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Nedra Krider

Nedra Krider celebrates 100th birthday

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Nedra Krider, formerly of Churubusco and now a resident of Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne, recently celebrated her 100th birthday with an open house on July 25, at the Churubusco United Methodist Church with family and friends present.
Nedra is a retired school teacher who taught for many years in Churubusco and then in later years did substitute teaching here and at several other area schools.
She, along with her late husband, Jerome Krider owned and operated the Krider Funeral Home for 50 years.
Nedra wrote a weekly column for the Churubusco News titled “Nostalgia by Nedra” when she was in her eighties.
She has a son Rick (Connie) Krider of Churubusco and a daughter, Jera (Frank) Kessler, also of Churubusco.
She is blessed with three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, six great- grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.

Nedra Krider, formerly of Churubusco and now a resident of Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne, recently celebrated her 100th birthday with an open house on July 25, at the Churubusco United Methodist Church with family and friends present.

David Resler and area youth

Young Eagles Flight Rally this Saturday

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Area young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, August 14 as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 2 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Smith Field Airport in Fort Wayne.
The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation. Since the program was launched in 1992, volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 1.5 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries.
Free airplane rides are just part of the Flight Rally. Pilots hope to build one-to-one relationships between themselves and young people, giving a new generation a chance to learn more about the possibilities that exist in the world of aviation. Pilots at the event will also explain more about their airplanes allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight.
Following the flight, each young person, will receive a certificate making them an official Young Eagle. Their name will then be entered into the “World’s Largest Logbook,” which is on permanent display at the EAA Air Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, WI. The Logbook is also accessible on the web at www.youngeagles.org.
Other activities scheduled for the Flight Rally may include information booths for the Aviation Explorers, 99s (an organization of women pilots), and Ivy Tech State College.
Along with flight rallies, EAA members also fly Young Eagles on an individual basis. Each pilot volunteers their time and aircraft so the flights can be provided free of charge for interested young people.
Those attending the flight rally on August 14 are asked to come to the main hanger, starting at 10 a.m. to register for their flight.
Registration closes about 12 noon. Flights will begin at 10:00 a.m., weather permitting.
Additional information about EAA and the EAA Young Eagles program is available on the Internet.  Access to EAA’s Home Page is available at www.eaa.org. The Young Eagles web page is www.youngeagles.org
The EAA Chapter 2 web page is www.eaa2.org.
For more information call 402-3478.

Area young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, August 14 as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 2 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Smith Field Airport in Fort Wayne.

Volunteers needed to clean up Eel River

Eel River biologists have a pretty good idea of what volunteer cleanup crews will find when they don gloves and boots and hit the waters on Saturday, September 18.
Hot water heaters, large metal boxes, pipes, cement blocks, a bicycle, an old push mower, incredible volumes of broken glass … and many, many tires. All in the waterway on the southeast edge of North Manchester, just downstream from the historic 1872 covered bridge.
“I wanted to cry when I saw how bad it is,” said Terri Michaelis, manager of the Middle Eel River Watershed Initiative that is coordinating the cleanup that will serve a valuable dual purpose of educating people about the trash and debris that mars the waterway. The Sept. 18 cleanup will focus on the water; the riverbanks are another sad story for another project at a later date, perhaps by a volunteer group.
Adult volunteers will gather at the covered bridge at Sycamore and South Mill streets at 8:30 a.m. for the morning task. (Get map.) The initiative will provide gloves, bug spray, sunscreen, snacks and drinking water. Volunteers will want to wear long sleeves, long pants and boots, tennis shoes or waters shoes for protection against poison ivy and stinging nettle. Because of the danger of the unwieldy trash, participants must be at least 18 and must sign a waiver.
This half-mile stretch is the worst of the Eel River when it comes to trash, Michaelis said. The river is shallow right now, so clean-up crews will wade down the river, filling and pulling canoes behind. Miami and Wabash county trucks will be parked downstream at the waste treatment plant for filling and disposal of the trash at the landfill. Additional open-bed trucks are needed, Michaelis said. Much of the metal will be recyclable, should somebody want to collect it.
Volunteer groups, clubs and individuals are invited to pitch in. To register to help, contact Michaelis at 260-982-5101 or tmmichaelis@manchester.edu. Registration and waiver forms also are available on the website of the Middle Eel River Watershed Initiative at www.manchester.edu/eelriverinitiative/index.htm, where visitors can learn more about the $1 million conservation and cleanup initiative of federal, state and local agencies, organizations and individuals.

Eel River biologists have a pretty good idea of what volunteer cleanup crews will find when they don gloves and boots and hit the waters on Saturday, September 18.

American Legion Auxiliary to hold garage sale fundraiser

The American Legion Auxillary will be having a garage sale at the Legion on Friday, August 27 and Saturday, the 28th. Anyone who wants to donate items can drop off gently used items anytime the Legion is open. Their hours are 3 p.m. to midnight Monday thru Saturday. The sale will benefit the Churubusco United Methodist Soup to Shut-In Ministry and the Lighthouse Shelter in Columbia City.
For more information leave a message for Emily Munk at the Legion at 693-6263.

The American Legion Auxillary will be having a garage sale at the Legion on Friday, August 27 and Saturday, the 28th. Anyone who wants to donate items can drop off gently used items anytime the Legion is open.

Sixth grade orientation at Churubusco

The upcoming sixth grade orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 18 at 6 p.m. at Churubusco  Jr. High School.
All sixth grade students and parents are invited to attend this informative orientation session. Sixth grade teachers, as well as other school personnel will be available to assist students in becoming familiar with Churubusco Jr. High School.
Students should bring a copy of the schedule received at registration and will be guided to their first period class.

The upcoming sixth grade orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 18 at 6 p.m. at Churubusco  Jr. High School. All sixth grade students and parents are invited to attend this informative orientation session.

Rotary offers adult scholarships

The Churubusco Rotary Club has some funds available for one or two Adult Scholarships.
To qualify you must be a mature adult who is taking classes to update your marketable skills.  This could be in your present field or for those pursuing a new field of study for new employment opportunities.
Please send a resume to the Churubusco Rotary at P.O. Box 32, Churubusco, In. 46723 stating information about yourself, what you plan to pursue and what school you will attend. Make sure to include your address and phone number.

The Churubusco Rotary Club has some funds available for one or two Adult Scholarships. To qualify you must be a mature adult who is taking classes to update your marketable skills.  This could be in your present field or for those pursuing a new field of study for new employment opportunities.