October 5th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With several Columbia City High School students expected to take part in internships next year, the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees is faced with either providing those students transportation to Eagle Tech Academy or looking into more parking lot space.
â€śWeâ€™re getting close to seriously start talking about parking lots,â€ť said WCCS business manager Anthony Zickgraf at Mondayâ€™s meeting. â€śThis is a problem that is not going away.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Consolidated School Corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustees studied a draft complied of the school corporation Vision, Mission and Core Values at Mondayâ€™s meeting in an attempt to have it reviewed by the next regular meeting Oct. 15.
The draft was a result of a brainstorming session held in September by the school board and school administrators. During this session, groups were asked to give specific words or phrases for the schoolâ€™s vision, mission and core values, and the board later worked on common themes mentioned in the meeting.
David Isaac McCullough, 74, of Columbia City, passed away at 2:07 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born July 3, 1938, in Churubusco, he was the son of John Thomas and Marion Etta (Rosenogle) McCullough.
He graduated from Churubusco High School with the class of 1956 and earned an Associateâ€™s Degree from Indiana Technology.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 until he was honorably discharged in 1959.
Donald Dean Phend, 76, of Tippecanoe Lake, passed away at 7:45 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in his residence.
On March 21, 1936, he was born in Columbia City to Donald and Henrietta (Nelson) Phend. He married Shirley World on Aug. 31, 1956, in Forest Park, Ill.
Donald lived in Columbia City until he got married, then moved to Illinois, eventually moving back to the area 32 years ago.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1954-56 with the military police. He graduated with honors from Ivy Tech, Fort Wayne, receiving a degree in electronics.
Jessica Irene Fields, 30, of Pierceton, passed away at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at her home. Born Feb. 22, 1982 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Charley and Brenda Gail (Collier) Duty.
A lifetime Pierceton resident, she attended Whitko High School, South Whitley. She was a homemaker and attended New Hope Wesleyan Church, Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Visit the Schuman family farm in Columbia City and time slows down to the pace of yesterday.
The Schuman family farm was established in 1854 and was recently recognized with the Hoosier Homestead Award for the farmâ€™s longevity.
The legacy of the Schuman farm may be documented for others to see in photographs, but to the family, the legacy is a life they lived and is a part of them.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A broken leg, a torn anterior cruciate knee ligament, a broken wrist, a concussion, another broken leg.
All this sounds like it should be a list on a doctorâ€™s rounds of the orthopedic wing, but in actuality it is the list of injuries sustained by Columbia Cityâ€™s football team.
The Eagles are coming to grips with a rash of injuries that have hit the team hard.
â€˘Benefit for Chad Miller â€” 4 to 8 p.m.
A hog roast will be held for the Chad Miller Cancer Benefit Fund on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at Monson Chapel Sonrise United Methodist Church, 12220 Lower Huntington Rd.
The night will feature a silent auction, bike run and a D.J. Carry out dinners will be available. Deposits for the fund can be made at any 1st Source Bank location under the account title of Chad K. Miller Cancer Benefit Fund. For more information call 244-7919 or 625-3468.
â€˘CCHS 1942 class reunion Ââ€” 11:30 a.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” At the Whitley County Commissioners meeting Monday, Executive Director of Planning and Building David Sewell, presented the board with seven applications for the vacant Plan Commission position.
â€śThere are certain restrictions regarding where this person has to live,â€ť said Sewell. â€śItâ€™s basically within the jurisdiction of the county outside the jurisdiction of the towns and cities.â€ť
Sewell said according to the addresses on the applications all of the applicants meet that requirement.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Smith-Green Community School Corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustees held its monthly meeting Monday, with three students earning recognition for their success as they became Students of the Month.
Those students are Jadrian Clouse, Mallory Pearson and Isabelle Turner.
October is â€śLearning Disability Awareness Month,â€ť and during the meeting, Director of Special Education Nancy Becker reminded those present of teacher Erica Vogel and the great example she has served in relation to special education.