September 10th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Members of the community attended a forum Saturday, held at the Peabody Pubic Library, to fill out surveys and continue voicing opinions on the future of the Burnworth Memorial Pool.
‚ÄúWhat we really want more than anything is your opinions and your ideas and feelings about where aquatics should go here in Columbia City,‚ÄĚ said Mayor Ryan Daniel. ‚ÄúBased on the last forum, we had about 50 percent of individuals here were from the city and 50 percent from the county.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Corinne Kauffman, Col-umbia City High School senior, was named the 2013 Distinguished Young Woman of Whitley County Saturday night.
‚ÄúI am so overwhelmed,‚ÄĚ said Corinne. ‚ÄúI am so thankful to be here with all these girls. I‚Äôve had a wonderful experience. This has been an experience of a life time.‚ÄĚ
Corinne is the daughter of John and Sue Kauffman.
Also returning to relinquish her position as the current Distinguished Young Woman (DYW), Michaela Thomas, last year‚Äôs DYW passed out the awards.
KENDALVILLE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs golf team traveled to Noble Hawk Golf Course in Kendalville Saturday to take on the Northeast Hoosier Conference.
The Lady Eagles finished sixth out of eight teams, as East Noble blew away the NHC, firing a 358.
Jessica Klemm was Columbia City‚Äôs No. 1 Saturday, shooting a 95. Jackie Leeuw scored a 98. Sydney Ford finished with a 104, Mckenzie Lane had a 107 and Allison Yoder scored a 108.
AKRON ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls cross country team won the Tippecanoe Valley Invitational Saturday, beating 10 teams with 65 points. The second closest team, West Noble, had 77 points.
‚ÄúThe girls bettered their times considerable from Marion last week,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl.
Samantha Roush placed second out of 95 runners with a time of 19:40.
Whitko‚Äôs girls cross country team placed seventh out of 10 teams.
Columbia City‚Äôs boys were led by Evan Harney, who placed fourth with a time of 16:39. The boys placed fifth out of 11 teams.
Gene Maynard Haskins passed away Sept. 7, 2012.
He is survived by his wife Lyn; his son, Garrick (Kylie) Haskins; granddaughter, Kinsey; daughter, Nicole (Tim) Rische; daughter, Sarah (Matt) Swaim; granddaughter, Grier and grandson, Lance.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Nature Conservancy at www.nature.org.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ It wasn‚Äôt a trip to the local immunization clinic, but it was close.
The town of Churubusco, like other Indiana municipalities, had some sick trees. After giving some of them a shot, the town announced most have made a startling recovery.
In 2005, the Emerald Ash Borer, an inch-long green beetle native to Asia, became a growing problem in Churubusco and other regions, spreading through the state as it killed ash trees. Recently, the Churubusco town council approved monies to save some of the most vital trees in the park.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Tonight twelve young women from Whitley County will establish themselves as part of Distinguished Young Women history.
The annual program will begin at 7 p.m. at Columbia City High School‚Äôs Newell Rice Auditorium and will feature individual talent acts as well as a group fitness routine.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Grace Lutheran Church has had a food pantry ministry for a number of decades, but a dwindling amount of donations is causing the church to come up with a different way to help people.
Church officials said there has been a reduction in funds and donations to the amount of 75 percent, compared to last year.
The church could have opted to close its doors completely, but an alternative will soon be offered. A voucher system, made in part by the Community Harvest Food Bank in Fort Wayne, is the church‚Äôs answer to the growing need to feed the hungry.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ South Whitley is planning on making a plan.
What started as rumblings by several residents earlier in the summer is shaping up to become what some hope is a road map to making the Southwestern Whitley County town a true success story.
‚ÄúThis summer I met with leaders from the town of South Whitley in my capacity as the community development person from the EDC (Whitley County Economic Development Corporation,‚ÄĚ said Lori Shipman, one of the county‚Äôs foremost experts on grant writing and economic development.