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April 25th

Columbia City flies high in Turtletown

April 25, 2011

   CHURUBUSCO — Another weekend in the Indiana high school girls’ track and field season had another title go home with Columbia City.
   Saturday, the Lady Eagles claimed their second consecutive weekend title at the Churubusco Turtletown Invitational.
   The Lady Eagles beat Warsaw in the large school “Gold” division with 23.5 points to spare, 115.5-88.

Wildcats run second to Falcons at Goshen Relays

April 25, 2011

   GOSHEN — Whitko boys’ track head coach Ron Cherry called it a total team effort after his Wildcats went to the Goshen Relays Saturday.
   A total of 102 points was the most Whitko had ever scored at the event.
   Despite the showing, the Wildcats came home runner-up to Fairfield in the class B division.

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’Busco takes title as host

April 25, 2011

   CHURUBUSCO — “It’s probably the best girls meet I’ve ever been a part of.”
   That’s all Churubusco girls’ track head coach Zack Dock could say after his Lady Eagles owned the Turtletown Invitational Saturday.
   For the first time since 1991, Churubusco came away as the top team at its own weekend invitational.

April 22nd

Life-changing experience

April 22, 2011

“Every day, I knew God was with me. He lifted the world off my shoulders.” — Jill Winebrenner.
“Every day is a gift.” — Jill’s husband, Tony Winebrenner.
It has been more than four years since the accident that brought the life Jill Winebrenner lived to a halt.
Though she has suffered through seven surgeries to try to fix her broken pelvis, was told she would never get out of a wheelchair and still suffers constant pain, she says she wouldn’t change a thing.
“It’s not the best thing that happened to me, but it brought my life to reality,” she said.

Jack Schrader, 61

April 22, 2011

Jack Dewitt Schrader, 61, died Thursday, March 31, 2011 in Oregon City, Ore. He was born May 21, 1949 in Columbia City, a son of Dewitt and Phyllis Schrader.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Schrader; children, Erica Streeton, Sara Schrader and Isaac Schrader; and sister, Ann Akpabio.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. April 30 at the Columbia City United Methodist Church with a reception following.
Memorials may be directed to the VFW of Columbia City.

Evelyn Andorfer, 92

April 22, 2011

Evelyn Irene Andorfer, 92, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:40 a.m. on Good Friday, April 22, 2011 at her home. Born Nov. 13, 1918 in Edgerton, she was a daughter of William and Minnie (Longardner) Doty.

SDI expansion won't hurt local county plant

April 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Officials at the local division of Steel Dynamics, Inc. say that the recent expansion announcement by the company in Allen County won’t have a negative effect on Whitley County.
The steel conglomerate announced last week it was forming a new company in a partnership with a Spanish firm for the purpose of recycling copper for use as wire rods.
The company is considering a site in New Haven as one of four potential locations for the new manufacturing facility.
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Board OKs south side study, with wording tweak

April 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Board of Works and Safety acted on a proposed agreement with a consulting firm to investigate flooding in one area of town — well sort of.
Board member Walt Crowder had some reservation about wording in a proposed contract with GAI Consultants to study a watershed area.
After discussion, Crowder moved to approve the agreement, but wanted a slight change in wording regarding the fee.
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Kessie picked for IBCA scholarship

April 22, 2011

   The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association awards two scholarships a year in the name of Pat Aikman.
   One of those comes from Whitley County.
   The Whitko Lady Wildcats’ senior captain Rachelle Kessie was the recipient of scholarship along side Huntington North’s Kyle Bradburn.

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Water main break dumps millions of gallons

April 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City water superintendent Mike Dear reported Friday morning that a water main break earlier this week near the Blue River may have spilled 10 million gallons of water before it could be repaired.
In an area near the river and Radio Road where on-going sewer line installations have been under way for some time, Dear said he was driving by such a site on Monday when “I spotted water coming out of a culvert pipe that normally wouldn’t have water coming out of it.”
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