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Archive - Oct 2013

October 15th

Prep volleyball pairings announced

October 15, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — With 402 teams entered for the second year in a row, initial matchups for the 42nd Annual IHSAA Volleyball State Tournament were announced this morning.

Sectional play begins Tuesday, Oct. 22, and continues through Saturday, Oct. 26, at 64 sites across the four enrollment classifications.

Halloween events

October 15, 2013

Friday, Oct. 18

• Radio theater - 7 p.m.
Radio Theater will be Friday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Peabody Public Library auditorium. The two shows will include spine-tingling and rib-tickling productions of “The Hitchhiker” and “Halloween with Baby Snooks.”

Wednesday, Oct. 23

• Trick-or-Trunk - 6:30 p.m.
Smith Green Community Schools’ Trick-or-Trunk will be Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 28

• Harvest party - 4:30 p.m.

Show choirs to sing for literacy

October 15, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — The combined show choirs of Churubusco Junior-Senior High School’s New Era and Columbia City High School’s City Lights and City Heat will be singing to raise money for the Whitley County Literacy Council.

Join this musical extravaganza Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at the CJSHS auditorium located at 1 Eagle Dr., Churubusco.

The doors open at 6 p.m. so participants can bid on the silent auction items and enjoy light refreshments. A $5 fee will be charged at the door.

Sharon Harris, 79

October 15, 2013

Sharon Louise Harris, 79, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away Oct. 11, 2013.
She was born in Elkhart on Oct. 30, 1933 to the late Ira and Mildred Webber.
Sharon was a loving mother and grandmother. Her passion as a homemaker was gardening, and she was a member of the Garden Club.
Surviving relatives include her sons, David (Angela ) Harris and Van Harris; brothers, Bill Webber and J.T. Webber; sister, Gini Lefkowicz; and grandson, Connor. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Van Thomas Harris; son, Michael Harris; and daughter, Christine Harris.

Janice Forster, 93

October 15, 2013

Janice Forster 93, of Rockford, Ill. and formerly a 50-year resident of Cherry Valley, Ill. died peacefully Sunday morning, Oct. 13, 2013, in Presence Cor Mariae.
Janice was born Oct. 10, 1920, in Columbia City, the daughter of Dr. Benjamin and Vera Isabell (Refner) Pence.

Norman Gordon, 84

October 15, 2013

Norman Dale Gordon, 84, of Columbia City, passed away unexpectedly at 8:54 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at his residence.
Born July 5, 1929, in Tipton, he was the son of Edward and Mabel (Geiger) Gordon.
Norman grew up in several locations, but spent a great deal of his childhood in Churubusco and graduated from North Webster High School with the Class of 1947.
He married Margie Alice Gaerte Dec. 24, 1950, at Rev. Marion Shroyer’s parsonage in Columbia City.
He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and served as a weapons mechanic.

REVISIONS: Garage sale policy on town agenda

October 15, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — If at first you don’t succeed, try again — that seems to be the mantra for Churubusco’s Town Council and the garage sale ordinance that has left many residents upset.

In September, the ordinance fell flat when community members spoke out against the fees and language in the proposed policy.

NEW OPTOMETRIST: Dr. Hogue takes over Westrick Family Eye Care

October 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— Sights will be set on a familiar face in Columbia City.

Dr. Andrew Hogue purchased the practice of Dr. Westrick at Westrick Family Eye Care, which is located on North Line Street in Columbia City.

Hogue, a Whitley County native, purchased the practice this past summer. He said returning to his hometown has been a blessing.

“I am enjoying being back in Columbia City with the many patients I already know. I am reconnecting with a lot of memories from being a kid,” he said.

AWARD WINNERS: Accolades abound at 4-H achievement night

October 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Thunderous applause and a standing ovation greeted Tom Zeisig as he accepted the 2013 Friend of 4-H Award.

Zeisig was nominated for the honor because of his tireless volunteer efforts with Whitley County’s 4-H program.

Also garnering an award was Matt Gibson. He received the 2013 Adult Leadership Award for work in developing a 4-H program that ensures growth and education in its youth participants.

A host of other awards and recognition was given to adult leaders, volunteers and 4-Hers Monday night at the annual Achievement Program.

IN COURT: Man admits to family meth-making

October 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— A Columbia City man pleaded guilty Monday to supplying his son with ingredients for the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Jay B. Greer, 56, was pleaded guilty to aiding in the manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class B felony.

That crime carries a sentence of 6 to 20 years.

As part of a plea agreement, Greer will have five other charges against him dismissed, but sentencing will be entirely at the discretion of Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer.

Greer will be sentenced Nov. 12 at 9 a.m.

WALTON — In its first meeting with Lewis Cass, Churubusco’s football team fell to the Kings, 16-7...
SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Whitko’s Lady Wildcat volleyball teams faced off against the Manchester Lady...
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team is continuing to stay near the top of the Northeast...

 

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