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May 18th, 2012

POLICE SHOOTING: ISP probe early Friday a.m. incident

May 18, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Detectives of Indiana State Police Criminal Investigation Division's Fort Wayne post are investigating an early morning shooting involving a trooper that occurred just outside downtown Fort Wayne and which resulted in the death of a 33-year-old man.
The preliminary investigation indicates that a four-and-a half year veteran of the Indiana State Police was traveling west on Main Street when at the intersection of Cherry Street, he observed an altercation between multiple people.

May 17th

CAR VS. HOUSE

May 17, 2012

Local police responded to West Buckeye Street in South Whitley Tuesday night after a car drove into a house. An ambulance was dispatched to the area, and according to police scanner traffic, the crash may have been caused by medical issues. Nobody in the house was injured. The crash remains under investigation by the South Whitley Police Department and the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department. Names of the person or persons involved in the crash were not available at press time.

DISMISSED: 'Busco employee fired by council

May 17, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — A Churubusco town employee was fired Wednesday night after the town council listened to disputes and put the matter to a vote.
“Your counsel can contact our counsel,” said Council President Frank Kessler to former Wastewater Treatment Supervisor Bob Hyatt.
Hyatt read a letter he received Monday from Madalyn Sade-Bartl, clerk/treasurer, and Jeremy Hart, town supervisor.
“The letter was stating there was a digester spill and it was not documented nor was my supervisor notified,” said Hyatt.

MILLER'S MERRY MANOR MARKS NURSING HOME WEEK

May 17, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — “Celebrating the Journey” is the theme for National Nursing Home Week 2012.
Throughout the week, Miller’s Merry Manor will plan events to honor the lives and milestones of the people they care for and the staff who serve them. The following is one of the stories.
Bonnie Link
Link has been a resident at Miller’s Merry Manor for almost two years. She has had a full and busy life. In 1956 she married Kenneth Link.

Lady Wildcats pummel Wabash

May 17, 2012

WABASH — Whitko’s softball team won a lopsided 18-0 game over Wabash Wednesday night.

The Lady Wildcats collected 15 hits at Three Rivers Conference foe Wabash. Every Lady ’Cat starter recorded at least one run.

Whitko opened the game with nine runs in the first inning, including two apiece from Karissa Olinske and Audra Day. Olinske scored again in the third to make the score 10-0.

Eight Whitko players scored in the never-ending fourth frame, ending the game at 18-0.

Whitko baseball falls to Wabash, 6-1

May 17, 2012

WABASH — Whitko’s baseball team traveled to Three Rivers Conference foe Wabash on Wednesday night and lost, 6-1.

The Apaches scored the first run of the game in the second inning to take a 1-0 lead.

The score held until the fifth frame, when Whitko’s Colin Nicodemus reached home plate on a single by his cousin, Ethan Nicodemus.

Wabash retaliated with five runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the 6-1 win.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

May 17, 2012

Fireworks demo
Franciscan Fireworks will be hosting a fireworks demo at 2300 E Cardinal Dr. Friday 8 p.m. Chairs will not be provided so spectators will need to bring their own.

Clothing giveaway Saturday
The Center will be sponsoring a free clothing giveaway for anyone in need Saturday Mens, womens, and children’s sizes available. The giveaway will start at 9 a.m. The Center is located at 201 W. Market St. in Columbia City.

Col. City FFA

May 16th

POET LOCALLY INSPIRED

May 16, 2012


Editor’s Note: The following is the first of a two-part series on the poetry of Columbia City native Bruce Snider.
COLUMBIA CITY — Bruce Snider, a Columbia City Joint High School grad from the class of ’89 who currently teaches creative writing at Stanford University, has a new book of published poems called “Paradise, Indiana.”
While he no longer lives in Columbia City, Snider said he is thankful to the many teachers who encouraged him to grow in creativity and influence his writing.

Phillip Hatfield, 64

May 16, 2012

Phillip Hatfield died Monday, May 14, 2012.
He was born Feb. 10, 1948, the son of James and Virginia Hatfield of Columbia City.
Hatfield served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann (Imler) Hatfield, previously of Columbia City; son, Joseph Hatfield of LaPorte; daughter, Mindy Deardurff of Chesterton; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; brothers, Dennis and James Jr., along with 17 nieces and nephews.

FACELIFT?: Churubusco looks to spruce up downtown

May 16, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Some say it’s time to beautify Churubusco’s Main Street.
Members of the Churubusco Main Street Project took a short walk through downtown Churubusco recently to take a look at some of the oldest buildings in Whitley County.
Lucas Konger, an architect who grew up in Churubusco, is assisting the committee with his professional opinion.

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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