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November 11th, 2010

Roger L. Albertson

November 11, 2010

Roger L. Albertson, 67, died at 8:50 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 in his Winona Lake residence.

He was born July 1, 1943 in Pierceton, a son of Rouff and Bertha (Bell) Albertson. He was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County.

On June 30, 2001 he married Pamela Slusher in Milford. He worked in the maintenance department of Kimble Glass for 35 years, retiring in 2008.

November 10th

Stave off holiday stress with the 4-H Holiday Celebration

November 10, 2010

Does your blood pressure go up as soon as the stores begin piping Christmas melodies over the sound system?
Are you dreading the tradition of baking trays of cookies and preparing another family meal?
Does the thought of decorating give you hives?
Or are you looking forward to the baking, but have found your family and friends are all dieting or diabetic and don’t appreciate your sweet efforts?
The solution to all these pressing issues can be found at the 4-H Holiday Celebration, set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the 4-H Center.

Costly projects loom for 4-H fair board

November 10, 2010

The 4-H Inc. board met Tuesday evening at the 4-H Center and discussed some big-ticket items for improving the 4-H grounds.
The addition of restrooms to the north end of the commercial building, a new sound system and revamping the bleachers were discussed.
“I give more priority (to the bleachers) even than the restrooms,” said Jon Kissinger, as this is a safety issue.
Aaron McDevitt had one company looking at the bleacher situation and reported when asked for their recommendation they said, “Never let anyone on those bleachers ever.”

Council gets status update on abandoned plant

November 10, 2010

Columbia City Councilman Don Sexton updated the rest of the Columbia City Common Council on progress regarding an abandoned property in town that has the attention of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.
The former Dana plant, located at 643 W. Ellsworth Street on the west side of Columbia City is under scrutiny by Indiana’s environmental protection agency.

Girls’ basketball tips off in county

November 10, 2010

   CHURUBUSCO — The Indiana high school girls’ basketball season tipped off in Whitley County Tuesday night with Churubusco playing host to Garrett.
   The Lady Eagles opened the season facing a Railroaders squad that went 16-9 last season.
   Despite holding a slim lead early in the first quarter, Churubusco was plagued by 28 turnovers. A 13-point lead at halftime for Garrett ballooned into a lopsided victory 53-25.

Stacking up against history

November 10, 2010

   Following a 50-7 loss Friday night to sectional champion Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, the 2010 Columbia City Eagles were officially part of the record books.
   Despite coming up short for their first sectional title since 1993, the Eagles stack up well against some of the best teams Columbia City has put on a field in its 87-year history.

All-State list names five county runners

November 10, 2010

   The 2010 Indiana high school cross country season was a good mix of veteran experience and newcomers for Whitley County.
   The depth of talent in the county was shown in all-state honors named Monday by the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches.
   Five runners in all were part of the list of the state’s best cross country runners. The county had its share of experience with Whitko senior Brian Menzie and Columbia City senior Renee Menzie.

November 8th

Joan L. Johnson, 74

November 9, 2010

Joan L. Johnson, 74, formerly of Columbia City, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 at Martin Memorial Hospital North in Stuart, Fla.

She was born April 13, 1936 in Peru, Ind. a daughter of Dalbert D. and Pauline L. (Bruner) Gibson. In 1947 her family moved to a farm near South Whitley from Fort Wayne. She graduated from Washington Center High School.

Upkeep needed on Santa’s house

November 9, 2010

Maybe you haven’t been as good a boy or girl as you should have been this year. But how can you get back into Santa’s good graces?
Santa is in trouble. His little house is in need of repair and his local elves are dwindling.
Santa is looking for a few good men ... er, big boys and girls to help him keep the little ones coming to ask for their heart’s desire this Christmas.
The Santa house has been an institution at the courthouse for at least 60 years, according to Mrs. Santa Claus, aka Jill Winebrenner.

Fire rousts tenants

November 9, 2010

On Sunday, Ackerman’s team won the Morsches Park co-ed lob ball league championship in a double...
AUBURN — “This is proof that every shot matters.” Columbia City girls golf coach Andrew Thompson...
SYRACUSE — After a 100-stroke victory Thursday, Columbia City’s girls golf team struggled through...

 

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