May 16th, 2012
CHURUBUSCO â€” Some say itâ€™s time to beautify Churubuscoâ€™s Main Street.
Members of the Churubusco Main Street Project took a short walk through downtown Churubusco recently to take a look at some of the oldest buildings in Whitley County.
Lucas Konger, an architect who grew up in Churubusco, is assisting the committee with his professional opinion.
Eva M. McCormick, 91, a resident of Churubusco and formerly of rural Avilla, died at 4:05 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, in the emergency room at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
She was born May 1, 1921, a daughter of James Emitt and Mabel (Sloan) Smith.
On Nov. 27, 1939, she was married to Clarence G. McCormick, Sr.
Mr. McCormick preceded her in death on April 8, 1997.
Jean Ann Tschantz, 64, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 1:59 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.
Born May 28, 1947, in Huntington, she was the daughter of Carl Raymond and Lois Maxine (Deal) Bruch.
She graduated from Clear Creek High School with the class of 1965 and attended business college in Indianapolis.
On Oct. 11, 1969, she married John F. Tschantz in Warren. She lived in Goblesville until 1969; moving from South Whitley in the mid-70s to her current Fort Wayne home.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Ten 4-Hers stood before the 4-H Board Inc., and asked the panel to sponsor them at various camps and conferences.
Katie Barnett, Danielle Oliver, Rebecca Lily, Sarah Palmer, Jared Lamle, April Gibson, Lori Peterson, Ben Western, Laura Kneller and David Peterson all asked for assistance to attend the Junior Leadership Conference. Lily also asked for assistance to attend the Animal Science Workshop. David Peterson additionally asked to attend a goat conference.
The board will honor those requests if funds are available and will notify the 4-Hers.
Fifty-two moms and cowboys spent time together Friday night at Churubusco Elementary School for the inaugural Bingo Bonanza. Put on by the Parent Teachers Organization they enjoyed unlimited popcorn, drinks. Their bingo chips were cheese crackers in a giant plastic boot. Waving their hats, left to right, in front are kindergartners, Henry Marqueling, Carter VanHouten, Hunter Noland and Anthony Serafini. Their moms waving their arms are Emma Marqueling, Amanda VanHouten, Shana Noland and Rachel Serafini.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Fans attending Columbia City baseballâ€™s Senior Night contest against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell got their moneyâ€™s worth as far as offense was concerned.
The visiting Knights got almost all their runs in a single outburst, but the Eagles fielded a more consistent offense scoring in five-of-seven innings, including two runs in the bottom of the seventh frame to cap an 11-10 come-from-behind win Tuesday night in Columbia City.
The Knights started the game with the lead-off batter drawing a walk and a double drove in a Norwell run.
BLUFFTON â€” With track, in some cases winning isnâ€™t based on how well a team performs, but how the other teams place to shuffle around competitors scores.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls track team and Head Coach Bob Fahl, are thanking the other teamâ€™s in Tuesday nightâ€™s sectional meet at Bluffton.
â€śIâ€™ve always said, things have got to go right for your team, and the other teams have to help you,â€ť Fahl said. â€śTonight, the other teams helped us.â€ť
Sam Heffelfinger of the Whitley County 4-H Bicycle Club fixes a tire recently as the club hosted its annual Bicycle Repair Day at the fairgrounds. Sam is a member of the Columbia City Clovers. Members of the Bike Club have this day as part of their club activities and to give their expertise to the community free of charge. Whitley County 4-H Bicycle competes at 6 p.m. July 5 and from 8 a.m. to noon July 7 before the fair from July 13-19. Eric Blank is the leader of this popular 4-H project.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” She was everybodyâ€™s friend for nearly nine years at the Oaks Nursing Home in Columbia City.
The chocolate Labrador named Kenia died Feb. 16 and her ashes are currently safely tucked away in Administrator Chad Smythâ€™s office. Those ashes are being brought out and spread around a new tree in Keniaâ€™s memory this week.
Everyone has the opportunity to memorialize this special trained therapy canine with a ceremony at 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Oaks in Columbia City.
â€śKenia was so friendly with everyone,â€ť said Julia Osterman, activity director at The Oaks.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” When it came to a scant showing at the polls for the May 8 Primary Election, Whitley County fared as poorly as many in the Hoosier state.
According to media reports, about 19 percent of the 4.4 million registered voters in Indiana exercised that right a week ago.
In neighboring Allen County, news reports are calling the participation at the polls by voters near the lowest in the state.
In Whitley County, primary voter turnout dropped dramatically from the previous primary in 2008.