Archive - 2012 - News Article
Columbia City's student section was colored blue Friday night for the boys basketball team's prostate cancer awareness night.
Doris Boggs had to wait awhile for her interview. Illness, a crazy start to the New Year, and a death in my family kept postponing our time together.
In typical Doris fashion, when I called to rescheduleâ€¦againâ€¦she said, â€śI was just praying and thinking about your family and the funeral ALL DAY during that awful weather.â€ť
It felt wonderful to know Doris had been prayingâ€¦but I was not surprised.
Doris was gracious, as usual, as she ushered me past her husband, Bob, and into the dining room area of her home. Bob and Doris have hung around together for a long timeâ€”65 years to be exact.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” History came alive for fifth-grade students at South Whitley Elementary School earlier this week.
Kevin Stonerock gave the students a living history lesson.
Stonerock hails from central Indiana and has given more than 3,000 presentations since 1978.
Dressed in authentic period clothing, he had a high degree of historic authenticity with attention to detail and dialect.
The students studied the mid-1700s in their history classes.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Residents of South Whitley should brace themselves for yet another electrical price increase which has been on the town council agenda recently.
Effective with March billing, consumers will notice an increase of .0022839 per kilowatt-hour in the electrical portion of their billing, which calculates to $1.42 per 500 kilowatts used.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Having not met since Jan. 3, the Columbia City Board of Works and Safety conducted business Tuesday, hearing from department heads and addressing public issues.
All departments signed off on, and the board approved, the permit for the Annual Autumn Art Festival. The event will be held Sept. 8, and will be a one-day event. This will be the festivalâ€™s 11th year.
Chauncey Street between Market and Van Buren streets will be closed.
CHAMBER ECONOMIC FORECAST
COMING FEBRUARY 1
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ A popular favorite with the Whitley County Chamber, Jim Oâ€™Donnell joins the organization again this year to take a good look at what the economy has done and what the â€śforecastâ€ť will be.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In an ongoing series of presentations given to the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees, known as â€śCelebrate Success,â€ť teachers and administrators provide updates and outlines of how a particular school is doing.
Last week, Northern Heights Elementary School Principal Robert Hoke spoke of several programs and activities the school uses to help ensure success for both students and staff.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A new slate of officers was installed for the new year at Mondayâ€™s Columbia City Parks Board meeting. Officers include Mark Ellis, president; Terry Baker, vice-president; Mauri Bordner, secretary; and Dennis Warnick and Keith Nickolson (replacing Kelley Sheiss), members. Mark Green is the park director.
First order of business for the new year was discussion on a membership-based dog park in Patriotic Park as a committee was formed in November including Barbara Miller, Deb Lawrence, Mary Ann McClusky and Dr. Colleen Quinn, D.V.M. of the Columbia City Veterinary Hospital.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Every small town has a few unoccupied buildings, but buildings in the South Whitley downtown area which are empty or utilized as a warehouse have town council members concerned. One building in particular is owned by Mavis Whitehead which appears to be a warehouse inside and a potential fire waiting to ignite, according to town officials.
CHURUBUSCO â€” It took 22 rounds of words to name Jaeden Roussey Whitley Countyâ€™s Spelling Bee Champion Wednesday.
He is 10 years old and a son of Selda and Rod Roussey. He is in the fifth grade at Coesse Elementary School.
The word Roussey won on was â€śmiso,â€ť which means a food paste made of soybeans, salt and usually fermented grain, used especially in Japanese cooking.
Winning second place was Samuel Rickerd, a fifth grader at South Whitley Elementary School and son of Mark and Sarah Rickerd.