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November 12th

Larwill denies property owner 2nd reprieve

November 13, 2010

LARWILL — The property located at 202 N. Center Street was evacuated last spring due to several violations of the Larwill’s unsafe building ordinance per Chief Inspector Craig Wagner with the Whitley County Planning and Building Department.
Owner of the unsafe structure is Ralph Fitch, who was represented by Katrina Osterman last spring.
At that time, Osterman agreed with the council to make repairs to the property by Nov. 1, with updates reported every two months to council members.

The ‘Blight Fighters’

November 13, 2010

Columbia City’s Brownfields Committee was formed earlier this year with the express purpose of assessing what can be done to make good use of city business properties that have potential benefit to the town.
And the seven-person panel hopes to get some help from the community in doing so.
Lori Shipman serves as a consultant for the committee. She said a public forum will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall.
A Brownfield is described as real estate that is either abandoned or inactive and which might not be serving its potential.

Charles Ware, 58

November 13, 2010

Charles R. “Randy” Ware, 58, went to be with his heavenly Father Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010. Born Oct. 19, 1952 in Bluffton, he was a son of Charles Ray (Leota) Ware and Margaret “Peg” Roeger. He was a volunteer at Broadway Christian Church where he was also a member and was affiliated with “In As Much Ministries,” and was the former owner of ‘Busco Bait and Tackle.

Thorson Howe, 95

November 13, 2010

Thorson Allen Howe, 95, a resident of Round Lake, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 in the Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City.
He graduated from the Geneva High School and International Business College, served in the U.S. Army Infantry during World War II, receiving a Purple Heart for wounds incurred at the Battle of the Bulge.

Game plan for unbeaten Tigers

November 12, 2010

   It’s not going to be easy and Churubusco head coach Lee Etzler knows it.
   Tonight’s class A regional championship between visiting Hagerstown and the black and gold of ’Busco has just one loss among the two teams.
   The Eagles are in search of the game plan that no other team has been able to find this season. One that will be an undefeated Tigers team that averaged 40 points in the sectional round.

Lady Eagles set to debut under familiar new coach

November 12, 2010

   COLUMBIA CITY — With the tip-off of the girls’ basketball season at Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium tonight, a new but familiar face steps into the leadership role of a program known by its head coach.
   For the first time in 33 seasons, Hall of Fame Lady Eagles coach Wayne Kreiger will not be the voice on the sideline barking out directions.

Marathon parking addressed

November 12, 2010

Officials in charge of Columbia City’s ever-growing Veteran’s Marathon aren’t worried about parking issues for the race’s second annual event Saturday.
Tuesday, during the regular meeting of the Columbia City Common Council, Mayor Jim Fleck questioned whether or not there should be parking set up at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds with shuttle service for participants in any of the three races.
Aside from the 26.2 mile marathon, there will also be a half marathon and five kilometer race.

Phone company reintroduces its Columbia City storefront

November 12, 2010

Who knew paying your phone bill was a monthly social event when United Telephone had its offices on Chauncey Street?
The post office was right across the street, so folks would pick up their mail, walk across the street, and line up around the block to pay their phone bill.
The post office is still right across the street but the telephone company’s storefront hasn’t existed for a long time.

Education expert addresses 21st century learning

November 12, 2010

This is the first of a series of articles on the Community Conversaton meeting held Thursday at the Peabody Library.
How many of you have your high school diploma? I do. Walked across the stage and received it back in 1989. That was a proud day for my parents and me. I went on to get my B.A. and proudly received that diploma.

November 11th

Town asked to prep for marathon’s second run

November 11, 2010

   COLUMBIA CITY — The second annual Veterans Marathon will take off down Van Buren Street Saturday morning with over 750 runners signed up to take part in the day’s three different races.
   After a successful first run, marathon officials are asking Whitley County residents to use safety and patience while on the road and at home.

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s tennis team picked up a 4-1 victory over Southside Thursday night, led by...
COLUMBIA CITY — For the Columbia City Lady Eagle soccer team, a time span of about 1:10 made the...
SOUTH WHITLEY — Columbia City traveled to county-rival Whitko Thursday night to top the Wildcats in...

 

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