May 17th, 2012
Local police responded to West Buckeye Street in South Whitley Tuesday night after a car drove into a house. An ambulance was dispatched to the area, and according to police scanner traffic, the crash may have been caused by medical issues. Nobody in the house was injured. The crash remains under investigation by the South Whitley Police Department and the Whitley County Sheriff‚Äôs Department. Names of the person or persons involved in the crash were not available at press time.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ A Churubusco town employee was fired Wednesday night after the town council listened to disputes and put the matter to a vote.
‚ÄúYour counsel can contact our counsel,‚ÄĚ said Council President Frank Kessler to former Wastewater Treatment Supervisor Bob Hyatt.
Hyatt read a letter he received Monday from Madalyn Sade-Bartl, clerk/treasurer, and Jeremy Hart, town supervisor.
‚ÄúThe letter was stating there was a digester spill and it was not documented nor was my supervisor notified,‚ÄĚ said Hyatt.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúCelebrating the Journey‚ÄĚ is the theme for National Nursing Home Week 2012.
Throughout the week, Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor will plan events to honor the lives and milestones of the people they care for and the staff who serve them. The following is one of the stories.
Link has been a resident at Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor for almost two years. She has had a full and busy life. In 1956 she married Kenneth Link.
WABASH ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs softball team won a lopsided 18-0 game over Wabash Wednesday night.
The Lady Wildcats collected 15 hits at Three Rivers Conference foe Wabash. Every Lady ‚ÄôCat starter recorded at least one run.
Whitko opened the game with nine runs in the first inning, including two apiece from Karissa Olinske and Audra Day. Olinske scored again in the third to make the score 10-0.
Eight Whitko players scored in the never-ending fourth frame, ending the game at 18-0.
WABASH ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team traveled to Three Rivers Conference foe Wabash on Wednesday night and lost, 6-1.
The Apaches scored the first run of the game in the second inning to take a 1-0 lead.
The score held until the fifth frame, when Whitko‚Äôs Colin Nicodemus reached home plate on a single by his cousin, Ethan Nicodemus.
Wabash retaliated with five runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the 6-1 win.
Franciscan Fireworks will be hosting a fireworks demo at 2300 E Cardinal Dr. Friday 8 p.m. Chairs will not be provided so spectators will need to bring their own.
Clothing giveaway Saturday
The Center will be sponsoring a free clothing giveaway for anyone in need Saturday Mens, womens, and children‚Äôs sizes available. The giveaway will start at 9 a.m. The Center is located at 201 W. Market St. in Columbia City.
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Editor‚Äôs Note: The following is the first of a two-part series on the poetry of Columbia City native Bruce Snider.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Bruce Snider, a Columbia City Joint High School grad from the class of ‚Äô89 who currently teaches creative writing at Stanford University, has a new book of published poems called ‚ÄúParadise, Indiana.‚ÄĚ
While he no longer lives in Columbia City, Snider said he is thankful to the many teachers who encouraged him to grow in creativity and influence his writing.
Phillip Hatfield died Monday, May 14, 2012.
He was born Feb. 10, 1948, the son of James and Virginia Hatfield of Columbia City.
Hatfield served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann (Imler) Hatfield, previously of Columbia City; son, Joseph Hatfield of LaPorte; daughter, Mindy Deardurff of Chesterton; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; brothers, Dennis and James Jr., along with 17 nieces and nephews.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Some say it‚Äôs time to beautify Churubusco‚Äôs Main Street.
Members of the Churubusco Main Street Project took a short walk through downtown Churubusco recently to take a look at some of the oldest buildings in Whitley County.
Lucas Konger, an architect who grew up in Churubusco, is assisting the committee with his professional opinion.
Eva M. McCormick, 91, a resident of Churubusco and formerly of rural Avilla, died at 4:05 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, in the emergency room at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
She was born May 1, 1921, a daughter of James Emitt and Mabel (Sloan) Smith.
On Nov. 27, 1939, she was married to Clarence G. McCormick, Sr.
Mr. McCormick preceded her in death on April 8, 1997.