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September 10th, 2012

Gene Haskins

September 10, 2012

Gene Maynard Haskins passed away Sept. 7, 2012.
He is survived by his wife Lyn; his son, Garrick (Kylie) Haskins; granddaughter, Kinsey; daughter, Nicole (Tim) Rische; daughter, Sarah (Matt) Swaim; granddaughter, Grier and grandson, Lance.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Nature Conservancy at www.nature.org.

September 8th

ONE BORING BUG: ‘Busco saves 13 trees from hungry ash borers

September 8, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — It wasn’t a trip to the local immunization clinic, but it was close.
The town of Churubusco, like other Indiana municipalities, had some sick trees. After giving some of them a shot, the town announced most have made a startling recovery.
In 2005, the Emerald Ash Borer, an inch-long green beetle native to Asia, became a growing problem in Churubusco and other regions, spreading through the state as it killed ash trees. Recently, the Churubusco town council approved monies to save some of the most vital trees in the park.

DYW: Distinguished Young Women take the stage tonight

September 8, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Tonight twelve young women from Whitley County will establish themselves as part of Distinguished Young Women history.
The annual program will begin at 7 p.m. at Columbia City High School’s Newell Rice Auditorium and will feature individual talent acts as well as a group fitness routine.

EMPTY: Local food pantry revamps its ministry to families

September 8, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Grace Lutheran Church has had a food pantry ministry for a number of decades, but a dwindling amount of donations is causing the church to come up with a different way to help people.
Church officials said there has been a reduction in funds and donations to the amount of 75 percent, compared to last year.
The church could have opted to close its doors completely, but an alternative will soon be offered. A voucher system, made in part by the Community Harvest Food Bank in Fort Wayne, is the church’s answer to the growing need to feed the hungry.

PLANNING: South Whitley mulls a comprehensive plan

September 8, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — South Whitley is planning on making a plan.
What started as rumblings by several residents earlier in the summer is shaping up to become what some hope is a road map to making the Southwestern Whitley County town a true success story.
“This summer I met with leaders from the town of South Whitley in my capacity as the community development person from the EDC (Whitley County Economic Development Corporation,” said Lori Shipman, one of the county’s foremost experts on grant writing and economic development.

September 7th

’Busco picks up win No. 4

September 8, 2012

BUTLER — More than just water rained on Eastside’s football field Friday night.

Churubusco reigned over the Northeast Corner Conference foes, winning 54-0, and remaining undefeated after four games.

In the last 96 minutes of play, the Eagles have not only had the lead against their opponents, but haven’t allowed a single point to make the scoreboard.

After a strong 42-0 win last week over Prairie Heights last week, Churubusco outdid itself against Eastside, scoring eight touchdowns, despite the rainy weather.

The Eagles host Angola next week.

Wildcats fall to Manchester, 13-10

September 8, 2012

NORTH MANCHESTER — Friday night was a soaking, muddy scuffle for Whitko’s football team as it fought hard against the Manchester Squires, falling just short of a victory with a final score of 13-10.

It was a somber moment, as the clock ran out and the boys sat in their half crescent around Head Coach Swender. “Boys,” he said, “we have two choices: We can go down, or come Monday, we can go back up.”

Next week, the Wildcats take on the Wabash Apaches in their homecoming game.

Columbia City loses to NHC powerhouse Homestead

September 8, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The rain came early in Friday night’s Columbia City home football game against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Homestead, and with them came a flood of Eagle offensive woes.

With leading rusher Adam Neely on the sidelines in a cast, the Eagles were victimized for seven interceptions and had extreme difficulty finishing drives against the Spartans. The end result was a 41-6 loss for the Eagles.

On a wet night, Columbia City finished the contest with eight turnovers, and it was the first of those turnovers that helped give the Spartans the early lead.

POOL: Second public forum Saturday at 1 p.m.

September 7, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The second forum regarding the future of Burnworth Memorial Pool will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Peabody Public Library, 1160 E. Ind. 205 in Columbia City.
Concerns about the condition of the pool prompted the first forum, held Aug. 22, where members of the community who attended the meeting shared opinions to members of the city’s park board as well as Mayor Ryan Daniel.
With pool attendance slowly dwindling, the public discussed the pros and cons of several different options, keeping aquatics at the center point for the future of the city.

DOWNTOWN EVENT:Courthouse becomes canvas for Art Festival

September 7, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Art of all kinds will be displayed on the courthouse lawn Saturday. The 11th Annual Juried Whitley County Autumn Art Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free.
The local Boy Scouts Troop #94 will start the morning off with an opening celebration. The rest of the day will feature other local acts performing under the gazebo and around the courthouse.
For the art lover, an array of juried artists will sell their wares. Items to be displayed include everything from woodworking, pottery and gourd art to jewelry, metal work and photography.

 

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