September 1st, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â Green scum blankets Phil and Dorothy Stevens pond. A particularly manicured lawn stands as evidence that the Stevens take care of their property, located just off Old Trail Rd. in Columbia City. The green film covering the face of their pond, isnât due to neglect, but to blooming blue-green algae.
âWe donât know what is causing it,â said Dorothy.
CHURUBUSCO â While many teams are settling in to the 2012 season, learning what works for this yearâs team â and what doesnât â one thing hasnât changed for Churubusco. When the Eagles take the field, theyâre going to win.
In fact, out of the last 36 regular season games âBusco has played, the Eagles have only lost three â just one on their home field.
Friday nightâs contest against Prairie Heights was no different, as Churubuscoâs offense racked up 42 points, and the defense held the Panthers scoreless.
Editorâs note: This is the third of a four-part series that will explain school funding cuts against decisions to maintain, renovate and grow schools in Whitley County.
Tug of war. That is the game school administrations are playing with the state. No area has been affected more than in the category of transportation. In recent years, fuel costs have skyrocketed and left schools with little-to-no way of covering the added expense.
Richard Lowell Smock, 80, of Bonita Springs, Fla. died Aug. 7, 2012.
He was a former resident of Columbia City. A memorial service to celebrate Richardâs life will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahâs Witness, 500 N. Oak St., Columbia City on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
Sherry K. Sanders-Davenport, 64, passed away at 12:37 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
She was born on Jan. 27, 1948, in Wabash to Robert F. and Doris Louise (Wilcox) Thompson. She graduated from Nashville West End High School, Nashville, Tenn. with the class of 1966.
She spent most of her life in Fort Wayne and South Whitley areas. Sherry was employed at 3-M in equipment sales, then earned her Real Estate Broker and Appraiser Certification and was employed as a real estate broker.
Sherry was later self employed as an appraiser.
Editorâs note: This is the second of a four-part series that will explain school funding cuts against decisions to maintain, renovate and grow schools in Whitley County.
Cuts, reduction in force, layoffs â no matter how it is said, the results are the same. Schools are minimizing the number of staff on the payroll. Why? In 2010, after the state decided to cover staff salaries, the money stopped coming in.
COLUMBIA CITY â Today is the deadline for organizations to RSVP for a formal demonstration of the cityâs new web-based load profiling service.
The service is intended to help businesses conserve energy costs with a program that allows them to analyze electric consumption through hard data.
âThe Commercial Load Profiler enables businesses and industries to evaluate their energy usage and look for areas of improvement,â said AEI Sales Manager Erick Rheam, in a press release.
Marlene Joyce Green, 73, a resident of Churubusco, passed away at 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at Millerâs Merry Manor in Columbia City.
Ms. Green was born on Sept. 22, 1938, in Matoon, Ill., a daughter of Joe and Geneva Louise (Thompson) Fulk.
She was a member of the ladies auxiliaries of both the Churubusco Veteranâs of Foreign Wars Turtle Post 3846 and the Gilbert Davis American Legion Post 157 in Churubusco.