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November 5th, 2010

Martha Miller, 72

November 5, 2010

Martha J. Miller, 72, of Garrett, died at 4:10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 at Cameron Hospital, Angola. She was born July 13, 1938 in Whitley County to Harold and Helen (Traster) Cooperrider and they preceded her in death. She married Edward E. Miller Sept. 6, 1958 in Columbia City and he died Oct. 12, 2002. Martha was a collator at Renaissance Publishing in Auburn, retiring in 2001.

She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church of Auburn and the Ashley Eastern Star Lodge 229.

Deborah Verberkmoes, 48

November 5, 2010

Deborah J. “Debbie” Verberkmoes, 48, of Columbia City, died at 3:18 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 at Select Specialty Hospital Rehab, Fort Wayne where she was transferred Oct. 21 from Parkview Hospital, where she was admitted Sept. 17.

She was born Feb. 17, 1962 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Ralph B. and Marian J. (Chandler) Weller. Her formative years were spent in the New Haven area. She graduated from Heritage High School and International Business College.

On June 14, 1985 she was united in marriage to Randall C. Verberkmoes. They have always made their home in the Columbia City area.

Deborah Verberkmoes, 48

November 5, 2010

Deborah J. “Debbie” Verberkmoes, 48, of Columbia City, died at 3:18 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 at Select Specialty Hospital Rehab, Fort Wayne where she was transferred Oct. 21 from Parkview Hospital, where she was admitted Sept. 17.
She was born Feb. 17, 1962 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Ralph B. and Marian J. (Chandler) Weller. Her formative years were spent in the New Haven area. She graduated from Heritage High School and International Business College.

Stars align in class A title game

November 5, 2010

   Each week of the Indiana high school football postseason has had its share of tests for the class A Churubusco Eagles.
   The sectional opener was titled for its revenge of an early exit the year before to Adams Central.
   After getting by the Flying Jets, a road trip to Southern Wells pitted rushing against rushing with Churubusco coming out on top in a defensive battle 12-6.
   Sectional championship week has a new test for ’Busco with the high- scoring offense of the South Adams Starfires.

New kindergartner assessment provides picture of progress

November 5, 2010

A child’s first introduction into a classroom is often the first day of kindergarten and teachers in Whitley County Consolidated Schools are beefing up the way these youngsters are evaluated.
Mary Raber Elementary School Principal Julie Turpin presented a new kindergarten report card to the school corporation’s Board of School Trustees during the panel’s Monday work session.

Col. City’s man of SI

November 5, 2010

   The 2010 Indiana high school football season has certainly been good to Columbia City quarterback Logan Rehrer.
   School passing records have fallen. A Northeast Hoosier Conference championship has been captured and an appearance in the sectional championship awaits Friday night.
   The QB at the top of all the Columbia City career passing records has another recognition to add to that list.
Sports Illustrated.

November 4th

Starting teachers find support from peers

November 4, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — The overwhelming shock of entering a classroom as the one in charge of student learning is being lessened thanks to a program in Columbia City’s schools.
On Monday, at a work session of the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees, Michelle Urban, an eighth-grade science teacher at Indian Springs Middle School explained a program designed to help rookie teachers.
The Beginning Teacher Program, headed by Urban, was presented to the board Monday night.

November 3rd

A countywide Republican landslide

November 3, 2010

A strong turnout by Whitley County voters put Republican candidates into nearly every office up for election Tuesday.
With the exception of four Democrats who hold positions on township advisory boards, every other seat went to the GOP. Even the Democrats who were elected were uncontested, as in Kevin Bollinger as Washington Township trustee, and the advisory board for Jefferson Township. The lone Republican running for Washington Township’s advisory board had the most votes of the four candidates for the three-person board.

Referendum: Whitko voters say no new property tax

November 3, 2010

The voters from precincts in both Whitley and Kosciusko counties who live in the Whitko school district spoke loud and clear Tuesday about a property tax proposed by the school corporation.
In the Whitley County precincts, the referendum was defeated 1,154-486 a percentage spread of 70-30.
The referendum didn’t fare much better in Kosciusko County where 1,038 voters squelched the proposed tax and 384 residents gave the referendum a thumbs up.
The total no-yes count for Whitko’s proposed tax was 2,192-870.
The school corporation decided to add the referendum to the ballot back in July.

Title rematch gives City biggest test of season

November 3, 2010

   So far, the Columbia City football team has passed nearly every test that has stood in front of them.
New Haven, check. East Noble, got ’em. NHC championship, crowned. Return to the class 4A sectional championship, there.
   Back where they stood a season ago, the Eagles get a rematch at home Friday night against the team that ended their 2009 season in Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger (10-0).

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...
CHURUBUSCO — With a 5-2 win in the season opener against Woodlan and another win over Oak Hill...
HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys track team opened its season with a loss at Huntington North...

 

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