Skip to main content

Archive

September 4th, 2012

MAKING CENTS: School officials weigh the costs

September 4, 2012

Editor’s note: This is the final installment of a four-part series on public school funding and how money is dispersed within a school system.

Ask the average Whitley County resident about any of the county’s three school systems and they might mention the score of Friday night’s football game, which teachers are the most popular with their children or what school was like in years past when they attended.
Not many residents could speak with authority about the costs to maintain the county’s public schools.
The Capital Projects Fund is fueled by county property taxes.

BREAK-INS: Vehicle break-ins on decline in Col. City

September 4, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — While vehicle break-ins in Fort Wayne are on the rise, Columbia City’s vehicle break-ins are on the decline, but still a continual problem.
“This seems to be a common problem for us,” said Longenbaugh.
“With this we often see where we get a group of juveniles who wander around town and get into unlocked vehicles.”
In 2010, 18 break-ins occurred from Jan. 1 to Aug. 31.
In 2011, the number increased to 37 from Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, but this year’s report has seen a decline to 27 break-ins.

September 3rd

BREAKING NEWS: Kos. County robbery suspects nabbed in S. Whitley

September 3, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A Warsaw couple was arrested Friday night near South Whitley and booked in the Whitley County jail, but were soon requested by officials in Kosciusko County for a Leesburg armed robbery earlier in the day.
According to a press release from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, Christopher Alan Gressley, 30, and Anita Lynn Moore, 28, both of Warsaw, were wanted for a Friday afternoon holdup of the Leesburg Freedom Express, which police allege was held up at knife-point.

September 1st

August 31st

Green with toxins: Algae overwhelms local ponds

September 1, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Green scum blankets Phil and Dorothy Stevens pond. A particularly manicured lawn stands as evidence that the Stevens take care of their property, located just off Old Trail Rd. in Columbia City. The green film covering the face of their pond, isn’t due to neglect, but to blooming blue-green algae.

“We don’t know what is causing it,” said Dorothy.

’Busco annihilates Panthers, 42-0

August 31, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — While many teams are settling in to the 2012 season, learning what works for this year’s team — and what doesn’t — one thing hasn’t changed for Churubusco. When the Eagles take the field, they’re going to win.

In fact, out of the last 36 regular season games ’Busco has played, the Eagles have only lost three — just one on their home field.
Friday night’s contest against Prairie Heights was no different, as Churubusco’s offense racked up 42 points, and the defense held the Panthers scoreless.

MAKING CENTS: Transportation costs create a pinch

August 31, 2012

Editor’s note: This is the third of a four-part series that will explain school funding cuts against decisions to maintain, renovate and grow schools in Whitley County.

Tug of war. That is the game school administrations are playing with the state. No area has been affected more than in the category of transportation. In recent years, fuel costs have skyrocketed and left schools with little-to-no way of covering the added expense.

Richard Smoch, 80

August 31, 2012

Richard Lowell Smock, 80, of Bonita Springs, Fla. died Aug. 7, 2012.
He was a former resident of Columbia City. A memorial service to celebrate Richard’s life will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 500 N. Oak St., Columbia City on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

Sherry Sanders-Davenport, 64

August 31, 2012

Sherry K. Sanders-Davenport, 64, passed away at 12:37 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
She was born on Jan. 27, 1948, in Wabash to Robert F. and Doris Louise (Wilcox) Thompson. She graduated from Nashville West End High School, Nashville, Tenn. with the class of 1966.
She spent most of her life in Fort Wayne and South Whitley areas. Sherry was employed at 3-M in equipment sales, then earned her Real Estate Broker and Appraiser Certification and was employed as a real estate broker.
Sherry was later self employed as an appraiser.

CHURUBUSCO — Whitko’s boys tennis team took the 25-mile trip north on Ind. 205 to take on county-...
HUNTERTOWN — Columbia City’s boys soccer team fell 5-0 to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll...
SOUTH WHITLEY — For the second night in a row the Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball team took the...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes