August 21st, 2010
CHURUBUSCO — What a difference a season makes.
At this time last season, Churubusco found itself in the middle of a single score dogfight on the road at Fremont.
Despite a 14-0 win last season, ’Busco came into this season wanting to prove more.
SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitko Wildcats kicked off their season with a 20-0 shutout home game against the Wawasee Warriors.
Whitko’s motivating defense lead their offense into touchdown after touchdown.
After nearly every big defensive play, a touchdown was to follow.
“I’m just very proud of our team, whether things went bad or things went good, we got back in the huddle and got back to work,” said Whitko head coach Wayne Swender.
Next year, Whitley County is projected to lose more income tax revenue than any other county in the state, according to the Association of Indiana Counties.
This year, the county received about $8.76 million in county adjusted gross income tax revenue and about $2.04 million in county economic development income tax revenue.
If estimates from the AIC hold true for 2011, those numbers will be only about two-thirds of their current levels.
For CAGIT, that means about $3.24 million less, and about $754,000 less in CEDIT funds.
A lack of a vote on whether to allow a sewer rate increase for the Tri-Lakes Regional Sewer District will mean the issue will head to Circuit Court.
The two-person board designated to vote on the issue — comprised of a county commissioner from Whitley County and one from Noble County — failed to reach an agreement on how to vote, and therefore the issue will head to Circuit Court, if the sewer district or the petitioner files an appeal.
The Eagleâ€™s Nest Event Center hosted the Whitley Crossings Neighborhood Corporationâ€™s annual meeting Tuesday night, presenting two of their current residents and a speaker from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), director of policy, Dave Kaufman.
Incumbents Don Armstrong, Tim Bloom and Brooks Langeloh will face opponents for their seats on the Whitley County Consolidated School Board this fall.
Voters will vote for two representatives from Columbia City and one each from Thorncreek and Columbia townships.
Armstrong represents the city district and will have challenges from three opponents, Herschel Aumsbaugh, Christopher Bechtold and Eric Horvath.
Irma Grace Eberhard, 95, died Aug. 11, 2010. She was born Sept. 23, 1914 in Columbia City to John Francis and Mattie Bleu McCoy. She married Carl Eugene Eberhard.
Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Lee Gorman and four sons, Robert Lee Eberhard, Stanley Eugene Eberhard, Carl Allen Eberhard and Charles Roger Eberhard.
A visitation was held Thursday morning followed by a funeral service.
Betsy Goodwin Gates, 77, of Columbia City, died Friday afternoon at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor.
She was born April 19, 1933 in Knoxville, Tenn., a daughter of Martin Gilbert and Mary Lynn (Foster) Goodwin. She graduated from Lenoir City High School in 1951, attended Randolph Macon Womenâ€™s College for two years and graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1955.
On Aug. 16, 1955 she was united in marriage to Benton E. Gates Jr. In the spring of 1957 they moved to Columbia City.
While many Whitley County residents rolled up their sleeves and donated a pint of blood Thursday at a local American Red Cross blood drive, the need remains urgent, according to the Red Cross.
The Red Cross closely monitors national and local blood supplies to ensure donations are keeping pace with hospital need for blood products in order to meet ongoing and emergency patient care.
Norman E. Downing, 73, of Cortland, Ohio, formerly of Columbia City, died Aug. 18, 2010. He was a son of the late Floyd and Thelma Downing. He married Rachel Cox.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel; children, Adam Downing and Blaine Downing; and a sister, Donna Rafferty.
A memorial service was held at the Braceville Christian Church at 10:30 a.m. today.