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September 12th, 2011

Distinguished fans: Local pair have enjoyed pageant for nearly five decades

September 12, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Two women have been to nearly all the performances of America’s Junior Miss at Columbia City High School – and they have no plans to miss this year’s on Saturday night.
The 2012 Distinguished Young Women program starts at 7 p.m. Saturday Newell Rice Auditorium at CCHS. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
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September 8th

ISMS sprinting to Sept. 14 deadline; requests help from the public

September 8, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A vote for Indian Springs Middle School could garner a $5,000 scholarship to fund a special field trip in the spring.
The eighth-grade class at ISMS has begun the mission of forgoing an annual spring party and replacing it with a field trip to the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan. The trip would support the curriculum; a spring party would not.
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Churubusco on board with new formula to pay for November municipal election

September 8, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Voter turn-out in Churubusco municipal elections has been only about 20 percent – or approximately 200 voters – in recent years.
The Churubusco Town Council voted Wednesday to take up the new election cost formula created by the Whitley County Election Board, made up of Debbie Beers, Ray Whitehall and Tam Mitchell.
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Exploding transformer

September 8, 2011

Embers fly from a utility pole Wednesday night in Churubusco as a transformer exploded, causing power outages throughout the town. The pole caught on fire at approximately 9 p.m. Firemen were unable to extinguish the fire, and had to wait an hour for the electrical company to cut the power. The secondary transformer blew, creating a fireworks show and cutting power to parts of Churubusco at approximately 9:45 p.m. According to emergency radio traffic, the electric company, AEP, killed the primary power minutes before a dangerous explosion.

September 7th

Grove continues as ’Busco baseball coach; high school still in search of choir teacher

September 7, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — There is no choir/show choir teacher yet at Churubusco High School and Mark Grove is, again, the head baseball coach.
At the Smith-Green Community School Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday it was announced by Steve Darnell, superintendent, Churubusco High School still does not have a choir/show choir teacher.
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Local energy status outlined at forum

September 7, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – The state of energy reliability locally is considered “positive,” according to a pair of experts speaking at a forum Tuesday night hosted by the Whitley County Patriots at the Church of the Nazarene.
Larry Graham, public affairs officer for Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) was on hand to discuss the current and future state of the area’s natural gas supply.
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September 6th

The law beckons: Leslie Shively awarded internship with U.S. District Atty.

September 6, 2011

CHURUBUSCO – For the first part of her life she lived in Turtle Town, USA, but soon this 29-year old is beginning a new chapter.
When Leslie Shively graduated from Churubusco High School in 2000, she had a clear picture of what her life would be. She wanted to be a probation officer.
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September 1st

Injunction prevents Smith-Green from enforcing policy

September 1, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — A permanent injunction was placed on Smith-Green Community Schools Monday that prohibits it from punishing students under what he called a vague provision of its student handbook that bans dishonorable behavior.
On Monday, Philip P. Simon, chief judge of the United States District Court, put the injunction in the case of T.V. and M.K. versus SGCS and Austin Couch, principal of Churubusco High School.
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Multiplicity: Family grows by four, nearly overnight

September 1, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — The Dice twins grew up together in Churubusco, wearing matching clothes, playing basketball and running track together.
Now they’ve done something even they couldn’t imagine.
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Blue River Trail expansion could be done by next July

September 1, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Blue River Trail expansion at Morsches Park will cost $382,100 and could possibly be completed in two phases, it was learned Monday night.
Derek Fredrickson, with Engineering Resources of Fort Wayne, presented a time line, cost and funding update on the Blue River Trail expansion to Columbia City’s Park Board at its monthly meeting.
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