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June 30th

Local draft horse doubles as model

June 30, 2011

TRI-LAKES — In a quiet Whitley County woods lives a model of sorts.
Her name is Emma. She’s 10 years old, weighs 1,700 pounds, is just over five feet tall and can pull more than twice her weight.
Emma’s feet are as big as mixing bowls.
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S. Whitley’s Fall Festival suffers setback

June 30, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Dating back to 1976, the South Whitley Fall Festival included the highly-anticipated bed race, bringing thousands of people to the community.
In fact, this small hometown became known as the “Bed Race Capital of the World” as years progressed.
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Houser appeal denied

June 30, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Court of Appeals of Indiana on Tuesday denied an appeal by a Columbia City man convicted of murdering his ex-wife in 2009.
Rodney Houser was charged Nov. 18, 2009 with the beating death of his ex-wife, Debra.
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County Highway: Locally, road upkeep a costly endeavor

June 30, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — When it comes to budgeting for the multi-faceted functions necessary to operate, the Whitley County Highway Department has the responsibility of micro-managing every cent.
The department has been allocated more than $2 million in budget dollars for 2011.
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Richard Ramp, 89

June 30, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Richard Ira Ramp, 89, a resident of Columbia City, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011 in the Miller’s Merry Manor.
He was born March 12, 1922 in Columbia City, a son of Ira and Eva Johnson Ramp.
He attended the Coesse and McClellan grade schools and graduated from Columbia City High School in 1940.
He was first employed at the Columbia Woolen Mill until February, 1942 when he was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving as a top turret gunner on a B-29 bomber stationed in England.

June 29th

Nicodemus, Emerick garner 4-H crowns

June 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s 4-H Fair has a new Mr. and Miss Whitley County, and this year’s top two 4-Hers have a lot in common.
Eric Emerick and Erica Nico-demus will reign over this year’s Whitley County 4-H Fair.
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County Highway: The past, present and future for Whitley County roads

June 29, 2011

Editor’s Note: The following is the first of a three-part series profiling the operations of the Whitley County Highway Department.
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COLUMBIA CITY — Two years ago, Michael Barton jumped out of retirement and into the hot seat as the new director of the Whitley County Highway Department.
His responsibilities are vast.
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Ball, dogs the topic for Col. City park board

June 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Park Board held its monthly meeting Monday evening with baseball committee and park board member Terry Baker providing an update on summer baseball/softball leagues.
“Baseball is going well and we (baseball league) recently had a tournament in Garrett,” Baker said.
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Herbert Sutton, 86

June 29, 2011

HUNTERTOWN — Herbert K. Sutton, 86, of rural Huntertown died at 3:45 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2011, at the family residence in Butler Township. He had been in failing health for the past month.
Mr. Sutton was born in Fort Wayne Nov. 7, 1924, to Charles and Mary (Rupley) Sutton.
On March 20, 1948 he was married in Churubusco to Mary E. Geiger.
Surviving relatives include his wife Mary; a son Dennis Sutton of LaOtto; three daughters, Vickie Nodine, Nancy Chittenden, and Peggy Tarlton, Jr., all of Garrett; a brother Dale Freeman of Huntertown; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Harvey L. Breaux, 70

June 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Harvey L. Breaux, 70, of Columbia City, died from a Glioblastoma brain tumor Sunday, June 26, 2011 at his home.
He was born Aug. 25, 1940 in Pierre Part, La., a son of Felix and Florence (LeBlanc) Breaux.
He graduated from Assumption High School in Napoleonville in 1958.
On Feb. 4, 1959, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving in Korea one year and 18 days. He was honorably discharged Aug. 24, 1964.
On Sept. 8, 1961, he married Marie C. Roberts in San Antonio, Texas. For 41 years they lived in Houston where he worked.

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