September 13th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A project in Columbia City that was expected to be completed in 2012 is now not expected to begin until late 2014.
Officials are continuing to move forward with the slow process to urbanize Ind. 205.
The road reconstruction project, dubbed the ‚Äú205 Project‚ÄĚ was a dream of former Columbia City Mayor Jim Fleck and Parkview Whitley Hospital‚Äôs John Meister ‚ÄĒ a venture that began five years ago.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ With the cost of water impacting the wallets of South Whitley residents, one particular homeowner found a creative way to skirt the expense.
George Hathaway, of South Whitley, applied for a permit to drill a well at his property, which is located within town limits.
The cost to fill swimming pools and water lawns throughout the summer months becomes an increasing bill.
With his private well, Hathaway would be able to take care of his additional water needs without raising his bill.
Shayna Lowe (right) was crowned Churubusco‚Äôs 2013 Homecoming Queen at Friday night‚Äôs football game against Eastside. She was given her sash and crown by last year‚Äôs queen, Jenna Shambaugh.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs Stormwater Department recently underwent an audit by the Indiana Department of Enviornmental Management (IDEM).
While two deficiencies were noted, Stormwater Superintendent Jeff Walker said overall, he received positive feedback from IDEM about the city‚Äôs programs.
Walker said the city‚Äôs two violations weren‚Äôt major ‚ÄĒ a delayed project needs completed, and Walker is required to train all city employees about stormwater and illicit dumping.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A board member of Whitley County Consolidated Schools questioned possible adjustments to Columbia City‚Äôs Tax Increment Funding (TIF) area at a recent meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Jill Western requested WCCS Attorney John Whiteleather be present at a future meeting to discuss the legal authority the school board has on the downtown TIF area, which is expected to be adjusted by the city‚Äôs Redevelopment Commission (RDC).
Paulanna Y. ‚ÄúPepper‚ÄĚ Kirtley, 94, retired co-publisher of the Tri County Truth in Churubusco and widow of James H. Kirtley, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at the Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. She had been in declining health for several months.
Mrs. Kirtley was born Dec. 14, 1918, in Rochester, the daughter of Paul S. and Catherine (Clarey) Blacketor. As a girl she moved to Huntington with her parents and graduated from Huntington High School.
Robert E. Braden, 82, formerly of Burr Oak, died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor, Columbia City, where he had been a resident since August 2006.
He was born April 16, 1931, in Noble County, a son of Robert S. and Eldora V. (Coverstone) Braden. His formative years were spent in Noble County. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School.
On June 11, 1952, he was inducted in the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War until his honorable discharge May 26, 1954.
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Churubusco netters earn win at Fremont
FREMONT ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs volleyball team picked up a road win in the Northeast Corner Conference Thursday.
‚ÄôBusco swept Fremont by scores of 25-23, 25-16 and 25-7.
Alisha Farner led Churubusco in kills with 10 and aces with four. Danielle Pippenger paced the team in blocks with two and digs with 13. Setter Lacey Pulley was the assist leader with 19.
Churubusco next plays Tuesday at Prairie Heights.
Manchester beats Whitko
NORTH MANCHESTER ‚ÄĒ Manchester‚Äôs boys tennis team swept Whitko Thursday.
NORTH MANCHESTER ‚ÄĒ On Aug. 29, the Manchester Lady Squires visited Whitko for a volleyball match. The Lady ‚ÄėCats defeated their opponent in three games.
Their first meeting was not considered a conference match. However, on Thursday evening the two teams battled at Manchester for Three Rivers Conference bragging rights.
The outcome was like their first meeting ‚ÄĒ with Whitko prevailing ‚ÄĒ but this time needing five games in order to leave Wabash County with the winning edge. Whitko outlasted the Squires 15-25, 25-17, 25-22, 18-25, 15-10.