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June 6th, 2012

David Graves, 69

June 6, 2012

David A. Graves, 69, of Roanoke, Ind., passed away at 2:05 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born Nov. 19, 1942, in Allen County, he was the son of Deloss S. and Donna Belle (Swing) Graves-Gillam.
Mr. Graves graduated from Roanoke High School with the class of 1961. He was a lifetime resident of Roanoke, except for the time he served in the U.S. Air Force from May, 1961-1965.

Larry Bills, 76

June 6, 2012

Larry Robert Bills, 76, of Columbia City, died at home at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012. Born on April 21, 1936, in Whitley County, he was the son of Charles Alfred and Thelma Odetta (Campbell) Bills.
A lifelong Whitley County resident, he attended Troy Center Grade School and Larwill High School.
He married Carolyn A. Miller in Fort Wayne on Jan. 21, 1961. She died in 2008.

NEW DIRECTOR: Brown to head up county chamber

June 6, 2012

Brown to serve as Whitley County Chamber of Commerce executive director

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce announced today the selection of Doug Brown to serve as the organization’s new executive director.
“Former general manager of a local printing company and previous publisher of The Post & Mail newspaper, Brown brings great business experience and community connectivity to the position,” said the county chamber in a press release.

Morsches Park youth league in full swing

June 6, 2012

Ben White and Jack Shipman field a ball in the infield.

June 4th

CRUSHED — R.V. flattened; man airlifted

June 5, 2012

A mangled up pile of rubble was all that was left after an RV flipped off the road near Collamer Monday night.

The Winnebago, that was driven by a local man, according to police, rolled on its top, nearly crushing the driver, on River Road near CR 950 W.

The driver was pinned with thousands of pounds of rubble above him. A tow truck was expedited and the man was extricated within minutes According to witnesses, the driver was speaking after the accident, though occasionally lost consciousness. He was airlifted to Fort Wayne.

VIP VISIT: Coats, Mourdock visit C&A Tool

June 4, 2012

U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, left, and U.S. Sen. Dan Coats,right, stopped paid a visit to C&A Tool Engineering in Churubusco Friday morning. They were greeted by company president Dick Conrow.
The senator and senatorial candidate were there, according to a company press release, to discuss the healthcare reform package proposed by President Barack Obama.

WHITKO ARTISTS SHINE: Students garner art awards

June 4, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — For 28 years Whitko High School has celebrated budding artists.
Under the tutelage of Walt Malicki, students have been awarded many championships and honors.
This year was no different.
Competing against high school artists in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio, Rebekah Brenneman won the American Vision Award. Danielle Graves won Gold Portfolio.
Competing in the State Resolution contest, held at the Indiana State House, was Keaton Irwin and Ivory West. They received the Republic of China Awards.

MAYOR'S RIDE

June 4, 2012

Motorcycles made their way from Fort Wayne to downtown Columbia City for the 2012 Mayor’s Ride on Sunday. The town square hosted vendors and motorcycle enthusiasts all to welcome the collective riders. Event organizers timed the ride to coincide with motorcycle safety month.

FIGHTING FOR A CURE: Event raises $ for cancer research

June 4, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Participants in Whitley County’s Relay For Life took to the Indian Springs Middle School track, Saturday, for 24 hours in an effort to raise funds for cancer research.
Each lap took them one dollar closer to finding a cure. Partnering with the American Cancer Society, those participating in the event walked as survivors, caregivers or for those who lost their battle to cancer. To make special the memory of those lost to cancer, caregivers released balloons into the sky.

Mary Wilson, 84

June 4, 2012

Mary A. Wilson, 84, a resident of Huntertown and widow of Melvin Earl Wilson, passed away at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at her home following a lengthy illness.
She was born on Dec. 2, 1927, in Hartford, Ala., a daughter of Hose and Florence (Cotton) Simmons, and spent her formative years in that area, where she graduated from high school.
On Oct. 23, 1943, she was married in Florida to Melvin Earl Wilson, and moved to Huntertown following her marriage.

 

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