COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Churubusco wrestling had a strong showing Friday, competing with 15 other teams at the John McKee Invitational held at Rochester High School.
Heading into the finals, Churubusco stood in second place with 175.5 points.
The meet consisted of 14 individual wrestler brackets based on weight class. In the 106 and 113-pound weight class, ‚ÄėBusco was forced to forfeit in both the championship and wrestleback brackets.
Eagle Chase Downing, who came in as the fourth seed in the 120-pound class, earned a victory by way of forfeit, moving on to the quarter-final round.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City Elks Lodge #1417 recently held its annual Hoop Shoot at the Indian Springs Middle School Gymnasium.
Local winners from the three county school systems were in attendance, with the winners of this contest advancing to the District event to be held in January of 2012.
Over three million boys and girls are expected to compete in this year‚Äôs Elks National Free Throw Contest (Hoop Shoot).
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ He‚Äôs undoubtedly the most popular teacher at Churubusco Junior Senior High School and while on top, he‚Äôs retiring.
Gary Smith knows when to exit, stage left.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm on the top of my game and I know this is the right time to retire,‚ÄĚ said Smith, a social studies teacher.
Smith took over at CJSHS when long-time teacher Paul Daily retired 22 years ago.
Smith served four years in the U.S. Air Force and graduated from Indiana University in 1980.
Jan M. Lambert, 78, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, in Fort Wayne.
Born in Redkey, he graduated from Muncie Central High School.
Jan worked as a electrician with General Electric for 42 years, retiring Jan. 1, 1997.
Surviving are his wife, Becky S. Lambert of Fort Wayne; daughter, Cathy (William) Howard of Columbia City; daughter, Debra (Tim) Minnick; son, Michael Lambert of Tennessee; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by parents Lloyd M. and Madge Cedora Lambert, a son, Scott Lambert and brother Lloyd Kent Lambert.
Mary Lois (Goble) Larson, 82, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.
Mary Lois was stubbornly determined not to give up her fight for recovery and planned to return to Ecumen Parmly LifePointes in Chisago City, Minn. where she had recently began a physical therapy program.
Mary Lois lived winters in Fort Myers, Fla., and resided in Shell Lake, Wisc. in the summer months.
She loved visiting the Lindstrom, Minn. area where she and her husband, Harry T. Larson, raised their family.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Edna Ruth Draper, 93, formerly of South Whitley, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw where she was admitted on Tuesday evening.
She was born May 10, 1918, in Wabash County, a daughter of Harley and Edna (Johnson) Tait.
Her formative years were spent in Somerset.
She graduated from Somerset High School.
On Sept. 18, 1940, she was united in marriage to James Calvin ‚ÄúJ.C.‚ÄĚ Draper.
Hundreds of calls are coming in to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) confirming the email scam using the Better Business Bureau‚Äôs name and logo continues to proliferate across North America, even to some overseas addresses.
Most of the emails carry the famous BBB torch logo and come with the subject line ‚ÄúComplaint from your customers.‚ÄĚ
The emails have a link or an attachment containing malicious phishing malware that steals information, often with devastating results.
INDIANAPOLIS ‚Äď As hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers hit the road for the holidays, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS), Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and Indiana State Police (ISP) are reminding motorists to plan ahead and check on road conditions before heading out.
Before leaving home
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Following a year of debate, discussion and disagreement, the new Emergency Medical Services contract between Whitley County and Parkview Hospital has been signed.
Monday, Sigler presented the returned contract from Parkview to the commissioners at the board meeting.
‚ÄúAfter being reviewed and re-reviewed, commented on and re-commented on‚Ä¶ ‚Ä¶I have the three documents that make up the EMS agreement, I‚Äôm happy to say,‚ÄĚ Sigler said.
The first document is the Emergency Medical Services Program Agreement (EMSPA), which outlines the primary terms of the contract.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Math students at Indiana Springs Middle School planned, designed and presented an architectural project called Restaurant Possible this week. The program is loosely-based on the popular Food Channel show ‚ÄúRestaurant Impossible.‚ÄĚ
Math teachers Jill Baker and Cathy Rowe wanted to teach math content that included dimensions and scale.
The project culminated with a scale floor plan including the kitchen, rest rooms, waiting areas and an eating area.