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November 12th, 2010

Education expert addresses 21st century learning

November 12, 2010

This is the first of a series of articles on the Community Conversaton meeting held Thursday at the Peabody Library.
How many of you have your high school diploma? I do. Walked across the stage and received it back in 1989. That was a proud day for my parents and me. I went on to get my B.A. and proudly received that diploma.

November 11th

Town asked to prep for marathon’s second run

November 11, 2010

   COLUMBIA CITY — The second annual Veterans Marathon will take off down Van Buren Street Saturday morning with over 750 runners signed up to take part in the day’s three different races.
   After a successful first run, marathon officials are asking Whitley County residents to use safety and patience while on the road and at home.

TIF Districts provide benefits, development

November 11, 2010

The average American might reflect daily on the household budget, the rising cost of essentials like fuel, food, clothing or how to pay for the children’s higher education.
Not much thought is probably given to the benefits associated with increased economic development.
Following that logic, the “man or woman on the street” may not have much understanding at all of what a TIF, or Tax Increment Financing district is or what role it plays in a community’s growth.

Patricia Slagal

November 11, 2010

Patricia Ann Slagal, 68, of Columbia City, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne where she was admitted on Saturday.

She was born Dec. 2, 1941 in Fort Wayne a daughter of Lorane H. and Ruth Frances (Harroff) Carter. Her formative years were spent in Fort Wayne.
She graduated from Central High School with the class of 1960.

On Aug. 15, 1964 she was united in marriage to Gary Lee Slagal. They made their home in Fort Wayne, later moving to Tri-Lakes to pursue her passion of breeding and raising miniature dachshunds.

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.

 

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