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October 17th, 2011

Barbara Shumm, 90

October 17, 2011

Barbara J. Shumm, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011.
Born July 23, 1921, in Decatur, Barb was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. She also was a member of the Rosary Society and Beta Sigma Phi who enjoyed volunteering with different groups and organizations.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Steven) Smethers of Columbia City; sister, Mary Catherine Hain of Decatur; grandchildren, Mark (Kim) Gareiss, David (Jennifer) Gareiss and Kendra (Ehren) Siebert; and five great-grandchildren.

Gordon Anspach, 75

October 17, 2011

Gordon H. Anspach, 75, retired Columbia City police officer and former chief of police, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Millers Merry Manor, Columbia City where he was admitted Oct. 3, 2011.
He was born Sept. 4, 1936, in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Harold and Marie (Weitfeldt) Anspach.
As a young boy, the family moved to Thorncreek Township in Whitley County where he attended Thorncreek Elementary School.
He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1955.
On Sept. 13, 1958 he was united in marriage to Martha L. Hinen. They made their home in Columbia City.

Larwill council: New truck will help with snow removal

October 17, 2011

LARWILL — In an effort to save on future snow plowing expenses, Larwill town council members agreed to purchase a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4-wheel drive truck at its Thursday evening meeting.
“The (truck) purchase is in order to save our lawn tractor some work,” council president Rick Hobbs said.
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Farmers take advantage of good weather to reap 2011’s sub-par harvests

October 17, 2011

WHITLEY COUNTY — With the 2011 fall harvest fully under way, Indiana farming experts such as the Indiana Farm Bureau report a wide variety of yield results.
Locally, it appears weather issues throughout the planting and growing season this year have negatively affected yields.
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Little Turtle 2nd-grader gets surprised by father returning from war in Iraq

October 17, 2011

ALBION — When Gavyn Stephens was getting ready for bed Tuesday night, he folded his hands and said his usual prayer for his daddy so far away in Iraq.
When he got up on Wednesday, he had no idea that before the morning was over, his prayers would be answered.
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Wanted city man found, arrested

October 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A wanted local man has been located by police after having eluded law enforcement for more than a year.
Nathan Healy, 27, had an active warrant since August of 2010 for purchasing more than three grams of pseudoephedrine in seven days, according to Columbia City Police Officer Shad Hunter.
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S. Whitley updated on sewer project

October 17, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Project manager David Harvey with Fleis and Vandenbrink attended the South Whitley town council meeting Tuesday evening, providing updates on Phase II of the waste water system improvements project.
Mandated by the state, Phase II includes upgrades to the waste water treatment plant by enlarging the main water inceptor along Water and Main streets, constructing a headwaters work building, and a new electrical building on an adjacent property.
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Lynn Pequignot, 75

October 17, 2011

Lynn E. Pequignot, 75, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011.
He was born Aug. 2, 1936, in Fort Wayne.
Lynn retired from Magnavox as an engineer. He was a U.S Army veteran and member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church.
Surviving are his wife, Lourine of Fort Wayne; daughters, Michelle Judd and Marla Fahl both of Columbia City; brothers, Lowell of Arizona and Larry of Illinois; step-son, Edward Palmer of Columbia City; step-daughter, Debra Hamilton of Tuscon, Ariz., four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren.

Ann Barrett, 94

October 17, 2011

Ann R. Barrett, 94, a resident of Churubusco, passed away at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne following a brief illness.
Mrs. Barrett was born Nov. 1, 1916 in Bedford, a daughter of John Owen and Ruth (Kindred) Roberts, and graduated from Shawswick High School.
A nurse all of her adult life, she graduated from St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in Indianapolis, later earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana University, and also earned a master’s degree in public health administration from the University of Michigan.

Mayoral candidates discuss city housing

October 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – Housing is a big issue for the city heading into the future.
It was a heavily-discussed topic Tuesday when Whitley Crossing served as host for a mayoral forum at its annual meeting held at Columbia City’s Peabody Public Library.
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