April 22nd, 2011
HUNTINGTON — It’s just under a month until the girls’ track sectional but Columbia City got a taste of its’ competition Thursday.
The defending sectional champions traveled to Huntington North. The Lady Vikings have been the major competition for the Lady Eagles trading sectional titles for the last three seasons.
The regular season preview gave Columbia City good signs for the postseason with a 75-57 win over Huntington.
FORT WAYNE — The weather was good for Columbia City boys’ golf and the numbers were better.
However, Fort Wayne Canterbury posted two numbers under 40 to win 161-182.
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Raimund Hawn, 61, a resident of South Whitley, died at 9:13 a.m. Thursday, April 21, 2011 at his stepdaughterâ€™s home in North Manchester. He had been battling cancer for the past three years.
He was born Aug. 5, 1949 in Frankfort, Germany, a son of the late Duane E. and Herta (Fischer) Hawn. His formative years were spent in the Larwill area. He graduated from Larwill High School in 1968.
His work career included 21 years at the former Gripco, South Whitley. Following the closing of the South Whitley plant, he started his own cleaning service.
Dee S. Duncan, 54, a resident of rural Churubusco and wife of widely acquainted Churubusco businessman Dale E. Duncan, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, April 21, 2011, at the family residence in Smith Township following an illness over three years.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A recent move by Gov. Mitch Daniels to appease bristled educators is being scrutinized by not only school system bean-counters, but criticized by at least one legislator as being fiscally irresponsible.
Daniels announced last week he had squeezed enough money out of the state budget with cutbacks that he could reintroduce $150 million back into K-12 budgets for use, as he put it, to fully fund all-day kindergarten.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” At recent Whitley County Plan Commission meetings, residents interested in the issues being addressed struggled to hear speakers.
Occasionally, feedback would screech into the ears of attendees and recurring issues with the sound system, at times, seemed to upstage the topics at hand.
Earlier this week, the Whitley County Commissioners heard three solutions to the problem with the countyâ€™s sound system.
Joel Moss of TCSI offered three solutions to various sound system problems in the Whitley County Government Center.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A discrepancy discovered by officials with the Indiana State Board of Accounts threw a monkey wrench into a long-standing deal regarding the mowing of a portion of Whitley County-owned land.
Thorncreek Township Trustee Gene Heckman had been mowing the county park on Fish Hatchery Road.
Earlier this week Heckman appeared before the Whitley County Board of Commissioners and reported that when this long-standing arrangement became known to state officials, it raised eyebrows.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Excited students and their families filed into the Peabody Public Library auditorium Wednesday evening to hear the results of the PBS KIDS GO! writing contest and the Peabody Public Library writers contest, new this year, added for the 4th and 5th graders.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Leadership Whitley County, in its 10th year in existence, celebrated this milestone at the graduation dinner Tuesday evening at Eagleâ€™s Nest Event Center.
Director Kelley Sheiss has led the servant leadership program throughout its existence with eight-month-long journeys for participants to develop a spirit of servanthood, while finding their place to contribute to their community in leadership roles.
â€śWeâ€™re the lowest overhead non-profit in Whitley County,â€ť said Sheiss, describing their lack of a building or office but adding how they are â€śmighty in people.â€ť