February 14th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Today is the day for chocolates, hearts, flowers and romance â€” Valentineâ€™s Day.
Students from Coesse Elementary School had plenty of ideas on how to convey love to someone on Valentineâ€™s Day.
Brooklyn Fraunfelder, a first grader at CES suggested giving a variety of gifts.
â€śYou could give them a box of chocolates and a stuffed bear,â€ť Fraunfelder said, â€śYou could buy them cupcakes, give them a heart pillow or a thing of heart suckers.â€ť
Noble, a second grader at CES agrees with the gift-giving idea.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Common Council passed an amendment to the sewer service ordinance, on first reading, at Tuesdayâ€™s meeting.
Lura M. Baublet, 88, of Bluffton, passed away at 2 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Meadowvale Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Marion on Dec. 23, 1924, to Guy Henry and LaTressie (Sailors) Comstock, she married Carl E. Baublet on May 2, 1943, in South Whitley; he passed away Dec. 1, 1999.
A 1943 graduate of South Whitley High School, she was a homemaker and also worked at the Wells County Home for 12 years.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) â€” Fort Wayne is launching its first comprehensive study of the city's three downtown rivers as part of an effort to spur development along the waterways.
Mayor Tom Henry said Tuesday the study will examine environmental issues, flooding, navigation and recreation uses along the St. Joseph, St. Marys and Maumee rivers. The northeastern Indiana city was founded as a military fort in 1794 along the confluence of those three rivers.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” To commemorate February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel read a proclamation to students at Columbia City High School Tuesday.
Whitley Countyâ€™s Domestic Violence Task Force (WCDVTF) spearheaded the event and joined with other local organizations such as the Columbia City Police Department, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Leadership Whitley County Youth and Columbia City Youth Council to impress on high school students the seriousness of dating violence.
Cody Rice, a Columbia City resident and senior at Bishop Dwenger High School, was awarded the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship, a full tuition and housing college scholarship.
Evans Scholars are golf caddies who were selected based on four criteria: A strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character.
Rice was awarded the scholarship to Purdue University, where he will live in the Evans Scholarship House on campus. The scholarship is valued at more than $70,000 over four years.
Rice has been a caddy at Sycamore Hills Golf Club.
Construction is still underway at Churubusco schools. Part of the renovation includes a new cafeteria, newly designed front entrance, as well as asbestos removal in the auditorium.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” In recent monthly meetings, the South Whitley Town Council has entertained several comments from the public regarding tree concerns.
However, the council has continued to be rooted on the issue â€“ trees are the responsibility of the property owners.
Tuesday nightâ€™s meeting was no different. Concerns over two possible dead trees were up for discussion, and the board agreed that once again, it should be the concern of the property owner.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel will give a State of the City address Friday at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
The event will be a luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the address.
Daniel will discuss his first year in office and will also allow time for questions.
Attendance at the event is expected to be robust. Doug Brown, executive director of the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce, estimates 50 people have already made reservations.
Northeastern REMC is hosting their annual Valentineâ€™s Day Blood Drive today from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
The American Red Cross will be at Northeastern REMC's office at 4901 E. Park 30 Drive in Columbia City. Those that wish to donate can call Deanna at 625-3700 or 244-6111, extension 412, to schedule a donation appointment.
Everyone donating blood will be entered into a region-wide drawing for a NCAA Sweet 16 package from the American Red Cross!