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July 1st, 2011

County Highway Where do we go from here?

July 1, 2011

Editor’s Note: The following is the final part of a three-part series profiling the operations of the Whitley County Highway Department.
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COLUMBIA CITY — Theoretically, the strength of any organization is dependent on its leadership.
For the past two years, that has been a proven fact during the tenure of Michael Barton as director of the Whitley County Highway Department.
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Mable Herrick, 84

July 1, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Mable I. “Bunny” Herrick, 84, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at her daughter’s home at High Lake. She was born in Fort Wayne Oct. 1, 1926 to Earl and Lola (Hitchcock) Rabbitt.
She was raised in Indiana and graduated with the Class of 1944 from Rome City High School.
Following her marriage to Virgil N. Herrick Jan. 27, 1944, they established their home in North Manchester.
They moved to Colorado where she resided for seven and a half years, and from 1967 to 1995 they lived in Larwill.

James Heinbaugh, 51

July 1, 2011

LAFAYETTE — James Daniel Heinbaugh, 51, of Lafayette, died at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at his home.
He was born Dec. 9, 1959 in Belvidere, Ill., a son of William Dale and Sharyl (Kerlin) Heinbaugh.
He served two terms in the U.S. Army, serving during the Gulf War.

June 30th

Local draft horse doubles as model

June 30, 2011

TRI-LAKES — In a quiet Whitley County woods lives a model of sorts.
Her name is Emma. She’s 10 years old, weighs 1,700 pounds, is just over five feet tall and can pull more than twice her weight.
Emma’s feet are as big as mixing bowls.
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S. Whitley’s Fall Festival suffers setback

June 30, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Dating back to 1976, the South Whitley Fall Festival included the highly-anticipated bed race, bringing thousands of people to the community.
In fact, this small hometown became known as the “Bed Race Capital of the World” as years progressed.
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Houser appeal denied

June 30, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Court of Appeals of Indiana on Tuesday denied an appeal by a Columbia City man convicted of murdering his ex-wife in 2009.
Rodney Houser was charged Nov. 18, 2009 with the beating death of his ex-wife, Debra.
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County Highway: Locally, road upkeep a costly endeavor

June 30, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — When it comes to budgeting for the multi-faceted functions necessary to operate, the Whitley County Highway Department has the responsibility of micro-managing every cent.
The department has been allocated more than $2 million in budget dollars for 2011.
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Richard Ramp, 89

June 30, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Richard Ira Ramp, 89, a resident of Columbia City, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011 in the Miller’s Merry Manor.
He was born March 12, 1922 in Columbia City, a son of Ira and Eva Johnson Ramp.
He attended the Coesse and McClellan grade schools and graduated from Columbia City High School in 1940.
He was first employed at the Columbia Woolen Mill until February, 1942 when he was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving as a top turret gunner on a B-29 bomber stationed in England.

June 29th

Nicodemus, Emerick garner 4-H crowns

June 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s 4-H Fair has a new Mr. and Miss Whitley County, and this year’s top two 4-Hers have a lot in common.
Eric Emerick and Erica Nico-demus will reign over this year’s Whitley County 4-H Fair.
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County Highway: The past, present and future for Whitley County roads

June 29, 2011

Editor’s Note: The following is the first of a three-part series profiling the operations of the Whitley County Highway Department.
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COLUMBIA CITY — Two years ago, Michael Barton jumped out of retirement and into the hot seat as the new director of the Whitley County Highway Department.
His responsibilities are vast.
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