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Archive - 2014

July 30th

ROAD WORK UPDATE: U.S. 30 and Ind. 109 open

July 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (July 30, 2013) -- Columbia City Police Department has announced that Ind. 109 is now re-opened at US 30. Intersections are still congested so use caution in the area.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS: Remembering loved ones in annual walk

July 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — For more than a decade, The Compassionate Friends group has existed to support those grieving the loss of loved ones. After the death of their daughter, Betsy Jane, Ben and Betsy Gates founded The Compassionate Friends in 2001.

PENCE, BAILEY, KILBY: Gathering memories, sharing friendships

July 30, 2014

A trio of Whitley County men gathered for lunch at DeVol Field Monday. Bailey and Pence took the opportunity at lunch to tout Kilby’s career as a leader in developing sports programming in Whitley County.

1:1 TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM: Students to ‘BYOD’ at Smith-Green

July 30, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Juniors at Churubusco Jr.-Sr. High School will have the chance to bring their own electronic device to class this upcoming school year. The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) pilot-program comes in the wake of many area schools and school districts nationwide implementing “1:1” technology programs.

TAYLOR MAKES MOVE: Hired as volleyball coach and teacher

July 30, 2014

CHURUBUSCO ­— Churubusco High School will have a new head volleyball coach this season with the addition of Suzanne Taylor. Taylor is a recent graduate of Indiana Tech where she majored in elementary education and played volleyball for the school for four years, as well as for other extra-curricular clubs and organizations.

Franklin A. Bush, 83

July 30, 2014

Franklin A. Bush, 83, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:39 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Columbia City.
Born March 26, 1931, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Roscoe and Hildegarde (Weaver) Bush.
He graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1949 and went on to receive his bachelor of science degree from Indiana University in 1958. Franklin earned his master’s degree at the University of Florida, Gainesville, in 1965.

BREAKING: U.S. 30/Ind. 109 intersection closed today

July 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — According to police scanner traffic, the intersection of U.S. 30 and Ind. 109 will be closed until this afternoon.

AVOID THE AREA

July 29th

B.A.B.E.: Raises $2,560 in annual photo contest

July 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A variety of barnyard animals were highlighted at the Whitley County 4-H Fair, but in one vendor booth it was photographs of “cute kids” that gained attention. B.A.B.E. of Whitley County’s annual Cutest Kids Contest was a fundraiser held during the 4-H Fair.

PROPERTY OWNERS: Site to provide tax bills online

July 29, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Property owners may want to know more about where their tax dollars go and exactly what those funds are used for. Whitley County government leaders want county taxpayers to know that county budgets and tax levy information is available at www.budgetnotices.in.gov, or by calling the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance at 888-739-9826.

OFFICIALLY CHARTERED: Kiwanis club launches volunteer initiative

July 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Another community-minded group has joined the list of nonprofit and service organizations in Indiana. However, the Kiwanis Club is unique in that its founding purpose has evolved in its almost 100-year existence.

 

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