Archive - 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ An ongoing water issue at Tri-Lakes Park has kept Whitley County Health Department officials searching for answers.
Water in the park bathrooms was deemed contaminated after a failed water test. Scott Wagner, environmental health specialist for the county, said the issue may have been caused by a deteriorated well casing.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôve had the well tested and have done several things to try and solve the problem,‚ÄĚ Wagner told County Commissioners Monday. ‚ÄúAt this point, the only way to get water to the park is to drill a new well.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ An announcement was made at Monday‚Äôs Whitley County Commissioners meeting that The Oaks and The Pointe have been sold and will no longer be managed by Parkview Whitley Hospital.
In February, a press release was issued by the hospital stating its intentions to search for a buyer.
Pete Mallers, a legal representative of the hospital, told commissioners that BVM Whitley County LLC, is purchasing the business and real estate attached to The Oaks and The Pointe.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Clerk-Treasurer Madalyn Sade-Bartl reported to Churubusco Town Council members that 36 residents have signed up for the town-wide garage sale, slated for Sept. 27 and 28.
This is the second year for the sale, and Sade-Bartl said the turnout so far is ‚Äúoutstanding.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúWe always have a lot of people sign up at the last minute,‚ÄĚ she said. ‚ÄúThat number is going to grow considerably.‚ÄĚ
Last year, more than 70 garage sales occurred throughout Churubusco. The event brings countless shoppers to the town, supporting Churubusco merchants.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Members of Churubusco‚Äôs Town Council have been anxiously waiting to make an official announcement about a new business relocating to the town.
In June, town leaders discussed an incentive to ensure that Inwelligent Healthcare Inc. would move it‚Äôs medical operations from Boston to Churubusco, bringing with it the opportunity for new jobs.
However, after months of waiting, a state incentive is still in the process of being awarded to the company.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ When a business considered moving into South Whitley, town leaders worked with the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation to come up with a solution to acquire the former Dwyer building on First Street.
A zero-interest loan was applied for that would allow the town to lease the facility to the incoming business.
However, when the business backed out, the town was faced with a decision ‚ÄĒ to go forward with the loan process to purchase the building or not.
Columbia City High School‚Äôs Youth Council joined Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel (front) in a proclamation against texting and driving in the Council Chambers Monday morning.
The council, pictured from left: Hannah Cotter, Kiersten Thomas, Stacy Quinn, Eryn Schinbeckler, Gabby Anglin, Brett Roberts, Emily Temple, Chase Emmert and Morghan Wilcoxson. Not pictured: Hunter LaRue.
Everett W. Osbun, 86, a former resident of rural Churubusco in Noble County, passed away at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
Mr. Osbun was born in Auburn July 11, 1927, a son of Clyde Jay and Lilly Marie (Rohm) Osbun.
The surviving relatives include his two children, two sisters-in-law, three grandsons, three step-grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Churubusco Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Paul D. White, officiating.
Aimee Elizabeth Linvill, 90, of Columbia City, passed away at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor.
She was born Dec. 6, 1922, in Seattle, Wa., a daughter of Carson Page and Euna J. (Malcolm) Perry.
In 1935, her family moved to the Perry Homestead in Huntertown from Seattle. She graduated from Huntertown High School in 1941.
On Sept. 30, 1943, she was united in marriage to Marshall H. Linvill. They made their home in Smith Township.
Mr. Linvill died Feb. 7, 1982. In 1983, Aimee moved into Columbia City.
A homemaker, she also worked at General Electric for 23 years.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Indian Springs Middle School‚Äôs seventh-grade Lady Eagle volleyball squad is preparing for the remainder of its season.
The Lady Eagles grabbed their first win Sept. 12 against East Noble, but fell to county-rival Whitko Monday night.
Against Whitko, ISMS Coach Melissa Alexander said the team was caught off-guard in the beginning.
‚ÄúWe were asleep on the court for the first game,‚ÄĚ Alexander said.
The Lady Eagles fell 25-13 in game one. In game two, ISMS rallied from a 7-1 deficit to nearly tie the score, but fell 25-19 in the end.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs boys soccer team lost a narrow contest to visiting Manchester Wednesday.
The Wildcats dropped a 1-0 contest to the Squires in a match that Coach Jason Ehrman said showed how far his team has come.
‚ÄúThey‚Äôre a great team,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúJust to compete with them, from where we started, is great.‚ÄĚ
The one goal came with just under 15 minutes left to play in a somewhat fluky situation. Manchester scored on a throw-in when Whitko‚Äôs goalkeeper, Jacob Helton, had the ball slip out of his hands for the score.