Archive - May 2012 - News Article
FORT WAYNE â Detectives of Indiana State Police Criminal Investigation Division's Fort Wayne post are investigating an early morning shooting involving a trooper that occurred just outside downtown Fort Wayne and which resulted in the death of a 33-year-old man.
The preliminary investigation indicates that a four-and-a half year veteran of the Indiana State Police was traveling west on Main Street when at the intersection of Cherry Street, he observed an altercation between multiple people.
Local police responded to West Buckeye Street in South Whitley Tuesday night after a car drove into a house. An ambulance was dispatched to the area, and according to police scanner traffic, the crash may have been caused by medical issues. Nobody in the house was injured. The crash remains under investigation by the South Whitley Police Department and the Whitley County Sheriffâs Department. Names of the person or persons involved in the crash were not available at press time.
CHURUBUSCO â A Churubusco town employee was fired Wednesday night after the town council listened to disputes and put the matter to a vote.
âYour counsel can contact our counsel,â said Council President Frank Kessler to former Wastewater Treatment Supervisor Bob Hyatt.
Hyatt read a letter he received Monday from Madalyn Sade-Bartl, clerk/treasurer, and Jeremy Hart, town supervisor.
âThe letter was stating there was a digester spill and it was not documented nor was my supervisor notified,â said Hyatt.
COLUMBIA CITY â âCelebrating the Journeyâ is the theme for National Nursing Home Week 2012.
Throughout the week, Millerâs Merry Manor will plan events to honor the lives and milestones of the people they care for and the staff who serve them. The following is one of the stories.
Link has been a resident at Millerâs Merry Manor for almost two years. She has had a full and busy life. In 1956 she married Kenneth Link.
Franciscan Fireworks will be hosting a fireworks demo at 2300 E Cardinal Dr. Friday 8 p.m. Chairs will not be provided so spectators will need to bring their own.
Clothing giveaway Saturday
The Center will be sponsoring a free clothing giveaway for anyone in need Saturday Mens, womens, and childrenâs sizes available. The giveaway will start at 9 a.m. The Center is located at 201 W. Market St. in Columbia City.
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Editorâs Note: The following is the first of a two-part series on the poetry of Columbia City native Bruce Snider.
COLUMBIA CITY â Bruce Snider, a Columbia City Joint High School grad from the class of â89 who currently teaches creative writing at Stanford University, has a new book of published poems called âParadise, Indiana.â
While he no longer lives in Columbia City, Snider said he is thankful to the many teachers who encouraged him to grow in creativity and influence his writing.
CHURUBUSCO â Some say itâs time to beautify Churubuscoâs Main Street.
Members of the Churubusco Main Street Project took a short walk through downtown Churubusco recently to take a look at some of the oldest buildings in Whitley County.
Lucas Konger, an architect who grew up in Churubusco, is assisting the committee with his professional opinion.
COLUMBIA CITY â Ten 4-Hers stood before the 4-H Board Inc., and asked the panel to sponsor them at various camps and conferences.
Katie Barnett, Danielle Oliver, Rebecca Lily, Sarah Palmer, Jared Lamle, April Gibson, Lori Peterson, Ben Western, Laura Kneller and David Peterson all asked for assistance to attend the Junior Leadership Conference. Lily also asked for assistance to attend the Animal Science Workshop. David Peterson additionally asked to attend a goat conference.
The board will honor those requests if funds are available and will notify the 4-Hers.
Fifty-two moms and cowboys spent time together Friday night at Churubusco Elementary School for the inaugural Bingo Bonanza. Put on by the Parent Teachers Organization they enjoyed unlimited popcorn, drinks. Their bingo chips were cheese crackers in a giant plastic boot. Waving their hats, left to right, in front are kindergartners, Henry Marqueling, Carter VanHouten, Hunter Noland and Anthony Serafini. Their moms waving their arms are Emma Marqueling, Amanda VanHouten, Shana Noland and Rachel Serafini.
Sam Heffelfinger of the Whitley County 4-H Bicycle Club fixes a tire recently as the club hosted its annual Bicycle Repair Day at the fairgrounds. Sam is a member of the Columbia City Clovers. Members of the Bike Club have this day as part of their club activities and to give their expertise to the community free of charge. Whitley County 4-H Bicycle competes at 6 p.m. July 5 and from 8 a.m. to noon July 7 before the fair from July 13-19. Eric Blank is the leader of this popular 4-H project.