October 4th, 2012
‚ÄĘBenefit for Chad Miller ‚ÄĒ 4 to 8 p.m.
A hog roast will be held for the Chad Miller Cancer Benefit Fund on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at Monson Chapel Sonrise United Methodist Church, 12220 Lower Huntington Rd.
The night will feature a silent auction, bike run and a D.J. Carry out dinners will be available. Deposits for the fund can be made at any 1st Source Bank location under the account title of Chad K. Miller Cancer Benefit Fund. For more information call 244-7919 or 625-3468.
‚ÄĘCCHS 1942 class reunion ¬≠‚ÄĒ 11:30 a.m.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ At the Whitley County Commissioners meeting Monday, Executive Director of Planning and Building David Sewell, presented the board with seven applications for the vacant Plan Commission position.
‚ÄúThere are certain restrictions regarding where this person has to live,‚ÄĚ said Sewell. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs basically within the jurisdiction of the county outside the jurisdiction of the towns and cities.‚ÄĚ
Sewell said according to the addresses on the applications all of the applicants meet that requirement.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Smith-Green Community School Corporation‚Äôs Board of School Trustees held its monthly meeting Monday, with three students earning recognition for their success as they became Students of the Month.
Those students are Jadrian Clouse, Mallory Pearson and Isabelle Turner.
October is ‚ÄúLearning Disability Awareness Month,‚ÄĚ and during the meeting, Director of Special Education Nancy Becker reminded those present of teacher Erica Vogel and the great example she has served in relation to special education.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ A successful team has the ability to perform as expected despite distractions and an opponent that is not playing at their level.
Tuesday night, the Churubusco Lady Eagle volleyball team played host to Northeast Corner Conference foe Lakeland.
The Lady Lakers have struggled this season, making it even more important for the Lady Eagles to maintain their focus.
The Lady Eagles also faced the added attraction of ‚ÄúPink Out Night‚ÄĚ to support breast cancer awareness. ‚ÄôBusco was able to keep its focus, downing the Lady Lakers in three straight games 25-9,25-16 and 25-18.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City police are continuing to investigate an accident that involved a city police officer hitting a pedestrian with his squad car.
Zachary Hesting, 38, of Columbia City, was injured early Friday morning when, according to a crash report by the Whitley County Sheriff‚Äôs Department, he was struck by a squad car.
According to the WCSD report, Hesting was walking eastbound on Hanna Street near Whitley Street in Columbia City, when he saw lights coming up from behind him.
Hesting said he moved to the curb on the left side of the road, and was struck by the vehicle.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ On Mother‚Äôs Day of 2011, a woman and her horse plodded through the sands of a beach in Ocean City, Wash.
They reached the water and the woman took off her boots.
‚ÄúIt was boots off, toes in the water, hooves in the water,‚ÄĚ remembers 47-year-old Tracy Delp, a resident of Port Orchard, Wash.
Since that Mother‚Äôs Day more than a year ago, Delp and her horse, Sierra have been hoofing it across the United States in what Delp hopes will raise awareness for the disease that took her own mother.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Fall and football go hand in hand, but fall and marching band is equally compatible now at Whitko High School (WHS). After three years of marking time, the band has stepped back onto the field to march.
Band Director Joseph Shepherd is a 2003 WHS graduate and was a member of the Marching Pride all four years of his high school career.
‚ÄúThe band was thriving then. We received Division I ratings at regionals and were consistently placing,‚ÄĚ said Shepherd. ‚ÄúI know the potential the band program can have. I am excited to see us making some in steps in that direction.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ With the County Commissioners giving the Whitley County Notification System a go ahead at Monday‚Äôs meeting, subscribed Whitley County residents will be able to receive instant community info after Nov. 1.
Daniel Weigold, city councilman, explained to the commissioners how the service will work through Nixle Community Information Service, a notification service for law enforcement and government agencies.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Due to the extensive damage caused to an entire wing of Columbia City High School back in June of 2010, the Whitley County Consolidated School board has begun discussion on the possibility of installing a storm sewer on the north side of the property.
‚ÄúThe construction estimate we have for this is just under $306,000,‚ÄĚ said Anthony Zickgraf, WCCS board member.
With recent funding cuts, Zickgraf said the money for the project is not in the Capitol Projects fund.
‚ÄúThe city had at one point offered to help with a small portion of the project,‚ÄĚ said Zickgraf.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A local man pleaded guilty to a charge of voyeurism Monday.
Brandon Davies, 25, of Columbia City, received 180 days in jail and 40 hours of community service.
Davies was caught looking in windows at Simonson Apartments three times within two days.
Simonson‚Äôs is located north of town, off Liberty Drive.
According to an Indiana State Police report, Davies was caught three times between 10 p.m. Sept. 14 and 10:28 p.m. Sept. 15, looking in the bedroom window of an apartment in the 400 block of Raleigh Court.