February 18th, 2012
SOUTH WHITLEY â Firefighters from at least three departments were called late Saturday morning to respond to a fire at South Whitleyâs Kent Theatre, located at 220 S. State St.
Whitley County dispatchers received a call at 11:31 a.m. that the theater, built around 1947 with a seating capacity of 200, was seen with smoke coming from its roof. Departments from Columbia City, Cleveland and Washington townships were dispatched to the scene.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitkoâs boys basketball team defeated Wayne in South Whitley Friday night, 65-63.
Logan Irwin scored 36 points for the Wildcats, adding to his already 2,000 plus career points.
Irwin started the game off with Whitkoâs first seven points to take the Wildcatsâ first lead, 7-5, with 5:12 left in the first quarter. Jordan Sims hit one of his two 3-pointers with three minutes left in the quarter and Alex Stoddard chipped in seven in the stanza.
CHURUBUSCO â In a game that was never farther apart than six points for most of the game, Churubusco won its seventh straight game, defeating visiting Northeast Corner Conference opponent Fairfield in a game that ended with a somewhat misleading score, 58-46.
Coming into the game, both teams likely had the last three years on their minds. Two seasons ago, the Eagles lost in Fairfield by three points on the road and four points in overtime at home. Last year, âBusco returned the favor with a three-point overtime victory on the Falconsâ home court.
COLUMBIA CITY â In typical fashion, the department heads were on hand to update the Columbia City Board of Works and Safety on recent activity around the city.
In not so typical fashion, Mayor Ryan Daniel gave the report for the Parks Department in place of the indisposed Mark Green, park director.
Daniel reported due to the success of the recent Father-Daughter Dance, the park will be hosting a similar Mother-Son event.
The event will take place April 27 at Paigeâs Crossing from 6 to 10 p.m.
CHURUBUSCO â Itâs all fun and games at Churubusco Elementary School âŠ well on a special night anyway. Recently, parents and second-grade students in Pat Naragonâs class finished a five-week-long Project Based Learning (PBL) activity with fun and games the children created themselves.
âIn Project Based Learning (PBL), students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem or challenge,â said Naragon.
SOUTH WHITLEY â South Whitleyâs Clerk-Treasurer Bob Gould reported on changes which have taken place in the clerkâs office last week during his report earlier this week to the town council.
âWe have a new deputy-clerk in the office and her name is Pam Waller and she is doing a great job,â Gould said. âJerri Bollinger is a new (office) staff member who has been here (in the clerkâs office) in the past for 30 years and she sat down and hit the desk running on Monday, cleaning up meter books and getting correct meter numbers entered.â
SOUTH WHITLEY â Phase II of the waste water treatment facility project is under way, according to Project Manager David Harvey with Fleis and Vandenbrink. Progress is being made on the combined sewer overflow (CSO) basin. Fleis and Vandenbrink provides a wide-range of service for municipal, industrial, institutional, commercial and private development clients.
âConstruction is underway and progress is being made,â Harvey said in Tuesday evenings town council meeting.
CHURUBUSCO â Smith-Green Community School board members have heard no negative comments regarding the corporationâs $6 million building plan for the school as of Monday.
This is according to the board at its second public work session on a proposed building project.
Steve Darnell, superintendent of SGCS, explained to the full room of people and the board two proposed timetables and lease financing.
The first time table for the building project that was less than $2 million has no required remonstrance period.
WHITLEY CONCERNED CITIZENS
TO HOST SATURDAY FUND RAISER
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County Concerned Citizens will host a fund raiser Saturday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. at The Eagles, 306 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City.
Local country/bluegrass band Huckleberry Blue will entertain.
There will be a $5 cover charge to benefit the fight against wind farms in Whitley County, according to organizers. There will be a silent auction of items donated by local businesses.
COLUMBIA CITY â Jessie I. Brandom, 99, of rural Columbia City, died at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Covington Manor, Fort Wayne.
She was born Feb. 8, 1913, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of David Henry and Anna Ethel (Zumbrum) McCoy.
Her formative years were spent in the Arcola area. She graduated from Arcola
On Nov. 11, 1939, she was united in marriage to John Clifford Brandom, Sr.
He died May 18, 1983.