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Collins UMC celebrates 100 years

Collins UMC celebrates 100 years

(Members of the Collins United Methodist Church pose for a picture commemorating the 100 year annivesary of the local Church.)by Katie Wagner kwagner@busconews.com The congregation at Collins United Methodist Church welcomed guests...

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EDC kicks off agribusiness initiative wi

EDC kicks off agribusiness initiative with ‘locally grown’ luncheon

(Whitley County EDC Agribusiness Coordinator Kelley Sheiss spoke with the crowd gathered at Thursday's Agribusiness Initiative Luncheon held at Holzinger Seed Service in western Whitley County.)The Whitley County EDC hosted...

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Methodist Church is now handicap accessi

Methodist Church is now handicap accessible

(Members of the Churubusco United Methodist Church proudly show their new replacement handicapped access.) photo by allmanMembers and friends of Churubusco United Methodist Church are celebrating that the CUMC Nursery...

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Parkview Whitley Hospital recognized

Parkview Whitley Hospital recognized

(Parkview Whitley Hospital was recognized by the March of Dimes and the Indiana Hospital Association for their work in reducing early elective birth inductions. Pictured are, left to right, Jennifer...

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Cohen & Johnson Orthodontics named Great

Cohen & Johnson Orthodontics named Greater Fort Wayne Business honoree

(Dr. Joel Johnson, M.S., D.M.D., M.S., left, and Dr. Ronald Cohen D.D.S., M.S.D. specializing in Pediatric, Adolescent and Adult Orthodontics, accepted this year’s award for Technological Advancement in healthcare for...

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United Way Day of Caring

United Way Day of Caring

The Churubusco Chamber of Commerce participated in the annual United Way Day of Caring Tuesday. Members of the team included Josh Taylor from PNC Bank, Madalyn Sade-Bartl, Clerk-Treasurer from the...

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Chamber versus Fire Department charity s

Mark your calendars—the annual Chamber v. Fire Department charity softball game will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 27. The Churubusco Chamber of Commerce will square off against the...

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Child Care auction coming soon

Can you believe it? It is time again for the Churubusco Child Care Center (a non profit organization) to have its annual fundraising auction. On Thursday September 25, they will...

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Green Township church burglarized

A Green Township church was discovered burglarized Saturday morning. The crime, at the House of Yahvah in the 2000 E block of CR 400 S, was discovered at around 10 a.m.,...

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Churubusco Police Report for September 8

Following is the Churubusco Police Report for September 8 – 14: September 8 00:30 Lassus detail. 07:50 School detail. 08:05 Vin check. 8:20 Saw a young man at corner of Pleasant and Main Sts. He...

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School Board hears enrollment, technolog

by Katie Wagner kwagner@busconews.com The Smith-Green Community Schools Board of School Trustees heard several reports at Monday’s meeting. The district held its first student count day of the 2014-15 school year last Friday,...

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Township seeking snow removal bids

Patty Amber as Trustee of Smith Township is requesting bids to perform snow removal at the Smith Township Fire Station located at 805 N. John Krieger Drive in Churubusco. Bid specifications...

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USDA launches new online dairy decision

A new online tool designed to assist dairy producers in understanding coverage options under the new farm  bill was developed in part by a dairy economist with Ohio State University's...

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Whitley County Historical Museum joins S

In celebrating the 10th Annual “Museum Day Live!” event, and the ongoing 50th Anniversary of the Museum at Vice President Thomas Marshall’s home, the Whitley County Historical Museum will open...

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Rural road safety

by John Woodmansee Whitley County Extension Educator Fall harvest will be in full swing very soon, and it’s important for everyone to understand a few tips that should help keep everyone safe. First, a...

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Residents address truck traffic on 300 N

by Katie Wagner kwagner@busconews.com Concerned citizens Bob A. Egolf and Johnnie and Donna Tom spoke with the Whitley County Board of Commissioners Monday regarding heavy truck traffic on 300 N. Egolf explained that...

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‘Rally Round the Flag’ to support vetera

Northeast Indiana residents can enjoy great food, great fun, and the American Spirit while raising money to help our local veterans visit memorials erected in their honor at the “Rally...

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Local animals headed to world’s largest,

Devyn and Delaney Graff of LaOtto, have entered two head of Market Hogs in the Swine division of the 41st annual North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE). The NAILE is...

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Community Foundation announces annual He

Continuing a nineteen year tradition, the Whitley County Community Foundation will host the annual Heart of Gold Awards in celebration of the people in our community who give of themselves...

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Schinbeckler wins auditor's caucus by a

Schinbeckler wins auditor's caucus by a landslide

(Jana Schinbeckler was elected as the new Whitley County auditor by a group of Republican Precinct Committeemen to replace Jennifer McGuire who resigned August 19 amid allegations of accounting improprieties.)...

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Eagles fall against rival Blazers

Eagles fall against rival Blazers

(Busco’s Landon Harris is led by the blocking of Jacob Geiger during their game with Eastside. Harris led the team with 148-yards on the ground in the 14-6 loss. The...

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Ladies Volleyball defeats Fremont

Ladies Volleyball defeats Fremont

(Alisha Farner gets above the net and spikes it during the Lady Eagles’ game with Fremont on Thursday. Farner led the team with 13 kills in their 3-0 win.) photo...

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Cross Country sets records in IWU Classi

by Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com On Tuesday, September 9, the Cross Country team traveled to compete in the 4-County meet at Prairie Heights. There were many who set new personal records. Julia...

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Tennis falls to West Noble

by Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com Tuesday, September 9, the Eagles hosted West Noble who came ready to play. They took the win 4-1. Luke Lillmars provided the 1, playing #1 singles, defeating his...

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Senior Men’s League golf scores

Following are the scores from Eel River Golf Course for the Senior Men’s League from September 15. Senior Division Low gross: Jim Clugston 81; Low net: Jim Clugston 73.

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Churubusco Youth Football League ‘Night

On September 27, the Churubusco Youth League will be hosting a 'Night Under the Lights' event. A pre-game party, starting at 5:30 p.m., will start the evening at the high...

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Busco Archery Club sign-up

Busco Archery Club sign-up will be held Monday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. The club is open to students in grades 3-12 and is sanctioned by the National...

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Railroaders steam past Busco 29-7

Railroaders steam past Busco 29-7

(Carson Gatton puts pressure on Garrett's quarterback in the 29-7 loss. He finished with eight tackles.) photo by van hornby Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com Churubusco welcomed back Garrett to the NECC when...

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Tennis takes two, falls to Lakeland

Tennis takes two, falls to Lakeland

(Derek Bowyer of the Eagles won his #3 singles match against a Prairie Heights opponent. Bowyer won in straight sets 6-4/6-2.) photo by van hornby Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com  Tuesday, September 2,...

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Cross Country sets personal bests at Mar

The Churubusco High School Cross Country team competed with more than 2000 other runners at the Marion XC Classic Saturday, September 6. Both the girls and boys set personal best records....

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Ladies defeat Fremont at Garrett Invite

by Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com The Lady Eagles volleyball team traveled to take on the Columbia City Eagles on Tuesday, September 2, where they lost in four. They played a close first...

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Busco Men’s Golf League at ERGC

Following are the scores from Eel River Golf Course from September 3 and 4: September 3 Wednesday, Gold Cy Imbody and Jeff Herron 126; Kevin Michel and Jerry McCoy 125; Thomas Brumbaugh and...

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Eagles fall to Kings

Eagles fall to Kings

(Senior Cole Tinney makes a tackle during the game Friday night. Busco fell to the Kings 16-7.)by Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com On Friday Busco made the 85 mile drive to Walton, Indiana...

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Lady Eagle volleyball team defeats the W

Lady Eagle volleyball team defeats the Wildcats and Tigers

(Alyssa Anderson gets a kill for the Eagles during last night’s game at Columbia City.) photo by van hornby Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com Tuesday, August 26, the Lady Eagles hosted Whitko. Busco...

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Tennis picks up win over Columbia City

Tennis picks up win over Columbia City

(Colin Mullins serves as teammate Seth Brown is ready for the return in the duo’s #1 doubles match against visiting Central Noble.) photo by van hornby Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com It was...

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Busco Men’s Golf League scores

Following are the scores from Eel River Golf Course from August 27 and 28: August 27 Wednesday, Gold Kevin Michel and Jerry McCoy 123; Cy Imbody and Jeff Herron 116; Thomas Brumbaugh and...

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Obituaries

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Mary Alice Gray

Mary Alice Gray

CHURUBUSCO – Mary Alice Gray, 94, a resident of Churubusco and widow of John C. Gray, passed away at 12:50 a.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical...

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Ray Ashbaugh

Ray Ashbaugh

FORT WAYNE – Ray E. Ashbaugh, 96, a resident of rural Fort Wayne and long-time Lake Township farmer, passed away at 7:55 a.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the...

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Terry Stabler

HUNTERTOWN – Terry J. Stabler, 74, of Huntertown, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014. He was married to Joyce A. Stabler, she survives.

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Robert Winebrenner

Robert Winebrenner

ALBION – Robert "Mike" R. Winebrenner, 97, of Albion, went home to be with the Lord and his beloved wife Velda at 12 a.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014 at...

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Benjamin Harris

CHURUBUSCO – Benjamin F. Harris, 79, of Churubusco, died on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home.

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Sarah Salas

CICERO – Sarah Anne Foote Salas, 54, passed away in her sleep, July 24,2014, in Cicero, Illinois. She was born on April 13, 1960 in Churubusco at Blue Lake, Indiana. She...

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Dorcas Pressler

Dorcas Pressler

CHURUBUSCO – Dorcas J. Pressler, 81, a resident of Churubusco and widow of Donald "Tod" Pressler, passed away at 1:54 a.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Lutheran Life Villages...

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Susan Gering

CHURUBUSCO – Susan D. Gering, 53, of Churubusco, passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Miss Gering was born on May 15, 1961. The surviving relatives include two brothers, Danny  Gering of...

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Alton Parker

ALBION – Alton W. Parker, 89, a resident of rural Albion and widely acquainted York Township farmer, passed away at 5:50 p. m. on Monday, September 1, 2014 at Prescense...

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Raymond Shoda

COLUMBIA CITY – Raymond Shoda, 74, of Perrysburg, Ohio and formerly of Columbia City, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014. He was born on October 14, 1939.

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Jeffery Trahin

FORT WAYNE – Jeffery Trahin, 54, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014. He was married to Cindy Trahin, she survives.

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Deborah Pettit

ANGOLA – Deborah Pettit, 64, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014. She was born December 13, 1949. On June 15, 1991 she married David Pettit, he survives. Also surviving are her mother,...

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Elizabeth Clark

FORT WAYNE – Elizabeth M. Kalina Clark, 49, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014. She was married to Mark Clark, he survives. Also surviving are her mother, Kathleen Kalina of Indianapolis;...

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Kristi Lipka

FORT WAYNE – Kristi Ann Lipka, 48, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. She was married to Scott Lipka of Warren, he survives.

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Mary Warstler

CHURUBUSCO – Mary Ann Warstler, 80, of Churubusco, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014. She was born on April 23, 1934. On January 5, 1958, she married Billy E. Warstler, he...

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Drex Bricker

SOUTH MILFORD – Drex Bricker, 69, of South Milford passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2014. He was born on October 22, 1944.

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Emre Staudinger

COLUMBIA CITY – Emre J. Staudinger, age 94, of Columbia City died on Monday, August 4, 2014 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Columbia City. He was born in Passaic, New Jersey...

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Ross Clouse

Ross Clouse

CHURUBUSCO – Ross H. Clouse, 91, a resident of Churubusco, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 10:44 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at his home following...

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Franklin Bush

COLUMBIA CITY -- Franklin A. Bush, age 83, of Columbia City, IN passed away at 11:39 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Columbia City. Born on March 26, 1931 in...

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Richard Carpenter

Richard Carpenter

FORT WAYNE – Richard D. Carpenter, 80, a resident of Fort Wayne and formerly of Churubusco, passed away at 8:50 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Englewood Health &...

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