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November 19th, 2012

FALLEN 'BROTHER': Local firemen pay tribute

November 19, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — A Fort Wayne fireman was laid to rest at Churubusco’s Riverview Cemetery Saturday, after he was killed in the line of duty last week.

Fireman Mark A. Haudenschild II, Washington Township (Allen County), was killed after the tanker he was driving flipped over en route to a grass fire.

More than 1,000 people attended the funeral — firemen and fire trucks from every department in Whitley County were in attendance.

YULETIDE CAROLS: CCHS show choirs usher in holiday season

November 19, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Christmas carols wafted through Indian Springs Middle School Saturday.

Members of Columbia City High School’s show choirs, City Heat and City Lights, performed for patrons at their annual holiday bazaar, Yuletide Treasurers.

The event was a fundraiser for the choir program and featured a large assortment of vendors.

FRACTURE CRITICAL: County looks to begin another repair project

November 19, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Every two years, Whitley County bridges are inspected to ensure the existing structures are safe for use.

Currently, the county is working to hand over the plans for a bridge repair project located at CR 600 N. west of 450 E.

“It’s the only one that we have left on the list that’s fracture-critical,” said Whitley County Engineer Brandon Forrester.

According to Forrester, the bridge is 23 and a half feet in length and width and nearly 40 years old.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: Healthier options help hinder holiday weight gain

November 19, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Eggnog, pumpkin pie, cookies and candies — it’s enough to make anyone’s mouth water. The holiday season isn’t complete without the tasty treats that come with parties and get-togethers. However, the weight gained during the months of November and December can make some don more than their gay apparel.

To combat bulging bellies, Whitley County YMCA is offering a holiday edition of its annual challenge, Whitley Weighs In.

David Sleighter, 55

November 19, 2012

David L. Sleighter, 55, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:28 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born Dec. 18, 1956, in Columbia City, he was the son of David C. and Mary M. (Busz) Sleighter.
Surviving relatives include two daughters, two sisters, a half-sister, four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and daughter, Janel Sleighter.

Lady Eagles lose heartbreaker

November 19, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — After nearly a complete turn-around of last week’s Columbia City girls basketball game — when the Lady Eagles had 38 turnovers and lost by more than 20 points to Snider — Columbia City came within two seconds of a win over Marion Saturday.

Despite Macie Hinen’s comeback — scoring twice in the final minute to take a three-point lead — Marion scored twice in the final four seconds to win, 43-40.

Emily Whiteleather led Columbia City in scoring and rebounds with a double-double, 10 points and 15 rebounds.

Carl Sheets, 93

November 19, 2012

Carl E. Sheets, 93, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:55 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor Inc., Columbia City.
Born on May 23, 1919, in Jefferson Towsnship, he was the son of William and Myrta M. (Boney) Sheets.
Surviving relatives include his two sons, daughter, three brothers and several grand, great and great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to noon. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.

November 17th

JINGLE BELLS: Holiday help comes from pocket change

November 17, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Salvation Army’s red kettles are out and bell ringers are making noise to bring in funds for the nonprofit organization.
The red kettle national campaign is the organization’s largest fundraiser.
Pat Mossburg is the Salvation Army of Whitley County’s ministries coordinator. “These donations help provide the monies for the year-round local programs and services for those in need in our community and continue to be one of our most important and well-known fundraising drives,”Mossburg said.

WORKING HARD: Whitko schools try to rebound from bad grades

November 17, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — After the Indiana Department of Education released a report grading Indiana Schools, Whitko Community Schools was ranked with some of the lower scores.
With Pierceton Elementary School and Whitko Middle School bottoming out with Ds, both the South Whitley Elementary School and Whitko High School held Cs.
Steve Clason, Whitko Com-munity School Corporation’s superintendent, said, “I am extremely disappointed with our grades. There are no excuses. They will improve.”
The district is reviewing the state’s report to see what academic areas need improving.

DOLLARS AND CENTS: Clerk-Treasurer to continue as dual position

November 17, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — Titles and dollars were painted as leverage by Clerk-Treasurer Madalyn Sade-Bartl when she made a request to drop her dual title and change her pay.

Although her proposed idea left her no vacation time, no overtime and no paid time off, it would allow her to make her own hours and have a salary of $50,900 a year instead of $43,484.

Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...
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