January 27th, 2012
Columbia City's student section was colored blue Friday night for the boys basketball team's prostate cancer awareness night.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team was feeling a little extra blue after losing its second game in a row Friday night. The Eagles wore blue jerseys in support of prostate cancer awareness and auctioned them during the game, raising over $3,000.
Unfortunately, Columbia City (10-3) wasnâ€™t as successful on the court, losing 69-63 to New Haven (9-2).
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubusco Eagle basketball came into Fridayâ€™s game looking to extend its winning record to 8-5, hosting Northeast Corner Conference rival Central Noble. â€™Busco did so in a convincing fashion, downing the Cougars, 60-43.
In the first half, the game provided the typical feel of an intra-conference rivalry game, according to Churubusco Head Coach Michael McBride.
â€śIt was a good battle, a good game; big rivalry, big crowds. (There was) a lot of excitement and intensity out there. Itâ€™s a great atmosphere for our kids and a great win for our kids tonight,â€ť McBride said.
Doris Boggs had to wait awhile for her interview. Illness, a crazy start to the New Year, and a death in my family kept postponing our time together.
In typical Doris fashion, when I called to rescheduleâ€¦againâ€¦she said, â€śI was just praying and thinking about your family and the funeral ALL DAY during that awful weather.â€ť
It felt wonderful to know Doris had been prayingâ€¦but I was not surprised.
Doris was gracious, as usual, as she ushered me past her husband, Bob, and into the dining room area of her home. Bob and Doris have hung around together for a long timeâ€”65 years to be exact.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” History came alive for fifth-grade students at South Whitley Elementary School earlier this week.
Kevin Stonerock gave the students a living history lesson.
Stonerock hails from central Indiana and has given more than 3,000 presentations since 1978.
Dressed in authentic period clothing, he had a high degree of historic authenticity with attention to detail and dialect.
The students studied the mid-1700s in their history classes.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Residents of South Whitley should brace themselves for yet another electrical price increase which has been on the town council agenda recently.
Effective with March billing, consumers will notice an increase of .0022839 per kilowatt-hour in the electrical portion of their billing, which calculates to $1.42 per 500 kilowatts used.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Mary Louise Zuber, 74, Columbia City, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at her residence.
She was born on July 17, 1937, in Fort Wayne, the daughter of Alexander and Dorothy (Kohel) Fox.
She attended Central Catholic High School, Fort Wayne and then married Wayne A. Zuber on Oct. 16, 1954, in Fort Wayne.
She was a homemaker and lived in Fort Wayne until 1990, moving to their lake home in Wolcottville for 17 years and has lived in Columbia City the past four years.
KIMMELL â€” Stanley E. Buckles, 97, of rural Kimmell, died at 12:45 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he had been admitted Wednesday.
He was born April 11, 1914, in Allen County, the only child of the late, Carlos E. and Cecelia (Lawrence) Buckles.
His formative years were spent in Washington Township, Noble County. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School.
On Dec. 25, 1940, he was united in marriage to Grace A. Coverstone. They made their home on the family farm in Washington Township, Noble County. Mrs. Buckles died June 20, 1999.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Galen R. â€śJohnnieâ€ť Johnson, 82, of Columbia City, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
He was born Sept. 28, 1929, in Huntington County, a son of the late Andrew and Cornelia (Bauer) Johnson.
His formative years were spent in Washington Township.
He graduated from Washington Center High School in 1947.
He began his work career with Salisbury (Dana) Axle, Fort Wayne for 10 years and then began work with Columbia Dairy as a local dairy delivery man for 10 years.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Having not met since Jan. 3, the Columbia City Board of Works and Safety conducted business Tuesday, hearing from department heads and addressing public issues.
All departments signed off on, and the board approved, the permit for the Annual Autumn Art Festival. The event will be held Sept. 8, and will be a one-day event. This will be the festivalâ€™s 11th year.
Chauncey Street between Market and Van Buren streets will be closed.