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Archive - 2014

September 12th

CITY EDGES COUNTY: City gov’t wins YMCA Corporate Challenge

September 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The City of Columbia City was the winner of the Whitley County Family YMCA’s Corporate Challenge for the second year. This year’s corporate challenge had five teams, and each week the teams participated in a different activity, including basketball, soccer, pickleball, kickball, mini golf, euchre and more.

A MOVE FOR MCGUIRE: Change of address opens ballot for auditor candidate

September 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Another Republican Caucus has been scheduled concerning the Whitley County Auditor Office. As of Tuesday, general election candidate and former Whitley County Auditor Jennifer McGuire, submitted the necessary documentation to remove her name from the Nov. 4 election.

GIRLS GOLF FALLS TO LEO: Lady Eagles part of 4-way conference tie

September 12, 2014

EO-CEDARVILLE — Columbia City’s girls golf team suffered a difficult loss to Leo Thursday at Cedar Creek Golf Course. Though the Lady Eagles posted a strong score at 185, the undefeated Leo squad came away with the win with a score of 178. The Lady Lions, 14-0, are state-ranked.

Charles Hill

September 12, 2014

Charles Hill, formerly of South Bend, passed Sept. 9, 2014, at The Oaks Nursing Home in Columbia City.
He is survived by his daughter, Janice (Robert) Barkley of Loon Lake, Columbia City.
A celebration of his life will be at their home Sunday, Sept. 21, from 1 to 4 p.m.
For arrangements and further information contact DeMoney Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
Visit to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.

Sarah Salas, 54

September 12, 2014

April 13, 1960 — July 24, 2014
Sarah Anne Foote Salas, 54, passed away in her sleep, July 24, 2014, in Cicero, Ill. She was born in Churubusco at Blue Lake.
She is survived by sons, Roberto and Carlos (Rebecca) Salas; one grand-daughter, Izellah Salas; and her brother, Mark (Darlene) Foote, of South Whitley.
Sarah was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Foote and Rosalie Foote Tuttle, her sisters, Rosalie Foote Twaits and Caroline, and brothers, Kim and Victor Foote.

LOVE SHACK: Parking lot karaoke party draws a crowd

September 12, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — More than 100 local residents gathered together at PNC Bank and K&K Video parking lots for the Churubusco Block Party and Karaoke Contest Saturday evening. The definitive highlight of the night was karaoke contest winner Molly Blake with her rendition of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” winning her a $75 cash prize and the title of 1st place in the adult karaoke category. A cash prize of $50 and the second place title went to Lisa Waterman and Tim Holmes, with third place and $25 going to Denise Fulton.

RAILROAD CAUSING JAM: Crossing blocked by train

September 12, 2014

The railroad tracks on SR 9 north of SR14 is blocked by a train. The train has a mechanical problem and will be there for some time.

Mayor Daniel said the blockage could be expected to last at least until 11 a.m. before it is clear to pass.

Other area crossing are being affected as well. WCCS recently sent out calls that Little Turtle area buses are running late due to blocks at Washington Meridian 14 and 150.

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September 11th

FIRST FUNDED SCHOLAR: McQueen receives scholarship from Rotary Club

September 11, 2014

OLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Rotary and Questa Education Foundation announced Ali McQueen as the first student to be a funded scholar.
McQueen graduated from Columbia City High School and will be attending IPFW in the fall to study elementary education.

MOVIE ON THE SQUARE: ‘Up’ the ante of downtown activity

September 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Main Street Association will host another event intended to bring visitors and residents to downtown Columbia City.
A free movie will be shown on the Columbia City Courthouse Square Saturday “Up,” a family-friendly animated movie, features a retired balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, will begin at 8:45 p.m.

NEW AUDITOR BRINGING CHANGE: Checks and balances a priority

September 11, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — On Wednesday Aug. 3, Whitley County received its youngest auditor, 23-year-old Jana Schinbeckler. The Churubusco native has been working for the county for the past three years while she was going to college at IPFW for her degree in business management and administration.

CULVER — Columbia City senior tennis players Macie Hinen’s and Aubrey Wright’s season came to a...
BUTLER — In a game interrupted by rain and lightning, Churubusco’s Eagle baseball team took the...
BUTLER — A back-and-forth game between Churubusco and South Adams ended in with an Eagle victory...


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