Archive - 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Wheeler Mechanical Services LLC, 309 Diamond Ave., Columbia City has issued its holiday best wishes. "In appreciation of our customers during the past year, we extend our very best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!"
With 45 years of experience, Wheeler Mechanical Services has certainly made its mark in heating, plumbing and cooling for local and area customers, whether residential, commercial or industrial.
Wheeler Mechanical offers 24-hour service and can be contacted at 260 244-6328. Their website is www.wheelermechanical.com.
More than two dozen people were injured when a double-decker bus traveling from Chicago to Atlanta slid off an interstate in southern Indiana near Seymour and rolled on its side early Saturday.
The bus, operated by Megabus and carrying about 70 passengers, left the road about 5:30 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 65 in Seymour, Indiana State Police Trooper Clifton Elston said.
MENTONE â€” The Whitko Wildcat boysâ€™ basketball team opened Three Rivers Conference play Friday night when they went on the road to Tippecanoe Valley to face former Head Coach Bill Patrick and The Vikings.
The Wildcatsâ€™ search for their first win continues as the Vikings hung a 70-49 loss on the Wildcats.
The loss keeps the Wildcats winless on the season, dropping their overall record to 0-6 and 0-1 in the TRC.
The Vikings evened their record at 3-3 and are 1-0 in conference play.
CHURUBUSCO -â€” Every basketball team in the state of Indiana starts out with the same goal: to win a conference title.
The Churubusco Eagles used a heavy dose of Paul Forman and their trademark stingy defense to take another step towards that goal Friday night. Forman put up 28 points and the defense held Prairie Heights to 12 points in the first half.
That was all the Eagles needed to earn their third North East Corner Conference win of the season by knocking off the Prairie Heights Panthers, 56-41.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In a game where both teams are playing a patient, passing offense each possession is at a premium.
Columbia Cityâ€™s boysâ€™ basketball team made the most of their possessions, gradually extending their lead until they were able to distance themselves from the visiting East Noble Knights for a 47-30 Northeast Hoosier Conference win Friday night.
The Eagles controlled the first six minutes of the game, running out to a 9-0 lead behind balanced scoring led by four points from Brachen Hazen, a three pointer from senior Mason Coverstone and a basket from Matt Benedict.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Seeking to spread Christmas cheer and express gratitude to the servicemen and women of the armed services, five Churubusco Middle School students, along with their teacher, personally delivered hand-made Christmas cards to more than 300 members of the Air National Guardâ€™s 122nd Fighter Wing.
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Harry P. Chalk, 84
Aug. 1, 1930 â€” Dec. 18, 2014
Harry P. Chalk, 84, of Columbia City, died at 5:50 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at his home.
He was born Aug. 1, 1930 in Champaign, Ill., a son of Joseph and Lena (McLaughlin) Chalk. As a young boy, his family moved to Sidney where he completed his education.
On Aug. 9, 1948 he enlisted in the United States Army, serving during the Korean War from which he received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was honorably discharged Aug. 10, 1954
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Good Things - Unforgettable Holiday Cookies
â€™Tis the season for best-in-show desserts, and a batch of homemade cookies is the perfect holiday gift for the friends, neighbors, and schoolteachers in our lives. Sandwich walnut cookies, allergy-friendly molasses cookies, and sparkling vanilla sandwich cookies will do the trick for all your cookie-giving needs.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ If you are looking for a way to volunteer and improve the lives of people right here in Whitley County, the Whitley County Literacy Council has an opportunity for you.
The Literacy Council is currently seeking volunteers to tutor adults who want to prepare for the High School Equivalency test or improve their basic reading skills.
Volunteers and students are matched based on tutor preferences and student requirements in Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies and Science.
No previous experience is necessary, and all training and materials are supplied.