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July 21st

Cathy Bewak, 71

July 21, 2014

Cathy Bewak, 71, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Robert and Madelyn Walter, and her companion, Preston Stackhouse.
Surviving are her children, Christy (Dave) Roberts of Brighton, Mich., Todd (Susie) Neff of Decatur, and brother, Larry (Becky) Walter of Columbia City.

Ann Smith, 75

July 21, 2014

Nov. 15, 1938 — July 18, 2014
Ann Smith, 75, of rural Columbia City, died Friday evening, July 18, 2014, at her home.
She was born Nov. 15, 1938, in South Whitley, a daughter of Arthur H. and Marguerite B. (McConnell) Bechtold. Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1956.
On Jan. 25, 1957, she was united in marriage to Richard D. Smith. They made their home south of Columbia City for 31 years before moving to their home at New Lake. Mr. Smith died July 31, 1993.
She was employed at Essex/Coupled Products for more than 35 years.

DOWNTOWN DRIBBLIN': Sheckler takes trophy

July 21, 2014

The Columbia City Main Street Association brought back the Big G’s 3-on-3 Tournament to downtown Columbia City this weekend. The tourney hosted 11 teams, capped off with a win by Team Sheckler: Brent Sheckler, Doug Sheckler, Caleb Sheckler and Greg Bockelman — all of Whitley County. See a photo of the winning team on Page A10.

HOMEGROWN AND HANDCRAFTED: DeWitt as engineer, biologist, family man

July 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Nutrient-rich waters flow through a series of plastic pipes and valves as they make their way to the homes of a multitude of different species. Waters feed the inhabitants of the rocky plateaus before ebbing and making their way back to their headwater. This isn’t some alien biosphere on a strange otherworldly planet, rather, it’s a hybrid of engineering, new-wave gardening, and holistic biology tucked away behind a non-descript house nestled near the shores of Old Lake.

July 20th

HISTORY IN THE MAKING: Museum celebrates 50th anniversary

July 20, 2014

The Whitley County Historical Museum celebrated its 50th anniversary Tuesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

CHARGED: Man facing seven drug charges

July 20, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Police nabbed a Churubusco man with two arrest warrants and seven drug charges July 9.

Anthony Adams, 35, was at-large after his friend, Joshua Merrill, was arrested when police found an active methamphetamine lab in his parents’ home.

July 19th

WINNING WAUGH: Banner-filled career comes to a close

July 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The animals have been auctioned, the barns have been cleaned, and at the end of the 2014 Whitley County 4-H Fair, Breanna Waugh has had nothing short of an amazing 10th year.

The daughter of Jim Waugh, Breanna was able to accomplish her goal of exhibiting the Grand Champion Beef Steer, Grand Champion Beef Heifer, and Reserve Grand Champion Dairy Beef Steer.

SPARKS FLYIN': Fireworks ignite discussion in ’Busco

July 19, 2014

CHURUBUSCO ­— “For the sake of the elderly, the safety of animals, and the preservation of private property,” Churubusco resident Dave Taylor petitioned the Churubusco Town Council, asking fireworks be restricted to Churubusco Park.

Churubusco Town Council President Frank Kessler informed Taylor that the ordinance, “was already as restrictive as the state will allow us to be.”

July 18th

Trucks and tractors put to the test at event

July 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Sounds of revving engines and the smell of exhaust filled the Grandstand Sunday during the Truck and Tractor Pull at the Whitley County 4-H Fair.

It was Matt Linnemeir that took first place at the 6500 Gas Modified class, after Jason Oliver tried twice to push his lime-green Chevy past the mark.

4-H FUN: Dairy beef feeder calf show

July 18, 2014

Whitley County’s 4-H Fair awarded a variety of 4-hers in the Dairy Beef Feeder Calf Show. Pictured with Miss Whitley County Brooke Laux are the winners, from left: Rookie Showman Matthew Blackburn, Beginner Showman Treyton Lomont, Junior Showman Branson Heidenreich, Senior Showman Cooper Parish, Showman of Showmen Breanna Waugh.

Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...
COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local...
Pictured is the Columbia City Park Department’s league and tournament champions — Downtown on the...

 

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