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December 5th

Clarence Hinen, 78

December 5, 2014

Clarence Hinen, 78
May 6, 1936 — Dec. 4, 2014
Clarence Eugene “Blondie” Hinen, 78, of Jefferson Township, Whitley County passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at his home with his son and daughter at his side. He had been in failing health.
He was born May 6, 1936 in Whitley County, a son of the late Henry and Irene (Pequignot) Hinen. He spent his formative years in Jefferson Township and graduated from Jefferson Center High School.

•VIDEO ALERT•: Amazing parenting ideas

December 5, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 10 Amazing Parenting Ideas

SCHEDULE CHANGES: ’Busco council changes town elections schedule

December 5, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — In order to provide a more stable town government, the Churubusco Town Council passed an ordinance Wednesday that would create staggered terms for town council positions.
The new ordinance, effective Jan. 1, repeals all prior ordinances and provisions relating to council position elections.

PAK-A-SAK ROBBERY PHOTO: Police release photo to help with probe

December 5, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City police continue to investigate Wednesday’s early morning armed robbery at the Pak-a-Sak gas station on the southwest corner of North and Line streets.
Shortly before noon on Friday, police released a security camera image of two suspects. One is wearing a black baseball cap with "Arizona" in bright red.
Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh noted that the two suspects remain at large. Anyone with information should contact Columbia City Police at 260 248-5121.

$8,459.29 AWARDED: Whitley Co. EMA receives performance grant from IDHS

December 5, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY ­— Whitley County’s Emergency Management Agency will be upgrading its operations equipment thanks to a grant by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security(IDHS).
The $8,459.29 grant was awarded to the EMA in response to an outstanding score relating to a goal set created by IDHS.

JV 1-2 RECORD: Churubusco girls basketball

December 5, 2014

CHURUBUSCO ­— The Churubusco Lady Eagle JV posted a 1-2 record over the past week, winning a home contest over the Woodlan Lady Warriors but dropping road contests to the Eastside Lady Blazers and the Adams Central Flying Jets.

A 'SAUCY' PAINTER: Treasures from the museum

December 5, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — His was the great American success story, even though he was not allowed to become an American citizen until he had been living in the United States for over 58 years.
The Whitley County Historical Museum is host to artifacts of both the vocation and hobby of Shinzo Ohki.

VICTORY: Dunn leads Trine to win

December 5, 2014

ANGOLA — The Trine University women’s basketball team posted a 77-59 home victory over Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association foe Kalamazoo at Hershey Hall Wednesday night, opening the conference season.

CAUCUS VOTE: Amanda Banks to replace husband

December 5, 2014

HUNTINGTON — After months of anticipation and discussion, members of the Indiana Republican Party Precinct Committee voted during a caucus last night to name Amanda Banks, wife of current District 17’s State Senator Jim Banks of Columbia City, as the temporary replacement for her husband.

December 4th

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS: Constructing Friday-Saturday Live Nativity

December 4, 2014

Construction workers are assembling backdrops for the Community Living Nativity this Friday and Saturday evening on the Courthouse Square in downtown Columbia City. The Live Nativity will be part of the Community Christmas from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Free refreshments (hot cocoa, coffee and homemade cookies) will be available inside the Courthouse both evenings.

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COLUMBIA CITY — In a game where both teams are playing a patient, passing offense each possession...


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