May 17th, 2012
Franciscan Fireworks will be hosting a fireworks demo at 2300 E Cardinal Dr. Friday 8 p.m. Chairs will not be provided so spectators will need to bring their own.
Clothing giveaway Saturday
The Center will be sponsoring a free clothing giveaway for anyone in need Saturday Mens, womens, and children‚Äôs sizes available. The giveaway will start at 9 a.m. The Center is located at 201 W. Market St. in Columbia City.
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Editor‚Äôs Note: The following is the first of a two-part series on the poetry of Columbia City native Bruce Snider.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Bruce Snider, a Columbia City Joint High School grad from the class of ‚Äô89 who currently teaches creative writing at Stanford University, has a new book of published poems called ‚ÄúParadise, Indiana.‚ÄĚ
While he no longer lives in Columbia City, Snider said he is thankful to the many teachers who encouraged him to grow in creativity and influence his writing.
Phillip Hatfield died Monday, May 14, 2012.
He was born Feb. 10, 1948, the son of James and Virginia Hatfield of Columbia City.
Hatfield served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann (Imler) Hatfield, previously of Columbia City; son, Joseph Hatfield of LaPorte; daughter, Mindy Deardurff of Chesterton; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; brothers, Dennis and James Jr., along with 17 nieces and nephews.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Some say it‚Äôs time to beautify Churubusco‚Äôs Main Street.
Members of the Churubusco Main Street Project took a short walk through downtown Churubusco recently to take a look at some of the oldest buildings in Whitley County.
Lucas Konger, an architect who grew up in Churubusco, is assisting the committee with his professional opinion.
Eva M. McCormick, 91, a resident of Churubusco and formerly of rural Avilla, died at 4:05 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, in the emergency room at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
She was born May 1, 1921, a daughter of James Emitt and Mabel (Sloan) Smith.
On Nov. 27, 1939, she was married to Clarence G. McCormick, Sr.
Mr. McCormick preceded her in death on April 8, 1997.
Jean Ann Tschantz, 64, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 1:59 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.
Born May 28, 1947, in Huntington, she was the daughter of Carl Raymond and Lois Maxine (Deal) Bruch.
She graduated from Clear Creek High School with the class of 1965 and attended business college in Indianapolis.
On Oct. 11, 1969, she married John F. Tschantz in Warren. She lived in Goblesville until 1969; moving from South Whitley in the mid-70s to her current Fort Wayne home.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Ten 4-Hers stood before the 4-H Board Inc., and asked the panel to sponsor them at various camps and conferences.
Katie Barnett, Danielle Oliver, Rebecca Lily, Sarah Palmer, Jared Lamle, April Gibson, Lori Peterson, Ben Western, Laura Kneller and David Peterson all asked for assistance to attend the Junior Leadership Conference. Lily also asked for assistance to attend the Animal Science Workshop. David Peterson additionally asked to attend a goat conference.
The board will honor those requests if funds are available and will notify the 4-Hers.
Fifty-two moms and cowboys spent time together Friday night at Churubusco Elementary School for the inaugural Bingo Bonanza. Put on by the Parent Teachers Organization they enjoyed unlimited popcorn, drinks. Their bingo chips were cheese crackers in a giant plastic boot. Waving their hats, left to right, in front are kindergartners, Henry Marqueling, Carter VanHouten, Hunter Noland and Anthony Serafini. Their moms waving their arms are Emma Marqueling, Amanda VanHouten, Shana Noland and Rachel Serafini.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Fans attending Columbia City baseball‚Äôs Senior Night contest against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell got their money‚Äôs worth as far as offense was concerned.
The visiting Knights got almost all their runs in a single outburst, but the Eagles fielded a more consistent offense scoring in five-of-seven innings, including two runs in the bottom of the seventh frame to cap an 11-10 come-from-behind win Tuesday night in Columbia City.
The Knights started the game with the lead-off batter drawing a walk and a double drove in a Norwell run.
BLUFFTON ‚ÄĒ With track, in some cases winning isn‚Äôt based on how well a team performs, but how the other teams place to shuffle around competitors scores.
Columbia City‚Äôs girls track team and Head Coach Bob Fahl, are thanking the other team‚Äôs in Tuesday night‚Äôs sectional meet at Bluffton.
‚ÄúI‚Äôve always said, things have got to go right for your team, and the other teams have to help you,‚ÄĚ Fahl said. ‚ÄúTonight, the other teams helped us.‚ÄĚ