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October 2nd, 2014

GIVING GARDENS SUPPORT LOCAL OUTREACH: Columbia City’s community garden prepares for fall

October 2, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The once vacant grassy lot is now home to 12 garden beds, each 240-square-feet, complete with irrigation lines and a host of plants.
Giving Gardens of Indiana is a nonprofit organization that grows produce and donates it to needy families and charitable organizations. Giving Gardens is currently paired with the Columbia City United Methodist Church’s mid-week meal and The Warehouse’s Forklift feeding programs. The programs in turn take the donations and supplement their weekly meals with fresh local produce.

TOWN-WIDE CLEAN-UP: Trash company to conduct junk pick-up Saturday

October 2, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — For residents of Churubusco looking to clean up and get rid of some unwanted waste the town will be sponsoring a town-wide clean-up day Saturday. Residents who wish to participate are encouraged to place any unwanted items on the curb the night before pick up.

EVENLY MATCHED: Col. City, Whitko girls end in tie

October 2, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Someone once wrote that a game that ends in a tie is like kissing your sister. For the Columbia City and Whitko girls’ soccer teams, Wednesday night’s county-rivalry game that ended in a 1-1 tie was like kissing a sister you don’t like and has bad breath. The game played on the Wildcats’ turf was scoreless through the first half, although the Lady Eagles were able to put a great deal of pressure on the Wildcat goal. Despite the pressure, the Wildcats were able to keep the Lady Eagles out of the goal.

Mary Ellen Mowrey, 94

October 2, 2014

May 6, 1920 — Oct. 2, 2014
Mary Ellen Mowrey, 94 of Pierceton, passed away at 4:32 am Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Millers Merry Manor, Warsaw.
On May 6, 1920, she was born in Wabash County, to Ralph and Esther (Smuck) Hawkins.
She was united in marriage to John F. Mowrey Aug. 22, 1941, who preceded her in death in March 13, 1973.
Mary Ellen graduated in 1938 from Somerset High School and from the nurses training program at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, in 1941.

Jan Bristow, 71

October 2, 2014

April. 28, 1943 — Sept. 30, 2014
Jan Alynn Bristow, 71, of rural South Whitley, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 30, 2014 at his home after a short illness.
He was born April 28, 1943, in Detroit, Mich., a son of James M. and Dorothy G. (Terman) Bristow.
In 1946, his family moved to South Whitley and in 1959, to Urbana. He graduated from Urbana High School.
In 1961, he moved to Fort Wayne. He served in the Indiana Air Force Air Guard from 1964 until 1973.
He was employed at International Harvester for several years and retired from Manchester Tool & Die in 2007.

Ruth Felger, 96

October 2, 2014

Sept. 27, 1918 — Sept. 30, 2014
Ruth Evelyn Felger, 96, of Fort Wayne, passed Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Visiting Nurse.
She was born Sept. 27, 1918, to the late Solomon and Ellen Gerber.
During her younger years she worked at General Electric and also led herself and her three sisters in a traveling quartet called the “Gerber Sisters” during the 1930s and 1940s. She played the lead guitar. She loved country music and attending concerts.

’BUSCO MAN FACES FELONY: Keister arrested in Allen County for stealing from vehicles

October 2, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — A Churubusco man who has faced several charges in Whitley County has now been charged in Allen County for stealing from cars.
Steven Keister, 24, was charged Monday on accusations of more than a dozen felonies. Keister faces 11 felony counts of theft and six more charges, stemming from thefts from vehicles in Allen County.

October 1st

ROLE MODELS FOR YOUTH: Nominees needed for ‘Count On Me’ Award

October 1, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is asking residents to think of people they know who go “above and beyond to make a difference for kids.” There is a way to honor those who build up youth in the community. Count Me In!, Whitley County’s 40 Developmental Assets initiative, is sponsoring an award called “Count On Me.”

WILDCAT TENNIS DOWNS COUNTY RIVAL: Takes 4-1 victory over Churubusco

October 1, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Whitko’s boys tennis team took the 25-mile trip north on Ind. 205 to take on county-rival Churubusco Tuesday night. The Wildcats beat the Eagles on their home court, 4-1, in a string of close matches.

NEW RECRUITMENT TARGET: Chairman bolsters Rotary Club’s member rolls

October 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Dan Ryan, chairman of the District 6540 Membership Committee, was the speaker recently at a meeting of the Columbia City Rotary Club. Ryan’s intention during the meeting was to build up membership rolls. “Every club goes through the same types of fluctuations in members,” he said. In order to grow the membership, the club has to be more flexible and literally think out of the box. Ryan said a key element of all that is to not be afraid to fail. The solution, according to Ryan, was to recognize that today’s professional is more likely to be a woman.


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