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October 17th, 2011

Evelyn Fritz, 96

October 17, 2011

LIGONIER — Evelyn I. Fritz, 96, of Ligonier, died at 3:50 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Avalon Village, Ligonier where she had been a resident since 2009.
She was born Oct. 13, 1915, in Whitley County, a daughter of Joseph and Grace (Bennett) Cunningham.
Her formative years were spent in the Larwill area.
She completed her education at Larwill High School.
In 1947, she married A.A. “Aquilla” Marker.
They made their home south of Etna. Mr. Marker died July 1, 1968.
She later married Ralph Fritz. They made their home in South Whitley.
Mr. Fritz died in 1983.

David Heritier, 66

October 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — David A. Heritier, 66, a Columbia City attorney, died at 6:22 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne where he was admitted Sept. 23 following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 24, 1945, in Indianapolis, a son of Claude Jules and Laura Ann (Bridges) Heritier M.D.
He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1963, received his B.A. in Sociology and a master’s degree in American Studies from Purdue University, completing his education at the School of Law at Valparaiso University.

Flip throw: Whitko soccer standout wows fans and foes with rare feat of athleticism

October 17, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Many soccer coaches are happy to teach a first-time player how to kick the ball properly in their first practice.
For Whitko Coach Gary Sims and player Cagney Craig, the first practice was quite different.
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Fall brings spike in car-deer crashes

October 17, 2011

Hunting season for whitetail deer, coupled with the fall corn and soybean harvest, has experts warning Indiana motorists to be extra vigilant on the roadways.
According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, movement patterns for deer are changing due to crops being harvested, another factor in increased activity near roads.
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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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