October 8th, 2014
CHURUBUSCO â Agreements made between the Churubusco Teacherâs Association (CTA) and the Smith-Green Community School Board of Trustees were solidified last week at a board meeting. Included in the master contract agreement is a change in the language of personal and sick leave days. The total personal and sick days are now lumped into a single combined leave bank.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Historical Museum will be hosting a Haunted Historical Halloween Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the museum located at 108 W. Jefferson St. in Columbia City. Community members are invited to bring their families for a âhauntinglyâ historical spooktacular event. Treats will be handed out.
COLUMBIA CITY â Indian Springs Middle School students presented Disneyâs âCinderellaâ as its fall musical Tuesday night. Directed by the ISMS drama department, the musical had two shows with separate casts, one at 6:30 p.m. and another at 7:15 p.m.
HUNTINGTON â Huntington Universityâs menâs basketball program is adding another Whitley County product to its roster with the signing of Columbia City High School standout Mason Coverstone. Coverstone, the 6-foot-5 forward, has established himself as one of the best sharpshooters in the area, having tallied 94 3-pointers at a clip of 45.9 percent over the last two seasons. Coverstone has been a two-year starter for the Eagles.
The Whitko High School JV Volleyball Team won the invitational hosted by Central Noble Sept. 27. Pictured from left are: Coach Shana Messmore, Lyndsey Sapp, Jessica Britt, Haley Reed, Haley Yohe, Brianna Tackett, Whitney Marsh, Quinn Craig, Hanna Yohe, Andrea Snavley, Brooke Christoffel and Emma Neeley.
Dec. 24, 1956 â Oct. 6, 2014
Warren York, 57, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:34 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
Born Dec. 24, 1956, in Columbia City, he was the son of Donald A. and Marilee J. (Heil) York.
Warren graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1976. He worked at Columbia City Engineering for more than 20 years and was a member of Columbia City United Methodist Church.
WHITLEY COUNTY â After two weeks of training with the U.S. Army, State Sen. Jim Banks headed overseas Friday, en route to Afghanistan.
Banks, a member of the U.S. Navy, will be joining the Armyâs chain of command to âhelp fill gaps.â
WHITLEY COUNTY â CR 250 W between CR 450 N and CR 500 N will be closed today for a culvert replacement.
Officials ask drivers to plan accordingly, as there is no short route around the closure for northbound traffic especially.
Orizon Real Estate, in Columbia City, recently held its annual pancake breakfast to raise funds for the Whitley County 4-H program. The event generated $500, and a check was presented to Dave Addision, with the Whitley County Extension Office.
COLUMBIA CITY â Ball Furniture & Mattress Company, a downtown retail business anchor for 53 years, is celebrating its anniversary this month with a special event Thursday evening from 4-8 p.m. The special event will feature refreshments â plus 53 percent off everything in its fully stocked, 12,000-square-foot showroom.