th year, it is the first time the event was held in Columbia City.
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June 24th

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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