November 3rd, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
CHURUBUSCO â€” While Churubuscoâ€™s football season seemingly ended the same as it did last year â€” a lopsided loss at Bishop Luers.
But Fridayâ€™s 21-0 score is hardly comparable to last seasonâ€™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.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Leadership Whitley County (LWC) sipped and savored wines, beers, desserts and hors dâ€™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.
Churubusco businesses are supporting the Eagles' football team, which is traveling to Bishop Luers tonight in an attempt to win a sectional title.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Selected from a pool of more than 250 applications, Whitko High School senior Tiffany Schuman, 18, was chosen as the only Indiana student to take the stage at the 85th National FFA Convention and Expo, using her soprano voice to sing as a National FFA Chorus member. Approximately 55,000 FFA members and guests attend the convention each year as they come together â€śto learn about careers in the agriculture industry, compete for scholarships, volunteer in the community and shape the future of the National FFA Organization.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As technology continues to advance, many people are keeping up with current news and events through notifications that come directly to their cellular phones in the form of a text message. Whitley County has announced that as of Nov. 1, a partnership with the Nixle Community Information Service (Nixle) will allow residents to do that and more.
Reverend John Daniel Groff, 100, of Huntington, died Oct. 31, 2012.
He was born in Jefferson Township, Huntington County to Russell and Hazel (Hawkins) Groff on May 24, 1911.
He married Helen Eberhart in 1941.
In 1993, following the death of Helen Groff, he married Mary Myerly Reece.
He is survived by two children, four grandchildren and one stepgreat-grandson. Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Dr., Huntington.
See Thursday's edition of the post and mail for a list of local, state and national candidates.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Tuesday morning brought the first sign of snowflakes. Blowing snow and sleet rode in on the northeast winds of Hurricane Sandy.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Street Department already has snow in its sights. Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh said the cityâ€™s mechanic is currently checking the plows to ensure all is in working order before the blades are hooked onto city trucks.
â€śRight now we are still in leaf season,â€ťsaid Cearbaugh. â€śBut once we are out of that, our box trucks will start making the transition from leaves to salt.â€ť