August 5th, 2014
The photo was submitted by Chuck Mathieu, a Churubusco resident and Churubusco historian. The photo depicts State Street looking north in downtown South Whitley in the 1940s.
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WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Emergency officials have asked residents and commuters to avid the area of U.S. 109 and County Road 700 North due to an emergency matter.
According to scanner traffic, law enforcement are pursuing a suspect on foot in the area who entered Whitley County after fleeing from Noble County.
An area church is on lockdown while the pursuit is in place.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Candy Otter, Columbia City native with several family members in the area, launched a new business called Beautiful Blessings Box in February 2014, and has been experiencing significant success. Beautiful Blessings Box is located in Bloomington, where Otter has lived for 16 years.
Crews made quick work of a large water main repair in a difficult location Monday morning. Sunday, a water main under Main Street, Ind. 9, near the railroad tracks at Chicago Street, broke. Monday, the highway was shut down until early afternoon while crews fixed the water main.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A late-night bonfire between neighbors ended in the arrest of a Columbia City man. Derek LaFollette, 30, was arrested by the Columbia City Police Department in the early-morning hours of Monday, July 28, after LaFollette allegedly attempted to make unwelcome entry into his neighborâ€™s apartment on Main Street.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” More than 90 families and 200 children benefited from the Salvation Army of Whitley Countyâ€™s school supply giveaway. Each year, the nonprofit organization gathers a variety of needed items and backpacks from donors who want to see children are not without the supplies they need when heading off to school.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Diamond Girls won the championship game of their tournament at Kendallville this weekend, the 5th Annual School Daze Tourney.
Esther A. Bresler, 99, passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne, Estherâ€™s passion was her family and she faithfully served them as a homemaker. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
Surviving are her sons, Fred (Sue) Bresler of Lakeland, Florida; John Bresler of Columbia City; George (Janet) Bresler of Groton, South Dakota; daughter, Ann (Jerry) Smith of Columbia City; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Clara Stone of Louisville, Kent.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” At the end of July, news was first made available to the public of an investigation by the Whitley County Prosecutorâ€™s Office into Auditor Jennifer McGuire. McGuire took a voluntary leave of absence starting July 25 after an alleged misappropriation of county funds. Since that time, Whitley County Chief Deputy Auditor Vicky Schrader has taken on the role of county auditor.