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August 1st, 2013

Expungement law not what it seemed

August 1, 2013

iming to provide more job opportunities for those with a criminal history, took effect in Indiana July 1.

House Enrolled Act 1482 was designed for individuals to have criminal convictions removed from their record. One hope accompanying the law was to increase potential employment for those with a criminal record.

However, according to Whitley County Superior Court Judge Doug Fahl, it is not the content of the law, but the implementation, that has been a problem during its first month on the books.

ROAD WORK: Improvements expected when project finished

August 1, 2013

South Line Street has been closed for several projects this summer. Water main work is being done below the surface, and above ground work is being done on sidewalks, curbs and repaving the street. Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said the street will be closed intermittently between now and the end of August. The mayor hoped the project would be finished before the end of the month, but some of the work is dependent on contractor schedules, so he was unsure of a finish date. “We know this can be frustrating for our residents,” Daniel said.

Barbara Bloemker nee Denzel, 82

August 1, 2013

Barbara J. Bloemker nee Denzel, 82, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne, Barbara served more than 30 years as a volunteer and past president of the Parkview White Cross Auxiliary,
She enjoyed crafts, making candy and baked goods to share with others.

July 31st

Lighthouse to host fundraiser

July 31, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — An event to support The Lighthouse Shelter has been slated for a new date.

Originally the Day On the Lake tour of Loon Lake was planned for Aug. 17 at 3 p.m., but due to a conflict in scheduling, the event has been moved to Aug. 10 at 4 p.m.

In addition to the date change, the pricing has been adjusted as well.

What was originally a $35 per person excursion is now $25 per person.

ACADEMIC RECOGNITION: Local students recognized

July 31, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Various colleges and university honored Whitley County students for their academic success.
Recognition went to:
Ohio Northern

Ellen L. Hazelet, daughter of Bruce and Kathleen Hazelet, 3651 S. Washington Rd, Columbia City, has been named to the Ohio Northern University deans’ list for the spring semester 2012-13. She is a sixth year majoring in pharmacy.
The deans’ list includes students who attain a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 grading system.
Trine Univ.

Sharpening her skills

July 31, 2013

Anna Bulmahn, who played for Churubusco’s girls tennis team last spring, takes advantage of nice weather Tuesday to hit the ball around at Churubusco’s town park.

This week is the IHSAA’s official moratorium week, and no organized sports are allowed to practice until Monday.

M. Irene Smith, 91

July 31, 2013

M. Irene Smith, 91, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday July 30, 2013, at Millers Merry Manor.
Born Aug. 28, 1921, in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Avery M. and Florence (Kiser) George.
She attended Grace Elementary School and graduated from Jefferson Center High School with the Class of 1940.
Irene was a lifelong Whitley County resident, worked on the family farm and was also a homemaker. She was a member of the Oak Grove Church of God in Columbia City.

Milford-Joann Huber, 89

July 31, 2013

Milford-Joann A. Huber, 89, formerly of Goshen, passed away Monday evening at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare, where she had been since January 2010.
She was born in Goshen March 24, 1924, to Ellis and Joella (Mishler) Detwiler.
She married Melvin G. Huber Nov. 21, 1942, at the First Brethren Church parsonage. He died Sept. 7, 2010.

Martha Meier, 91

July 31, 2013

Martha Virginia Meier, 91, went to be with her Lord at 2:15 am, Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at her home at Round Lake. She was born Nov. 16, 1921, in Gastonia, N.C., a daughter of James Andrew and Mary Myrtle Gladden Cobb. Her formative years were spent in North Carolina where she graduated from the Lowell High School in 1939.

FENCE FOLLY: Structure erects concerns with South Whitley neighbors

July 31, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Controversy over a white, vinyl fence continued at the South Whitley Town Council meeting July 23.

Bruce Gable, of South Whitley, was on hand with several residents to see what the town had decided after the complaint of a fence was brought up at a previous meeting.

According to Gable, a home located at 704 N. Cherry Ln., South Whitley, has erected a fence within a utility easement. Gable’s understanding was the neighborhood covenants stated no fences were allowed.

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