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April 15th, 2011

Hospital plans spring health festival

April 15, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Heartbeats, Parkview Whitley Hospital’s spring health fair, will be 7 to 10 a.m. May 7 in the lower-level auditoriums of the hospital, located at 353 North Oak Street, Columbia City.
Screenings will include:
Blood Chemistry 17 ($20) – Assesses the health of the major organs as well as cardiac risk. A 10- to 12-hour fast is recommended. Water is permitted.
TSH ($20) – A blood test for the thyroid.
PSA ($20) – A blood test for the prostate.
Hemogram ($8) – A blood test for anemia/iron.
Other screenings and additional healthcare information will include:
Balance checks

Whitko chefs win 2 of 3 awards at benefit cook-off

April 15, 2011

Emcee R.D. Schrader, board president of The Center for Whitley County Youth, insisted that all team members competing at the Benefit Cook-off Thursday evening were amateurs.
But could amateurs prepare such delicacies as Coffee- and Coco-dusted Duck Breast or Crostina with Chocolate and Sea Salt?
Whitko Culinary Arts students under the direction of Theresa Daggett can and did, winning two of the three awards given out by Todd Blanton, program director and Jeff Wike, executive director at The Center.

George Corkwell, 91

April 15, 2011

George R. Corkwell, 91, of Ellenton, Fla., and also of Albion, died Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla.
Mr. Corkwell was a die setter for General Electric in Fort Wayne for 18 years, retiring in 1982.
He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army serving as staff sergeant in the 38th Division, receiving three Purple Hearts.
He was a member of the Big Lake Church of God in Columbia City.

Despite change, Internet speed still slow in office

April 15, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Internet speed in the Whitley County Recorder’s Office continues to be an issue, according to Jim Becher of SDS Communications, who handles information technology for the county.
Becher approached the joint meeting of the Whitley County Council and Board of Commissioners earlier this week to give the two panels an update on all things “computer.”
“Last year we replaced a lot of computers,” Becher said. “Things are in pretty good shape at this point.”
One area that is still lacking, according to Becher, is the Internet speed at the county’s recorder’s office.
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Board to act on reducing 27 WCCS jobs

April 15, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees will have hard decisions to make Monday when the nine-person board meets in regular session.
Looming on the agenda, in the wake of the recently signed five-year teachers contract, reduction in force.
Corporation Superintendent Dr. Patricia O’Connor and Business Manager Tony Zickgraf have read the writing on the wall and in recent weeks reported to the board about expected budget shortfalls.

’Busco blasts back into win column 12-8

April 15, 2011

   CHURUBUSCO — Leading 8-7 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, Churubusco had some reminders of Wednesday night creep back into its mind from a grand slam walk-off loss to Whitko.
   However, a four-run sixth erased all memory of that heartbreaking loss. Along with a two-run home run from Layne Fulk, Churubusco snapped a two-game losing streak at home beating Garrett 12-8.

Whitko keeps up prowl in TRC

April 15, 2011

   SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko track and field put it on cruise control Thursday night as they got back into competition after spring break.
   Perfection in the Three Rivers Conference continued with Rochester visiting South Whitley.
   The Wilcdats beat up on the Zebras by three wins from Brent Busz. The Whitko boys’ won 105-26 over Rochester.

Warsaw spoils Lady Eagles home opener at DeVol Field

April 15, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — After opening up the season on the road Tuesday with a win, Columbia City girls’ tennis played host to Warsaw at DeVol Field for its home opener.
   The Lady Tigers served up a spoiler beating the Lady Eagles in their home opener 4-1.

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Timber Ridge, Knights topple City in NHC

April 15, 2011

   OSSIAN — The Northeast Hoosier Conference opened with a tough task Thursday for Columbia City boys’ golf.
   On top of a tough team, Timber Ridge Golf Course gave the Eagles a challenge.
   In nine holes, Norwell put five scores at 43 or less beating Columbia City 155-190.

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No. 3 Lakewood routs ’Busco 17-4

April 15, 2011

Churubusco first baseman Kelary Crabill attempts to pick off Lakewood Park’s Brett Taulbee. The Lady Eagles lost to the class A No. 3 team 17-4. Lakewood Park put up 10 runs in the top of the first inning and went on to win in five innings.

Post & Mail photo / Andrew Shultz

 

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