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PASSING THE BRUSH: Art fest names new coordinators

September 27, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Autumn Art Festival was held earlier in September around the courthouse square with vendors and patrons commenting on the success of the event.
Trudy Miller-Longhenry has been the event’s coordinator for seven years. After this year’s festival, Miller-Longhenry “passed the paintbrush” to the Whitley County Humane Society.
“I will still be involved next year. I’ll be behind the scenes,” said Miller-Longhenry. “I want to see the festival succeed, so I am willing to help them out.”

FATAL CRASH: '81 Whitko graduate dies in Starke County crash

September 27, 2012

GROVERTOWN — A former Whitko High School athlete and Pierceton resident was killed Wednesday on his way to see a PGA golf event.

Steve Mort, 50, died at 9:59 a.m. at South Bend Memorial Hospital following a collision with a semi hauling a wind turbine propeller. Mort’s brother, Tim, was also involved in the crash.

The vehicle Mort was in failed to stop and lodged underneath the trailer of the semi and both brothers were trapped inside their vehicle and had to be extricated by emergency crews.

POOL RESPONSES: Deadline Oct. 6

September 27, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — After holding two public forums and opening up an online survey concerning the Burnworth Memorial Pool, Mayor Ryan Daniel said the preliminary responses are leaning toward a new aquatics facility.
“We have 249 responses, which I think is a pretty good response rate up to this point,” said Daniel. “We have until Oct. 6, that’s the last day that we are accepting those responses so I’ll close it at that point.”
An assessment on the pool estimated over $1.1 million dollars in repairs to the pool facility.

YOUTH COUNCIL: Reaches out through projects

September 27, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Youth Council President Kiersten Thomas, a junior at Columbia City High School, was the second Youth Council member, out of the nine member board, to represent the youth this month at city meetings and update the city on the youth’s projects and progress. Youth Council member Stacey Quinn attended last month’s meetings.
One of the main projects the Youth Council has been working on is their Facebook page called Columbia City Youth Council.
“We have our Facebook page up and running,” said Thomas. “So that’s kind of exciting.”

Petra: Homegrown band reunites to deliver a classic performance

September 27, 2012

HAMILTON — In the 1970s, a Christian rock band was being formed around the Fort Wayne and northwest Ohio areas. Little did these holy rock-n-rollers know, their music would strike a resounding chord for future Christian musicians. Having performed in iconic Fort Wayne venues such as Adam’s Apple, the group recorded in the Fort Wayne area during its early years.
Today, after decades of hits, the 1980s classic group, Petra, will have a homecoming of sorts, performing Sunday at Hamilton High School, 903 S. Wayne St., Hamilton.

SENIOR FAIR

September 27, 2012

Laurie Cox, with Parkview Home Health Care, administers a flu shot to Dorothy Reynolds at the Senior Fair Wednesday. Forty-six vendors transformed the Woodlands Senior Center into the free fair. Event organizers anticipated an estimated 200 people to visit the fair.

POWER PROPOSAL: Council entertains IMPA possibilities

September 27, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY – The South Whitley Town Council met Tuesday night with a full agenda waiting its attention. Part of the night’s meeting was devoted to a presentation made by Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) in relation to a new energy plan for the town.

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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