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March 8th, 2012
CHURUBUSCO â 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 FaĂ§ade Grant Program. âThis is a program connected with the Main Street Project,â said Frank Kessler, council president. With the grant a total of $25,000 is available for Churubusco businesses to apply for grants.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Council addressed several fiscal concerns at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, including those involving county employees.
The Assessorâs Office requested budgeting to hire a new employee to join the office staff. The move comes on the heels of County Assessor Angie Heathâs news that she would be taking a leave of absence from May through October of this year.
Turtle Days Fish Fry
set for Friday
CHURUBUSCO â 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.
to host fry
ALBION â 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â 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 Ranchâs main bank barn before spreading to the exercise barn and finally the loafing barn.
Shaking her head in disbelief at the sight, Laurel said, âEveryone will remember the big fire here.â
COLUMBIA CITY â âIf she was in the gym, she was happy.â
Columbia City coaching legend Wayne Kreiger wasnât talking about a former player. He wasnât 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â 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.
âPassages has always had a group that met but now weâve got a name, officers and a mission statement,â said Mary Hunnicutt, Passages director of supported living and admissions.
OSSIAN â The Whitko Wildcats, playing in the sectional semi-finals, battled double-digit deficits and poor free throw shooting to survive against Heritage and move on to the final tonight at Norwell High School. Whitko beat the Patriots 66-65 on â ironically â a last second free throw by Logan Irwin.
Whitko mustered just one point in the final four minutes of the first half, while Heritage only netted three, sending the teams into the locker room at halftime with the scoreboard reading 28-25.
Heading into the final eight minutes, the Wildcats led 43-42.
Post and Mail photo / Nicole Ott
Post and Mail photo / Brianne Eichman
COLUMBIA CITY â Because of health issues, one local missionary couldnât follow her heart to distant lands. But now Miranda Shearer has stopped having seizures and is on her way to Haiti and Slovakia.
Miranda Shearer, daughter of Cindy and Steve Shearer, is on her way to Haiti and then to Slovakia.
Shearer graduated from Columbia City High School in 2004. She received her surgical technologist degree from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne in 2009.