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August 11th, 2014

Wanda Knafel, 89

August 11, 2014

April. 17, 1925 — Aug. 8, 2014
Wanda J. Knafel, 89, of Ligonier, passed away Aug. 8, 2014, in Albion. She was born April 17, 1925, to Cecil and Frances (Ozier) Phares. She married Gust D. Knafel, Jr. He preceded her in death in 1995.
She is survived by four sons, Stan (Darlene) Knafel of New Paris, Tim Knafel of Ligonier, Ted (Janet) Knafel of Columbia City and Floyd Knafel of Syracuse; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a brother, Wilton Phares of Albion and a sister, Dorothy Smith of Salem, Ore.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother, Marvin Phares, in 2012.

POW WOW: Miami Indians celebrate

August 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Native American history was brought to life at the 19th Annual Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow held Friday through Sunday at Morsches Park, Columbia City. The pow wow featured a variety of vendors displaying crafts and Native American products.

August 10th

VICTIM IDENTIFIED: The name of driver killed in a crash has been named

August 10, 2014

NOBLE COUNTY (Aug. 10, 2014) -- The driver of Toyota, Balvinder Singh of Fort Wayne, was northbound on Ind. 9 when he failed to stop for the stop sign and flashing red light at the intersection of U.S. 6.

The car entered the intersection into the path of a Nelson Inc. box truck driven by Clara Slabaugh of Nappanee.

The driver of the truck struck vehicle in the drivers side door. The force of the crash pushed the vehicles east of the intersection and caused the box truck to roll over onto its passengers side.

UPDATE ON CRASH: Police release more details on fatal accident

August 10, 2014

NOBLE COUNTY (Aug. 10, 2014) -- One person is dead after a crash on U.S. 6 and Ind. 9, according to Indiana State Police. Investigators responded to the intersection near Albion approximately 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

Witness told police a car was headed north on Ind. 9 and failed to see traffic signals when the box truck hit the vehicle.

The driver of the car died and the driver of the box truck went to a hospital with minor injuries.

FATAL CRASH: Accident in Noble Co. has taken at least one life

August 10, 2014

NOBLE COUNTY (Aug. 10, 2014) -- Police are at the scene of a fatal crash in Noble County at the intersection of U.S. 6 and Ind.9.

According to Indiana State Police, the accident was called in at approximately 8:30 a.m. today. Police said the vehicles involved included a box truck and a passenger vehicle.

The road will be closed while the scene is cleared.

Details are still being investigated. Police could not identify the victim of the accident. However, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department will be releasing more information as it becomes available.

’BUSCO BREAK-INS: Crime creates concerns for town police

August 10, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco has been plagued with a series of car break ins in recent weeks.

Nine cars were reported as having been broken into around the areas of Douglas, Tulley, and Line Streets.

POW WOW CONTINUES: Festivities planned for today

August 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Continuing a 19-year tradition, the Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow returns to Morsches Park, in Columbia City, today and Sunday.
This Native American pow wow features 32 vendors displaying crafts and products. Three food vendors will offer fry bread, buffalo burgers, acorn soup as well as drinks.

Gates opened 10 a.m. today. Admission is $4, with children under the age of 12 admitted at no charge.

The pow wow honors Miami Chief Little Turtle, who turned back American armies from aggression into Miami lands three different times.

August 9th

OLD AND NEW: Passages show to feature art

August 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Passages is soon to mark 60 years of serving individuals with intellectual disabilities. An event is planned to introduce the community to the artistic abilities that are fostered through Passages, Inc.

Old & New is an art exhibit and silent auction that will feature art work created by Passages clients.The art exhibit will be held Thursday, Aug. 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Creative Learning Center, located at 333 N. Oak St. in Columbia City.

JAIL IMPROVEMENTS: County facility at 114 percent occupancy

August 9, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — According to a recently released inspection report of the Whitley County Jail, the jail is operating at 114 percent capacity.
Currently, 95 males and 24 females are incarcerated at the correctional facility.

ONE-TWO APPROACH: Defense tactics taught at luncheon

August 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Giving Circle for Women’s Health held its annual luncheon Thursday.

The event featured a tutorial on personal safety and self defense. Cleveland Inge and Lynnea Numbers, of Red Eye Self Defense from Fort Wayne, were present to teach women some basic tips to help keep them safe.

ANGOLA — Columbia City’s volleyball team held on for a five-game win Wednesday night at Angola....
WHITLEY COUNTY — Area football teams are taking a final day of preparation before the season opens...
The Columbia City Church of the Nazarene Alpha team won the Church League Softball championship...


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