July 21st, 2014
The Columbia City Main Street Association brought back the Big Gâs 3-on-3 Tournament to downtown Columbia City this weekend. The tourney hosted 11 teams, capped off with a win by Team Sheckler: Brent Sheckler, Doug Sheckler, Caleb Sheckler and Greg Bockelman â all of Whitley County. See a photo of the winning team on Page A10.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Nutrient-rich waters flow through a series of plastic pipes and valves as they make their way to the homes of a multitude of different species. Waters feed the inhabitants of the rocky plateaus before ebbing and making their way back to their headwater. This isnât some alien biosphere on a strange otherworldly planet, rather, itâs a hybrid of engineering, new-wave gardening, and holistic biology tucked away behind a non-descript house nestled near the shores of Old Lake.
The Whitley County Historical Museum celebrated its 50th anniversary Tuesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
CHURUBUSCO â Police nabbed a Churubusco man with two arrest warrants and seven drug charges July 9.
Anthony Adams, 35, was at-large after his friend, Joshua Merrill, was arrested when police found an active methamphetamine lab in his parentsâ home.
COLUMBIA CITY â The animals have been auctioned, the barns have been cleaned, and at the end of the 2014 Whitley County 4-H Fair, Breanna Waugh has had nothing short of an amazing 10th year.
The daughter of Jim Waugh, Breanna was able to accomplish her goal of exhibiting the Grand Champion Beef Steer, Grand Champion Beef Heifer, and Reserve Grand Champion Dairy Beef Steer.
CHURUBUSCO Ââ âFor the sake of the elderly, the safety of animals, and the preservation of private property,â Churubusco resident Dave Taylor petitioned the Churubusco Town Council, asking fireworks be restricted to Churubusco Park.
Churubusco Town Council President Frank Kessler informed Taylor that the ordinance, âwas already as restrictive as the state will allow us to be.â
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COLUMBIA CITY â Sounds of revving engines and the smell of exhaust filled the Grandstand Sunday during the Truck and Tractor Pull at the Whitley County 4-H Fair.
It was Matt Linnemeir that took first place at the 6500 Gas Modified class, after Jason Oliver tried twice to push his lime-green Chevy past the mark.
Whitley Countyâs 4-H Fair awarded a variety of 4-hers in the Dairy Beef Feeder Calf Show. Pictured with Miss Whitley County Brooke Laux are the winners, from left: Rookie Showman Matthew Blackburn, Beginner Showman Treyton Lomont, Junior Showman Branson Heidenreich, Senior Showman Cooper Parish, Showman of Showmen Breanna Waugh.
SOUTH WHITLEY â South Whitley United Methodist Church recently celebrated the arrival of its new pastor. Chris Stahlman will be taking over as the new leader of this âvibrant and growing church.â