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September 26th

Smith-Green schools fill music vacancy

September 26, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco Junior-Senior High School finally has a new choir teacher. The school corporation recently welcomed Travis Carie, from South Bend.
Carie has a master of music education degree from Western Michigan University and a bachelor of music education degree from Indiana State University. He carried a 3.93 GPA out of a 4.0 scale.
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Courtesy of local donation, town’s sign illuminated

September 26, 2011

CHURUBUSCO – It’s been in the works for more than a year but the lights on the new sign welcoming folks to Churubusco are now beckoning.
PNC bank donated $19,000 and gave the land to the Town of Churubusco. It sits at the corner of Main and Whitley streets.
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Whitko schools eye 25-year plan

September 26, 2011

PIERCETON — In an effort to provide the best educational facilities possible, the Whitko Community School Corporation board of trustees discussed the developing stages of a 25-year plan for all four locations within the corporation at Monday evening’s monthly meeting.
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Sounds of silence: Deaf CCHS senior excels in a hearing world

September 26, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Kelly Jo Hilleshiem’s passion for life can be seen in her vibrant smile, whether from the sidelines of a Columbia City Eagles football game in the ranks of the school’s cheerleading squad, or from center stage of pageants where she is a constant contender.
The Columbia City High School senior with the infectious smile strives to brighten the lives of everyone around her, despite living in her own world that fell silent when she was 16 months old.
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Lee Shively, 87

September 26, 2011

Lee B. Shively, 87, of Churubusco, passed away at 4:33 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born May 17, 1924 in Angola, he was the son of Chalmer S. and Velma M. (Geiger) Shively.
He is a lifetime resident of Churubusco, graduating from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1942.
He served in the United States Army during World War II.
On Sept. 17, 1944, he married Wiladene A. Garrison at Blue River Church of the Brethren.

September 23rd

Columbia City routed by Bulldogs

September 24, 2011

NEW HAVEN ­— Friday night’s Northeast Hoosier Conference contest pitted two once-beaten teams, the Columbia City Eagles and the host New Haven Bulldogs.
The game played to a first half draw both on the scoreboard and in statistics.
Unfortunately for Columbia City, the second half saw the Bulldogs break open the contest, out-scoring the Eagles 35-7 to hand Columbia City their second loss of the season by a 62-33 score.

’Busco improves to 6-0, ousts West Noble

September 24, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco football statistics from Friday night’s game against West Noble were a bit misleading.
Heading into the fourth quarter, the Eagles had only 17 offensive plays and two first downs.
The team also happened to be leading the West Noble Chargers by a score of 55-6.
The Eagles won the game, 62-25, remaining unbeaten and in the process, keeping West Noble win-less.
Time of possession was simply not a factor for ‘Busco.

’Cats overcome miscues, remain undefeated in TRC

September 24, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — After five games on the road, the Wildcats were finally able to share a win with their home crowd Friday night against Northfield.
Despite the team’s penalties, interceptions, fumbles and playing without senior stand-out receiver and linebacker Derek Snep, Whitko pulled out a 31-14 win over the Norsemen.
“The mistakes we made were a lack of execution,” Whitko Head Coach Wayne Swender said.
The Wildcats had three fumbles, six penalties and two interceptions.

Lady Eagles fall to Southside, 3-0

September 23, 2011

FORT WAYNE — The Lady Eagle soccer team traveled to Fort Wayne Thursday night to play Southside.
Though Columbia City lost, in a 3-0 shutout, the Lady Eagles used the game as a learning experience.
“Southside is a very different team than we faced last year,” Columbia City Head Coach Nicole Gebfert said. “Last year they were quick and aggressive. This year, they were quick, aggressive and had talent.”
Gebfert said the game wasn’t a total loss, as the team showed improvement from the first half to the second.

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Senior night continues for Whitko

September 23, 2011

LARWILL — Whitko honored its seniors Thursday night against Rochester.
Though the Wildcats lost 6-3 to the Zebras, the ’Cats won a bigger battle before the season started, getting an IHSAA sanctioned soccer team at Whitko.
Before action got underway Thursday night, Whitko honored its three seniors; Scott Paulus, Jordan Sims and Jacob Ray.
Head Coach Jason Ehrman spoke about the graduating seniors and the impact they had on the program.

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