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August 5th, 2014

CRIMINAL TRESPASS: Man booked for battery

August 5, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 neighbor’s apartment on Main Street.

TOOLS FOR SCHOOL: Annual giveaway helps 214 children

August 5, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — More than 90 families and 200 children benefited from the Salvation Army of Whitley County’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.

TOURNEY CHAMPIONS: CC softball winners

August 5, 2014

Columbia City’s Diamond Girls won the championship game of their tournament at Kendallville this weekend, the 5th Annual School Daze Tourney.

Esther A. Bresler, 99

August 5, 2014

Esther A. Bresler, 99, passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne, Esther’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.

SCHRADER FILLS COUNTY AUDITOR: Prosecutor, police, board of accounts continue investigation

August 5, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — At the end of July, news was first made available to the public of an investigation by the Whitley County Prosecutor’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.

August 4th

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August 4, 2014

1988 FERRARI: JA car show shows off slick rides

August 4, 2014

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.

WATER MAIN BREAK CAUSES CLOSURE: U.S. 30 resurfacing project continues

August 4, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 — all at the same time — which is typically a signal that there was a drop in water pressure.

CONSTRUCTION ZONE: School to be in repair opening day

August 4, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — 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.

J.A. CAR SHOW: Enthusiasts and collectors roll through downtown

August 4, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

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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