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June 15th, 2011

Edward Whitacre, Sr., 63

June 15, 2011

Edward A. Whitacre Sr., 63, of Big Lake, died at 7:28 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
He was born April 13, 1948 in St. Charles County, Mo., a son of Ollis D. and Katherine M. (Farmer) Whitacre.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy; father, Ollis Whitacre; children, Rob Whitacre, Kim Whitacre, Eddie Whitacre, Michael Whitacre and Sacha Whitacre; and a sister, Cindy Whitacre.
Visitation was 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. today at Thorn Cemetery, Ormas.

June 14th

Portion of Ind. 5 north of Larwill shut down through August

June 14, 2011

LARWILL – Ind. 5, north of Larwill, closed at 7 a.m. today so crews can begin replacing a drainage structure, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Fort Wayne District.
The detour follows Ind. 109 and U.S. 33. It adds about seven miles for through traffic.
The project is expected to be complete by early August, weather permitting.
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Suspect in meth death gets 12 years

June 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — One of two suspects in the case of an exploding methamphetamine lab that killed a woman last December will serve 12 years in jail.
Joshua B. Angus, 25, was in Whitley County Circuit Court this morning for sentencing after pleading guilty May 16.
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South Whitley man tased

June 14, 2011

NORTH WEBSTER – An alleged active meth lab on the dash of a vehicle that swerved into a ditch to avoid a deer has a Whitley County driver in hot water.
The Kosciusko County Drug Task Force reported that Deputy Sheriff Chris Francis responded to a crash at 4:39 a.m. Friday on Syracuse/Webster Road, just north of Ind. 13.
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June 12th

'Busco seniors move on

June 12, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Traditions are appropriate at graduations but the salutatorian Dustin “Bob” Arvola broke it when he rolled down a sign that said “Bob” with an arrow pointing to him as he gave his dreaded speech.
A total of 105 Churubusco High School students made up the Class of 2011. An impressive 32 of them graduated with honors.
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WHS grads excelled in the classroom

June 12, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko High School Principal Parrish Kruger was quick to point out the academic prowess of his graduating class Friday night as the school paid homage to the Class of 2011.
“As Principal of Whitko High School, I must say it’s been an honor to serve you,” said Kruger as he addressed the class.
Kruger announced that 36 percent of the class graduated with honors diplomas, which he said was six percent above the state average.
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City graduates reflect, take next step in life

June 12, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City alumni group grew by 292 Friday evening as the 2011 senior class of Eagles turned their tassels, received a diploma and walked out into world.
One of the larger classes to go through Columbia City, the class motto of “we are the ones” puts in words how faculty speaker Bob Fahl witnessed one of the school’s most successful classes.
“They are without a doubt the best overall class that’s graduated from Columbia City High School in the last 30 years,” Fahl said in his address to the crowd.
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WMS secretary looks back on three decades

June 12, 2011

LARWILL — Georgia Tenney, secretary at Whitko Middle School, is retiring after nearly 33 years of service in education, with 14 of those years at Pierceton Middle School as a secretary and treasurer.
In 1993, when the school system consolidated its junior high schools, Tenney transferred from Pierceton to the newly-constructed Whitko Middle School as the school’s secretary.
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Larwill council hears EDC update

June 12, 2011

LARWILL — Alan Tio, Whitley County Economic Development Corporation’s president, attended the Larwill town council meeting Thursday night and provided updates on EDC activities, along with an overview of last year and the upcoming 2012 budget.
“The thing about the EDC is it represents a 20-year commitment that Whitley county has had to supporting (and growing) industry and bringing new money into our county,” Tio said. “We (EDC) want to make sure we keep that effort strong and continue to respond to the needs of business.”
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June 8th

A tour of Parkview’s future

June 8, 2011

Randy Vondran, site superintendent for Hagerman, Inc. gives a tour Tuesday afternoon to employees of Parkview Whitley Hospital of the hospital’s new facility being built at the corner of Ind. 205 and U.S. 30. The staff tours are ongoing as construction of the new hospital continues, gearing Parkview Whitley for the expected “first patient day” of Oct. 20.

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