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January 12th, 2012

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Variety is spice of life with upcoming events

January 12, 2012

Sacred music concert
at West Etna Community Church
Friday, Jan. 13
LARWILL – The Moody Chorale, conducted by Dr. Xiangtang Hong of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, will be performing Friday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at West Etna Community Church near Larwill.
West Etna Community Church is located at 6552W-750N in northwest Whitley County.

S. Whitley Area
Food Bank
drive is Saturday, Jan. 14

Eagles fall to Westview

January 12, 2012

TOPEKA — Churubusco dropped out of the Northeast Corner Conference Tournament Wednesday night with a loss to the 10-1 Westview Warriors.
The Eagles faced Westview in their second game of the season and lost 47-31. Churubusco improved Wednesday night, only losing by an eight-point margin, 38-30.

The Eagles had a 6-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and matched Westview’s scoring in the second at eight to make a 14-13 score at halftime in favor of Churubusco.

The Warriors took over in the third quarter, outscoring ’Busco 15-6 and taking a 28-20 lead going into the fourth quarter.

Eagles host Senior Night

January 12, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s senior wrestlers competed in the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium for the last time of their high school careers Wednesday night. The Eagles hosted DeKalb and lost, 46-27.

“I’m really proud of how well the guys competed tonight,” Columbia City Head Coach Blane Culp said. “We were questioning if we were even going to win a match tonight.”

January 11th

COMMISSIONERS: Certificate sale coming

January 11, 2012

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COLUMBIA CITY — SRI Incorporated, a firm that conducts tax sales, deed sales, and foreclosure sales on the Internet or in-person for local government clients, extended its partnership with Whitley County Tuesday regarding an upcoming tax sale.

SRI President Tim Rushenberg appeared before the Whitley County Board of Commissioners to present three contracts necessary to conduct the sale.

FRESH FACE: Denise Lemmon seeks new Ind. House seat

January 11, 2012

ALBION – Denise Lemmon, of rural Albion formally filed Wednesday her intent to seek the Republican nomination for State Representative in the newly formed 82nd State House district.
The new 82nd State House district covers all of Noble County, as well as portions of Allen, Whitley, Elkhart, and LaGrange counties.
Lemmon’s declaration of candidacy will be filed with the County Clerk’s Offices of each of the district’s counties prior to being submitted to the Indiana Election Division.

A CENTURY TO BE CELEBRATED: Emanuel Geiger turns 100 on Jan. 16

January 11, 2012

Emanuel Geiger will be 100 years old Jan. 16, 2012.
On Sunday, Jan. 22, an open house will be held in his honor, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Churubusco Nazarene Church Christian Life Center, 1000 W. Whitley St., in Churubusco.
Birthday cards may be sent to: Emanuel Geiger, 5289 N. 900 E., Churubusco, IN 46723.
Geiger was born in Rome City on Jan. 16, 1912 to Emanuel A. and Matilda (McCoy) Geiger. He was the yougest of nine children.
Emanuel Geiger married Mabel M. (Cotton) April 17, 1929. She is deceased.

Richard Bishop, 74

January 11, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Richard K. Bishop, 74, of Columbia City, died at 10:22 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at The Oaks Living Center.
He was born Sept. 5, 1937, in Chicago, a son of William and Helen (Blain) Bishop.
On July 22, 1962, he was united in marriage to Sondra Kay Simpson.

Mary Leazier, 84

January 11, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Mary E. Leazier, 84, formerly of Big Lake, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 10, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor where she had been a resident since June 2008.
She was born July 16, 1927, in Huntington, a daughter of John L. and Louise K. (Stark) Slusser Sr.
In 1944, her family moved to Big Lake from Huntington. She completed her education at Wolf Lake High School.
During World War II, she worked at General Electric. She was also employed at South Whitley Products, Wolf Lake Products and Knapp Lake Products.

Carol Kneller, 83

January 11, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Carol “Darlene” Kneller, age 83, of Columbia City, IN passed away at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Parkview Oaks Nursing Home, Columbia City.
Born Dec. 14, 1928, in Syracuse, she was the daughter of Chester and Margaret (Poscharscky) Miller.
She graduated from Syracuse High School with the class of 1947.
She has been a resident of Whitley County since her marriage to Jack L. Kneller on Feb. 14, 1948, in Syracuse. She retired from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Columbia City, as a clerk.

Daniel Torres, 85

January 11, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Daniel Rosas Torres, 85, of Columbia City, passed away at 11 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born on March 20, 1926, in Hondo, Texas, he was the son of Frutoso and Maria Rita (Rosas) Torres.
He was raised in Texas and in 1948 moved to Columbia City.
His first marriage was to Celia “Sally” Martinez in 1948 in Eagle Pass, Texas and his second marriage was to Anna Marie Karolina Pohl on June 7, 1984 in North Carolina.

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