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September 22nd, 2011

Dennis Spurling, 43

September 22, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Dennis M. Spurling, 43, of rural South Whitley, died at 9:29 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 as a result of injuries sustained in an accident on Sept. 9 in Kosciusko County.
He was born July 26, 1968 in Goshen, a son of Larry M. and Deborah M. (Grabner) Spurling.
He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1987.
He was employed at Rinker Boat Company for eight years, Liberty Coach for a few years and currently Whitley Manufacturing.
He married Rebecca L. Stouder.
They made their home in Syracuse.

Larry Ruse, 71

September 22, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Larry L. Ruse, 71, of South Whitley, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 21, 2011 at his home. He had been battling cancer.
He was born Oct. 26, 1939 in Kosciusko County, a son of Alfonso “Von” and Cloris (Krider) Ruse.
His formative years were spent in South Whitley. He graduated from Sidney High School in 1957.
On June 15, 1957, he entered the U.S. Army. He was released from active duty and entered the army reserve on June 30, 1960. He was honorably discharged June 21, 1963.
On April 4, 1981 he was united in marriage to Sandra K. Lewis. They made their home in South Whitley.

Lady Wildcats honor seniors

September 22, 2011

LARWILL — Unlike most seniors in the area, the Lady Wildcat soccer seniors played their first home game in August of this season and played their last game at home Wednesday night against a club team, Metro Rage, winning 2-0.
Whitko has eight seniors in its first year of IHSAA sanctioned soccer: Micaela Sylvester, Minona Denton, Katee Reiff, Cassie Jones, Gabby Goodman, Danielle Graves, Katie McCartey and Lynsi Hicks.

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September 21st

Tuesday crash

September 21, 2011

Columbia City police responded Tuesday morning to a personal injury crash on Ind. 205 in front of the Peabody Public Library that hospitalized a Columbia City man.
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Shrine horse show Fri-Sat.

September 21, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — In the last 57 years, the Mizpah Shrine Charity Horse Show has grown from a one evening show into a weekend-long charity event benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children that has raised $1.5 million since the horse show’s inception.
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Sigler: No progress on EMS contract

September 21, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY – At Monday’s Whitley County Board of Commissioners meeting at the public library here, one of the often time-consuming topics was, well, not a topic at all.
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Commissioners: No golf cart permits to be issued for now

September 21, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY – Currently, Columbia City enjoys a golf cart ordinance that allows for golf cart travel on all city streets with the exception of highways and major throughways (or through highways).
Following the city’s lead, the Whitley County Board of Commissioners approved and adopted a county ordinance extending the allowable area for which golf carts could travel.
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Local elementary school touted for success by district board

September 21, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – Mary Raber Elementary and Preschool celebrated its successes at Monday’s Whitley County Consolidated Schools School Board meeting. School representatives honored the people of Mary Raber’s learning community and credited the teamwork between the staff members, students and parents for their success.
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Former NFL draftee talks football in Churubusco

September 21, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — A lot of people attended the inaugural Football Sunday at Churubusco High School.
Sunday in the fall is always Football Sunday, but in Churubusco it truly was.
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Marching again: Band alumni dust off their instruments

September 21, 2011

It’s been Helen Foster’s dream to have a band reunion for a long time. Her dream came true on Friday night.
Foster, Columbia City High School’s band director, has had the goal of having marching band alumni reunite with current members of the Columbia City High School band for awhile.
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