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September 29th, 2011

ATV ride to benefit sheriff reserves

September 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Sheriff’s Reserve will be hosting its 2nd Annual ATV Ride Oct. 15.
All proceeds from the function will go to the Sheriff’s reserves general fund to be used to pay for training, to purchase safety equipment and to cover other costs that may arise throughout the year.
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EDC event celebrates opening of rail park, welcomes Triad

September 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Leaders from Whitley County and northeast Indiana gathered Tuesday to celebrate the completion of Rail Connect Business Park and to welcome Triad Metals International to Whitley County at an event hosted by the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC).
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Stratton-Porter comes to life through historic impersonator

September 29, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — For 90 minutes, audience members believed they were hearing about the life, in first person, of Gene Stratton-Porter, the most famous female author from Indiana.
The Genealogical Society of Whitley County brought Stratton-Porter to life in the person of historic impersonator Glory-June Greiff during its recent meeting at the South Whitley Public Library.
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Special activities fund created for baseball, softball

September 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The budget for the newly formed baseball and softball boards was the main topic of discussion at the park board’s monthly meeting Monday evening with $5,200 raised from a fund raiser this past year, according to City Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle.
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Major park project hitting stride

September 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Blue River Trail’s expansion is now becoming reality as Derek Fredrickson, with Engineering Resources, presented a slide show, aerial map, time line and funding update on the project to Columbia City’s Park Board in a public hearing on Monday evening.
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Holly Curtis, 54

September 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Holly J. Curtis, 54, of Columbia City, died at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at Parkview Whitley Hospital where she had been admitted Monday.
She was born Jan. 10, 1957 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Harley L. and Mary Jane (Twitchell) Greeno.
On Dec. 29, 1981, she married to Steven M. Curtis.
She is survived by her husband, Steven; a daughter, Heather Kay Curtis, Pierceton; a son Mikal Curtis, Charlotte, N.C.; a grandson, Jadon Patterson; her mother, Mary Jane (John) Noe, Mooresville, N.C. and a brother, Jeffrey L. Greeno, Mooresville, N.C.

Clarence Worley, 55

September 29, 2011

Clarence Randel Worley, Sr., 55, a resident of Churubusco, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 at 10:46 a.m. in his residence.
Mr. Worley was born Oct. 12, 1955, in Whitley City, Ky, a son of Garrett C. and Pearlie Ethel (Phillips) Worley.
He spent his formative years between Whitley City, Ky. and Yuba County., Calif., before entering the U. S. Navy.
He worked at Preferred Technologies in Fort Wayne until 2003, and was a member of the Churubusco Veterans of Foreign Wars Turtle Post 3846. On June 6, 1994, he married Jacqueline Ann Guisiner in Columbia City. She survives.

’Busco continues win streak, downs Canterbury

September 29, 2011

CHURUBUSCO – Lady Eagles volleyball won for the second night amidst a three-day home stretch Wednesday, beating Canterbury in three straight games.
The final score in favor of ‘Busco was 25-13, 25-16 and 25-23.
Head Coach Trinda Goings mentioned the team playing on consecutive nights.
“For us to come back and still do some things that we needed to do after a big win last night; we played solid,” said Goings.
In the first game, Churubusco took an early lead and with the score at 5-2, Danielle Pippenger took the serve and didn’t relinquish it until she helped build the Eagle lead to 10-2.

Col. City honors seniors, ousts Whitko

September 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Lady Eagles hosted Whitko for its senior night Wednesday night at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.
Though the Lady Wildcats lost 2-0, Coach Gary Sims was more than pleased with the team’s performance.
“I am so proud of the girls tonight,” Sims said. “Columbia City is a big team and we competed well against them.”
The Lady Eagles have twice the roster size of Whitko, which is in its first season of IHSAA-sanctioned soccer.

September 27th

Local ‘Patriots’ to host 2nd mayor forum

September 27, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City residents will be afforded another opportunity to see and hear all three candidates for Columbia City mayor.
The event will be the second time all three of the final candidates for Columbia City mayor have congregated to greet the public.
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