October 10th, 2013
Carl Raymond Sands, 84 of Silver Lake, passed away at 11:47 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in his residence.
He was born April 3, 1929, in Warsaw, to John Isaac and Eva (Shilling) Sands. He married Edythe Mary Didier in Fort Wayne April 26, 1952, who survives.
At the age of 16, Carl traveled to Poland for a project in which he transported cattle donated by American farmers.
In 1949, Carl went out west for the Wheat Harvest. He then joined the U.S. Army, serving from 1951-53. He played baseball for the U.S. Army during his time of service.
Grace Ellen Crabill, 88, a resident of rural Churubusco and widow of Jack E. Crabill, passed away at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City. She had been in failing health for some time and had been more seriously ill since September.
Mrs. Crabill was born March 8, 1925, in Eel River Township, a daughter of John Thomas and Marian Etta (Rosenogle) McCullough. She spent her formative years in Churubusco, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1943.
Kevin W. Craig, 49, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:18 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at his home. Born Oct. 1, 1964, in Columbia City, he was the son of Dale LeRoy Craig, Sr. and Marilyn Sue (Pippenger) Craig.
He attended Whitko High School and worked at C&R Plating for many years. He was a member of Oak Grove Church of God and Whitley County Coon Hunters Club.
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LAGRANGE â Churubuscoâs volleyball team picked up another road conference win Tuesday.
âBusco swept Lakeland 25-11, 25-19 and 25-20.
The win moves Churubusco to 15-11 for the year and improves its conference record to 7-2.
COLUMBIA CITY â It was hard-fought at times, but Columbia Cityâs volleyball team fell to visiting Carroll Tuesday in a three-set sweep.
The Lady Chargers beat the Lady Eagles by a final score of 25-23, 25-18 and 25-20.
Columbia City Volleyball Head Coach Trish Hinen said the team did not stick to its plan.
âWe talked about what we needed to do tonight,â she said. âWe talked about how we have to be smart and hit at the angles, and we were hitting to the blocks, and they got blocks on us.â
COLUMBIA CITY â Gator Cases, Inc., a manufacturer of cases, bags and stands for the music, pro-audio, audiovisual markets and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) case suppliers, announced plans today to relocate its distribution center from Chattanooga, Tenn. to Whitley County, creating up to 106 new jobs by 2016.
The Tampa, Fla.-headquartered company, which designs and manufactures hard cases and bags to protect a variety of products, will invest $4,464,000 to lease, renovate and equip a 168,000 square-foot facility at 2499 S. 600 E. in Columbia City.
SOUTH WHITLEY Ââ As winter approaches, bringing bitter cold winds and snowy conditions, heating costs become a concern for Hoosiers.
However, South Whitley residents will soon have the opportunity to budget their seasonal heating costs thanks to an agreement reached at Tuesdayâs town council meeting.
Clerk-Treasurer Bob Go-uld petitioned the South Whitley Town Council with an idea to allow residents to average their utility bills.
âThis would be similar to other companies that offer a budget plan,â Gould said. âIt might give some of our folks a break during winter months.â
COLUMBIA CITY â Micropulse, Inc., a medical device manufacturer for the orthopedic and cardiovascular industries, announced plans to expand its operations creating up to 100 new jobs by 2016.
âWe are pleased to support Micropulseâs expansion in Whitley County and commend company owner Brian Emerick for his ongoing commitment to our community,â said Whitley County Commissioner George Schrumpf.
âWe greatly appreciate how involved the Micropulse team is in local and regional community and economic development efforts.â
COLUMBIA CITY â After undergoing a major injury, surgery and a long recovery process, not many people would feel blessed â but not everyone is Angie Smith.
âWhen I first got hurt, I never thought anything good would come of it,â Smith said. âBut everything I learned and experienced was worth getting hurt. I have no regrets and it was a really good lesson for me.â
Smith has been an assistant girls track coach at Columbia City High School for several years, and an avid sportswoman â running, biking and any recreational sport she can get involved with.