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March 9th, 2012

PHOTO: Birthday shift for local nurse

March 9, 2012

Wednesday was Nurse Sandy Kohut’s birthday but that didn’t stop her from working. Kohut, center (and with a crown) is a registered nurse at Columbia City High School and still takes Eric Shepherd’s, right, temperature as Brice Aldrich, left, assists. She was queen for a day, but didn’t reveal how old she turned.

March 8th

PRIMARY VOTING: Absentee voting scheduled

March 8, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Residents of Whitley County who are registered to vote in their district of residence may begin absentee voting April 9. According to Jessica Hockemeyer of the Whitley County Clerk’s Office, the Election Office is now accepting applications. Ballots will be mailed out beginning on March 23.

Absentee voting will take place at the Whitley County Clerk’s Office in the courthouse at 101 W. Van Buren Street in Columbia City. The clerk’s office is located on the second floor, room 18.

PRIMARY POLLING: Locations merging for county benefit

March 8, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — While many voters will be heading to familiar polling locations in May for the primary elections, some will be venturing toward unfamiliar scenery to do their voting.

The Whitley County Election Office is making some changes this year to reduce the number of locations and workers available to the public. Several polling locations will be combined, including in South Whitley, Cleveland Township and Smith Township.

“We’re very excited about this,” said Clerk of Courts Debbie Beers. “We’re going to save the county some money while making things better for the voters.”

PHOTO: 'Spring'-ing with mischief

March 8, 2012

Fluffy the cat cautiously looks out from the side of a barn before jumping down to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather Tuesday afternoon.

NEW BLOOD: 'Busco hires new police officer

March 8, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — There is a new police officer in Churubusco. Mike Engle was approved to replace former Town Marshall John Hart, who retires from police work March 19. The Churubusco Town Council unanimously approved Engle to begin full-time duties March 19.

In new business, the council approved a new Churubusco Façade Grant Program. “This is a program connected with the Main Street Project,” said Frank Kessler, council president. With the grant a total of $25,000 is available for Churubusco businesses to apply for grants.

MAKEOVER COMING: Council approves courthouse maintenance; more

March 8, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Council addressed several fiscal concerns at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, including those involving county employees.

The Assessor’s Office requested budgeting to hire a new employee to join the office staff. The move comes on the heels of County Assessor Angie Heath’s news that she would be taking a leave of absence from May through October of this year.

MARK YOU CALENDAR: Civic and school events dot the calendar

March 8, 2012

Turtle Days Fish Fry
set for Friday
CHURUBUSCO — A Turtle Days Fish Fry fund raiser will be held March 9 at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 157.
All you can eat is $8, dinner is $7 and sandwiches are $5. Carry-out is available. All proceeds will benefit the Turtle Days Festival.

Cornerstone
Christian School
to host fry
ALBION – Cornerstone Christian School, located at 4304 S. Oak St. in Albion, will hold a Tenderloin and Fish Fry Saturday, March 10 from 3:30-7:30 p.m.

March 7th

HISTORIC RANCH FIRE: Owners begin recovery of lost barn

March 7, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Smoke rolled across the serene landscape; Laurel Stockamp wandered around the charred timber, inspecting the extensive damage and remembering the tall, long structure as it was more than a week ago. Barrels of hay and ash remain untouched for inspection after a morning fire engulfed Stockamp Ranch’s main bank barn before spreading to the exercise barn and finally the loafing barn.

Shaking her head in disbelief at the sight, Laurel said, “Everyone will remember the big fire here.”

A LEGEND OF HER OWN: Columbia City stand-out coach Wayne Kreiger’s mother passes hours after her son’s first state championship win

March 7, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — “If she was in the gym, she was happy.”
Columbia City coaching legend Wayne Kreiger wasn’t talking about a former player. He wasn’t speaking of his wife, daughter or granddaughters.

The Indiana Hall of Fame coach was reminiscing on his mother, Helen Kreiger-Ziegler, of Huntington, the woman who has followed him throughout his entire basketball career.

March 5th

EMPOWERING EVERYONE: Passages forms new group

March 6, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Navigators are all about empowering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. At Passages, Inc., after a campaign and election of officers, attendance has increased fivefold in the past year.

“Passages has always had a group that met but now we’ve got a name, officers and a mission statement,” said Mary Hunnicutt, Passages director of supported living and admissions.

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