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January 9th, 2015

SCHOOL PATROLLING: Smith-Green schools to have school officer

January 9, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s schools will have an additional adult patrolling the hallways ensuring the safety of the students. However, it won’t be another teacher, it will be a an armed officer of the law.

Council members for the Town of Churubusco passed an agreement in conjunction with Smith-Green Community Schools and the Town of Churubusco Police Department to hire a full-time Churubusco police officer to as the school’s resource officer (SRO).

January 8th

CLOSINGS AND DELAYS: Weather impedes school again

January 8, 2015

Delays and closings for Friday, Jan. 9:

Whitko Community Schools - Closed

Whitley County Consolidated Schools - Closed

Smith-Green Community Schools: 2 hour delay

NHC WIN: Eagle wrestlers grab over E. Noble, 40-29

January 8, 2015

KENDALLVILLE — The number of bouts won was close — 8 to 6. But when the Columbia City wrestlers won bouts, they won big, and when they lost bouts, they lost small. That proved to be the difference as The Eagles downed the East Noble Knights 40-29 in Northeast Hoosier Conference competition, Wednesday night.

Columbia City’s Cross Dietrich started things off right for the Eagles at 152 pounds. The Columbia City junior scored a third period takedown to push his win into a 14-6 major decision, giving the Eagles a 4-0 lead to start the match.

GOOSE EGG: Noontime temperature 0 degrees

January 8, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY – Noontime temperatures throughout Whitley County Thursday achieved nothing. That's 0 degrees, to be exact.

As it neared 1 p.m., the mercury moved a little . . . to 0.7 degrees (or 1 degree if you want to roundup.)

Windchill was -15 degrees.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 5 p.m. this afternoon to 10 a.m. Friday, with up to 3 inches of snow and gusty winds to 35 mph.
Oh, and the high Thursday is forecast to be 16 degrees (doubtful) with an overnight low of -8.

Friday's high? 9 degrees.

BOYS BASKETBALL: ’Busco defeats Woodlan

January 8, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — In Churubusco’s boys basketball team’s first game back from break, the Eagles hosted and defeated Woodlan in a lopsided contest, 73-42.

“I thought tonight was a game we needed to create a fast pace,” said ’Busco Head Coach Michael McBride. “We were much more consistent tonight.”

The first quarter was not unlike others the Eagles have played this year. The team went through spurts where it looked like they might pull away quickly. But the Warriors stayed close and hung around and the Eagles were only up three points after the first eight minutes.

COLD WEATHER SAFETY: Officials offer advice

January 8, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — With temperatures dipping down to 10 degrees below zero and wind chills under 30 degrees below, state officials are being proactive in their advice to Hoosiers.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security issued a press release Wednesday, advising residents to look out for their neighbors during the cold weather — especially the elderly and disabled.

CHILL: Sub-zero temperatures

January 8, 2015

The temperature on Crossroads Bank’s sign read six degrees below zero at approximately 7 a.m. Thursday morning, with windchills measuring around 30 degrees below. Schools were closed due to the temperature today.

John E. Pletcher, 68

January 8, 2015

Sept. 15, 1946 — Jan. 7, 2015
John E. Pletcher, 68, of Columbia City, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Born Sept. 15, 1946 in Wolf Lake, he was the son of John J. and Betty (Lehman) Pletcher.
He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1965. Following graduation, John served in the Indiana Air National Guard.

Craig Alan Potter, 51

January 8, 2015

Sept. 21, 1963 — Jan. 3, 2015
Craig Alan Potter, 51, of Columbia City, formerly of Grand Rapids, Mich. passed away suddenly from an automotive accident on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 near Mansfield, Ohio.
He was born to James N. and January J. (Schut) Potter Sept. 21, 1963 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Craig was truck driver for many year most recently for the Wel Company. When Craig had some down time he thoroughly enjoyed Karaoke, and was quick to point out that if you didn’t like his singing, then you didn’t know good music. He also liked to hunt and fish when the time permitted.

Maurie L. Hahn, 70

January 8, 2015

March 1, 1944 — Jan. 6, 2015
Maurie L. Hahn, 70, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 at his home. Born March 1, 1944, he was the son of Scott and Irene (Bruns) Hahn.
He graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School with the class of 1962 and July 27, 1963, he married Regina Shull. Maurie was a member of Aboite Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Regina Hahn; children, Greg (Carrie) Hahn, of Holland, Ohio, Melanie Hahn, of Fort Wayne and Paul (Ruby) Hahn, of Columbia City; and grandchildren, Lucas, Olivia and Lawson Hahn.

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