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December 3rd

Banks to serve on three panels

December 3, 2010

President Pro Tem David Long today appointed Sen. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) to serve on three key Senate standing committees.
Long (R-Fort Wayne) appointed Banks to serve on the Senate Committees on Agriculture and Natural Resources; Education and Career Development; and Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs. He will also serve on the Senate’s Public Safety Subcommittee.
Lawmakers formally organized for the 2011 legislative session on Nov. 16. They will reconvene on Jan. 5.

’Busco council tackles full plate of items

December 3, 2010

CHURUBUSCO — Wednesday evening’s Churubusco Town Council meeting involved discussion of the fire contract, selection of a bank bid, and further discussion of the Indiana Downtown Project.
The Indiana Downtown Project the town is considering is similar to one Columbia City did five years ago.
Churubusco has a chance to get a grant that will pay half of the $15,000 consultation fee. Downtown business owners are all in favor of pursuing this project, as many of them attended a previous town council meeting in support of it.

Banks, Heuer expect busy freshman session

December 3, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Two local residents are preparing for what promises to be a hyperactive session of the Indiana Legislature.
Jim Banks and Kathy Heuer, who will begin their first terms in the Indiana Senate and House of Representatives respectively Jan. 5, say they expect their inaugural sessions of the state legislature to be filled to the rafters with the governor’s “to-do list.”

Jury acquits Pennsylvania man

December 3, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Dustin Shenberger burst into tears when the verdict was read.
A jury of nine women and three men deliberated two and a half hours Thursday before returning not guilty verdicts on charges of child molestation and sexual misconduct with a minor against the 36-year-old Pennsylvania man.
Shenberger was accused of having a sexual relationship with a girl, now 19, when she was between 13 and 15 years old.
The trial was the second in the case after a jury in August couldn’t reach a verdict.

Meth lab explosion kills one

December 3, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Residents of a rural Columbia City mobile home community were awakened early this morning by an explosion, followed by the lights and sirens of emergency vehicles responding to the blast of a suspected methamphetamine lab that killed a woman.
According to Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges, Alecia L. Stine, 24, was found dead on the floor of her master bedroom.

Madeline Bordine, 86

December 3, 2010

Madeline Mary Bordine, 86, a resident of Miller’s Merry Manor in Columbia City, died at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. She was born May 5, 1924 in Detroit, Mich., a daughter of the late Paul William and Celia (Kowalski) Bloom. She was married to Max Zaler, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, Douglas Zaler and a daughter, Barbara Meyer; a brother, David Bloom; and a sister, Rita Ramage.
Honoring Madeline’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or services.
Entombment will be at a later date in the Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park Cemetery in Lavonia, Michigan.

Hilda Wood, 84

December 3, 2010

Hilda V. Wood, 84, of Tekonsha, Mich. passed away Nov. 30, 2010 at Borgess Medical Center. She was born Jan. 27, 1926 in Churubusco to Harry and Florence (Campbell) Shroyer.
She lived in Tekonsha since 1973 after living in Pennsylvania and Indiana.
Hilda is survived by her children; Max (Janette) Wood, Patricia (Richard) Troxel, Russell (Sue) Wood, Linda Barnes, Sharon (Rich) Karn and David Wood; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Kay (Ted) Sutorious; a brother, Larry (Sue) Shroyer; and many nieces and nephews.

Churubusco rally from 11-point deficit cut short by Fort Wayne Blackhawk 38-34

December 3, 2010

   FORT WAYNE ­— The deficit was 11 points when halftime came for Churubusco girls’ basketball Thursday night.
   The height of hosting Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian used a 9-0 run in the second quarter to build up a 21-10 lead at the break.
   A pressure defense by the Lady Eagles saw the double digit erased in the second half. However, a short-lived 29-28 lead disappeared in the fourth quarter as Blackhawk used free throws to hold off Churubusco 38-34.

December 2nd

Defendant takes stand in trial’s second day

December 2, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Prosecutor Matthew Rentschler put both hands on the table and slid his chair back.
The defense team had concluded questioning accused child molester Dustin Shenberger and it was the state’s turn to cross-examine the suspect.
Shenberger, 36, of Mercersburg, Pa., is accused of child molestation and sexual misconduct with a minor in connection with incidents that allegedly happened between him and a local woman, now 19, when she was 13 and 14 years old.

High-tech Canadian company coming to county

December 2, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY – Iotron Industries Canada, Inc., a provider of contract sterilization services to the medical industry, pest and microbial reduction for agribusiness and materials modification in the production of orthopedic products, announced today that it will establish a new operation here, creating up to 20 jobs by 2012.
Iotron Industries will invest more than $15.3 million to construct a 54,000 square-foot electron beam treatment facility in the Park 30 Business Center, a shovel-ready park near Columbia City.

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...
CHURUBUSCO — With a 5-2 win in the season opener against Woodlan and another win over Oak Hill...
HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys track team opened its season with a loss at Huntington North...

 

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