February 27th, 2015
CHURUBUSCO â€” Phil Collinsâ€™s â€śIn the Air Tonightâ€ť played over the gym speakers as the Class 2A 9th-ranked Churubusco boys basketball team ran onto the gym floor Friday night.
For six Eagles, it was their last time doing this warm-up on their home court.
Churubusco hosted Eastside on senior night, winning 69-39 and taking a share of the conference title.
The gym was packed to say thank you and goodbye to a group of boys who have been part of a historic season.
A man was arrested earlier this month in Indianapolis, and has now been identified as someone with connections to ISIS.
The arrest was made during Obama's visit earlier this month after police stopped his truck and found weapons. He was taken into custody by the FBI and charged with terrorist-related crimes.
Today,, the suspect was identified as and ISIS-related terrorist, and is one of the six Bosnian terrorists conspiring to funnel money, guns, and military equipment to ISIS fighters in the Middle East.
The suspect is now in custody in Missouri.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is part of a series on former Whitley County Lilly Community Scholarship winners
CHURUBUSCO â€” Kelsie Murray graduated from Churubusco High School and was one of two students from Whitley County to receive the Lilly Community Scholarship in 2005. She chose to attend Butler University in Indianapolis where she majored in General Studies as a freshman.
While obtaining her undergraduate degree, Murray was able to study abroad in Athens, Greece and Salamanca, Spain.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€“ A recently-released report by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) indicated that most students who graduated from Whitley County high schools chose to attend college either at Ivy Tech or Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne in 2013.
According to the CHEâ€™s College Readiness Report, 279 of the 498 high school graduates in Whitley County enrolled in college in 2013.
Of those who enrolled, 66 chose IPFW and 66 chose Ivy Tech for further education.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City residents will now have a second opportunity to have their larger â€śjunkâ€ť items picked up by the cityâ€™s trash service.
Junk pick up day was previously held once per year, but due to savings with a new trash service that was contracted in 2013, junk pick up will now be held twice per year.
â€śWe are very happy with the service Advanced Disposal has provided,â€ť said Columbia City Common Council President Dan Weigold. â€śThey are timely and work hard to get the trash picked up, even in inclement weather.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Whitley County Consolidated Schools bus was involved in an early-morning accident at the intersection of Line and Van Buren streets in Columbia City Friday.
At approximately 8 a.m., a WCCS bus carrying about 25 students was involved in a minor collision with a late-model Toyota Camry.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Carmen Jagger, daughter of Ryan & Leah Jagger of Thorncreek Township, announced Tuesday to her sponsoring Columbia City Rotary Club that her Outbound Youth Exchange destination for next year will be the South American country of Peru.
The Columbia City High School/Eagle Tech Academy student will fly out sometime in July or August for her south-of-the-equator educational experience.
July 18, 1927 â€” Feb. 26, 2015
Arline J. Jones, 87, formerly of Columbia City, died early Thursday morning, Feb. 26, 2015 at Englewood Health & Rehab, Fort Wayne.
She was born July 18, 1927 in Thorncreek Township, Whitley County, a daughter of Floyd D. and Gladys L. (Betzner) Chapman. She attended Thorncreek School and graduated from Columbia City High School.
On July 26, 1947 she was united in marriage to William E. Jones. They made their home in Columbia City.
Aug. 1, 1927 â€” Feb. 21, 2015
Thaine Eugene Ford, 87, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Thaine was born to Jesse and Dorothy Ford Aug. 1, 1927 in Wilburton, Kansas. He moved to northeast Indiana as a young boy and graduated from North Side High School in Fort Wayne. He earned a bachelorâ€™s degree from Huntington College in Indiana and a masterâ€™s degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Caden Ferguson swims the butterfly for Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s boys swim team at South Side High Schoolâ€™s natatorium. Ferguson and the squad have competed in several events recently. Results were not available at press time but will be published in upcoming editions of The Post & Mail.