November 5th, 2012
Samantha Sue (Spencer) Wagner, 26, a former resident of Churubusco and more recently of Richmond, passed away unexpectedly at 10:09 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at Reid Hospital in Richmond.
Samantha was born on Dec. 10, 1985 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Michael A. and Cathy (Lonsbury) Wagner. She spent her formative years near Churubusco, graduated from Churubusco High School in 2004, and also attended Indiana-Purdue University in Fort Wayne.
On October 20, 2007 she was married in Churubusco to Austin Wagner. Since that time she had been a dedicated wife, mother, and homemaker.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The payment deadline for the fall installment of property taxes is Nov. 13.
In addition to tax bills being paid, Whitley County Auditor Jennifer McGuire also encourages county residents to turn in Homestead Verification sheets to receive homestead deductions on property taxes.
McGuire said this is the third year the auditorâ€™s office has asked property owners to verify their homestead, and approximately 1,724 homesteads have yet to be verified in Whitley County.
Benefits of homestead verification
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śItâ€™s personal.â€ť That is the recurring thought between numerous cast members of Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s fall production of â€śOnce Upon a Town.â€ť
The playâ€™s plot centers around a small town initiative to feed, encourage and applaud World War II soldiers passing through North Platte, Neb.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Street Departmentâ€™s goal is for leaf pick up trucks to service the city each week.
According to Columbia City Street Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh, even with the rain earlier this week, the street department is getting the job done.
â€śIn the past, there have been weeks where itâ€™s all we can do to get through the city in a week. We then go back through it the next week,â€ť said Cearbaugh. â€śWe have two machines, one for each side of the city, and if one side gets done before the end of the week, they try to help the other side.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The streets of Columbia City will once again play host to the Veterans Marathon, set to take place Saturday, Nov. 10.
This year the race will focus particularly on the U.S. Air Force. Four to five vintage military aircraft will start off the marathon events. The aircraft will meet at the Huntington airport Friday in preparation for the annual event.
The vintage aircraft club has members flying from Louisville, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Huntington.
CHURUBUSCO â€” While Churubuscoâ€™s football season seemingly ended the same as it did last year â€” a lopsided loss at Bishop Luers.
But Fridayâ€™s 21-0 score is hardly comparable to last seasonâ€™s 34-7 loss to the Knights.
The Eagles held the score to a one-possession game for the first 39 minutes of play, had several threatening offensive drives and a defense that forced Luers to multiple 4th-and-longs. The Knights were scoreless for two quarters, only reaching the end zone in the final seven minutes.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City Marathon has been canceled.
His statement Friday came after mounting criticism that this was not the time for a race.
With people in storm-ravaged areas still shivering without electricity and the death toll in New York City at more than 40, many New Yorkers recoiled at the prospect of police officers being assigned to protect a marathon on Sunday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Leadership Whitley County (LWC) sipped and savored wines, beers, desserts and hors dâ€™oeuvres Thursday night in an effort to raise money for the organization.
Kelley Sheiss, program director for LWC, has worked to develop LWC so business men and women as well as community leaders will be able to make a difference.
Churubusco businesses are supporting the Eagles' football team, which is traveling to Bishop Luers tonight in an attempt to win a sectional title.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Selected from a pool of more than 250 applications, Whitko High School senior Tiffany Schuman, 18, was chosen as the only Indiana student to take the stage at the 85th National FFA Convention and Expo, using her soprano voice to sing as a National FFA Chorus member. Approximately 55,000 FFA members and guests attend the convention each year as they come together â€śto learn about careers in the agriculture industry, compete for scholarships, volunteer in the community and shape the future of the National FFA Organization.â€ť