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Filling Brittain’s shoes

November 1, 2010

New CCHS speech coach takes over

The loss of Bob Brittain last April left some very big shoes to fill.
As far as the speech and debate coaching job, Aaron Dicker of Fort Wayne has been hired to pick up the mantle.
A graduate of DePauw University, Dicker was a former competitor of the CCHS team when he attended South Side High School and remembered Brittain as a very “personable person.”
Dicker continued with speech and debate in his post-secondary career and saw Brittain at the national forensics meets, as well.

Lois Mote, 89

November 1, 2010

Lois N. Mote, age 89, of Columbia City, IN passed away at 8:53 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 at The Oaks, Columbia City. Born April 16, 1921 in Laud, Jefferson Township, she was a daughter of Otto and Dessie (Roberts) Ward.

Robert Reed, 69

November 1, 2010

Robert Allen Reed, 69, of Laketon formerly of South Whitley, died at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 at the Peabody Home, North Manchester where he had been a resident for the past seven weeks.

He was born July 30, 1941 in South Whitley a son of Donel Frederick and Annabella (Hartsough) Reed. His formative years were spent in South Whitley where he attended elementary school and then graduated from South Whitley High School.

On Oct. 21, 1964 he entered the U.S. Marine Corp. He served in Vietnam.

On Oct. 21, 1967, he received his honorable discharge.

Shirley Kerr-Kruger, 78

November 1, 2010

Shirley Kerr-Kruger, 78 of Santa Rosa, Calif., died Oct. 24, 2010 at her home.

Born Nov. 7, 1932 in Columbia City, she was a daughter of the late Arley and Gladys Kerr.

Survivors include eight children and one brother, Tom Kerr of Hobart.

Services were held at Santa Rosa Memorial Park in California.

Condolences may be sent to the family at 52 Ascot Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 or her brother at 919 8th Street, Hobart, IN 46542.

Hulda Duncan, 88

November 1, 2010

Hulda L. Duncan, 88, a resident of rural Churubusco and widow of Earnest A. Duncan, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at the Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She had been in declining health for the past seven years.

Mrs. Duncan was born Jan. 29, 1922 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of William and Freida (Linnemeier) Kruse, and spent her formative years on the family farm in Washington Township.

Trick or treat

November 1, 2010

Voters reminded to take ID card to polls

November 1, 2010

Managing editor
Voters will be headed to the polls Tuesday to make their choices about their representation, and to make their opinion known on a couple of questions.
Voters statewide will decide whether to add tax caps to the state’s Constitution, and voters in the Whitko Community School Corporation will decide whether to grant the district the ability to raise the tax levy to make up for shortfalls in funding from the state.

A time of greatness

November 1, 2010

   With each week and another win added to the their records for the season, both Columbia City and Churubusco football are making their way up the records books at their respective schools.
   Much debate has been brought up about whether this could be the greatest high school football season for Whitley County.
   As the two Eagle squads head into the sectional championship week the seasons that stack up against 2010 are becoming less and less.

Streets to be closed for Veterans Marathon

November 1, 2010

Several roads in downtown Columbia City will be blocked off Nov. 13 while runners from all over the country pound the pavement here for the second annual Veteran’s Day Marathon.
City parks director Mark Green submitted a request Friday to the Columbia City Board of Works and Safety for road closings during the event.
“It’s similar to last year, but we’re having more people this year,” said Green, reporting that there were 580 runners signed up for the marathon.
Mayor Jim Fleck suggested the addition of signs that would let motorists know of the marathon while it’s happening.

Board OKs funds to begin radio transition

November 1, 2010

The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety discussed the transition to 800 megahertz (MHz) communications by public safety personnel at its weekly meeting Friday.
According to Terry Wherry, Columbia City Director of Communications, the county police, dispatchers and emergency personnel are converting to 800 MHz systems Monday.
For Columbia City personnel, the transition will begin with the purchase of a base unit and a cross-band box located in the communications office costing $71,444.

Columbia City's Parks Department's Valero Junior Golf Tour played Monday at Eagle Glen Golf Course...
Whitko's 10-and-under baseball travel team advanced to the second round of semi-state play where...
Columbia City's volleyball team competed in the Hoosier Open Thursday and Friday at Bishop Dwenger....


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