August 28th, 2012
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Every nut, bolt, fender, wire, spark plug, motor and rim have been polished, replaced and the car is brand new. But yet it is still a 1955 Chevy.
With more than 2,000 man hours chalked on it Mike Herzog, 64, of Churubusco, considers it a ‚Äúlabor of love‚ÄĚ to put the Chevy back together.
Bob Green, 67, of Ege, purchased the ‚Äė55 Chevy from his brother-in-law‚Äôs (Kerry Boggs) grandmother.
‚ÄúIt had 55,000 original miles on it,‚ÄĚ said Green.
He purchased the car for his then 15-year old son, Rick, to drive but it just sat in the garage.
Enter Mike Herzog.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A Warsaw man admitted guilt in Whitley County court Monday on charges related to a rolling methamphetamine lab that went out of control near Larwill in April.
Trever Hanlon, 36, pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court to included manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class B felony, possession of two or more ‚Äúprecursors,‚ÄĚ or ingredients used to make the drug, a Class D felony and maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony.
Rodger C. Smith, age 67, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:32 a.m. Sunday Aug. 26, 2012, at his home.
Born on May 22, 1945, in San Francisco, Calif., he was the son of Rodger C. and Ruth L. (Gibson) Smith.
He had been a Columbia City resident since 1973. He graduated from Polytechnic High School in San Francisco, Calif. with the class of 1963.
Lowell Allan Weeks, 68, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:35 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born April 21, 1944, in Wolf Lake, he was the son of Paul and Mildred (Gawthrop) Weeks.
A resident of Columbia City most of his lifetime, he attended Columbia City High School and served in the National Guard.
On Oct. 4, 1969, he married Sandra Weston in Columbia City. For 31 years, he worked at General Electric, Fort Wayne, as a fork lift operator.
LARWILL ‚ÄĒ This past weekend marked the 158th year for Squawbuck Days in Larwill.
According to organizer Hal Trump everything was well attended.
‚ÄúFor the little village of Larwill, 24 cars turned out for the car show,‚ÄĚ said Trump. ‚ÄúI think that is very good.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThe pony pull was pretty good and a lot of people attended it,‚ÄĚ said Trump.
The tenderloin dinner, Bingo, breakfast, ham and bean dinner and the concert featuring Larry and The Boys were all well attended.
Larry Secrist helped Trump organize Squawbuck Days.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ The Young and Spencer families hope all will join them on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 16, as they host their annual memorial picnic benefit, celebrating the lives of Megan Young and Andy Spencer.
Megan was the daughter of Chris and Tanya Young. Andrew was a son of Cathy and Mike Spencer, all of Churubusco.
Andy was a member of the Churubusco High School Class of 2010, and Megan was a member of the CHS Class of 2011.
Both were killed in an automobile accident July 16, 2009, not far from both of their homes in rural Churubusco.
Everyone is welcome to attend the event.
WEST LAFAYETTE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys and girls cross country teams both placed ninth at the Purdue Invitational Saturday.
The girls were led by Samantha Roush, who competed in her first meet this season after sitting out for an injury. Roush placed 16th out of 375 runners with a time of 20:05.
Evan Harney led the boys with a 22nd-place finish out of 190 runners with a time of 17:11.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs C-Team took a 14-12 victory over Whitko Saturday, after the varsity team won 43-13 over the Wildcats on Friday.
Columbia City jumped out to a 14-6 lead by halftime of Saturday‚Äôs contest against Whitko at Max Gandy Athletic Field, then held on to stop two fourth-quarter drives to preserve a 14-12 victory over the Wildcats.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ The construction bids have come in for Smith-Green Community Schools and the board of trustees took a look at them ‚ÄĒ then had a public work session Aug. 16.
But during Monday night‚Äôs board meeting Ralph Bailey, interim superintendent, advised the board to continue to ask questions and table the decision until the next board meeting Sept. 4.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ It‚Äôs an end of an era at Churubusco Public Library. After more than 14 years Carol Scherer is retiring from her position as librarian.
Good news is long-time CPL employee, Rachel Eyermann, is taking over the reigns at the library that has 28,000 items for patrons to choose from.
An open house is planned today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CPL located at 116 N. Mulberry St., Churubusco.
‚ÄúJune 1, 1998 seems like such a short time ago and yet lo and behold it‚Äôs been 14-plus years,‚ÄĚ said Scherer.
That date began a very big change for Scherer.