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October 11th, 2012

Frederick Myers, 88

October 11, 2012

Frederick “Fritz” Allen Myers, 88, formerly of South Whitley, went to be with the Lord at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Courtyard Healthcare Center, Goshen where he had been a resident since July.
He was born Aug. 8, 1924, in Bippus, a son of the late Irvin R. and Almeda (Zeigler) Myers. In 1933, the family moved to Cleveland Township. He attended South Whitley High School.
On Aug. 4, 1946, he was united in marriage to Evelyn M. Bolinger. They made their home in the South Whitley area. In 2012, they moved to Goshen.

Terry Warren, 55

October 11, 2012

Terry Christopher Warren, 55, of Albion, passed away at 5:06 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at his home. Born June 4, 1957, in Peru, he was the son of Ray and Deloris (McDougle) Warren, Sr.
He graduated with the class of 1977 from Columbia City High School. On April 9, 1983, he married Diana Waters in Columbia City.
A lifetime resident of Columbia City and Albion, he worked as an operator and in maintenance for five years at Vibrations Control, Ligonier and Essex Wire, Columbia City for 25 years. He was a member of St. John’s Bosco Catholic Church, Churubusco.

S. WHITLEY: Tabs Wilkinson as town manager

October 11, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — The South Whitley Town Council met Tuesday night minus Council President Tony Starkey who was on vacation. Even in Starkey’s absence, the council had a full agenda. Dave Wilkinson, the town’s chief of police, was offered the position of town manager. The council made an offer to Wilkinson to take on the job of town manager in addition to his role as chief of police. The anticipated start date for Wilkinson is Monday. Council member Bill Boggs said, “I think Dave will do a fine job. He already does a fine job as the chief of police and I think he’ll be good for the town.”

CUTTIN' FOR A CAUSE: Local salon holds haircut marathon for breast cancer awareness

October 11, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — For most women, visiting the salon means they leave the chair looking better than before. Wednesday, women not only looked good, but felt good as their haircuts went for a good cause.
Candi Martinez is a stylist at Fabulous Hair and Nails in Columbia City. The salon joined forces with hair care manufacturer Sexy Hair in a haircut marathon. Since October is breast cancer awareness month, Sexy Hair enlisted more than 875 salons across the U.S. to participate in the marathon.

ALLEGED BOGUS CHECK WRITER: Appears in Whitley court

October 11, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Thirty-one-year-old Matthew S. Shepherd, of Mentone, appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court Tuesday for an initial hearing on a charge of check deception, following his arrest from the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department Saturday.
According to a press release from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, Sergeant Chad Hill said Shepherd was arrested by Warsaw police on 15 active warrants for check deception. These warrants date back to 2001, from bad checks totaling $3,805.

STORM WATER FIXES: City gives the go-ahead to final designs and considers funding options for construction

October 11, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Board of Works viewed a study on South Side Storm Water improvements Tuesday, giving GAI Consultants the go ahead to move forward with final design, as it considers funding options.
“Obviously, we have to do our homework,” said Board of Works member Walt Crowder. “We would need to prepare ourselves for financial options.”

October 10th

GETTING COLLEGE INFO

October 10, 2012

More than 40 colleges, universities and trade programs were represented at a college fair held at Columbia City High School Monday night. Whtiley County students and parents were encouraged to attend in order to learn more about post-high school opportunities as well as financial aid assistance. Larry Gonzalez, with Indiana University discusses college options with Earl Tison and his son Ben, a junior at CCHS.

KESSIE: Man gets 12 years for May gun incident

October 10, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A South Whitley man, 37-year-old Phillip Kessie, was sentenced to 12 years with six years to serve and six years suspended in Whitley County Circuit Court Tuesday for a gun incident that occurred in May.
According to a South Whitley Police report, Kessie was arrested May 6 after police were notified that he had been calling his wife at her sister-in-law’s residence, threatening to kill himself.

FRANKHART: Man gets 10 years for Larwill incident

October 10, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Thirty-year-old Michael Frankhart was sentenced to 10 years with eight years serve and two years suspended in Whitley County Circuit Court Tuesday on charges related to a Larwill gun incident in May.
Frankhart pleaded guilty Sept. 10 to possession of a firearm, a Class B felony, possession of a handgun without a permit, a Class A misdemeanor, possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor an driving while suspended, a Class A misdemeanor.

POLICE SURROUND TRAILER: Multiple agencies involved, arrest suspected burglar

October 10, 2012


PIERCETON — Local sheriff’s deputies worked in concert with deputies from Kosciusko County as well as troopers from the Indiana State Police to arrest a Pierceton man wanted for theft and burglary.
According to Chad Hill, public information officer for the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, police in that county were contacted by Whitley County deputies Monday evening to help assist in the execution of an active arrest warrant for Jeremiah Smith, 26, of Pierceton.

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