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ISMS sprinting to Sept. 14 deadline; requests help from the public

September 8, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A vote for Indian Springs Middle School could garner a $5,000 scholarship to fund a special field trip in the spring.
The eighth-grade class at ISMS has begun the mission of forgoing an annual spring party and replacing it with a field trip to the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan. The trip would support the curriculum; a spring party would not.
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Churubusco on board with new formula to pay for November municipal election

September 8, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Voter turn-out in Churubusco municipal elections has been only about 20 percent – or approximately 200 voters – in recent years.
The Churubusco Town Council voted Wednesday to take up the new election cost formula created by the Whitley County Election Board, made up of Debbie Beers, Ray Whitehall and Tam Mitchell.
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Exploding transformer

September 8, 2011

Embers fly from a utility pole Wednesday night in Churubusco as a transformer exploded, causing power outages throughout the town. The pole caught on fire at approximately 9 p.m. Firemen were unable to extinguish the fire, and had to wait an hour for the electrical company to cut the power. The secondary transformer blew, creating a fireworks show and cutting power to parts of Churubusco at approximately 9:45 p.m. According to emergency radio traffic, the electric company, AEP, killed the primary power minutes before a dangerous explosion.

Doug Lickey, 52

September 8, 2011

Doug E. Lickey, 52, of Baldwinsville, N.Y., passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 at home of pancreatic cancer.
He was born Sept. 28, 1958 to Barbara and Edward Lickey in Columbia City.
He was a 1977 graduate of Columbia City Joint High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1977 to 1981.
Doug was a salesman with Onondaga Beverage, of Liverpool, N.Y. for 28 years.

Hamilton matches ’Cats in second half

September 8, 2011

LARWILL — Whitko Wildcat soccer took a step closer to its first win Wednesday.
After a 4-1 lead in the first half, Hamilton rallied to end the game with a 6-6 tie.
“We’re getting closer. This is five games in a row where we had the lead going into halftime and we still haven’t won so that’s a little bit frustrating,” Ehrman said.

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