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April 25th, 2011

Trial set for meth lab suspect

April 25, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A trial date has been set for one of the two suspects charged with drug crimes in a case that also involved the death of a 5-month-old baby girl.
Travis A. Wonderly, 22, was in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday for a pre-trial conference with his new attorney, Robert Gevers.
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City pays bill minus cost of damage to unit

April 25, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety approved a pay request to a contractor engaged in installing a pair of sewer lift stations — but only made a partial payment.
The three-man board voted unanimously to pay only a portion of the pay request by Gerig-Ottenweller Contracting, LLC because a rather large issue remains up in the air.
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Residents to see hike in trash bill

April 25, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City residents will see an increase in their trash bill.
The town’s trash committee reported to the Board of Works and Safety on Friday that the current trash contractor, Republic Services of Indiana (DBA National Serv-All) will charge the city $8.98 for trash pickup.
Residents currently pay the town $9.
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Downtown parking concerns come before board

April 25, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Parking in downtown Columbia City was discussed Friday at the regular meeting of the town’s Board of Works and Safety.
Steve Hochstetler of the Downtown Business Association had several concerns connected to downtown parking, one of which involved the upcoming 3-on-3 basketball tournament slated for June 17-18.
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County has sandbags ready for rising water

April 25, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — On Monday afternoon, officials at the Whitley County Emergency Management/Department of Homeland Security were staying dry in the basement of the county jail, preparing for the results of an increasingly soggy county.
“We’re supposed to get one to three inches over tonight and into tomorrow,” said Cathy Broxon EMA/DHS director.
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Bargain-hunter’s paradise

April 25, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Excitement is mounting and the diehard bargain hunters are priming their walking shoes as the date for the South Whitley Town-wide garage sale is approaching.
Set for this weekend, the big event officially kicks off on Friday this year, instead of Saturday, though some traditionally, and unofficially, jumped the gun in years past.
The population of South Whitley will swell turning it into a one-weekend boom town, with the search not for gold, but bargains worth their weight in gold.

Joycelin Cramer, 79

April 25, 2011

Joycelin A. Cramer, 79, of Columbia City, Ind. passed away at 4:24 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011 at her residence. Born Dec. 6, 1931 in Mentone, she was a daughter of Lee L. and Helen N. (Personett) Blue.
She has been a Whitley County resident since her marriage in 1951. She graduated from Bourbon High School in Bourbon, with the Class of 1949. On March 9, 1951, she married Joseph R. Cramer in Columbia City. She worked for Precession Plastics for 13 years.

Teacher’s personal connection to Japan turns into chance for learning experience for class

April 25, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — When an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in March, the students of Mary Hilger at Indian Springs Middle School had a special concern for the people of Japan.
Hilger’s daughter, who lives in Japan because of her husband’s work and works for the Boy Scouts Far East Council, gave Hilger a personal reason to be anxious for the people of Japan, and she communicated that to her students.
Her daughter was all right, but the students wanted to do something for those affected by the devastation. They went to work, doing what they do best.

Alice Spurlock, infant

April 25, 2011

Alice Kaye Eden Spurlock, of Syracuse was stillborn at 9:04 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2011 at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City. She is a daughter of William L. Spurlock and Kaylee A. Barth.
Besides her parents, survivors include a half sister, Chloe Spurlock; grandparents, Donna Barth and Tom and Patty Spurlock; great-grandparents, Bethel Barth and James and Barbara Campbell.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Milford Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Bollenbacher of the New Beginnings Community Church in Atwood officiating.

Marilee Fleck, 88

April 25, 2011

Marilee J. Fleck, 88, of Columbia City, died at 8:57 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne where she was transported earlier in the day.
She was born March 25, 1923 in South Bend, a daughter of Charles and Frances (Smith) Austin. At the age of five, her family moved to a farm in Richland Township. She graduated from Larwill High School in 1941.
On July 2, 1956 she was united in marriage to Robert W. Fleck. They always made their home in Columbia City. Mr. Fleck died Nov. 10, 1979.

 

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