October 12th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s brightly-lit vending machines no longer dispense colas, but flavored waters and juice drinks.
That was a change made by school officials to promote a healthier choice for students some five years ago. But now, healthier options are being served at lunch.
Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS) conformed to a healthy initiative put in place by First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Police Department provided vital information to seniors during a presentation called â€śScamsâ€ť on Wednesday.
The presentation, held at Woodlands Senior Center on Opportunity Drive, covered ways to protect personal identification, personal finances as well as how to spot various methods used to lure people into giving away that vital information. Food and drinks were provided as well as musical entertainment from Keyboard Artist Floyd â€śJoeâ€ť Thomas.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Common Council moved the Parking Ordinance to second reading at its meeting Tuesday.
Councilman Bill Simpson outlined the changes made to the ordinance.
â€śThe first change establishes the parking places in front of the sheriffâ€™s department for police vehicles, even though thatâ€™s always been in existence,â€ť said Simpson. â€śIt also establishes all of the ones we have out front of the building of City Hall.â€ť
According to Simpson, the other big change is taking the parking fine from $5 to $10.
CHURUBUSCO â€” For the second time in just nine days the Churubusco Lady Eagle volleyball team played host to the Lakeland Lady Lakers, this time in an opening-round game in the Northeast Corner Conference Tournament.
As Yogi Berra once said, â€śIt was dĂ©jĂ ` vu all over again,â€ť as the host Lady Eagles repeated their earlier performance taking a relatively easy 25-13, 25-6, 25-14 straight set win over the Lady Lakers to advance to Saturdayâ€™s pool play.
â€śItâ€™s the post-season now, the regular season is over ,â€ť said Goings. â€śAnd we are 1-0 in the post season.â€ť
Area football teams play the last game of the regular season this Friday. Churubusco is hosting Lakeland for the Northeast Corner Conference title game. Columbia City travels to 0-8 Norwell and Whitko faces Tippecanoe Valley in Akron.
â€˘CHS Still Soaring Game â€” 7 p.m.
Churubusco High School Football will host a Still Soaring CHS Game for years 1963 to 2013 Friday at 7 p.m.
At halftime there will be a 1963 team picture and former coaches will be introduced. After the game there will be coaches pictures, multiple generation pictures, former players, cheerleaders and band members picture. For more information contact Cathy Petrie at 438-3809.
â€˘Pumpkin Run/Walk â€” 8 a.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Going against the odds, overcoming struggles and pushing through challenges were the themes conveyed at Passages, Inc.â€™s annual meeting Wednesday.
Not like the average board meeting, the evening was designed to celebrate victories of all kinds. Alice Anderson, is the vice president of programs and services for Passages and started the program with a list of accomplishments the organization has seen over the year.
Passages, Inc. works to serve individuals with disabilities, but to those in attendance at the meeting it seemed to be more about abilities.
Frederick â€śFritzâ€ť Allen Myers, 88, formerly of South Whitley, went to be with the Lord at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Courtyard Healthcare Center, Goshen where he had been a resident since July.
He was born Aug. 8, 1924, in Bippus, a son of the late Irvin R. and Almeda (Zeigler) Myers. In 1933, the family moved to Cleveland Township. He attended South Whitley High School.
On Aug. 4, 1946, he was united in marriage to Evelyn M. Bolinger. They made their home in the South Whitley area. In 2012, they moved to Goshen.
Terry Christopher Warren, 55, of Albion, passed away at 5:06 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at his home. Born June 4, 1957, in Peru, he was the son of Ray and Deloris (McDougle) Warren, Sr.
He graduated with the class of 1977 from Columbia City High School. On April 9, 1983, he married Diana Waters in Columbia City.
A lifetime resident of Columbia City and Albion, he worked as an operator and in maintenance for five years at Vibrations Control, Ligonier and Essex Wire, Columbia City for 25 years. He was a member of St. Johnâ€™s Bosco Catholic Church, Churubusco.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” The South Whitley Town Council met Tuesday night minus Council President Tony Starkey who was on vacation. Even in Starkeyâ€™s absence, the council had a full agenda. Dave Wilkinson, the townâ€™s chief of police, was offered the position of town manager. The council made an offer to Wilkinson to take on the job of town manager in addition to his role as chief of police. The anticipated start date for Wilkinson is Monday. Council member Bill Boggs said, â€śI think Dave will do a fine job. He already does a fine job as the chief of police and I think heâ€™ll be good for the town.â€ť