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Last week of the regular season

October 11, 2012

Area football teams play the last game of the regular season this Friday. Churubusco is hosting Lakeland for the Northeast Corner Conference title game. Columbia City travels to 0-8 Norwell and Whitko faces Tippecanoe Valley in Akron.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

October 11, 2012

Friday

•CHS Still Soaring Game — 7 p.m.
Churubusco High School Football will host a Still Soaring CHS Game for years 1963 to 2013 Friday at 7 p.m.
At halftime there will be a 1963 team picture and former coaches will be introduced. After the game there will be coaches pictures, multiple generation pictures, former players, cheerleaders and band members picture. For more information contact Cathy Petrie at 438-3809.

Saturday

•Pumpkin Run/Walk — 8 a.m.

PERSONAL TRIUMPHS: Passages celebrates a banner year

October 11, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Going against the odds, overcoming struggles and pushing through challenges were the themes conveyed at Passages, Inc.’s annual meeting Wednesday.

Not like the average board meeting, the evening was designed to celebrate victories of all kinds. Alice Anderson, is the vice president of programs and services for Passages and started the program with a list of accomplishments the organization has seen over the year.
Passages, Inc. works to serve individuals with disabilities, but to those in attendance at the meeting it seemed to be more about abilities.

Frederick Myers, 88

October 11, 2012

Frederick “Fritz” Allen Myers, 88, formerly of South Whitley, went to be with the Lord at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Courtyard Healthcare Center, Goshen where he had been a resident since July.
He was born Aug. 8, 1924, in Bippus, a son of the late Irvin R. and Almeda (Zeigler) Myers. In 1933, the family moved to Cleveland Township. He attended South Whitley High School.
On Aug. 4, 1946, he was united in marriage to Evelyn M. Bolinger. They made their home in the South Whitley area. In 2012, they moved to Goshen.

Terry Warren, 55

October 11, 2012

Terry Christopher Warren, 55, of Albion, passed away at 5:06 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at his home. Born June 4, 1957, in Peru, he was the son of Ray and Deloris (McDougle) Warren, Sr.
He graduated with the class of 1977 from Columbia City High School. On April 9, 1983, he married Diana Waters in Columbia City.
A lifetime resident of Columbia City and Albion, he worked as an operator and in maintenance for five years at Vibrations Control, Ligonier and Essex Wire, Columbia City for 25 years. He was a member of St. John’s Bosco Catholic Church, Churubusco.

S. WHITLEY: Tabs Wilkinson as town manager

October 11, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — The South Whitley Town Council met Tuesday night minus Council President Tony Starkey who was on vacation. Even in Starkey’s absence, the council had a full agenda. Dave Wilkinson, the town’s chief of police, was offered the position of town manager. The council made an offer to Wilkinson to take on the job of town manager in addition to his role as chief of police. The anticipated start date for Wilkinson is Monday. Council member Bill Boggs said, “I think Dave will do a fine job. He already does a fine job as the chief of police and I think he’ll be good for the town.”

CUTTIN' FOR A CAUSE: Local salon holds haircut marathon for breast cancer awareness

October 11, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — For most women, visiting the salon means they leave the chair looking better than before. Wednesday, women not only looked good, but felt good as their haircuts went for a good cause.
Candi Martinez is a stylist at Fabulous Hair and Nails in Columbia City. The salon joined forces with hair care manufacturer Sexy Hair in a haircut marathon. Since October is breast cancer awareness month, Sexy Hair enlisted more than 875 salons across the U.S. to participate in the marathon.

ALLEGED BOGUS CHECK WRITER: Appears in Whitley court

October 11, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Thirty-one-year-old Matthew S. Shepherd, of Mentone, appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court Tuesday for an initial hearing on a charge of check deception, following his arrest from the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department Saturday.
According to a press release from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, Sergeant Chad Hill said Shepherd was arrested by Warsaw police on 15 active warrants for check deception. These warrants date back to 2001, from bad checks totaling $3,805.

STORM WATER FIXES: City gives the go-ahead to final designs and considers funding options for construction

October 11, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Board of Works viewed a study on South Side Storm Water improvements Tuesday, giving GAI Consultants the go ahead to move forward with final design, as it considers funding options.
“Obviously, we have to do our homework,” said Board of Works member Walt Crowder. “We would need to prepare ourselves for financial options.”

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