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June 26th, 2011

James McGlocklin, 51

June 26, 2011

WOLF LAKE — James Alvin McGlocklin, 51, formerly of Wolf Lake, passed away Nov. 20, 2010 in Denver, Colo.
He was born April 28, 1959 in Elkhart, a son of Frances E. (Rarick) McGlocklin and the late James C. McGlocklin. He graduated from Central Noble High School.
In 1979, he entered the U.S. Air Force and served as a jet engine mechanic. He was honorably discharged in 1983. His passions included working as a mechanic for race cars, drawing and tattooing.

Taylor McIntosh, 17 Mo.

June 26, 2011

Taylor Marie McIntosh, age 17 months, of Columbia City, passed away at 4:40 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2011 at her home.
Born Jan. 5, 2010 in Warsaw, she was the daughter of Jesse Eugene McIntosh and Brittany Nicole McConnehey.

Robert Fessenden, 62

June 26, 2011

Robert Eugene Fessenden, 62, of Columbia City, passed away at 2:33 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.
Born June 1, 1949 in Oceanport, N.J., he was the son of Bradley Merton and Loella Blanche (Pressler) Fessenden.
He lived in the Larwill and Columbia City areas. He graduated from Larwill High School with the Class of 1967 and attended college for one year. On May 27, 1969 he began working at Dana Corporation, Fort Wayne retiring as a group leader June 1, 2000. He was a member of the VROC-Motorcycle Club.

June 24th

Two times two: Couple has 2nd set of twins

June 24, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Blessed and amazed are emotions the Furthmiller family is feeling right now. At least that’s what parents Matt and Sarah are feeling.
The Furthmillers just brought home their second set of twins on May 4, 2011. Zachary and Morgan were welcomed home by brothers Jonathan and Zachary.
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Phone scam artists continue to call

June 24, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — When a man sporting what local resident Nancy Souers calls a “heavy Spanish accent” called her house Friday afternoon, he soon found out that his attempt to fleece her out of a quick buck would be one tough sell.
“He called my house quite a few times,” Souers said Friday afternoon. “My caller I.D. said it was a private caller. I hung up on him the first time because I couldn’t understand him.”
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June 23rd

'Busco man flees hospital, caught by police

June 23, 2011

STAFF REPORT
FORT WAYNE — A Churubusco man is in jail today after fleeing from a Fort Wayne hospital Tuesday.
Brad McClure, 38, was heading to Allen County Lockup when his treatment at St. Joseph’s Hospital was concluded, according to police, but fled the hospital at about 9:17 a.m. instead.
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Bellinger named OSD grand marshal

June 23, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Mike Bellinger has been chosen as the grand marshal of the American Legion Parade at Old Settlers Days for 2011.
The parade begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday from North Street down Main Street. It will be followed by the Mizpah Shrine’s Parade of Lights.
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Ball Furniture: Fixture for 50 years

June 23, 2011

STAFF REPORT
COLUMBIA CITY – A landmark local retail business – which has become a solid downtown anchor – is in the midst of celebrating its 50th anniversary year.
Ball Furniture has been deeply rooted in downtown Columbia City for five decades.
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Whitko board OKs new discipline plan

June 23, 2011

PIERCETON — The Whitko Community School Corporation (WCSC) board of school trustees approved a discipline plan which was presented by Whitko High School (WHS) vice-principal David Parker and social studies teacher Kathy Longenbaugh at this week’s board meeting.
Mandated by the Indiana Department of Education, the corporation-wide discipline plan is being developed to improve student behavior and discipline. A committee has been organized by WCSC in order to implement a plan.
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June 22nd

Professor, Illinois couple discuss wind energy pitfalls

June 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School’s auditorium clamored with government officials and Whitley County citizens Tuesday night as a presentation, organized by the Whitley County Concerned Citizens, shed light on the issue of bringing mass-produced wind power to the area.
“We want to listen to both sides of the issue,” said Nick Stanger from the podium as he introduced the evening’s first speaker, Professor Roger McEowen from Iowa State University.
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