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April 27th, 2011

Martha Wood, 74

April 27, 2011

Martha Lee Wood, 74, a resident of Washington Township, Noble County, died at 9:20 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2011 in the Northridge Village and Rehabilitation Center in Albion.
Born Dec. 7, 1935, she was a daughter of J.C. and Ethel Scoby.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Walter Wood; two sons, Brian E. Wood and Leonard Wood; and a daughter, Theresa M. McClure.
A family memorial service will be Thursday at the Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City with Chaplain Bob Rollins of the Heartland Hospice officiating. There will be no visitation.

April 25th

Larwill man gets court date in Kosciusko Co.

April 25, 2011

WARSAW — A Whitley County man arrested April 6 in Kosciusko County on suspicion of manufacturing methamphetamine will appear in Kosciusko County Circuit Court for an initial hearing May 16.
According to court personnel, a pre-trial hearing is set for June 16.
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Citing conflict of interest, man wants new attorney

April 25, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A suspect in the case of an exploding methamphetamine lab that killed a woman last December has rejected his public defender because of what he feels is a conflict of interest.
Joshua B. Angus, 25, asked for a new attorney in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday morning after his public defender told the court a witness in the case was a client of his.
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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.

 

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