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Air Force Auxiliary makes local mark

September 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A national organization, sometimes referred to as the best-kept secret in America, is having an impact in Northeast Indiana.

The Civil Air Patrol U.S. Air Force Auxiliary (CAP) is a congressionally-chartered nonprofit that has youth and adult volunteers serving nationwide.

In the area, there are two groups that meet in Fort Wayne, and there are some Whitley County residents that participate.

Jay Stiles is a local citizen whose son, Theron, is a cadet with INCAP 201 in Fort Wayne. Jay also works as a volunteer, which many parents take as an opportunity to help.

City still awaits 205 Project

September 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A project in Columbia City that was expected to be completed in 2012 is now not expected to begin until late 2014.

Officials are continuing to move forward with the slow process to urbanize Ind. 205.

The road reconstruction project, dubbed the “205 Project” was a dream of former Columbia City Mayor Jim Fleck and Parkview Whitley Hospital’s John Meister — a venture that began five years ago.

Private wells: A deep subject for S. Whitley

September 13, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — With the cost of water impacting the wallets of South Whitley residents, one particular homeowner found a creative way to skirt the expense.

George Hathaway, of South Whitley, applied for a permit to drill a well at his property, which is located within town limits.

The cost to fill swimming pools and water lawns throughout the summer months becomes an increasing bill.

With his private well, Hathaway would be able to take care of his additional water needs without raising his bill.

’Busco Homecoming 2013

September 13, 2013

Shayna Lowe (right) was crowned Churubusco’s 2013 Homecoming Queen at Friday night’s football game against Eastside. She was given her sash and crown by last year’s queen, Jenna Shambaugh.

Stormwater audit nets two minor violations

September 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Stormwater Department recently underwent an audit by the Indiana Department of Enviornmental Management (IDEM).

While two deficiencies were noted, Stormwater Superintendent Jeff Walker said overall, he received positive feedback from IDEM about the city’s programs.

Walker said the city’s two violations weren’t major — a delayed project needs completed, and Walker is required to train all city employees about stormwater and illicit dumping.

Possible TIF changes raise concerns

September 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A board member of Whitley County Consolidated Schools questioned possible adjustments to Columbia City’s Tax Increment Funding (TIF) area at a recent meeting of the Board of Trustees.

Jill Western requested WCCS Attorney John Whiteleather be present at a future meeting to discuss the legal authority the school board has on the downtown TIF area, which is expected to be adjusted by the city’s Redevelopment Commission (RDC).

Paulanna “Pepper” Kirtley, 94

September 13, 2013

Paulanna Y. “Pepper” Kirtley, 94, retired co-publisher of the Tri County Truth in Churubusco and widow of James H. Kirtley, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at the Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. She had been in declining health for several months.
Mrs. Kirtley was born Dec. 14, 1918, in Rochester, the daughter of Paul S. and Catherine (Clarey) Blacketor. As a girl she moved to Huntington with her parents and graduated from Huntington High School.

Robert Braden, 82

September 13, 2013

Robert E. Braden, 82, formerly of Burr Oak, died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City, where he had been a resident since August 2006.
He was born April 16, 1931, in Noble County, a son of Robert S. and Eldora V. (Coverstone) Braden. His formative years were spent in Noble County. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School.
On June 11, 1952, he was inducted in the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War until his honorable discharge May 26, 1954.

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Local Sports Briefs

September 13, 2013

Churubusco netters earn win at Fremont

FREMONT — Churubusco’s volleyball team picked up a road win in the Northeast Corner Conference Thursday.

’Busco swept Fremont by scores of 25-23, 25-16 and 25-7.

Alisha Farner led Churubusco in kills with 10 and aces with four. Danielle Pippenger paced the team in blocks with two and digs with 13. Setter Lacey Pulley was the assist leader with 19.

Churubusco next plays Tuesday at Prairie Heights.

Manchester beats Whitko

NORTH MANCHESTER — Manchester’s boys tennis team swept Whitko Thursday.

WALTON — Churubusco’s football team faced off against the Lewis Cass Kings Friday night for the...
WATERLOO — Columbia City’s boys and girls cross country teams entered Saturday’s 2014 Baron Classic...
WALTON — In its first meeting with Lewis Cass, Churubusco’s football team fell to the Kings, 16-7...

 

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