Archive - May 2012
Lawrence A. Croy, 90, of Churubusco, died at 8:56 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
He was born Sept. 21, 1921, to Charles â€śChickâ€ť Andrew and Marie (Kirncher) Croy.
In addition to his parents and wife, Bonnie (Tonkel) Croy he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, two brothers, a half-brother, a half-sister and a granddaughter.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County National Day of Prayer (NDP) team kicked off a month of praying for the community with a 5k Run, Walk for Jesus event April 28.
The run began at The Center with Pastor Tom Beers, from the Nazarene church, leading the racers in prayer.
Afterwards, the participants warmed up in The Center where Julie Bock, Christy Shew and Kim Bolinger, the event planners, gave out awards.
Cookies were baked and passed out to the local firefighters, police officers and volunteer firemen during the NDP month by the Whitley County NDP team.
Portside Pizza will host a pair of fundraisers designed to raise money for the annual Tri Lake fireworks. On Saturday, June 9, beginning at 2 p.m., a hog roast will be held which will include a silent auction, a corn hole tournament and live music. Anyone wanting to donate items to the silent auction should call Portside Pizza at 691-3333.On Saturday, June 16, a golf outing at Crooked Lake Golf Course will be held. The event will begin at 10 a.m. Sign up will be held at Portside Pizza.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” Relay for Life will take the field at Indian Springs Middle School on Saturday for a 24 hour fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.
Each hour will feature special events and theme laps.
â€˘7 a.m. registration opens and a continental breakfast will be served.
â€˘9 a.m. start with an opening ceremony. The theme is â€śPurple Hour.â€ť Participants are encouraged to wear purple.
ALBION â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s golf team ended its regular season with a 172-193 win over Central Noble Wednesday at Cobblestone Golf Course.
â€śI was really happy with the guys. I thought they did a good job,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said.
The Eagles are now 4-11 and have won their last two matches.
â€śWeâ€™ve had a struggling season,â€ť Thompson said. â€śItâ€™s good to win our last two going into sectionals.
â€śWeâ€™ll take the momentum and run with it tomorrow at Stonehenge.
Columbia City is expected to tee-off from 10:50 to 11:30 a.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ A gathering to celebrate and remember the life of Richard Kit Redman will
be held Saturday, June 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Columbia City Elks Lodge #1417, 109 S. Main St., Columbia City.
Kit Redman passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 22, at his home in Savannah, Ga. He is survived by his wife,
Carmen Weilacher Redman; son Aaron, of Athens, Ga.; daughter Monica, of New
York, N.Y.; and three brothers, Mike ,of Columbia City; Kirby, of Minocqua, Wisc.; and
Brian, of St. Louis, Mo.
"Please join Kitâ€™s relatives, friends, classmates, teachers and football team
COLUMBIA CITY ÂÂ Ââ€” What began as a normal playground at Coesse Elementary School, turned into a battle field to fight cancer Tuesday.
Coesse students held their annual mini Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society and Whitley Countyâ€™s Relay for Life.
â€śWe used to have a regular field day, but then we decided to do something more than just that. We started having a mini relay for the American Cancer Society,â€ť said Margaret Taylor, a second grade teacher.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After celebrating the successful first half of Eagle Tech Academyâ€™s (ETA) inaugural year, students displayed their projects and answered questions to visitors at an open house Tuesday. The open house was held from 10 a.m. to noon.
Joe Urschel, an English teacher at ETA, said rather than simply imparting knowledge to students, the teachers design the framework, allowing students to be involved, working as collaborative groups.
Area high schools are gearing up for graduation.
The countyâ€™s three high schools will all conduct commencement ceremonies on Friday, June 8.
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s graduation will be held in the gymnasium at 6 p.m.
Churubusco Jr.-Sr. High School will honor graduates at 7 p.m.
Whitko High Schoolâ€™s graduation will be at 7:30 p.m.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. â€” The Churubusco Jr.-Sr. High School Destination ImagiNation (DI) has made school and state history. The team won the prestigious Renaissance Award at the Global Finals of DI 2012.
Members of the team, The Neon Gummi Bears, are seniors Robby Pope, Brandi Herron and Caitie Eakins; juniors Jenna Shambaugh and Avery Derr and sophomore Rachel Jones. They are coached by Julie Mast and Dena Pope.
DI is a nonprofit organization that provides educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving.