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July 18th, 2011

Club Kaylin A bereaved community honors the memory of a teen murder victim

July 18, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY ­— In March of last year, the tight-knit Whitko community lost a very special girl — Kaylin Michelle Doggendorf.
Doggendorf was taken from her home in the middle of the night, and what started out as a search and rescue mission ended in tragedy when the 14 year-old was found raped and strangled to death.
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Larwill mulls sewer woes

July 18, 2011

LARWILL — The sewer budget and current maintenance issues were addressed at the Larwill town council meeting Thursday evening as one pump recently malfunctioned, according to sewer maintenance manager Larry Sechrist.
“I called Roto-Rooter, and cloth and (baby) wipes stopped it (pump),” Sechrist said.
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July 13th

EMS proposal on tap for Monday

July 13, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The two governing bodies of Whitley County will meet together next week to discuss new developments in the issue of the county’s Emergency Medical Service.
After having crafted a plan to run the county’s EMS service for another five years and having it approved in May by the Whitley County Board of Commissioners, Parkview Whitley Hospital presented several new proposals earlier this month that will mean much more money out of the county’s coffers.
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City crews repair sink hole

July 13, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Street Department worked about seven hours beginning Tuesday night to repair a sinkhole after a sewer main break on Main Street near Jefferson Street.
According to Street Department Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh, the sinkhole was brought to the city’s attention by an Indiana State Police officer.
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July 11th

Escape from Romania: Schwarz recalls leaving homeland

July 11, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — He and his family went through war at their homeland of Rode, Romania only to realize the American dream years later.
Bill Schwarz was just a young lad when he came to America with a brother, two sisters, his mom and dad and grandmother. But his family lost their family farm through it all.
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July 8th

Local duo bolster the arts

July 8, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The arts in Whitley County are alive — even more so now that there is a partnership involved.
It began as the brainchild of two women who felt Whitley County was solid as far as libraries and parks but came up short in other areas of the arts.
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CCJHS grad climbs highest peaks in Colo.

July 8, 2011

A local native just completed a 30-year quest to climb the highest peaks in Colorado.
Denny Teusch, a 1976 graduate of Columbia City Joint High School, and the son of Bob and Marilee Teusch of Columbia City, set out in 1982 to scale the state’s top 54 peaks, each over 14,000 feet in elevation.
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Motorcyclist flees from sheriff; crashes near South Whitley

July 8, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — A high-speed motorcycle pursuit by the county sheriff ended in a dramatic crash Thursday near South Whitley and put a North Manchester man in the hospital.
Isaiah Penrod, 24, of North Manchester, was driving his Honda “crotch-rocket” southbound on Ind. 205 from Columbia City.
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Fair plans heat up

July 8, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County 4-H Fair is approaching quickly (July 15-21) and there are some new events and features planned.
The bleachers in the grandstand are new and completely handicapped-accessible.
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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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WABASH — Whitko’s girls basketball team picked up a Three Rivers Conference win over Northfield...
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys basketball team held on for a 52-46 win over DeKalb Saturday...
OSSIAN — The last weekend of the wrestling regular season is reserved for conference tournaments....

 

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