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October 17th, 2011

Shrouded morning

October 17, 2011

Fog rises over a rural scene north of South Whitley recently as the sun prepares to peak over the treeline. Cooling temperatures have recently collided with the warm earth, still holding heat from a searing summer, to create foggy conditions throughout Whitley County and the rest of Indiana.

Junior Achiever: Hard at work

October 17, 2011

Lauren Listen, a 4th-grade student at Mary Raber Elementary School in Columbia City, writes her name on the back of her Junior Achievement book. She is just one of 900 Whitley County children involved in JA this fall. Nancy Bridegam is her teacher.

Final OK near for trail expansion

October 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The committee in charge of the Blue River Trail Expansion, a project which has been ongoing for nearly three years, is close to submitting its final proposals to the Columbia City Park Board.
Derek Fredrickson of Engineering Resources, Inc. and the Blue River Trail Committee made the presentation to city council last week.
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Lyle Bailey, 64

October 17, 2011

Lyle R. Bailey, 64, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:55 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born on Feb. 16, 1947 in Huntington, he was the son of Walter R. and Mary Jane (Bailey) Bailey.
Lyle spent his childhood in Huntington, graduating from Huntington High School with the Class 1965 and then entered the U.S. Army, serving from 1966-1968.
He spent most of his adult lifetime in Huntington, moving to Big Lake in 1987 then moved to Columbia City and to his present home in 2010.

Ralph Zeigler, 85

October 17, 2011

Ralph P. Zeigler, 85, of Churubusco, passed away peacefully in his barn on the Zeigler family farm at 12:48 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011.
Born April 25, 1926, in Smith Township, Whitley County, he was the son of Jessie and Lillie F. (Prough) Zeigler.
A lifetime resident of Whitley County, he graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1945.
On Oct. 5, 1946, he married V. Dolores Nicodemus at First Church of God, Columbia City.
A general farmer, he worked at Newhouser Hatchery, Fort Wayne and Farm Bureau Co-Op, delivering fuel oil for 17 years.

Vivian Mohler, 89

October 17, 2011

FORT WAYNE — Vivian G. Mohler, 89, of Fort Wayne, died at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 at Golden Years Homestead, Fort Wayne where she had been a resident since Oct. 3.
She was born Aug. 13, 1922, in Harrington, Kan., a daughter of Homer B. and Hilda Mae (Magley) Reider.
As an infant, her family moved to Columbia City. She graduated from Columbia City High School.
On March 2, 1941 she was united in marriage to Elmer E. Mohler.
They made their home in Columbia City until December, 2001 when they moved to Fort Wayne.
Mr. Mohler preceded her in death March 31, 2002.

Evelyn Fritz, 96

October 17, 2011

LIGONIER — Evelyn I. Fritz, 96, of Ligonier, died at 3:50 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Avalon Village, Ligonier where she had been a resident since 2009.
She was born Oct. 13, 1915, in Whitley County, a daughter of Joseph and Grace (Bennett) Cunningham.
Her formative years were spent in the Larwill area.
She completed her education at Larwill High School.
In 1947, she married A.A. “Aquilla” Marker.
They made their home south of Etna. Mr. Marker died July 1, 1968.
She later married Ralph Fritz. They made their home in South Whitley.
Mr. Fritz died in 1983.

David Heritier, 66

October 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — David A. Heritier, 66, a Columbia City attorney, died at 6:22 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne where he was admitted Sept. 23 following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 24, 1945, in Indianapolis, a son of Claude Jules and Laura Ann (Bridges) Heritier M.D.
He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1963, received his B.A. in Sociology and a master’s degree in American Studies from Purdue University, completing his education at the School of Law at Valparaiso University.

Flip throw: Whitko soccer standout wows fans and foes with rare feat of athleticism

October 17, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Many soccer coaches are happy to teach a first-time player how to kick the ball properly in their first practice.
For Whitko Coach Gary Sims and player Cagney Craig, the first practice was quite different.
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Fall brings spike in car-deer crashes

October 17, 2011

Hunting season for whitetail deer, coupled with the fall corn and soybean harvest, has experts warning Indiana motorists to be extra vigilant on the roadways.
According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, movement patterns for deer are changing due to crops being harvested, another factor in increased activity near roads.
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