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October 17th, 2012

'BUSCO: Commissioners address students

October 17, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — The Whitley County Board of Commissioners meeting, held Monday in the Churubusco High School auditorium, was a chance for the commissioners to introduce themselves and give the students in the audience political advice.
“I want to leave you with this impression,” said County Commissioner Tom Rethlake. “It’s important for young people to get involved in politics. You need to push all the muddy water aside and say ‘Hey, that’s something I might be interested in.’”

STAGING HISTORY: Drama directors become playwrights with WWII show

October 17, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — An original play is set to be performed at Columbia City High School November 10-11. “It just so happens that this play has a military story line and we are performing it on Veteran’s Day,” said Drama Director Shane Barkley.
The two-act play, “Once Upon a Town,” takes place during both World War II and the War in Afghanistan. The show’s plot centers around a train depot in North Platte, Neb. During the world war, troop trains traveled across the country and stopped in North Platte for short breaks.

BRAD WOLFE: Appointed to County Plan Commission

October 17, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Commissioners appointed Brad Wolfe to fill the vacant spot on the Whitley County Planning Commission at the board’s meeting in Churubusco Monday.
Executive Director of Planning and Building David Sewell, presented the board with seven applications for the vacant position at the commissioner’s last regular meeting Oct. 1.
At the meeting Monday, County Commissioner Don Amber said the applicants were all qualified, and he was pleased to see so many people interested in the county position.
“I’m just happy to see so many qualified people,” said Amber.

FATAL CRASH

October 17, 2012

Semis collided on U.S. 30. and 300 E. resulting in one fatality. According to the Whitley County Sheriff's Department, one of the drivers was pronounced dead at the scene. At approximately 9:20 a.m. officials reported the driver was pinned. Union Township, Columbia Township and Columbia City Fire Departments worked to extract the driver. The Samaritan, Parkview Hospital's helicopter transport, had been dispatched to the scene. The drivers' names have not been released as of yet. More coverage on the accident will appear in tomorrow's edition of The Post & Mail.

BUYING INTO TRADITION: Local real estate firm builds business on family name

October 17, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — In her early 30s, Angela Grable-Garcia may appear too young to own a real estate company, but the business runs in her blood. Grable & Associates Realty is a three-generation real estate firm serving Whitley County and surrounding areas.
In 1984, Richard Grable, Angela’s grandfather, and Steve Bohn started Bohn and Grable.
When Bohn passed away in 1986, Richard purchased his share of the business from Bohn’s widow, Ruby Bohn, now Ruby Brower.
Angela’s father, Rick Grable, was waiting in the wings to jump in on the business.

John Gregory, 73

October 17, 2012

Pastor John Edward Gregory, 73, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at his home.
Born Oct. 28, 1938, in Berkley County, W. Va., he was the son of Franklin Forbes and Myrtle M. (Morrison) Gregory.
He graduated with the class of 1956 from Martinsburg High School. He also graduated from Washington Bible College in Washington, D.C., completing his education with a Master of Divinity from Grace Theological Seminary in 1969.

Madge Harshbarger, 88

October 17, 2012

Madge L. (White) Harshbarger, 88, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Born in Whitley County, Madge worked as a clerk with the Indiana Department of Transportation for 11 years, retiring Sept. 1, 1986.
She was a member of Saint Joseph United Methodist Church; St. Joe United Methodist Women; Eastern Star #432; Worthy Matron in 1995; was a volunteer at a community center for two years and Parkview Seniors for 12 years.
She loved to travel with friends.

October 16th

CCHS: Band garners silver rating

October 16, 2012


CHESTERTON — The Columbia City High School Marching Eagles performed at the Indiana State School Music Association’s Class B Regional competition Saturday at Chesterton High School, garnering a silver rating.
The Marching Eagles competed against 14 other bands — 10 of which will continue on to the semi-state level competition in two weeks.
The band’s show this year was titled “Flight of Fantasy,” featuring music from the Final Fantasy game series composed by Nobuo Uematsu.
The band’s leader pointed out the group’s rigorous rehearsal schedule, which begins before the school year.

PATRIOT SIGN: Moved to spot near Larwill

October 16, 2012


LARWILL — The spokesman for the Whitley County political group responsible for a controversial billboard that was removed Monday from a location near the Allen County line says the advertisement’s new location near Larwill is even better.
David Ditton, representing the Whitley County Patriots, said the advertising company Perma Advertising based in Pierceton was asked by a representative of Steel Dynamics, Inc. on Thursday to have the billboard removed as soon as possible.

October 15th

LARWILL: Woman gets six years for meth crimes

October 15, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A Larwill woman pleaded guilty Monday to drug related charges that stemmed from a joint operation between Whitley and Kosciusko county’s Drug Task forces.
April Rogers,, 32, of Larwill, pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court to charges stemming from an incident in March. Rogers received a sentence of six years to be served in its entirety.

 

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