Category Archives: South Whitley

MEMORIES OF COLLAMER AND THE DAM

First Memories¬† My growing up years were spent in South Whitley, Indiana, a small, rural, farming community snuggled in the southwest corner of Whitley County, Indiana.¬† Just to the southwest of South Whitley and closer to the edge of the … Continue reading

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MEIJER MISSES THE MARK

When my family owned a small grocery store in South Whitley, Indiana, one of the cardinal rules was to not impose personal philosophies upon our customers.¬† In a small business, one does not have the luxury of thumbing one’s nose … Continue reading

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IGA FOLDS – WHERE HAVE ALL THE GROCERY STORES GONE?

The worst of the capitalistic system coupled with an unbridled planning commission that approves every box store and expansion will be on display Sunday evening as the IGA grocery store on Lima Road – a business open for 64 years … Continue reading

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WETLAND WATERS TRIUMPH NEAR SOUTH WHITLEY

Wetlands are ecological marvels. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s definition, wetlands are lands where saturation with water is the dominant factor determining the nature of soil development and the types of plant and animal communities living in the soil … Continue reading

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A WONDERLAND OF DREAMS

Every now and then my mind drifts back to when I was child growing up in South Whitley. Heck, whom am I kidding, as I get older, it happens quite frequently. One of my favorite places to which I often … Continue reading

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2-4-6-8–What Do We Appreciate? The Blizzard of ’07!

Although the old “2-4-6-8” would go much better with a rhyming year such as ‘ 78, ’88, ’98, or’08, I won’t complain. I remember the Blizzard of ’78; my four boys were little (as you can see by the picture), … Continue reading

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