August 30th, 2010
When Whitley County, specifically Columbia City, was doused in a torrential downpour June 11, Columbia Shores resident Carl Trent, like many, found his house surrounded, and to some extent filled, with water.
“It was like somebody opened the flood gates,” he said of what occurred when he opened his garage door that morning.
Just how much rain fell in the 30 minutes to an hour vary, but most hover around four to five-inch mark.
State Route 14 in South Whitley is scheduled to be closed Monday, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.
A county council meeting July 28 which likely violated Indiana’s open door law has now resulted in a formal complaint at the state level.
ALBION — Not only is the Churubusco football team undefeated for the season, but opponents have yet to find a way to score against the 2-0 Eagles.
‘Busco made the trip to Albion to face North East Corner Conference foe Central Noble. Using an opportunistic defense and a potent offensive mix the Eagles handed the Cougars a 44-7 loss Friday night.
SOUTH WHITLEY — “Since the beginning of the year we were waiting for this game,” said Eagles QB Logan Rehrer.
It was 2004 and Columbia City was a 1-9 team with the lone win coming against one of its most hated rivals.
Almost six years later to the day, the Eagles went into South Whitley as an undefeated team and left as one.
Friday night, the Eagles renewed a long lost rivalry with Whitko by jumping on the Wildcats early and junior Jacob Johnson finished it from there.
Good news for Smith-Green schools came with a visit from Jay Hilliard, Commander of the Gilbert-Davis American Legion Post 157 in Churubusco.
Hilliard presented a check for $250 directly to Smith-Green Community Schools. Dave Vaughn, member of the Executive Board at the Post, said, â€śTo my knowledge, this is the first up-front donation directly to the schools.â€ť
The funds are intended to help students who may not be able to afford backpacks and school supplies.
Nov. 16, 1964 â€” Aug. 25, 2010
Karla K. Coyle-Kammeyer, age 45, of Fort Wayne passed away at 10 p.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born Nov. 16, 1964 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Kay L. and Yvonne â€śBonnieâ€ť (Newsome) Coyle.
Post & Mail photo/Samantha Reimers
A shopper looks through tables full of bargains today at the Churubusco United Methodist Church rummage sale. The sale runs through 5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Designated parking along Columbia Street remains an unsolved issue as the Brownstone on State owners Kim and Mike Balser and Carolâ€™s Corner owner Carol Eberly were at the South Whitley Town Council meeting Tuesday to discuss the issue. Both businesses utilize parking along the street.
The Balsers would like to see the parking be converted to angle parking, while Eberly, who is concerned about losing part of her parking lotâ€™s entrance, prefers that it remain parallel.
SOUTH WHITLEY - The discussion on the Green Parrot building, which shared a common wall with the now-demolished Hicks building, continued Tuesday as Randy and Linda Striggle attended the town council meeting.
The Striggles sold the Green Parrot to Scott Huntley a couple of years ago but are currently seeking legal counsel on how to proceed with numerous unpaid bills left behind by Huntley, who has abandoned the business, along with repairs to the south exposed wall. Due to Huntleyâ€™s disappearance, the business fell back on the Striggles.