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January 28th, 2015

LETTER OF INTENT: Cassie Bosselman signs to University of Saint Francis

January 28, 2015

CCHS senior Cassie Bosselman signs a letter of intent to play volleyball for the University of Saint Francis. Pictured from left: front Debi, Bosselman, Cassie Bosselman, Gary Bosselman. Back: Columbia City Head Volleyball Coach Trish Hinen, University of Saint Francis Head Volleyball Coach Scott Haddix. Bosselman led the Eagles with 321 assists this past season, and was an All-Northeast Region Volleyball Honorable Mention selection.

COL. CITY WIN: Lady Eagles knock-out Northrop, 49-28

January 28, 2015

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s girls basketball team took control of Northrop early in the game en route to a 49-28 victory Tuesday night in Fort Wayne.

Lady Eagle Elise Cormany provided the first-quarter spark to put Columbia City ahead in the first stanza, scoring back-to-back field goals, along with a 3-pointer by Aubrey Wright, to give Columbia City a 7-2 lead halfway through the first quarter.

FEBRUARY 20: Whitley Co. Chamber of Commerce's House Legislative Forum slated

January 28, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce’s Third House Legislative Forum is being planned for Friday, Feb. 20 at noon at the Whitley County Agricultural History Museum and 4-H Learning Center on the Whitley County Fairgrounds campus. The event is sponsored by the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana.

State Sen. Amanda Banks and State Rep. Christopher Judy have committed their attendance at this important event geared at updating Whitley County residents on critical issues happening within our state government.

LADY 'CATS WIN: Fourth quarter spurt powers Lady Wildcats past Lakeland

January 28, 2015

LAGRANGE — The Whitko Lady Wildcats traveled to Lakeland High School Tuesday night, using a fourth-quarter outburst to come away with a come-from-behind 48-39 win over the host Lady Lakers.

After both teams put up nine first-quarter points, the Wildcats outscored the Lady Lakers by a single point in the second, 12-11, to take a 21-20 lead at halftime.

LUNCH COST: SGCS students to see rise

January 28, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Due to legislation put forth by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), students and parents will notice a 10 cent increase in the price of breakfast and lunch at the elementary and high schools. For the 2015-2016 school year, the price of a school meal will be as follows:

Elementary: breakfast $1.20, lunch $2.00
Jr./Sr. High School: breakfast $1.40, lunch $2.15.

Idamae L. Deem, 82

January 28, 2015

June 18, 1932 — Jan. 26, 2015
Idamae L. Deem, 82, a former resident of Churubusco and widow of Harold L. Deem, passed away at 7:20 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 at Miller’s at Oak Pointe in Columbia City following an extended illness.
Mrs. Deem was born June 18, 1932 in Craigville in Wells County, a daughter of Merlin L. and Clara H. (Chandler) Ernst. She spent her formative years in Allen, Mich. and graduated from Quincy High School in 1950.

Kenneth M. Bohnstedt, 59

January 28, 2015

Feb. 1, 1955 — Jan. 27, 2015
Kenneth M. Bohnstedt, 59, a resident of Fort Wayne and a native of Churubusco, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 at the family residence in Eel River Township following an extended illness.
Mr. Bohnstedt was born Feb. 1, 1955 in Garrett, a son of Gene A. and Martha A. (Myers) Bohnstedt, and spent his formative years in Churubusco. He graduated from Churubusco High School in 1974, and earned his technical certificate from Lincoln Tech in Indianapolis.

'BUSCO NET 100 POINTS: Eagles down Lakeland Christian

January 28, 2015

WARSAW — Churubusco’s boys basketball team got back on the winning track Tuesday night as the Eagles played host to Lakeland Christian Academy, beating the Cougars 100-50.

The Eagles suffered their second loss of the season, breaking an 11-game win streak, Saturday against Manchester in overtime.

Tuesday night, the Cougars started the game in a 2-3 zone which didn’t stop ’Busco from driving to the

25 YEARS OF SERVICE: Local Walmart celebrates

January 28, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Walmart will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its opening in Columbia City this Saturday.

Opening Jan. 31, 1990 on West Plaza Drive, the store has gone through many renovations over the years, evolving into the current SuperCenter configuration.

At the time of its ribbon-cutting ceremony in 1990, the Columbia City store was one of only six in Northeast Indiana.

January 27th

STATE OF THE CITY: Address slated for February

January 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The annual State of the City Address has been scheduled for Feb. 25 at Peabody Public Library.

The event, hosted by the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce, will feature Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, who will speak at the luncheon. The event begins at 11:45 a.m. and is expected to finish at 1 p.m.

The cost is $12 for Chamber members and $16 for nonmembers. To RSVP, call the Chamber office at 248-8131 or email Michelle Lesley at


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