September 13th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A board member of Whitley County Consolidated Schools questioned possible adjustments to Columbia City‚Äôs Tax Increment Funding (TIF) area at a recent meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Jill Western requested WCCS Attorney John Whiteleather be present at a future meeting to discuss the legal authority the school board has on the downtown TIF area, which is expected to be adjusted by the city‚Äôs Redevelopment Commission (RDC).
Paulanna Y. ‚ÄúPepper‚ÄĚ Kirtley, 94, retired co-publisher of the Tri County Truth in Churubusco and widow of James H. Kirtley, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at the Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. She had been in declining health for several months.
Mrs. Kirtley was born Dec. 14, 1918, in Rochester, the daughter of Paul S. and Catherine (Clarey) Blacketor. As a girl she moved to Huntington with her parents and graduated from Huntington High School.
Robert E. Braden, 82, formerly of Burr Oak, died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor, Columbia City, where he had been a resident since August 2006.
He was born April 16, 1931, in Noble County, a son of Robert S. and Eldora V. (Coverstone) Braden. His formative years were spent in Noble County. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School.
On June 11, 1952, he was inducted in the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War until his honorable discharge May 26, 1954.
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Churubusco netters earn win at Fremont
FREMONT ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs volleyball team picked up a road win in the Northeast Corner Conference Thursday.
‚ÄôBusco swept Fremont by scores of 25-23, 25-16 and 25-7.
Alisha Farner led Churubusco in kills with 10 and aces with four. Danielle Pippenger paced the team in blocks with two and digs with 13. Setter Lacey Pulley was the assist leader with 19.
Churubusco next plays Tuesday at Prairie Heights.
Manchester beats Whitko
NORTH MANCHESTER ‚ÄĒ Manchester‚Äôs boys tennis team swept Whitko Thursday.
NORTH MANCHESTER ‚ÄĒ On Aug. 29, the Manchester Lady Squires visited Whitko for a volleyball match. The Lady ‚ÄėCats defeated their opponent in three games.
Their first meeting was not considered a conference match. However, on Thursday evening the two teams battled at Manchester for Three Rivers Conference bragging rights.
The outcome was like their first meeting ‚ÄĒ with Whitko prevailing ‚ÄĒ but this time needing five games in order to leave Wabash County with the winning edge. Whitko outlasted the Squires 15-25, 25-17, 25-22, 18-25, 15-10.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Visiting Fort Wayne Bishop Luers earned a victory over Columbia City‚Äôs girls soccer team Thursday.
The Lady Knights beat the Lady Eagles 7-0 Thursday.
Luers got four goals in the first half and three in the second half on its way to the victory.
Columbia City‚Äôs record falls to 2-7 for the year. The Lady Eagles will play at New Haven Monday at 5 p.m.
Luers has a record of 6-3 overall.
Kaitlyn ‚ÄúKatie‚ÄĚ Rose Burlage, 20, of Columbia City, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at her home.
Born June 20, 1993, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of James D. and Renee L. (Eichler) Burlage.
She attended Columbia City High School graduating with the Class of 2012 and attended IPFW University, Fort Wayne.
She was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church and was a volunteer at Erin‚Äôs House, Fort Wayne.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel recently announced another citizen engagement component for residents and visitors of Columbia City.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm happy to announce our community now has an Android version of our popular ‚ÄėMy Columbia City‚Äô app,‚ÄĚ said Daniel.
Last September, the City of Columbia City rolled out an iPhone/iPad app that allows for citizens to locate the nearest city park, retrieve elected official information, or view the city‚Äôs tax budget.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ As traffic at Eagle Tech Academy continues to increase, concerns have been raised regarding the alley south of the building.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôve had complaints of some close-calls,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said. ‚ÄúAs time goes on, there‚Äôs been more and more people at the school using the alley.‚ÄĚ
The alley, which runs between Walnut and Elm Streets, is marked as ‚Äúone-way,‚ÄĚ but is not defined in the city‚Äôs ordinance.