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November 11th, 2014

‘CALL OF DUTY’ — not just a game

November 11, 2014

It has been a number of years since I’ve really sat down and played video games. In addition to my Xbox 360 breaking, and the birth of our three children, the video game system has taken a backseat to more important priorities. One of my favorite games to play was called “Medal of Honor: Airborne,” in the game you play as Boyd Travers, a fictional paratrooper in the real and active U.S. 82nd Airborne Division during WWII in the European theater.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: Future of growth in ’Busco

November 11, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — In a bid to increase the economic health and population of the town, the Churubusco Town Council held a public hearing last Thursday regarding a comprehensive master plan. The project, two years in the making, is a joint-venture between the town council, planning commission, Churubusco residents and a local company, Sturtz Public Management Group.

HAPPY VETERANS DAY: Thank a Veteran today!

November 11, 2014

Veterans Day is today, and many government entities, such as Columbia City’s City Hall, Whitley County’s Government Center and the Whitley County Courthouse will be closed in observance of the national holiday. There will be no U.S. Postal delivery today.

RACE RESULTS: Veterans Marathon top ten

November 11, 2014

Place Name Age Gender Time
1 Michael Lavallee 37 M 2:44:57.82
2 Justin Kowalski 29 M 2:52:01.21
3 Grant Stieglitz 29 M 2:54:14.12
4 Michael Fisher 44 M 2:55:55.33
5 Josh Maple 38 M 2:58:58.22
6 Elliott Stowe 42 M 2:59:27.45
7 Calum Johnson 35 M 3:00:34.38
8 Michael Johnson 24 M 3:02:13.45
9 Davon Geiger 20 M 3:02:36.04
10 Tim Schmitt 31 M 3:05:07.49

ARCTIC BLAST: Cold weather on way

November 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After a frigid, snowy 2013-14 season, for many it seems last winter just got over. Winter weather is returning to the local forecast this week, with high temperatures in the 30s and the chance for snow this week.

November 10th

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash at 9/30

November 10, 2014

Avoid the intersection of US 30 and Ind. 9 due to a personal injury crash.

DNR NEWS: Coyotes adjust to landscape, including urban areas

November 10, 2014

Personal experiences shape our attitudes toward most wildlife. This is especially true for coyotes.

Thoughts range from worthless varmint that should be removed completely to a beautiful creature deserving of protection.

One thing for sure – Indiana is coyote country.

Coyotes are a native species once limited to the prairie regions of western Indiana. Reports of coyotes in Indiana began to increase in the 1970s.

30 DAYS OF GIVING: Money raised for Lighthouse

November 10, 2014

A program called 30 Days of Giving allowed Goody’s, a retailer in Columbia City, to raise $575 for The Lighthouse, a transitional shelter serving Whitley County. Customers and employees had the opportunity to give at the store for 30 days as part of the store’s bi-annual Community Counts initiative. “We appreciate Goody’s for their generosity,” said Tania Keirn, The Lighthouse’s executive director. “Thanks to all the customers who helped contribute to The Lighthouse.” For more information about The Lighthouse, visit

RARE SIGHT: Indiana’s biggest load passes through county

November 10, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Early risers in parts of Whitley County had the opportunity to see a rare sight — one of the world’s largest trailer loads passing through Whitley County, en route to Ohio. The trailer measured in at 303 feet long, 800,000 pounds, 16 feet tall and 20 feet wide, with 28 axles and 160 tires.

5TH ANNUAL RUN: Lavallee new leader of Vets Marathon

November 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Saturday morning’s forecasted rain held off for the annual Veterans Day Marathon, which hosted nearly 1,000 in downtown Columbia City. Saturday’s event marked the fifth year for the event, and the first time the feature race wasn’t won by Justin Gillette.


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