Archive - Apr 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â Two ordinances were approved on second reading concerning city cemetery and park hours at Tuesdayâs Common Council City meeting.
Mayor Ryan Daniel said the reason the city established the ordinances was to give the police department the ability to remove people from any cemetery or park maintained by the city after hours.
âFrankly, weâve been having trouble with a segment of our youth population in the cemetery being in there after hours, â said Daniel.
The hours established for individuals to be in the cemeteries are from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â Jeremiah is typically known as a Biblical prophet. But to Brandon and Elizabeth Bauer, Jeremiah is a different servant of God.
Elizabeth and the Bauerâs three children were saved by who they call, an âangelâ, Tuesday afternoon when their house caught ablaze.
A man only known as âJeremiahâ was driving by the Bauer residence when he saw smoke coming out of the side of the house.
COLUMBIA CITY â In Tuesdayâs meeting, the Columbia City Common Council recommended back to the Animal Ordinance Committee that they would not like to see a chicken ordinance.
The discussion was brought up after Robin Lahrman made a presentation at the councilâs last meeting April 10, suggesting there be a change to the cityâs ordinance to allow chickens (hens) in city limits.
Mayor Ryan Daniel addressed the council in Tuesdayâs meeting asking them to talk about the feedback they received as well as their own concerns.
CHURUBUSCO â The silver is polished, Prince Charmingâs castle is sparkling and the glass slippers are ready to be placed on Cinderellaâs tiny feet.
The Churubusco Junior Senior High Schoolâs fine arts department present Rodgers & Hammersteinâs âCinderellaâ Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
This enchanting musical has 15 cast members and an orchestra. Each have practiced for months for this special event.
Playing the title role is Maranda Partin and playing Prince Charming is Cullen Fisher.
The musical is directed by Elizabeth K. Piercy.
CHURUBUSCO â History is being recreated for the Churubusco Main Street Project in the form of a Popcorn Stand Mural that is now finished by students of Churubusco High School.
Art students Gretchen Meinzen, Morgan Beverly, Kayleen Mitchell, Gabby Jones, Savannah LeFever and Sydney Hunsberger worked for over a month on the black and white mural of Clarence and Fern Brumbaughâs popcorn stand that sat on the corner of Main and Whitley streets in Churubusco from 1929 to 1942.
COLUMBIA CITY â After a 103-year absence, furniture believed to have belonged to Vice President Thomas R. Marshall has returned home to Whitley County.
Marshall was the 28th vice president of the United States, serving two terms under President Woodrow Wilson from 1913 to 1921.
âIt just really makes the room to have this back here,â said Barb Jones, a volunteer for the museum.
NOBLESVILLE â The Churubusco High School Destination Imagination (DI) team won the state title Saturday, and now it is going global.
CHS took two teams to the state finals in DI at Noblesville High School. Both were focused, but only one team will compete in the global finals in Knoxville, Tenn., May 23-26.
COLUMBIA CITY â Thirty-seven different vendors, using 52 tables, sat in rows as the community wandered through the 4-H Center Building Sunday afternoon.
The fundraising event, Spring Fling, was held from noon to 4 p.m., to raise money for the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force.
Natalie Lewis, a member of the task force, said the organization was revived in 2009, and that its has regular meetings each month at Parkview Whitley Hospital which includes attorneys, the sheriffâs department, the YMCA, the Lighthouse and the task forceâs board.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Springtime brings the blooming of bright colored flowers, warmer weather and the glorious sun deciding to stay out for more than one day.
In the town of South Whitley, the season also means vintage tools, rare glassware, household goods, clothes, toys, furniture and thousands of treasurers, as the legendary Garage Sale and Craft Festival is slated for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
SOUTH WHITLEY â It was a black and white affair and a full house at The Brownstone in South Whitley Thursday night as Leadership Whitley County Class Eleven celebrated its graduation.
âThis is the 11th year for Leadership Whitley County,â said Kelley Sheiss, director.
âWe have the distinct honor of coming out of infancy by reaching our 200th graduate. We also welcomed our youngest members, three high school seniors, and they came up with a brilliant idea of an outdoor amphitheatre.â