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July 27th, 2011

Melvin J. Hinrichs, 44

July 27, 2011

FORT WAYNE — Melvin J. Hinrichs, 44, a resident of Fort Wayne, died 12:42 a.m. Sunday, July 24, 2011, at St. Joe Hospital.
He was born July 14, 1967 in Whitley County, to James and Pam (Wilson) Hinrichs.
Surviving relatives include his mother; three children; two brothers, Kent A. and Matthew D. Hinrichs both of Huntington; a sister, Daylene Acthsion of Ossian; Several nieces and nephews and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Hinrichs, April 4, 2006.

Jerry Holloway, 70

July 27, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Jerry L. Holloway, 70, of Columbia City, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2011 at Miller’s Merry Manor where he had been a resident for the past two weeks.
He was born March 27, 1941 in Portland, Ind. to the late John D. and Lucy D. (Powers) Holloway.
In 1947, the family moved to Columbia City. He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1959.
On Oct. 5, 1963 he was united in marriage to Sonja S. Alford. They made their home in Columbia City.
He started his work career with Thomson’s Whitley County Motor Sales where he became the parts manager with 26 years service.

July 26th

Thomas Bruns, 71

July 26, 2011

Thomas Bruns, 71, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011 at his residence in Columbia City.
He was born March 19, 1940 in Fort Wayne.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the VietNam War.
Thomas worked as a tool and die maker with W. S. Shamban, which is now Trelleborg Sealing Solutions for 45 years, retiring in 2005.
He was a member of the HOBO CB Club and his handle was #59.

George Rentovich, 81

July 26, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — George R. Rentovich, 81, a resident of Jefferson Township since 1990, died at 11:40 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2011 in his home.
He was born Dec. 12, 1929 in Detroit to George and Anna Lesifko Rentovich.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Tara L. Toland Rentovich, who died June 5, 2009.
There will be no visitation or services.

Jack Hoag, 90

July 26, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — JACK R. HOAG, 90, a former resident of Yakima, Wash. died at 6:10 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2011 at Markle Health and Rehabilitation where he had been a resident since June 2010.
He was born Nov. 14, 1920 in Iowa to Otto and Bernice Hoag.
Surviving relatives include a son, Jerry Hoag, and a daughter, Jacqueline Williamson, both of Columbia City.
There will be no visitation or services.

Next step in water project hits snag

July 26, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Town Council was scheduled to vote on approving additional funds to bore a new water main from the west side to the east side of U.S. 33 at CR 375 N., but Town Council Chairman Frank Kessler said the council “could not approve the work until we get a firm quote from the contractor.”
The vote was tabled until the quote is obtained. Ironclad Excavating of Roanoke was the lowest bidder on the project.
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Drug search leads to bomb

July 26, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Police who were investigating possible illegal drug and paraphernalia possession stumbled upon a bomb in Churubusco Saturday morning.
Deputies with the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Jason Spencer and Mike Engle, were called to 5830 N Timberlane Drive at approximately 9 a.m. Saturday after the owners of a rental property found suspected illegal drugs during a property welfare check.
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Couple face charges in June death of infant

July 26, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A couple was scheduled to appear in court Monday morning on charges of reckless homicide in connection with the death of a 17-month baby girl June 13 in Columbia City.
Jesse E. McIntosh, 25 and Brittany N. McConnehey, 24, both of 718 Pinecrest in Columbia City, were charged Friday in the death of Taylor McIntosh.
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July 25th

Elaine Krider, 64

July 25, 2011

Churubusco — Elaine Carol Krider, 64, a resident of Churubusco, died at 12:50 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She was born Nov. 20, 1946 in Decatur to Marcus and Marcella (Gehres) Reidenbach.
On July 24, 1971 she married David R. Krider in Monroeville.

City mulls weather, open burning

July 25, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety met Friday to discuss several topics directly dealing with both temporary and permanent changes around the city.
The first topic brought before the board was a simple burn permit request; this turned the topic on the weather and burning in general.
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