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Archive - Oct 2012

October 29th

Roush makes All-State team: Harrier shines in ‘season that almost wasn’t’

October 29, 2012

TERRE HAUTE — After a long and trying season for Columbia City stand-out runner Samantha Roush, the harrier made Indiana’s All-State team, placing 24th at Saturday’s state finals in Terre Haute.

A junior this year, this season was Roush’s third year at the state meet.
Last year, Roush came in seventh and she placed 16th as a freshman.
While she may not have placed as well as before, Roush spent much of the 2012 season sidelined due to an injury.

“It was the season that almost wasn’t,” Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said. “Twice.”

WINDY WEEK: Area under wind advisory until Tuesday; chance for 1st snow of season

October 29, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — While much of the east coast is buckling down for Hurricane Sandy, many states in the tMidwest will also be feeling the effects of the storm.

A wind advisory goes into effect this afternoon until Tuesday evening, and also brings the chance for snow, with highs in the mid-40s for most of the week.

Wind speeds are predicted to reach 45 mph.

While area meteorologists say the ground is too warm for accumulation, cold temperatures and rain may pose the perfect storm for the season’s first snow.

October 27th

ELLENBERGER: 'Customers are like family'

October 27, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — For the past five years, Columbia City resident and Marathon store manager Dee Ellenberger has been putting her personable skills to good use, considering many of her customers to be like her family.
“My customers are like family,” said Ellenberger. “I’ve laughed a lot with them, and I’ve cried a lot with them.”
Ellenberger, 58, works at the Marathon located at Connexion Way and Armstrong Drive in Columbia City, clocking in early in the morning to prepare the store for business and working until the afternoon.

'FUTURE THINKING': TROY Center works on partnerships, goals for student achievement

October 27, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Since TROY Center became accredited in August, the school staff has continued to secure partnerships and work with students’ goals, making the atmosphere a warm, caring environment.
“We’re just trying to do a lot more future thinking,” said TROY Administrator Nicole Trier.
Trier said TROY’s first intention is to partner with schools in the area before having students apply for vouchers.
“If a student comes to us and they want to enroll, we’re going to first see if the schools are willing to refer them,” said Trier.

URBAN LEGENDS: Set tone for Halloween

October 27, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Haunted houses and ghost stories are a common place this time of year. Halloween can evoke spooky tales, but some stories hit close to home. There are a few urban legends that originate in Whitley County. Some are told in whispers and shared around campfires.
The circumstances surrounding these tales are not confirmed to be factual. That doesn’t mean the encounters themselves are not true. Those who have faced fear down and stood toe-to-toe with Whitley County’s paranormal would agree — truth lies within perception.
Arresting tale

CHALK IT UP

October 27, 2012

October 26th

Rachel Sheets, 28

October 26, 2012

Rachel Lila-Jane Sheets, 28, of Churubusco, passed away at 1:18 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
She was born on Feb. 25, 1984 in Columbia City, the daughter of Rodney Clayton Sheets and Jane Ellen (Fry) Goldwood.
She spent her entire lifetime in Whitley County. She graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 2002.
She was baptized and attended Oak Grove Church of God, Columbia City. She received her associates degree in cosmetology from Ravenscroft Beauty College, Fort Wayne.

SGCS: Construction gives 'Busco new look

October 26, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — Construction work is moving forward at Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS). Fetters Construction Inc. has torn down a canopy that once covered the sidewalk in front of the building. The canopy has been a part of the school’s facade for decades. Now, only a small portion remains near the main entrance.

LOCAL MAN: Handed additional charges

October 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man, who was arrested back in April for allegedly leaving the scene of his girlfriend’s moped accident, is back in the Whitley County Jail on charges of domestic battery and resisting law enforcement.
According to a Columbia City Police Department report, Lyle Orr, 47, was arrested Oct. 18 after police responded to a domestic fight at 517 N. Oak St.
According to police, Orr was currently out of jail on a $38,000 bond.

OCRA GRANT: Mayor asks citizens to return surveys

October 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The City of Columbia City will be sending out an income survey to a portion of the city’s population as it takes steps to try to secure a grant which would help pay for a Comprehensive Community Development Plan.
According to Mayor Ryan Daniel, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) grant would pay for approximately 90 percent of the study.
“Our comprehensive plan is a bit outdated,” said Mayor Daniel. “Fur-thermore, I think having a plan of action and goals for the future — and steps to get toward that future is very important.”

Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...
COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local...
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