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April 1st, 2011

Sewer work closes portion of Blue River Trail

April 1, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City officials have closed a portion of the Blue River Trail temporarily while construction on a new sewer project continues.
Mike Cook, Superintendent of Columbia City’s Water Pollution Control Facility, announced Friday at the city’s meeting of the Board of Works and Safety that the trail between South Whitley and Main streets is closed while construction crews install one of two new lift stations.
“We’d like to get the word out,” said Cook.

Next step in play for Eagles golf

April 1, 2011

   Experience goes a long way in high school golf and Columbia City has that with its top four scorers from last season returning.
   It may not seem like golfing weather now but the Eagles are already prepping for an April 12 opener against county rivals Churubusco and Whitko. With experience, expectations are higher and it starts with  that first match.

'Busco action plan builds an oscar

April 1, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Approximately a dozen people attended the unveiling of the Churubusco Downtown Action Plan presentation Wednesday evening at Churubusco High School.
The action plan is the result of months of studies and surveys of the town and its residents, conducted by Hyett Palma Associates for the Indiana Downtown Project.

Magdalene Brandt, 87

April 1, 2011

Magdalene W. Brandt, 87, a former resident of Walkerton and South Bend, and widow of Carl Brandt, Sr., passed away at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville.
She was born in Clay City March 14, 1924, a daughter of Charles and Hester (Kendall) Staley.
The surviving relatives include two daughters, Sherian Young and Robin Williams; two sons, Thoral Brandt and Marvin Brandt; and a brother, Donald Staley.

Clarence Rosenberger, 83

April 1, 2011

Clarence Wayne Rosenberger, 83, of Jefferson Township, Whitley County, died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Renaissance Village where he had been a resident since Monday.
He was born Sept. 24, 1927 in Fort Wayne, a son of Clarence Z. and Ruth (Sheets) Rosenberger. As a fifth grader, his family moved to Jefferson Township from Fort Wayne. He graduated from Jefferson Center High School in 1945.
During World War II, he served in the United States Army Air Corps.
On May 18, 1947 he was united in marriage to Janice E. Sever. They moved to their present home in 1950.

Siddons Vicious: Senior pitcher delivers record 17 strikeouts in no-hitter on Woodlan

April 1, 2011

   CHURUBUSCO — It’s only two games into the regular season and Churubusco baseball head coach Mark Grove is already seeing a drastic difference from his team’s start a season ago.
   Starting 0-5 last season, the Eagles have dealt out the losses to open March.
   A 1-0 shutout victory by senior Dylan Herendeen Tuesday helped Churubusco beat Leo erasing any fears of a slow start.

March 31st

Columbia City police raid underage party

March 31, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Acting on a tip, Columbia City police raided a local hotel last Friday and arrested three 18-year-old men and two juveniles for alcohol and drug-related offenses.
The tipster told police there was underage drinking and drug use at a Columbia City hotel.
Officer Ken Smith and Narcotics Sgt. Robert Stevenson arrived at the hotel at about 7:45 p.m. and discovered about 12 people in a pair of hotel rooms.
The officers arrested Thomas McKnight, 18 of Columbia City, Derik Jon Runyon, 18 of Columbia City and Coyan Tyberius Frederick, 18, also of Columbia City.

Traveling the road safely for 25 years

March 31, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — As she has done for years, Melody Thompson dons her brown uniform each evening and prepares to start her work day. By the time her shift is over, she will have traveled from Fort Wayne to Indianapolis and back again.
And, each day she strives to maintain another element of that routine which is to make that trip without a traffic accident.
Thompson’s driving record as a semi driver, or “feeder driver” with the United Parcel Service is not just stellar, her company would call it noteworthy.

Historical Society honors service, welcomes new board members

March 31, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitley County Historical Society annual banquet Wednesday evening at the Brownstone Cafe in South Whitley brought three new members onto the board: Pat Heinbaugh, Wendi Barnett and Chris Hockemeyer. Dennis Warnick, president of the organization, filled out the slate to continue for another term.
Anna Rhoades was surprised to be given the Volunteer of the Year award for coming in every Wednesday for “20 years or so,” she said, and organizing the filing for the historical society.

Employees make final gift before closing doors

March 31, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — As a local factory prepares to close its doors, management and the rest of the workforce decided to make a positive statement on the way out.
“Through a sad time, we’re doing something positive for the community,” said Mary Ritter, the administrative assistant at Eaton Hydraulics, which is closing as of today.
The company agreed to give the 16 soon-to-be displaced employees a chance to bid on various items of company property, and in turn would donate the proceeds to the local United Way.

Columbia City’s boys golf team came away with a win in its second match of the week Wednesday night...
The Lady Eagles traveled to Plymouth for an invitational Saturday, with the No. 1 doubles team of...
Whitko’s baseball team lost a high-scoring affair against West Noble Monday. The host Chargers...

 

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