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RECOGNIZING LEADERSHIP: Sometimes Eagles do flock

December 21, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — A quote seen at Smith-Green Community Schools reads, “Leaders are like eagles. They don’t flock — you find them one at a time.” Monday’s school board meeting focused on “Spotlight on Success” recognizing several great leaders and proving that sometimes, Eagles do flock.

Lee Etzler, Zach Dock, Paul Sade, Clint Davis, Todd Lortie, Nate Wright, John Schmidt and Kyle Monk of the high school football coaching staff were recognized for not just being great coaches, but for their direction and life lessons offered to young athletes.

NEW SCOREBOARDS: 'Popping' up at Columbia City parks

December 21, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City just scored new resources for its parks.
The department, through its partnership with Pepsi Co., now has two new scoreboards for baseball and softball fields. The boards were provided by Pepsi as part of an agreement between the soft drink company and the department.

One of the new scoreboards will be installed at Field One at Morsches Park, which is the Columbia City High School varsity softball team’s field. The other will go to a new diamond that is being built out at DeVol Field.

ETZLER STEPS DOWN

December 21, 2012

Churubusco Junior-Senior High School's head football coach Lee Etzler is expected to officially submit a letter of resignation today. Etzler told his players in a text message yesterday that he wanted to shift his priorities more toward his family. Etzler was 85-40 in 12 years at ’Busco, winning two Class A sectionals and regionals at the school and fell in the 2A sectional the last two seasons to eventual state champion Bishop Luers.

UNEXPECTED DONATION: Gold coin could be worth $1,600

December 21, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — A gold coin was found in the offering plate at South Whitley United Methodist Church.The one-ounce Krugerrand coin was given to the church by an anonymous donor Sunday.

Rob Barton is the pastor of the 200-plus congregation. He said his inquiry into the coin’s value showed it to be worth anywhere from $1,500 to $1,600.

Giving during the holiday season is encouraged by all kinds of nonprofit organizations wanting to reach out to those in need, but the church has never seen a donation quite like this.

 

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