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September 22nd, 2011

Junior Achievement volunteers prepare for classrooms

September 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – Junior Achievement school year instruction gets underway in Whitley County Oct. 3 and 90 classrooms are prepared for volunteers to visit for five weeks.
The volunteers of JA are dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.
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Early Thursday crash

September 22, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — A two-vehicle collision shut down the intersection of U.S. 33 and Ind. 205 for nearly an hour Thursday morning at approximately 7 a.m.
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Spyglass offers county financial oversight

September 22, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY – Spyglass, a cost-efficiency consulting agency, appeared before Whitley County ‘s Board of Commissioners at the public library here Monday to offer its services to the county.
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William Smith, 76

September 22, 2011

KEYSTONE — William G. Smith, 76, of Keystone, Ind., passed away at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 at Bluffton Regional Medical Center in Bluffton.
He was born Sept. 5, 1935, in Larwill, the son of the late Robert and Mary Eloise (Smith) Smith.
He graduated from Larwill High School with the class of 1953.
Mr. Smith married Linda Smith in 2000 at the Son Light Wesleyan Church in Bluffton.
He was a co-owner of Midwest Florist Supply in Fort Wayne, where he started as a teenager and was in the floral business throughout his life.

Dennis Spurling, 43

September 22, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Dennis M. Spurling, 43, of rural South Whitley, died at 9:29 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 as a result of injuries sustained in an accident on Sept. 9 in Kosciusko County.
He was born July 26, 1968 in Goshen, a son of Larry M. and Deborah M. (Grabner) Spurling.
He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1987.
He was employed at Rinker Boat Company for eight years, Liberty Coach for a few years and currently Whitley Manufacturing.
He married Rebecca L. Stouder.
They made their home in Syracuse.

Larry Ruse, 71

September 22, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Larry L. Ruse, 71, of South Whitley, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 21, 2011 at his home. He had been battling cancer.
He was born Oct. 26, 1939 in Kosciusko County, a son of Alfonso “Von” and Cloris (Krider) Ruse.
His formative years were spent in South Whitley. He graduated from Sidney High School in 1957.
On June 15, 1957, he entered the U.S. Army. He was released from active duty and entered the army reserve on June 30, 1960. He was honorably discharged June 21, 1963.
On April 4, 1981 he was united in marriage to Sandra K. Lewis. They made their home in South Whitley.

Lady Wildcats honor seniors

September 22, 2011

LARWILL — Unlike most seniors in the area, the Lady Wildcat soccer seniors played their first home game in August of this season and played their last game at home Wednesday night against a club team, Metro Rage, winning 2-0.
Whitko has eight seniors in its first year of IHSAA sanctioned soccer: Micaela Sylvester, Minona Denton, Katee Reiff, Cassie Jones, Gabby Goodman, Danielle Graves, Katie McCartey and Lynsi Hicks.

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September 21st

Tuesday crash

September 21, 2011

Columbia City police responded Tuesday morning to a personal injury crash on Ind. 205 in front of the Peabody Public Library that hospitalized a Columbia City man.
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Shrine horse show Fri-Sat.

September 21, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — In the last 57 years, the Mizpah Shrine Charity Horse Show has grown from a one evening show into a weekend-long charity event benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children that has raised $1.5 million since the horse show’s inception.
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Sigler: No progress on EMS contract

September 21, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY – At Monday’s Whitley County Board of Commissioners meeting at the public library here, one of the often time-consuming topics was, well, not a topic at all.
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