Archive - Aug 2010
Carolyn A. Green, 65, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:16 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010 at her residence. Born Feb. 13, 1945 in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of Robert V. Benson and Virginia P. (Peters) Jackson.
Survivors include her husband, Fredrick K. Green, Jr.; son, Matthew R. Boggs; daughter, Tracie M. Wicker; mother, Virginia P. Jackson; and sister, Marilyn I. Cramer.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Eel River Cemetery, 11400 West Carroll Road in Churubusco.
Jack Eugene Pritchard, 76, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:53 p.m., Friday, Aug. 20, 2010 at his residence. Born Feb. 22, 1934 in Columbia City, he was a son of Merl and Sara (Brown) Pritchard.
A lifetime resident of Columbia City, he attended school in the Jefferson Township School System. On Sept. 15, 1953, he married Roberta Mae Birch in Columbia City. He was employed with the Whitley County Highway Department for over 35 years, retiring in 1995. He was an active member of the Blue River Church of the Brethren.
HUNTINGTON — Two races into the season, Columbia City cross country is starting to get a good taste of where it stands among the best the state has to offer.
No. 14 state ranked Lady Eagles are staking their claim around northeast Indiana with the help of a freshman standout.
In just her second career race at the high school level, Samantha Roush proved herself Saturday finishing second at the Huntington Invitational.
Paul's Pad in Churubusco is now open and ready for splashing about after the official ribbon cutting Saturday evening. The splash pad was made possible by a generous donation from Paul Mueller, who died in 2003. A committee worked diligently to make the splash pad a reality. Landscaping work still needs to be finished around the splash pad.
COLUMBIA CITY — Whether the number 13 is lucky or unlucky may be a point of view.
After 12 straight season-opening losses to the Warsaw Tigers, Friday night’s 13th meeting was most fortunate for the Columbia City Eagle football team. The Eagles used a potent offense and an opportunistic defense that caused seven turnovers to post a 35-26 win over the Tigers at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.
CHURUBUSCO — What a difference a season makes.
At this time last season, Churubusco found itself in the middle of a single score dogfight on the road at Fremont.
Despite a 14-0 win last season, ’Busco came into this season wanting to prove more.
SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitko Wildcats kicked off their season with a 20-0 shutout home game against the Wawasee Warriors.
Whitko’s motivating defense lead their offense into touchdown after touchdown.
After nearly every big defensive play, a touchdown was to follow.
“I’m just very proud of our team, whether things went bad or things went good, we got back in the huddle and got back to work,” said Whitko head coach Wayne Swender.
Next year, Whitley County is projected to lose more income tax revenue than any other county in the state, according to the Association of Indiana Counties.
This year, the county received about $8.76 million in county adjusted gross income tax revenue and about $2.04 million in county economic development income tax revenue.
If estimates from the AIC hold true for 2011, those numbers will be only about two-thirds of their current levels.
For CAGIT, that means about $3.24 million less, and about $754,000 less in CEDIT funds.
A lack of a vote on whether to allow a sewer rate increase for the Tri-Lakes Regional Sewer District will mean the issue will head to Circuit Court.
The two-person board designated to vote on the issue — comprised of a county commissioner from Whitley County and one from Noble County — failed to reach an agreement on how to vote, and therefore the issue will head to Circuit Court, if the sewer district or the petitioner files an appeal.
The Eagleâ€™s Nest Event Center hosted the Whitley Crossings Neighborhood Corporationâ€™s annual meeting Tuesday night, presenting two of their current residents and a speaker from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), director of policy, Dave Kaufman.