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July 11th, 2014

Edward Kohut, 91

July 11, 2014

Edward Henry Kohut, 91, of Hubbard Lake, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at his home.
He was born in Washington, Pa., to Joseph and Mary (Duskey) Kohut on Feb. 2, 1923. Edward was raised in Detriot.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a tail gunner in the European Theatre.
After the war, he returned to Detriot where he married Alice M. Rudolph on Sept. 1, 1946.
They resided in Detroit, where Edward was a sergeant in the Detroit Police Department.
In 1971, Edward and his family moved to Hubbard Lake.

Marceil Baatz, 82

July 11, 2014

Marceil Joan Baatz, 82, of Columbia City, died unexpectedly at her home Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
She was born July 29, 1931, in Allen County, a daughter of the late Herman and Anna (Hockemeyer) Hegerfeld.
Her formative years were spent in the Hoagland area. She completed her elementary education at St. John’s Lutheran parochial school and graduated from Hoagland High School in 1949. She completed the requirements for a real estate license and medical transcriptionist.

Mary Leffers, 96

July 11, 2014

Mary Knight Leffers, 96, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. at Saint Anne Home, Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Leffers was born Sept. 27, 1917, in Huntington, to E. Edwin and Mary Kathryn (Duffey) Coughlin. Her parents preceded her in death. Mary’s first marriage was to Gordon Knight. He preceded her in death on July 3, 1961. Her second marriage was to Paul Leffers on Feb. 17, 1962. Her husband survives and resides at Saint Anne Home.
Mrs. Leffers graduated from Huntington High School in 1935. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from St. Joseph School of Nursing in 1940.

Ruth Ryan, 87

July 11, 2014

Ruth H. Ryan, 87, a resident of Churubusco and widow of George F. Ryan, passed away at 10:50 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City, where she had been admitted earlier in the day after becoming ill at her home.
Mrs. Ryan was born Dec. 16, 1926, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Charles and Martha (Busche) Fry.
She spent her formative years in Woodburn and graduated from Woodburn High School in 1944.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Whitley County 4-H Fair events, activities

July 11, 2014

Grandstand Events

(Tickets available at the gate)
•Friday at 7 p.m. — ATV/ Quad Circle Track Racing - $7 or $10 for pits
•Saturday at 7:30 p.m. — Men’s Demolition Derby - $8 or $10 for pits
•Sunday at 7:30 p.m. — Truck and Tractor Pull - $8 or $10 for pits
•Monday at 7 p.m. — Mud Drags - $7

Friday

•9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Dairy Show - Large Show Arena
•noon to 3 p.m. — Food Auctions - 4-H Center
•11 a.m. to 9 p.m. — 4-H exhibits on display - 4-H Center
•11 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Adult Open Class on display - 4-H Center
•11 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Mini projects on display - Shelterhouse

SEWER REPAIRS: Expect driving restrictions on E. Van Buren Street

July 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City officials announced Thursday an emergency sewer and water pipe project on East Van Buren Street (Ind. 205) will begin today.

CRASH VICTIM IDENTIFIED: Barry, 43

July 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City man who was injured in a collision with a dump truck Thursday morning has been identified as John Barry, 43.

AREA BUSINESS SURVEY: Whitley Co. EDC release findings

July 11, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY— Businesses in Whitley County are having a hard time finding and keeping employees, according to a survey regarding benefits and wages for local companies.

ANIMALS MOOOOOOOOOOVE: Fairground welcomes local lifestock

July 11, 2014

Whitley County 4-Hers moved hundreds of animals into the fairgrounds Thursday in preparation for today’s opening of the 2014 Whitley County 4-H Fair. The fair opens with the Dairy and Sheep shows.

 

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