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November 5th, 2012

Doris Doty, 88

November 5, 2012

Doris J. Doty, 88, formerly of Woodburn, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City.
Born in rural Allen County she was the daughter of the late Carl and Minerva (Louden) Baumert.
She retired in 1968 after 15 years with General Electric Company and was a loving homemaker for her husband of 70 years, Wayne, he survives.
She was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church, Payne, Ohio and the GE Elex Club. Doris loved her many years spent in Florida fishing with Wayne.

Dorotha Sheets, 95

November 5, 2012

Dorotha E. Sheets, 95, of Columbia City, died at 1:10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in the emergency room at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
She was born Nov. 30, 1916, in Whitley County, a daughter of Ansel M. and Elma B. (Wagner) Mullett.
Her formative years were spent in Washington Township. She graduated from Washington Center High School, received her teaching certificate from Indiana University in Bloomington and her bachelors degree in education from Manchester College.

Samantha Sue (Spencer) Wagner, 26

November 5, 2012

Samantha Sue (Spencer) Wagner, 26, a former resident of Churubusco and more recently of Richmond, passed away unexpectedly at 10:09 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at Reid Hospital in Richmond.
Samantha was born on Dec. 10, 1985 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Michael A. and Cathy (Lonsbury) Wagner. She spent her formative years near Churubusco, graduated from Churubusco High School in 2004, and also attended Indiana-Purdue University in Fort Wayne.
On October 20, 2007 she was married in Churubusco to Austin Wagner. Since that time she had been a dedicated wife, mother, and homemaker.

November 3rd

PROPERTY TAX: Payment deadlines draw near

November 3, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The payment deadline for the fall installment of property taxes is Nov. 13.
In addition to tax bills being paid, Whitley County Auditor Jennifer McGuire also encourages county residents to turn in Homestead Verification sheets to receive homestead deductions on property taxes.
McGuire said this is the third year the auditor’s office has asked property owners to verify their homestead, and approximately 1,724 homesteads have yet to be verified in Whitley County.
Benefits of homestead verification

FALL PLAY: Makes war times personal

November 3, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — “It’s personal.” That is the recurring thought between numerous cast members of Columbia City High School’s fall production of “Once Upon a Town.”
The play’s plot centers around a small town initiative to feed, encourage and applaud World War II soldiers passing through North Platte, Neb.

LEAF PICKUP: On a roll

November 3, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Street Department’s goal is for leaf pick up trucks to service the city each week.
According to Columbia City Street Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh, even with the rain earlier this week, the street department is getting the job done.
“In the past, there have been weeks where it’s all we can do to get through the city in a week. We then go back through it the next week,” said Cearbaugh. “We have two machines, one for each side of the city, and if one side gets done before the end of the week, they try to help the other side.”

VETERANS MARATHON: Set for next week

November 3, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The streets of Columbia City will once again play host to the Veterans Marathon, set to take place Saturday, Nov. 10.
This year the race will focus particularly on the U.S. Air Force. Four to five vintage military aircraft will start off the marathon events. The aircraft will meet at the Huntington airport Friday in preparation for the annual event.
The vintage aircraft club has members flying from Louisville, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Huntington.

November 2nd

The end of the road: ’Busco falls to Bishop Luers in sectional title game, 21-0

November 3, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — While Churubusco’s football season seemingly ended the same as it did last year — a lopsided loss at Bishop Luers.

But Friday’s 21-0 score is hardly comparable to last season’s 34-7 loss to the Knights.

The Eagles held the score to a one-possession game for the first 39 minutes of play, had several threatening offensive drives and a defense that forced Luers to multiple 4th-and-longs. The Knights were scoreless for two quarters, only reaching the end zone in the final seven minutes.

CANCELED: New York City Marathon canceled

November 2, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City Marathon has been canceled.

His statement Friday came after mounting criticism that this was not the time for a race.

With people in storm-ravaged areas still shivering without electricity and the death toll in New York City at more than 40, many New Yorkers recoiled at the prospect of police officers being assigned to protect a marathon on Sunday.

SAVORING SUCCESS: LWC past and present connect

November 2, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Leadership Whitley County (LWC) sipped and savored wines, beers, desserts and hors d’oeuvres Thursday night in an effort to raise money for the organization.
Kelley Sheiss, program director for LWC, has worked to develop LWC so business men and women as well as community leaders will be able to make a difference.

Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...
COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local...
Pictured is the Columbia City Park Department’s league and tournament champions — Downtown on the...

 

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