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October 24th, 2012

CITY WATER BOND: Dollar amount set at $2 million

October 24, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — With the Columbia City Common Council approving its authority for a water bond in September’s regular meeting, the council approved a motion Tuesday to set the dollar amount at $2 million.
The council discussed the possibility of the proposed water bond at its last meeting in September, saying it was needed in order for the water department to eventually start rolling on many of its upcoming projects.

Donald Keirn, 84

October 24, 2012

Donald E. Keirn, 84, of Columbia City, passed away at midnight on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City. Born June 17, 1928, in Columbia City, he was the son of Esta and Rhea (Workman) Keirn.

Roger Mantle, 66

October 24, 2012

Roger Lee Mantle, 66, of Columbia City, passed away at 4:13 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at his home. Born June 6, 1946, in Wolf Lake, Noble County, he was the son of Solomon and Blanche D. (Worrick) Mantle.
He graduated from South Whitley High School with the class of 1964. He lived in Whitley, Noble and LaGrange counties prior to moving to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he lived for the past 13 years. He returned to Whitley County on Dec. 26, 2011.

Benedict signs with Huntington

October 24, 2012

HUNTINGTON — Columbia City basketball stand-out Drew Benedict signed with Huntington University last week, as the Forresters’ first recruit for the 2013 season.

Benedict, a 5-foot-10 senior shooting guard for the Eagles, is one of the area’s top shooters, holding Columbia City High School’s record for most 3-pointers made for a season and career, and is on pace to score more than 1,000 points by the end of this season — making him one of the top five in Columbia City’s history.

October 23rd

BLAZING THE TRAIL

October 23, 2012

TWELVE YEARS: Tun is sentenced for fatal crash in April

October 23, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A Fort Wayne man will spend 12 years behind bars for his part in an April crash that killed a three-year-old boy.
Mya Tun, 52, of Fort Wayne was given 12 years by Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer on Monday, a sentence he will serve in its entirety, for charges connected to an accident April 29 on U.S. 24 at Ind. 114 in South Whitley County.
In that accident, Ethan Hoffman, 3, was taken to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, where he was later pronounced dead.

SENTENCE: Indy woman gets 8 years in ’Busco sting

October 23, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — An Indianapolis woman was sentenced in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday to eight years to the Indiana Department of Corrections, four to be served and four suspended, for charges relating to August’s drug sting in Churubusco.
According to a plea agreement, Sue Kellems, 21, pleaded guilty to dealing in a schedule II controlled substance, a Class B felony and possession of a handgun without a license, a Class A misdemeanor.

Donald Keirn, 84

October 23, 2012

Donald E. Keirn, 84, of Columbia City, passed away at midnight on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City. Born June 17, 1928, in Columbia City, he was the son of Esta and Rhea (Workman) Keirn.
Mr. Keirn spent his entire lifetime in Columbia City, graduating from Columbia City High School with the class of 1946.

Vaughn Hunnicutt, 90

October 23, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Vaughn E. Hunnicutt, 90, of Fort Wayne, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at his home.
He was born Jan. 10, 1922, in Markle, a son of Rue and Goldie (Fightner) Hunnicutt.
His formative years were spent in Wyoming until first grade when his family moved to Rock Creek Township, Huntington County. He graduated from Rock High School.
On June 24, 1943, he entered the U.S. Navy, serving in the Asiatic Pacific and Philippines. He was honorably discharged April 8, 1946. During the Korean Conflict, he served from Feb. 9, 1951, until his honorable discharge on March 21, 1952.

Robert Berry, 77

October 23, 2012

Robert Lee Berry, 77, of Columbia City passed away at 6 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Health Center at Richland Place, Nashville, Tenn. where he resided since March to be near his daughter.
Born April 26, 1935, in Terre Haute, he was the son of Richard and Flossie (Benefield) Berry.
Mr. Berry spent his early life in the Terre Haute area, where he graduated from Concannon High School in West Terre Haute with the class of 1953.

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