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October 17th, 2011

Farmers take advantage of good weather to reap 2011’s sub-par harvests

October 17, 2011

WHITLEY COUNTY — With the 2011 fall harvest fully under way, Indiana farming experts such as the Indiana Farm Bureau report a wide variety of yield results.
Locally, it appears weather issues throughout the planting and growing season this year have negatively affected yields.
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Little Turtle 2nd-grader gets surprised by father returning from war in Iraq

October 17, 2011

ALBION — When Gavyn Stephens was getting ready for bed Tuesday night, he folded his hands and said his usual prayer for his daddy so far away in Iraq.
When he got up on Wednesday, he had no idea that before the morning was over, his prayers would be answered.
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Wanted city man found, arrested

October 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A wanted local man has been located by police after having eluded law enforcement for more than a year.
Nathan Healy, 27, had an active warrant since August of 2010 for purchasing more than three grams of pseudoephedrine in seven days, according to Columbia City Police Officer Shad Hunter.
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S. Whitley updated on sewer project

October 17, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Project manager David Harvey with Fleis and Vandenbrink attended the South Whitley town council meeting Tuesday evening, providing updates on Phase II of the waste water system improvements project.
Mandated by the state, Phase II includes upgrades to the waste water treatment plant by enlarging the main water inceptor along Water and Main streets, constructing a headwaters work building, and a new electrical building on an adjacent property.
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Lynn Pequignot, 75

October 17, 2011

Lynn E. Pequignot, 75, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011.
He was born Aug. 2, 1936, in Fort Wayne.
Lynn retired from Magnavox as an engineer. He was a U.S Army veteran and member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church.
Surviving are his wife, Lourine of Fort Wayne; daughters, Michelle Judd and Marla Fahl both of Columbia City; brothers, Lowell of Arizona and Larry of Illinois; step-son, Edward Palmer of Columbia City; step-daughter, Debra Hamilton of Tuscon, Ariz., four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren.

Ann Barrett, 94

October 17, 2011

Ann R. Barrett, 94, a resident of Churubusco, passed away at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne following a brief illness.
Mrs. Barrett was born Nov. 1, 1916 in Bedford, a daughter of John Owen and Ruth (Kindred) Roberts, and graduated from Shawswick High School.
A nurse all of her adult life, she graduated from St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in Indianapolis, later earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana University, and also earned a master’s degree in public health administration from the University of Michigan.

Mayoral candidates discuss city housing

October 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – Housing is a big issue for the city heading into the future.
It was a heavily-discussed topic Tuesday when Whitley Crossing served as host for a mayoral forum at its annual meeting held at Columbia City’s Peabody Public Library.
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West Nile strong again in Hoosier State

October 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — While the West Nile Virus has reappeared in the Hoosier State, local officials report there has been no reported case in Whitley County in 2011, a positive sign with the season coming to an end. The county’s last positive test came in September of 2010.
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From the heart

October 17, 2011

Diana Moyer, of South Whitley, joins her fellow Red Hat Strutters in singing along with Lee Greenwood’s “Proud To Be An American” Oct. 8 during South Whitley’s Souper Stompin’ Saturday. The Strutters donned pink instead of red in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Hilger named top art educator

October 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — An art teacher with Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation has been honored by the Art Education Association of Indiana.
Mary Hilger was selected to receive the Outstanding Art Educator of the Year award, by the association, which will hold its annual convention Nov. 4-6 in Indianapolis.
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