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September 26th, 2012

Opal Sitts, 73

September 26, 2012

Opal Ilene Sitts, 73, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born on December 17, 1938, in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Wayne and Irene Elizabeth (Salesman) Sitts. She was a lifetime resident of Columbia City.
Survivors include sister-in-law, Wanda Sitts of Columbia City and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Faye Wood and brothers, Franklin and George Sitts.

September 25th

DRUG CHARGE: Indy woman pleads guilty

September 25, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Sue Kel-lems, 21, pleaded guilty Monday to charges relating to August’s drug sting in Churubusco. She is ordered to appear for sentencing Oct. 22.
Kellems was arrested Aug. 23, along with Damond McCauley, 18, Brian Tracy, 37 and Trent Wilson, 23.
According to a Whitley County Drug Task Force case report, an officer was tipped off to a drug buy of several types of prescription drugs.
According to the report, the four Indianapolis residents met the buyer at a location in Churubusco, and they were paid $850.

WARSAW: Man gets 12 years for Larwill incident

September 25, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A Warsaw man, 36-year-old Trever Hanlon, was sentenced in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday to 12 years for charges relating to an out of control rolling methamphetamine lab near Larwill in April.
According to the plea agreement, the sentences imposed will be served concurrent with one another.
Hanlon pleaded guilty back in August to manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class B felony, possession of two or more “precursors,” or ingredients used to make the drug, a Class D felony and maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony.

THINK TWICE: Task force program addresses prominent teen issues

September 25, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Teenagers gathered together Sundayto learn how to make the most out of the one life they have to live. “You Only Live Once...So Think Twice,” was an initiative sponsored in part by the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force.
Students and their parents were educated on sexting and the legalities and consequences when becoming involved in sexting. Chynna Presley, with Youth For Christ, gave the presentation. She warned teens that becoming involved in sexting not only sets them up for legal liability, but puts them in danger physically.

September 24th

Dale Engle, 91

September 24, 2012

Dale A. Engle, 91, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:18 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at his home. Born May 2, 1921, in Washington Township, he was the son of Haskel A. and Esther R. (Piper) Engle.
He attended Washington Grade School in Noble County for eight years and graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the class of 1941.
Dale spent his entire lifetime in Noble and Whitley Counties. His first marriage was to Norma Fowler-Schroeder on Sept. 24, 1950, and his second marriage was to Elizabeth J. Coon on March 10, 1984.

ECONOMIC ARCHITECTS: EDC recognizes local business leaders

September 24, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Continuing the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation’s 20th anniversary celebrations, the EDC recently recognized five industries for their contributions to Whitley County’s economic development efforts at an event held at Joseph Decuis Farm in Whitley County.
“Over the course of the year, we have celebrated the long-standing commitment of this community to our local economic development efforts,” said EDC President Alan Tio, “With this recognition we are turning the spotlight on industry pillars that have made substantial contributions to our economic success.”

LOCHNER-GOFF: Trial slated for January

September 24, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY ­­­— ­Former Whitley County Chamber of Commerce President Sara Lochner-Goff is ordered to appear in court for a jury trial set on Jan. 23 and 24, of 2013, at 8 a.m.
Lochner-Goff is charged with theft, a Class D felony.
According to the Columbia City Police Department, Lochner-Goff was accused of cashing around $2,100 worth of certificates or “chamber bucks” between the dates of Dec. 1, 2010 and Sept. 13 2011.

TRAIL BLAZING BEGINS

September 24, 2012

Susan Wolfe, 56

September 24, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Susan L. Wolfe, 56, of Columbia City, passed away peacefully at her home at 5:50 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. She had been battling cancer.
She was born Oct. 2, 1955, in Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake, a daughter of the late Emmett G. and Huldah F. (Ramsey) Bowie.
Her formative years were spent in Columbia City. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1974. She then attended Purdue University.

September 22nd

FIREWORKS: Whitley Co. Fall Festival

September 22, 2012

See more photos on our Facebook page.
Full coverage of the festival will appear in Monday's edition.

WALTON — In its first meeting with Lewis Cass, Churubusco’s football team fell to the Kings, 16-7...
SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Whitko’s Lady Wildcat volleyball teams faced off against the Manchester Lady...
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team is continuing to stay near the top of the Northeast...

 

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