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October 19th, 2011

Patricia Reed, 82

October 19, 2011

AVILLA — Patricia Opal Reed, 82, of Avilla, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Provena Sacred Heart Home.
Mrs. Reed was born in Kendallville April 14, 1929, to the late Clifford John Barker and Opal Daisey (Helmer) Becker.
She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1946 and married Jack Phillip Reed Aug. 24, 1947, at the Wayne Center United Methodist Church near Kendallville.
Pat was a bookkeeper and was employed with Parker Nivens Chevrolet in Kendallville for 18 years.
She also assisted Ron Everage when he began Everage Motor Sales in Stroh.

Elnora Norris, 71

October 19, 2011

Elnora L. Norris, 71, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:05 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Canterbury Rehab, Fort Wayne.
Born March 21, 1940, in Huntington County, she was the daughter of Edward P. and Bessie H. (Rupley) Schenkel.
She grew up in Andrews and moved to Whitley County in 1975.
She graduated from Andrews High School with the Class of 1958.
On June 10, 1961 she married Brent L. Norris in Andrews. She retired from Precision Plastics, Columbia City in 2001.

October 17th

Junelle Luther, 86

October 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Junelle A. Luther, 86, of Columbia City, died at 4:09 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 at Miller’s Merry Manor where she was admitted Thursday, Oct. 13.
She was born May 5, 1925, in Union Township, Whitley County, a daughter of William Thomas and Ione J. (Tucker) Perry.
Her formative years were spent in Union Township, with the exception of a short time in Auburn. She graduated from Coesse High School.
On June 29, 1946, she was united in marriage to Leonard E. Luther. They made their home in Washington Township, Whitley County.

Property assessment form being mailed

October 17, 2011

CHURUBUSCO – Every year, property owners in the county receive what is known as a Form 11, an assessment form showing either the same property value as the previous year or changes to this year’s value.
The form is sent by the county assessor’s office and is used in determining what property taxes will be when next year’s tax season comes around.
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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.

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