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July 28th, 2011

ISP’s Lemmon among area ‘top guns’

July 28, 2011

PLAINFIELD — A Whitley County Indiana State Police Trooper is one of four sharp-shooting officers who recently bullseyed their way to first place in ISP’s annual pistol competition, the Putnamville Pistol Match.
Senior Trooper Joel D. Lemmon, a 12-year ISP veteran, joined Master Trooper Jarrod R. Alexander, Senior Trooper Marc D. Leatherman and Trooper John G. Silver at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield Tuesday.
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South Whitley grant given in Statehouse ceremony

July 28, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — July 13 was a memorable day as town council member Joan Eberhart, along with resident Angela Hoffman, represented the Town of South Whitley in a special ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse.

Armed robbery in Larwill

July 28, 2011

LARWILL — The Whitley County Sheriff Department and Indiana State Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Larwill Deli at U.S. 30 and Ind. 5.
According to police radio traffic, a white male with a silver semi-automatic handgun, ski mask, and a hooded sweatshirt held up the Deli at gunpoint at approximately 10:40 p.m. Wednesday night.
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July 27th

Columbia City department heads report to city council

July 27, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Common Council met Tuesday and a majority of the focus was on the reports from department heads.
Chief of Police Michael Petersen discussed an initiative to replace the police department’s current batch of handheld radios. The council is moving forward on the project, which is currently in its very early stages.
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South Whitley housing gripes directed to law enforcement

July 27, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Unsupervised adolescents, vandalism, loitering, stolen property and lack of respect for personal property in an undisclosed area of town was brought to the town council’s attention by a concerned resident at Monday evening’s meeting.

Police probing pair of S. Whitley burglaries

July 27, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department reported two burglaries within five miles, within less than two hours in the South Whitley area Friday night.
WCSD Det. Chuck Vogely said police believe the same suspects were involved in both crimes, due to the manner, location, and timing of the burglaries.
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Treva Wolfe, 95

July 27, 2011

Treva Merle Wolfe, 95, of Columbia City, died 11:28 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2011 at her home.
Born Sept. 12, 1915 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Oscar Earl and Alice Marie (Billman) Julian.
She attended West Ward Elementary School, graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1934 and completed her education with Industrial Management Engineering Training.
On Sept. 14, 1935 she married Lawrence Ernest Wolfe in Columbia City.
A former employee of Blue Bell, Inc., she began working Sept. 1, 1934 and retired in October, 1982 after 48 years of service.

Richard Sack, 90

July 27, 2011

Richard Frederick Sack, 90, died Saturday, July 23 in Plano, Texas.
He was born Feb. 10, 1921 in Ligonier.
Sack served in the U.S. military during World War II, earning seven Bronze Stars.
He is survived by his wife, Lurene S. Sack; his daughter, Peggy Sue Malloy of Dallas; sister, Yetta Stage Olsen of Ligonier; and his grandchildren.
A funeral service in will be held Thursday, at 2 p.m. at Yeager Funeral Home in Ligonier with Pastor Stanley Wilson officiating.
Calling is from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral service.

Melvin J. Hinrichs, 44

July 27, 2011

FORT WAYNE — Melvin J. Hinrichs, 44, a resident of Fort Wayne, died 12:42 a.m. Sunday, July 24, 2011, at St. Joe Hospital.
He was born July 14, 1967 in Whitley County, to James and Pam (Wilson) Hinrichs.
Surviving relatives include his mother; three children; two brothers, Kent A. and Matthew D. Hinrichs both of Huntington; a sister, Daylene Acthsion of Ossian; Several nieces and nephews and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Hinrichs, April 4, 2006.

Jerry Holloway, 70

July 27, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Jerry L. Holloway, 70, of Columbia City, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2011 at Miller’s Merry Manor where he had been a resident for the past two weeks.
He was born March 27, 1941 in Portland, Ind. to the late John D. and Lucy D. (Powers) Holloway.
In 1947, the family moved to Columbia City. He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1959.
On Oct. 5, 1963 he was united in marriage to Sonja S. Alford. They made their home in Columbia City.
He started his work career with Thomson’s Whitley County Motor Sales where he became the parts manager with 26 years service.

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