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June 30th, 2011

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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Ball, dogs the topic for Col. City park board

June 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Park Board held its monthly meeting Monday evening with baseball committee and park board member Terry Baker providing an update on summer baseball/softball leagues.
“Baseball is going well and we (baseball league) recently had a tournament in Garrett,” Baker said.
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Herbert Sutton, 86

June 29, 2011

HUNTERTOWN — Herbert K. Sutton, 86, of rural Huntertown died at 3:45 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2011, at the family residence in Butler Township. He had been in failing health for the past month.
Mr. Sutton was born in Fort Wayne Nov. 7, 1924, to Charles and Mary (Rupley) Sutton.
On March 20, 1948 he was married in Churubusco to Mary E. Geiger.
Surviving relatives include his wife Mary; a son Dennis Sutton of LaOtto; three daughters, Vickie Nodine, Nancy Chittenden, and Peggy Tarlton, Jr., all of Garrett; a brother Dale Freeman of Huntertown; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Harvey L. Breaux, 70

June 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Harvey L. Breaux, 70, of Columbia City, died from a Glioblastoma brain tumor Sunday, June 26, 2011 at his home.
He was born Aug. 25, 1940 in Pierre Part, La., a son of Felix and Florence (LeBlanc) Breaux.
He graduated from Assumption High School in Napoleonville in 1958.
On Feb. 4, 1959, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving in Korea one year and 18 days. He was honorably discharged Aug. 24, 1964.
On Sept. 8, 1961, he married Marie C. Roberts in San Antonio, Texas. For 41 years they lived in Houston where he worked.

Bernard Trombley II, 52

June 29, 2011

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — Bernard Howard Trombley II, 52, of Lansing, Kan., died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at St. John’s Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan.
He was born Aug. 5, 1958, in Columbia City, the son of Bernard Howard and Augustina J. (Vigneaux) Trombley of Columbia City.

Viola Moore, 53

June 29, 2011

HUNTINGTON — Viola V. Moore, 53, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2011. She was born in Huntington June 11, 1958.
Viola is survived by her husband of 22 years, Michael R. Moore; daughters, Samantha Ann Drudge and husband, Christopher, Sarah Lynn Moore, and Yvonne Nigles; grandsons, Ethan Michael Drudge, Spencer Nolan Drudge, and Mason Christopher Drudge; father, William Charles Kelsey; and mother, Vivian Charlotte Stotts.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Columbia City United Methodist Church, 605 Forest Parkway.

June 27th

South Whitley lands $600,000 grant

June 27, 2011

KENDALLVILLE — Lt. Gov Becky Skillman has awarded a $600,000 Community Focus Fund grant to the town of South Whitley in collaboration with the Region III-A Development and Regional Planning Commission, according to a press release issued by the commission.
The grant, according to the commission, will be used to fund a sanitary sewer improvement project.
The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) administers the grants, which are funded through the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
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Jo Ann Blake, 76

June 27, 2011

FORT WAYNE — Jo Ann Blake, 76, a resident of Fort Wayne past away at 2:35 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born June 21, 1935 in Columbia City, a daughter of the late John and Jesse (Laukhart) DeBolt.
Surviving relatives include four daughters, Lisa, Cheryl and Jonni Blake, Fort Wayne and Lynne Blake of Clearwater, FL; three granddaughters and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, John Blake, Jr.; six brothers, five sisters and John H. Blake.

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