February 17th, 2012
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ In a game that was never farther apart than six points for most of the game, Churubusco won its seventh straight game, defeating visiting Northeast Corner Conference opponent Fairfield in a game that ended with a somewhat misleading score, 58-46.
Coming into the game, both teams likely had the last three years on their minds. Two seasons ago, the Eagles lost in Fairfield by three points on the road and four points in overtime at home. Last year, ‚ÄėBusco returned the favor with a three-point overtime victory on the Falcons‚Äô home court.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ In typical fashion, the department heads were on hand to update the Columbia City Board of Works and Safety on recent activity around the city.
In not so typical fashion, Mayor Ryan Daniel gave the report for the Parks Department in place of the indisposed Mark Green, park director.
Daniel reported due to the success of the recent Father-Daughter Dance, the park will be hosting a similar Mother-Son event.
The event will take place April 27 at Paige‚Äôs Crossing from 6 to 10 p.m.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ It‚Äôs all fun and games at Churubusco Elementary School ‚Ä¶ well on a special night anyway. Recently, parents and second-grade students in Pat Naragon‚Äôs class finished a five-week-long Project Based Learning (PBL) activity with fun and games the children created themselves.
‚ÄúIn Project Based Learning (PBL), students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem or challenge,‚ÄĚ said Naragon.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ South Whitley‚Äôs Clerk-Treasurer Bob Gould reported on changes which have taken place in the clerk‚Äôs office last week during his report earlier this week to the town council.
‚ÄúWe have a new deputy-clerk in the office and her name is Pam Waller and she is doing a great job,‚ÄĚ Gould said. ‚ÄúJerri Bollinger is a new (office) staff member who has been here (in the clerk‚Äôs office) in the past for 30 years and she sat down and hit the desk running on Monday, cleaning up meter books and getting correct meter numbers entered.‚ÄĚ
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Phase II of the waste water treatment facility project is under way, according to Project Manager David Harvey with Fleis and Vandenbrink. Progress is being made on the combined sewer overflow (CSO) basin. Fleis and Vandenbrink provides a wide-range of service for municipal, industrial, institutional, commercial and private development clients.
‚ÄúConstruction is underway and progress is being made,‚ÄĚ Harvey said in Tuesday evenings town council meeting.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Smith-Green Community School board members have heard no negative comments regarding the corporation‚Äôs $6 million building plan for the school as of Monday.
This is according to the board at its second public work session on a proposed building project.
Steve Darnell, superintendent of SGCS, explained to the full room of people and the board two proposed timetables and lease financing.
The first time table for the building project that was less than $2 million has no required remonstrance period.
WHITLEY CONCERNED CITIZENS
TO HOST SATURDAY FUND RAISER
COLUMBIA CITY ‚Äď Whitley County Concerned Citizens will host a fund raiser Saturday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. at The Eagles, 306 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City.
Local country/bluegrass band Huckleberry Blue will entertain.
There will be a $5 cover charge to benefit the fight against wind farms in Whitley County, according to organizers. There will be a silent auction of items donated by local businesses.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Jessie I. Brandom, 99, of rural Columbia City, died at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Covington Manor, Fort Wayne.
She was born Feb. 8, 1913, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of David Henry and Anna Ethel (Zumbrum) McCoy.
Her formative years were spent in the Arcola area. She graduated from Arcola
On Nov. 11, 1939, she was united in marriage to John Clifford Brandom, Sr.
He died May 18, 1983.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County residents are finally getting some wind back in their sails ‚Äď or rather, their voice-boxes.
Following two consecutive Whitley County Plan Commission meetings closed to public discussion ‚Äď the primary focus being the ongoing wind issue ‚Äď a public hearing has been scheduled for March 21 to discuss the proposed amendment to the county zoning ordinance. Having reviewed and suggested revisions for most of the ordinance last month, Wednesday‚Äôs meeting was brief in comparison.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Though Head Coach Chris Benedict does all the play calling, look farther down the bench to see a pint-sized boy dressed in a shirt and tie at the end of the Columbia City coaching line-up.
Sam Eberly, 6, has followed the Eagles‚Äô boys basketball team closely for the last several years.
Eberly traveled with the team to the semi-state finals in the 2010-11 season and has spent most practices and every game as Columbia City‚Äôs junior ‚Äúmascot‚ÄĚ.
Sam, as a kindergartner, played in Columbia City‚Äôs youth league against 3rd and 4th graders.