August 5th, 2014
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.
Mike Tiltges brought his 1988 Ferrari Testarossa to the Junior Achievement car show Saturday. The show was held in downtown Columbia City around the Whitley County Courthouse Square and featured more the 200 entries. See page A5 for car show results and winners.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Sunday water main break on Ind. 9 in Columbia City caused additional road closures in the city limits early today. Sunday morning, fire departments were dispatched to multiple factories with reports of sprinkler alarms â€” all at the same time â€” which is typically a signal that there was a drop in water pressure.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” As parents prepare their children for the 2014-15 school year, students at South Whitley Elementary School will arrive Wednesday to a construction scene. Renovations and remodeling are still in progress as the school adds classroom space and upgrades its entrance for student safety and security.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” More than 200 cars, trucks, motorcycles and golf carts rolled into downtown Columbia City Saturday for an annual event to benefit Junior Achievement. The 19th annual show gave enthusiasts and collectors a chance to display some unique autos.