November 22nd, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Betty Jean Walter, 85, of Columbia City, died at 2 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where she had been a patient since Nov. 14.
She was born June 4, 1926, in Noble County, a daughter of Guy and Veneita (Earmick) Strouse.
Her formative years were spent on a farm off Ind. 9 near Chain-O-Lakes State Park.
She graduated from Wolf Lake High School.
On May 3, 1945, she was united in marriage to John M. â€śJackâ€ť Walter. They always made their home in Columbia City.
Her memberships include Tri-Lakes Baptist Church.
Cindy C. Crawford, 39, a resident of Churubusco, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Nov. 25, 1971, a daughter of George Edward and Cindy Charmaine Palecki.
The curbside recycling program for Whitley County will be adjusted due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Whitley Environmental will not be running on Thursday Nov. 24 and will run one day behind. Thursday recycling will be picked up on Friday and Friday recycling will be picked up on Saturday, according to officials.
FORT WAYNE - A female Fort Wayne Community Schools assistant principal was arrested for dealing and possession of drugs after police found multiple pounds of marijuana, paraphernalia and cocaine in her Millennium Crossing home Monday.
A joint investigation between the Fort Wayne Police Department Vice and Narcotics Division and the Illinois State Police led to the arrest of Shadwaynn Curry, 41, also known as Shadwynn "Mikki" White.
State Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint
In Whitley County
Whitley County, IN-The Fort Wayne District of the Indiana State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Whitley County during the late evening hours on Wednesday, November 23rd and continuing into the early morning hours of Thursday, November 24th. In an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related automobile crashes, the sobriety checkpoint will target the impaired driver and will be utilized in an area identified as having a high number of alcohol related crashes.
Money-saving door-buster sales â€“ and thousands of discounted merchandise items â€“ are revealed in the Tuesday and Wednesday editions of The Post & Mail, Whitley County's news center.
Nearly two dozen pre-printed advertising circulars from area retailers are inserted in The Post & Mail Tuesday and Wednesday, including the hyper-local "Whitley County Thanksgiving Shopping Guide."
In addition, the newspaper's pages are full of local advertising bargains to help your family stretch its household â€“ and gift-giving â€“ budgets for the holidays.
INDIANAPOLIS â€“ Henry Torres of Cass County plead guilty Thursday to theft in connection with fraudulently collecting unemployment insurance. Torres purposefully defrauded the system by collecting unemployment insurance benefits while employed.
COLUMBIA CITY - A three to four year old boy was seriously injured Monday afternoon in a single vehicle accident. The boy was air-lifted to a hospital in Fort Wayne and the driver, his mother, was transported by ambulance to Parkview Whitley with serious injuries.
According to Whitley County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Schmidt, the child was in the front seat, possibly causing more injury than if the car seat had been placed in the back.
ďżĽďżĽCHURUBUSCO - Earlier this semester Representative Marlin Stutzman, of Indianaâ€™s 3rd Congressional District, paid a visit to Churubusco High School.
Congressman Stutzman listened to and discussed multiple student presentations regarding how to reduce the national debt.
Representative Stutzmanâ€™s visit served as a culminating event concluding a three week project in which students in Mr. Ben Jaggerâ€™s personal finance class researched the national economy and developed realistic plans and strategies for reducing national debt.
FORT WAYNE â€“ A press conference was held Monday at the IPFW Alumni Center by the Regional Opportunities Council, the leadership body for the Vision 2020 initiative, to announce the long-awaited, top priorities established for Northeast Indiana to achieve by the year 2020.