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July 14th, 2014

SOFTBALL CHAMPS: North Pole Contest Group goes undefeated in tourney

July 14, 2014

The North Pole Contest Group team from the Columbia City Parks Department’s youth softball league won the Minor League Championship. The team placed second overall in the league and were undefeated in the tourney. In the first game, the girls won 9-2 over Impact CNC. In the second game, the team beat Orion 6-2. The girls won the semi-final game against Fahl Colors 9-2, and beat R&D Landscaping in the championship game, 3-2. The squad is sponsored by North Pole Contest Group, a Ham Radio station of out Alaska.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE: Whitley County 4-H Fair events, activities

July 14, 2014

Monday

•8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Goat Show - Large Show Arena
•10 a.m. — Horse & Pony Walk /Trot Contesting - Horse Arena
•10 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Adult Open Class on display - 4-H Center
•10 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Mini projects on display - Shelterhouse
•10 a.m. to 9 p.m. — 4-H exhibits on display - 4-H Center
•3 to 7 p.m. — Dairy Steer Show - Large Show Arena
•4 p.m. — Horse & Pony Contesting Advanced - Horse Arena
•5 to 9 p.m. — Commercial exhibits on display - Commercial Building

Tuesday

•7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Swine Barrow Show - Large Show Arena

Ellen Oliver, 84

July 14, 2014

July 30,1929 — July 11, 2014
Ellen J. Oliver, 84, a lifelong Whitley County resident, died at 4:48 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, where she was admitted earlier in the day.
She was born July 30, 1929, in Whitley County, a daughter of Paul and Edna (Souder) Anderson. She completed her education at Columbia City High School.
On March 20, 1928, she was united in marriage to Homer W. Oliver. Mr. Oliver died Jan. 28, 2002.
She was employed at Blue Bell.

Beth Sollazzo, 58

July 14, 2014

March 12, 1956 — July 12, 2014
Beth A. Sollazzo, 58, a resident of rural Columbia City and wife of John Sollazzo, passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning, July 12, 2014, at the family residence in Etna Troy Township.
Beth was born March 12, 1956, in Garrett, a daughter of George E.. and Shirley (Cook) Gause, and spent her formative years in LaOtto.
As an adult she had worked for 12 years at Fasson Avery Dennison in Fort Wayne, and had retired from the Wal Mart Warehouse in Garrett due to ill health.

TRUCKER WISHES HE DIED IN CRASH: ‘There's not a day goes by we don’t miss her’

July 14, 2014

ALLEN COUNTY — An Ohio truck driver received a suspended seven-year prison sentence after a crash he caused killed a four-year-old Columbia City girl in 2012. Her parents spoke of the empty holes in their hearts that will never go away.

July 13th

AERIAL ACES: Whitley Co. Barnstormers take to the skies

July 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Huey helicopters, and WWI and WWII fighter planes streaked through the skies above Columbia City as a squadron of aces performed aerial feats.

The Whitley County Barnstormers held an open house Wednesday at Peabody Public Library to educate the general public about the sport of piloting model airplanes.

ON THE LOOKOUT: Police looking for suspicious shoppers

July 13, 2014

WARSAW (July 12, 2014) -- The Warsaw Police Department is seeking help from the public to identify the individuals or family in the attached photographs. Around 9 a.m. Saturday, the subjects were in the Warsaw Super Wal-Mart and purchased what is believed to be a clip board and several yard sale signs. The individuals arrived and left in a grey or silver Chrysler 4-door. One woman is seen carrying an infant and the welfare of the infant is of interest to police. If anyone can identify the individuals in the photographs, please call the Warsaw Police Department at 574-372-9511.

1 DEAD, 18 HURT: Greyhound bus, car collide on interstate

July 13, 2014

An official says an eastern Indiana hospital has treated about 20 people who were injured in a collision between a Greyhound bus and a car.

Reid Memorial Hospital spokesman Larry Price says about half of those treated at the Richmond hospital after the Sunday morning crash on nearby Interstate 70 have already been released. He says many had scrapes, cuts and bruises.

July 12th

LENDING A HAND: Lemmon to run for neighborly cause

July 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City resident is putting her feet in action to help a neighbor fight cancer.

Approximately seven months ago, Minda Lemmon, of Columbia City, found out that her good-friend and neighbor, Jane Goble was diagnosed with leukemia.

NO JAIL: Man at fault in death of Col. City 4-yr-old receives probation

July 12, 2014

ALLEN COUNTY — A semi-truck driver who slammed into a line of U.S. 30 traffic, killing a Columbia City girl, was sentenced in Allen County Court Friday — with no jail time.

Pictured is the Columbia City Park Department’s league and tournament champions — Downtown on the...
The Columbia City Main Street Association brought back the Big G’s 3-on-3 Tournament to downtown...
COLUMBIA CITY — Sounds of revving engines and the smell of exhaust filled the Grandstand Sunday...

 

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