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July 20th, 2011

Donna Dowell, 89

July 20, 2011

Donna Gordon Dowell, 89, a resident of Churubusco, passed away at 6:35 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2011, at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City.
She had been a patient at The Oaks in Columbia City, and was taken to the hospital one week ago.
Donna was born Sept. 8, 1921 in Allen County, a daughter of William H. and Myra J. (Worrick) Smith.
She spent her youth in rural Whitley County and graduated from Jefferson Center High School in 1939.
On June 7, 1941 she was married to Junior F. Gordon.

July 18th

2011 fair officially opens with the annual parade and more

July 18, 2011

The 2011 Whitley County 4-H Fair was officially opened with the annual parade on Friday, followed by livestock shows, motocross and more.
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Ivy Tech takes its messge on the road

July 18, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Ivy Tech Community College announced July 12 that its college administration, faculty, and staff will be hosting community receptions this summer in five northeast Indiana cities, including the first reception in Columbia City Thursday.
According to Chancellor Jerrilee Mosier, the Columbia City location, 220 Frontage Drive, will offer 12 classes.
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Principal shuffle at WCCS

July 18, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated School Corp-oration will have a slightly different look this fall — particularly as it relates to the helms of several of its schools.
The corporation’s Board of School Trustees has voted to transfer Columbia City High School Principal Gregg Goewert to the position of activities coordinator at Indian Springs Middle School.
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Empty lot a concern for S. Whitley board

July 18, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — With the south wall of the Green Parrot now repaired in compliance with the South Whitley’s unsafe building ordinance, Utilities Manager Dennis Eberhart voiced his concerns on the vacant lot where the now-demolished Hicks and Deaton building shared a common wall.
“There is a hole where the (Hicks and Deaton) building use to be,” Eberhart said.
Council Vice President Tonya Warner said the lot should be the responsibility of the property owner, with the area being graded and leveled.
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Club Kaylin A bereaved community honors the memory of a teen murder victim

July 18, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY ­— In March of last year, the tight-knit Whitko community lost a very special girl — Kaylin Michelle Doggendorf.
Doggendorf was taken from her home in the middle of the night, and what started out as a search and rescue mission ended in tragedy when the 14 year-old was found raped and strangled to death.
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William Steffey, 85

July 18, 2011

FORT WAYNE — William W. Steffey, 85, a resident of rural Avilla and long-time Noble County farmer, died at 7:50 a.m. on Friday, July 15, 2011, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
He was born April 17, 1926 in Mankato, Minn., a son of Vern J. and Maude (Neuhouser) Steffey.
He married Mary Leslie in 1957. She preceded him in death in 1986.
Surviving relatives include his partner, Gail M. Olson of Avilla; two children Andrew J. Steffey of Albion and Cindy Chalfant of Land-O-Lakes, Fla; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Marilyn Murphy, 82

July 18, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Marilyn M. Heidenreich Murphy, 82, of Columbia City, died at 3:23 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2011 at the Hospice Home, Fort Wayne where she was admitted on July 7th.
She was born Aug. 4, 1928 in Whitley County, a daughter of Kenneth E. and Mary A. (Mathias) Magley.
Her formative years were spent in Columbia City. She graduated from Columbia City High School in 1946.

Ray McNeal, 78

July 18, 2011

Ray W. McNeal, 78, a resident of Wolf Lake, died at 9 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011, at North Ridge Village Nursing Home in Albion.
McNeal was born May 11, 1933 in Green Township in Noble County, a son of Ernest E. and Mable (Kichler) McNeal.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1906 in Columbia City.
On June 21, 1952 he married Marilyn F. Hopkins. She preceded him in death July 29, 1999.

Nancy Reese, 60

July 18, 2011

Nancy Jo Reese, 60, of Andrews, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at her home.
Nancy was born May 1, 1951 in Huntington to Rolland and Eloise Hutchings Reese.
Her parents preceded her in death. She was employed as a caregiver and secretary.
Her many joys included being near the water, taking care of her birds, gardening, quilting, delighting over her grandchildren who called her “Nana” or Grandma. She also enjoyed spending time with David, the love her of life.

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