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September 8th, 2011

Churubusco on board with new formula to pay for November municipal election

September 8, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Voter turn-out in Churubusco municipal elections has been only about 20 percent – or approximately 200 voters – in recent years.
The Churubusco Town Council voted Wednesday to take up the new election cost formula created by the Whitley County Election Board, made up of Debbie Beers, Ray Whitehall and Tam Mitchell.
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Exploding transformer

September 8, 2011

Embers fly from a utility pole Wednesday night in Churubusco as a transformer exploded, causing power outages throughout the town. The pole caught on fire at approximately 9 p.m. Firemen were unable to extinguish the fire, and had to wait an hour for the electrical company to cut the power. The secondary transformer blew, creating a fireworks show and cutting power to parts of Churubusco at approximately 9:45 p.m. According to emergency radio traffic, the electric company, AEP, killed the primary power minutes before a dangerous explosion.

Doug Lickey, 52

September 8, 2011

Doug E. Lickey, 52, of Baldwinsville, N.Y., passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 at home of pancreatic cancer.
He was born Sept. 28, 1958 to Barbara and Edward Lickey in Columbia City.
He was a 1977 graduate of Columbia City Joint High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1977 to 1981.
Doug was a salesman with Onondaga Beverage, of Liverpool, N.Y. for 28 years.

Hamilton matches ’Cats in second half

September 8, 2011

LARWILL — Whitko Wildcat soccer took a step closer to its first win Wednesday.
After a 4-1 lead in the first half, Hamilton rallied to end the game with a 6-6 tie.
“We’re getting closer. This is five games in a row where we had the lead going into halftime and we still haven’t won so that’s a little bit frustrating,” Ehrman said.

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September 7th

Earl Eckert, 89

September 7, 2011

Earl B. Eckert, 89, of Columbia City, died at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 5, 2011 at Peabody Retirement Home in North Manchester.
He was born in Huntington, April 5, 1922 to the late Paul J. and Agnes (Campbell) Eckert.
On Nov. 4, 1944 he married Betty J. Lee in Huntington. She preceded him in death March 8, 2004.
Survivors include his three sons, Steve Eckert, of Columbia City; Randy Eckert, of Fort Meyers, Fla., and Mark Eckert, of Fort Wayne; brother, Austin Eckert, of Columbia City; and sister, Phyllis Reith, of Columbia City.

Grove continues as ’Busco baseball coach; high school still in search of choir teacher

September 7, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — There is no choir/show choir teacher yet at Churubusco High School and Mark Grove is, again, the head baseball coach.
At the Smith-Green Community School Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday it was announced by Steve Darnell, superintendent, Churubusco High School still does not have a choir/show choir teacher.
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Local energy status outlined at forum

September 7, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – The state of energy reliability locally is considered “positive,” according to a pair of experts speaking at a forum Tuesday night hosted by the Whitley County Patriots at the Church of the Nazarene.
Larry Graham, public affairs officer for Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) was on hand to discuss the current and future state of the area’s natural gas supply.
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September 6th

Mildred Mundy, 95

September 6, 2011

Mildred Mundy, 95, of Warsaw, and formerly of New Castle, died Sept. 4, 2011 at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Warsaw.
She was born Nov. 16, 1915 to Milton and Mary Jane Over in New Castle.
She married the late Robert Mundy in October of 1932 in New Castle He preceded her in death in July of 1965.
Surviving are three sons, Robert Mundy of Fort Wayne, Richard Mundy of New Paris, and Steven Mundy of Columbia City; nine grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren.

Richard Shilling, 83

September 6, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Richard A. Shilling, 83, formerly of South Whitley, died at 2:42 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, in Kosciusko Community Hospital.
He had been in failing health.
He was born Dec. 16, 1927 in DeKalb County, a son of the late Howard and Ethel (Barrows) Shilling.
His formative years were spent in DeKalb County and he graduated from Spencerville High School.
He entered the U.S. Army on Feb. 12, 1946 and was honorably discharged Dec. 24, 1946.
On Nov. 27, 1948, he was united in marriage to Betty Lou Gibson.

Donald Brown, 95

September 6, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Donald E. Brown, 95, of South Whitley, died at 5:10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at Covington Manor, Fort Wayne where he had been a resident for the past six weeks.
He was born April 6, 1916 in North Manchester, a son of William and Goldia Opal (Brooks) Brown.
As a small child, his family moved to Disko and later Burket where he attended school for eight years.
He then moved to Silver Lake and he completed his education at Silver Lake High School.
On Sept. 28, 1937, he was united in marriage to Berniece E. Meloy.

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