September 8th, 2012
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” South Whitley is planning on making a plan.
What started as rumblings by several residents earlier in the summer is shaping up to become what some hope is a road map to making the Southwestern Whitley County town a true success story.
â€śThis summer I met with leaders from the town of South Whitley in my capacity as the community development person from the EDC (Whitley County Economic Development Corporation,â€ť said Lori Shipman, one of the countyâ€™s foremost experts on grant writing and economic development.
BUTLER â€” More than just water rained on Eastsideâ€™s football field Friday night.
Churubusco reigned over the Northeast Corner Conference foes, winning 54-0, and remaining undefeated after four games.
In the last 96 minutes of play, the Eagles have not only had the lead against their opponents, but havenâ€™t allowed a single point to make the scoreboard.
After a strong 42-0 win last week over Prairie Heights last week, Churubusco outdid itself against Eastside, scoring eight touchdowns, despite the rainy weather.
The Eagles host Angola next week.
NORTH MANCHESTER â€” Friday night was a soaking, muddy scuffle for Whitkoâ€™s football team as it fought hard against the Manchester Squires, falling just short of a victory with a final score of 13-10.
It was a somber moment, as the clock ran out and the boys sat in their half crescent around Head Coach Swender. â€śBoys,â€ť he said, â€śwe have two choices: We can go down, or come Monday, we can go back up.â€ť
Next week, the Wildcats take on the Wabash Apaches in their homecoming game.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The rain came early in Friday nightâ€™s Columbia City home football game against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Homestead, and with them came a flood of Eagle offensive woes.
With leading rusher Adam Neely on the sidelines in a cast, the Eagles were victimized for seven interceptions and had extreme difficulty finishing drives against the Spartans. The end result was a 41-6 loss for the Eagles.
On a wet night, Columbia City finished the contest with eight turnovers, and it was the first of those turnovers that helped give the Spartans the early lead.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The second forum regarding the future of Burnworth Memorial Pool will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Peabody Public Library, 1160 E. Ind. 205 in Columbia City.
Concerns about the condition of the pool prompted the first forum, held Aug. 22, where members of the community who attended the meeting shared opinions to members of the cityâ€™s park board as well as Mayor Ryan Daniel.
With pool attendance slowly dwindling, the public discussed the pros and cons of several different options, keeping aquatics at the center point for the future of the city.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Art of all kinds will be displayed on the courthouse lawn Saturday. The 11th Annual Juried Whitley County Autumn Art Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free.
The local Boy Scouts Troop #94 will start the morning off with an opening celebration. The rest of the day will feature other local acts performing under the gazebo and around the courthouse.
For the art lover, an array of juried artists will sell their wares. Items to be displayed include everything from woodworking, pottery and gourd art to jewelry, metal work and photography.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Council approved $22,911 for an electric light project at Columbia Cityâ€™s courthouse and annex building at its meeting Wednesday.
â€śItâ€™s something weâ€™re going to have to do soon,â€ť said Mark Sturtevant with the courthouseâ€™s maintenance department.
â€śThe only advantage of trying to do it yet this year is to get the rebates.â€ť
Sturtevant said if the council did not move the project forward now, it would have to take place the next year, and the rebates would no longer be offered.
â€śWeâ€™ll be forced to do it then,â€ť said Sturtevant.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Lady Eagle volleyball team came into Thursday nightâ€™s home contest looking for a win against a quality Huntington North team.
It took come-from-behind extra-point wins in two games to take a 3-1 win over the visiting Lady Vikings.
Mary Lou Huntley, 58, formerly of Albion, died at 12:11 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at Kosciusko Community Hospital.
She was born March 9, 1954, at Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake a daughter of Thomas A. and Wilma B. (Cox) Ott.
She is survived by a son and four grandchildren.
The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to Final Expenses c/o Smith and Sons Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.
Dan L. Bowman, 56, of Ft. Wayne, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.
Mr. Bowman was raised in Columbia City and was the owner of A&W Auto Connection.
He enjoyed golfing and watching sports. â€śHis laughter and jokes will never be forgotten.â€ť
Surviving relatives include his wife, Kristin DeVittorio; daughter, Cassandra Marie Bowman of Chicago, Ill.; parents, Pat and Dean Bowman of Columbia City; sister, Penny Wright and his four-legged children, Simon and Sadie.