February 8th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â The Walgreens Pharmacy in Columbia City was robbed at approximately 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
According to Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh, the suspect was described as a white male, 5'7" to 5'10", with a medium build and red facial hair. He was reported wearing a black hat, black jacket and blue jeans.
According to police scanner traffic he was believed to get in a vehicle near carriage house flowers and headed southbound on Line St.
Columbia City and Indiana State Police are investigating the scene.
CHURUBUSCO â âJust bite the bullet and complete this entire project,â said Mel Egolf, former Smith-Green Community school board member and Noble County farmer.
That was said during a public work session Monday night in Churubusco.
Members of the board were discussing with the public the proposed building plan, presented to them by the Strategic Planning Committee of the school.
Superintendent Steve Darnell heads that committee and explained the process of the plan.
âWe met for five months,â said Darnell.
Judy Platt doesnât like the spotlight, but thatâs exactly what she got at Mondayâs Smith-Green Community School Board meeting.
Platt was honored as the Teacher of the Month.
Platt has taught fourth grade at Churubusco Elementary School for 22 years. She began her teaching career while working for Cindy Zollinger, also a fourth teacher at CES.
âJudy came in with a passion for students from the very beginning and continues with that same intense passion today,â said Zollinger.
The gym floor of Churubusco High School was rockin' during Saturdayâs Zumba-thon, which had 35 women getting fit, rocking out and having a blast at the inaugural event designed to raise money for the upcoming Churubusco Junior-Senior High School aerobics class. The Zumba instructor was Kellie (Barker) Malone (pictured), of Kendallville. Silent auction items and baked goods were donated by several area businesses and students.
MONROE â The Churubusco Lady Eagles began their âsecond seasonâ with a trip to Adams Central High School to take on a statistically similar South Adams Lady Starfire squad with the winner advancing to meet host Adams Central in the semifinals.
âBuscoâs season will continue as they jumped out to a big first quarter lead and used a stifling defense to take a 42-27 win over the Lady Starfires.
The Lady Eagles extended their defense keeping the Lady Starfires off balance the entire first half, holding South Adams to three first quarter points and only seven in the entire first half.
GAS CITY â Whitkoâs girls basketball team is advancing to the semi-finals in this weekâs battle for the sectional title after beating host Mississinewa on its home court Tuesday, 73-43.
After a competitive 12-8 first quarter, the Lady Wildcats built a comfortable lead in the second period and maintained it throughout the rest of the game.
Whitko began the second quarter with 10 unanswered points and held the Lady Indians scoreless for almost four minutes.
Whitko had a 32-18 lead at halftime.
A narrow band of snowfall resulted in five inches of snow in Churubusco Saturday morning. But, that didnât stop the Skinner family (at right) from building a huge snowman. Left to right are Desiree, Sam, Josh and Wes Skinner of Churubusco. âWinter has finally come to us,â remarked mom, Desiree. The finished product was said to be a likeness of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning who won the Super Bowl Sunday on his brother Peytonâs turf in Indianapolis. âI was shoveling the snow and it was so heavy,â said Josh Skinner.
COLUMBIA CITY â John L. Fries, 83, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:40 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he was admitted Saturday evening.
He was born Dec. 7, 1928, in Fort Wayne, a son of Leo J. and Ella Marie (Perry) Fries.
His formative years were spent in Columbia City and Thorncreek Township. He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1947, from Indiana University with a bachelorâs degree in education in 1953 and from Indiana University with a masterâs degree in education in 1962.
WARSAW â The Warsaw girls swimming sectional finals took place Saturday, and Columbia City Lady Eagle Libby Bower had been here before.
As a freshman and sophomore, Bower finished second in 100-yard butterfly consolation races.
Her junior year, she finished fifth in the sectional final to determine the state tourney representative, missing her trip to the finals by four places. Saturday, the senior again improved upon her previous efforts, taking first place and taking her first trip to Indianapolis with a time of 1:06.27.
COLUMBIA CITY â Princesses and Prince Charmings were all the rage on Friday night in Columbia City. Hundreds of fathers and daughters attended the seventh annual Father Daughter Dance at First Church of God Friday night. The event was sponsored by Columbia City Parks and several area businesses.
The dads dressed in their finest and daughters, looking like princesses, were able to get their portraits taken by a local photographer. A catered dinner by Jill Daniel featured a crowd favorite, macaroni and cheese.