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SLIM PICKINS': Drought kills Christmas trees

December 11, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — While much of the area has forgotten about the summer’s drought, a local tree farm is still feeling the heat.

Devil’s 40 Tree Farm, owned by Art and Jacqueline Tilbury of Churubusco, lost approximately 2,000 Douglas-Fir trees to the record-breaking temperatures in summer 2012.

With the 7-year-old trees priced between $45 and $75, the farm has lost upwards of $150,000. The Tilburys aren’t new to the business, as Jacqueline said the farm has been around for more than 35 years.

NEW GROCERY STORE: S. Whitley welcomes Midtown Market

December 11, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — South Whitley will soon have a grocery store within its city limits. Midtown Market, which has another operation in Orland, plans to open its doors Jan. 9. Owners Rick and Lisa Rogers, of Fort Wayne, have owned Midtown Market for two and a half years. The grocery store will reside in what was the former Heyerly’s location, 101 W. First St., South Whitley.

The Rogerses tried to make a move approximately a year ago, but at the time an agreement could not be reached. “Now some hurdles have cleared and we are ready to move forward,” said Rogers.

WMS LEGOS GROUP: Robotics club parlays technology into life lessons

December 11, 2012

LARWILL — Whitko Middle School students represented their school in a state robotics competition Saturday at IPFW. Lego Robotics is an extra-curricular club at WMS and gives students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade a chance to try their hand at designing, building and programming Lego robots.

Teresa Knepple is the group’s coach and is a teacher at WMS. This is the first time Knepple and the WMS team has advanced to the state competiton. The group has been competing for seven years, but been in existence for 13.

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...
CHURUBUSCO — With a 5-2 win in the season opener against Woodlan and another win over Oak Hill...
HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys track team opened its season with a loss at Huntington North...

 

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