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August 4th, 2011

Columbia City resident reflects on a century of life

August 4, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — When Helen Helmer was born, the life expectancy in the United States was 47.
To date, the Columbia City resident has that mark topped by 53 years. Helmer will be 100 years old on Tuesday. An open house is planned in her honor at The Oaks Saturday, from 2 to 4 p.m.
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Communication upgrades ongoing at Whitko schools

August 4, 2011

PIERCETON — Excellence for all by improving communication and focusing on school enrollment are top priorities for the upcoming school year according to Whitko Community School Corporation (WCSC) Superintendent Steve Clason.
“Main concerns are improved communications and really looking at focusing on our registration and enrollment right now to make sure we have very solid numbers,” Clason said.
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Study: Average speeds don’t warrant limit change on CR 300 N

August 4, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — At last month’s Whitley County Commissioners meeting, a request was made by concerned citizens to address a potential speeding issue on CR 300 North – particularly the area between Ind. 205 and U.S. 33 near Churubusco.
Before deciding if a change should be made, it was determined that typical speeds on the road should be investigated in order to calculate a starting speed for evaluation and discussion.
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Local youth center receives $30,000 from Dekko

August 4, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – It was a quiet entry for a $30,000 surprise Tuesday for the Center for Whitley County Youth – but the message got across loud and clear.
Five non-profit organizations dedicated to children and young people’s development – including the Center for Whitley County Youth – got a noisy surprise visit and $30,000 grants yesterday from the Dekko Foundation.
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Kuhmichel named CCHS asst. principal

August 4, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Two positions have been filled at local area schools.
Lyle Kuhmichel has been named the new assistant principal at Columbia City High School.
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Mary Crain, 86

August 4, 2011

Mary Crain, 86, of Pigeon Forge, Tenn. died Wednesday, Aug. 03, 2011.
She was born May 28, 1925 in Michigan .
She married Raymond Crain in 1964. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include her children, Susie Stonert, Lynda Gilbert, Pam Crain, Jim Crain; Ron Kramer; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is 1 p.m. Monday at Atchley’s Smoky Mountain Chapel in Pigeon Forge with Father Joseph Brando officiating.
Entombment will follow in the Garden Mausoleum of Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens.
Visitation is 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

August 3rd

Toni Wood, 30

August 3, 2011

FORT WAYNE — Toni J. Wood, 30, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, after a lifetime illness.
She was born in Fort Wayne Nov. 18, 1980 to Ronald D. Wood and Judith (Minton) Wheeler.

August 1st

Final launch: CCJHS grad's career reaches crossroad with final shuttle launch

August 1, 2011

CAPE CANAVERAL — As the world watched history unfold with the swan song Space Shuttle voyage recently, one local woman, who’d been a part of the monumental program since its inaugural flight nearly three decades ago, witnessed the closing of a chapter in her life she will not soon forget.
For 28 years a Columbia City native has worked in the shuttle program. Dawn (Smith) Meyer graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1978.
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Meth death suspect gets 16 years

August 1, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The second man connected with the death of a local woman in a meth explosion will serve 16 years in jail.
Wade Burns, 22, was sentenced Monday to six years for reckless homicide and received 12 years, two of those suspended, for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine.
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Shade and Shannon perform in South Whitley

August 1, 2011

Musicians Shade Jonze (Henry Phillips) and Shannon Persinger, known as Shade and Shannon, perform at the gazebo in South Whitley as part of an ongoing performing arts program in South Whitley sponsored by the South Whitley Public Library and the Whitley County Community Foundation. The duet entertained a modest crowd on the lawn in front of the gazebo despite challenging temperatures near 90 degrees with country and western favorites by artists such as Johnny Cash, Roger Miller and Willie Nelson.

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