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July 1st, 2011

Longtime pastor steps down from the pulpit

July 1, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — When he was a boy, Jim Clifford’s grandfather once told him he had the “shoulders of a preacher.”
Those words proved prophetic when Clifford, with the support of his wife Barbara, took the pulpit at Laud Christian Church and delivered sermons for 42 years.
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Longtime lumberyard stalwart hangs up bolt counter after 44 yrs.

July 1, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — For 44 years Rose Hunter has been working with nuts and bolts up to her ears.
Thursday she gave up all of the inventory when she officially retired from Morsches Builders Mart.
“I worked with three generations of the Morsches family. There was Paul Senior, Paul Junior, his brother Bob and now Franz,” Hunter said.
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S. Whitley board OKs scaled down festival

July 1, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Fall Festival committee members Ronda and Craig Sroufe attended the town council meeting on Tuesday evening requesting that a portion of State Street be closed on September 18 for the annual car show.
“You probably heard, we are not doing a whole (fall) festival this year, but we are still planning on a car show on Sunday, September 18,” Ronda Sroufe said. “We would need this road closed from 7 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m.”
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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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CHURUBUSCO — Whitko’s boys tennis team took the 25-mile trip north on Ind. 205 to take on county-...
HUNTERTOWN — Columbia City’s boys soccer team fell 5-0 to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll...
SOUTH WHITLEY — For the second night in a row the Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball team took the...

 

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