October 8th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â Reelcraft Industries, Inc. in Columbia City hosted approximately 25 students from Columbia City High School for a Manufacturing Day event Oct. 2 as part of an effort to draw greater attention to the opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide.
The event also promoted the pursuit of skills that will lead to a long-term career that offers security and growth for qualified candidates.
CHURUBUSCO â Churubusco Public Library has released itâs schedule of October events.
Library hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The library is closed Sundays.
CPL is located at 116 N. Mulberry St., Churubusco. Visit the libraryâs website at www.buscolibrary.org for more information.
Fall coloring contest
COLUMBIA CITY â When Shad Hunter first held is son in his arms, he knew something was different.
Little did he and his wife know, their lives would be changed forever â their son, Keyan, was born with Down Syndrome.
âWe had no clue,â Shad said. âMy wife (Crystal) was only 31 and had a healthy lifestyle â she didnât smoke or drink while she was pregnant.â
Three years later, Keyan is a thriving boy with Down Syndrome, and 42 people walked in support of him in Saturdayâs DSANI Buddy Walk, held by the Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana at Shoaff Park in Fort Wayne.
COLUMBIA CITY â It wasnât pretty, but Columbia Cityâs girls volleyball team got the job done.
âWe just didnât play well,â Lady Eagle Head Coach Trish Hinen said. âI donât know if it was because we just got off fall break, but it was a roller coaster tonight.â
Against Canterbury Monday night, the Lady Eagles opened up game one at home with a 25-19 loss, but returned in game two to take a 25-8 win.
Columbia City turned around in game three and gave up a 25-19 loss, but finally got its ducks in a row for the final two sets to win in five games.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Columbia City man received the maximum sentence in Whitley County Circuit Court for his burglary offense.
Gabriel Auer, 35, was sentenced Monday to eight years, all to serve in the Whitley County Jail.
It was the maximum sentence for a Class C felony.
Whitley County Prosecutor Matt Rentschler said Auer was deserving of the maximum sentence.
âMr. Auer has a substantial criminal record,â he said. âHe has one prior offense of burglary at the same establishment.â
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WHITLEY COUNTY â With two weeks left of high school football, two Whitley County high schools are in the driverâs seat for conference championships.
Whitko (5-2, 5-0) and Churubusco (7-0, 5-0) are both the only unbeatens left in their respective conferences, the Three Rivers Conference (TRC) and Northeast Corner Conference (NECC).
Whitko beat North Miami last week, 49-35. Rochester, the only other unbeaten in the TRC heading into the week, fell to Tippecanoe Valley 42-21.
COLUMBIA CITY â The results are in.
After the state performed a head count of all Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ students in September for tax purposes, Superintendent Pat OâConnor shared with the school board Monday that enrollment is up from last year.
Granted, enrollment is only up two students from last year, but OâConnor said the numbers are deceiving.
âThis is huge because we had 24 early graduates,â OâConnor said. âLast year, the early graduates decreased our enrollment. This year, our new students have made up for the ones who left for early graduation.â
Dave Stouder (left) and Glen Gilraine, from Community of Hope Church work to break up a concrete slab at The Lighthouse, a transitional home in Columbia City.
The foundation was located under an old garage, but the structure was removed to make room for a new playground.
Grace Lutheran Church hosted a Blessing of the Animals Saturday.
Church members and their animals gathered for Pastor Matthew Converse to bless numerous cats, dogs and even a hamster, as pictured.
The church, in downtown Columbia City, held a Blessing of the Animals for community members to bring their pets to be prayed over.