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In memory

October 6, 2010

LaVera Harshbarger, 87

October 6, 2010

LaVera M. Harshbarger, 87, of Fishers and a former Columbia City resident passed away at The Hearth at Windermere, Fishers at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. She was born Nov. 25, 1922 in Allen County, a daughter of William Roy and Ethel Nora (Smith) Harrison.

‘Aggressive’ time line underway for Eagle Tech

October 6, 2010

     Preliminary design plans for renovations to the Marshall Community Center for Eagle Tech Academy were approved this week.
     Work on the 25,000 square feet of area to be renovated is scheduled to start in January.
     Between now and then, bids for the project will be taken and further development plans will be reviewed.
     Nine classrooms are on the list of construction work, as well as a student commons area and the office space for the building.

WCCS looks to ease floodwaters at high school

October 6, 2010

     In the wake of nearly $450,000 of flood damage to Columbia City High School earlier this year, Whitley County Consolidated Schools may plan survey work at the high school to see if changes can be made to drain the water faster.
     Changes to stormwater drain size and configuration may help the problem, but surveys of the topography of the land would be first on the list before any excavation would begin.

Stolen car found torched in county cornfield

October 6, 2010

     A burned shell of a car stolen in Indianapolis was found this week in a local cornfield.
     On Monday evening, a farmer working in his field called the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department to report he’d found a burned car amid the corn in the field.
     According to police, the farmer said he was last in that area of the field about a week ago.

NHC road blocked off

October 6, 2010

   FORT WAYNE — Almost a week after suffering its first loss in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, the Columbia City volleyball team was looking to get back in the win column Tuesday night.
   Facing an athletic Lady Chargers squad, Columbia City got off to a slow start quickly falling behind. The    Carroll attack of Jenna Spadafora and Lauren Prachar dealt the Lady Eagles their second consecutive loss 7-25, 15-25, 15-25.

’Busco clears Lakers, gets first NECC win

October 6, 2010

   CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Lady Eagles were firing on all cylinders Tuesday night against the Lakeland Lady Lakers, picking up a 3-1 win.
   In just their third win of the season, Lady Eagles head coach Trinda Goings found the right mix of energetic freshmen and experienced upperclassmen to pull out a conference win.
   “We seem to be clicking, the older girls are accepting the young girls that we’ve moved up,” Goings said.

Whitko referendum goes to the taxpayers

October 6, 2010

Terry Eberly, president of Whitko Community Schools' board of school trustees speaks Tuesday evening at a forum about the referendum this fall to allow for a tax levy increase for up to the next seven years. Aside from a presentation from school officials, residents had a chance to air their opposition or support for the project.

Services center gets home in county annex

October 6, 2010

     It’s official, Whitley County’s annex building on South Line Street will house a one-stop center to help residents apply for nearly all the social services available.
     With billions of dollars in funding unused throughout the nation, millions of which is right here in Indiana, the Benefit Bank is a program of Purdue Extension Health and Human Sciences and aims to streamline applications for those who need one or more social services to survive.


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