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Lou Holtz to speak in Kendallville

The Kendallville Area Chamber of Commerce will host former Notre Dame Head Coach, Lou Holtz, as the guest speaker at its annual banquet on April 22, 2010, Executive Director Anita Shepherd announced today.
The Kendallville Area Chamber of Commerce is planning this annual event to honor local businesses and promote the growth of business and industry within the community.  “Coach Holtz was deemed a perfect fit as our guest speaker because of his connection to northern Indiana and effectiveness as a motivational speaker for businesses facing adversity. His influence could be extremely beneficial to this area during these tough times,” said Shepherd. The event’s highlight will be a speech from Lou Holtz titled the “Game Plan for Success.”  There will also be a silent auction to allow all attendees an opportunity to bid on autographed memorabilia.
Several local businesses, such as Kraft Foods and the Hess team at Orizon Real Estate, have signed on to sponsor the annual banquet, though additional sponsorships are still available.  A VIP reception will be offered to major sponsors, allowing direct interaction with Lou Holtz and an autographed, framed picture with the coach.  Holtz’s motivational speech could assist in creating a “winning drive” for all the efforts the community and Chamber are doing to get through these hard economic times.
Tickets to the annual banquet are limited and are available to purchase through the Kendallville Area Chamber of Commerce’s website, www.kendallvillechamber.com.  Tickets are $69 for members and $89 for non-members and will include access to the event, dinner and dessert.  The event will be held at the Kendallville Event Center.  For more information visit the web- site or call 260-347-1554.

The Kendallville Area Chamber of Commerce will host former Notre Dame Head Coach, Lou Holtz, as the guest speaker at its annual banquet on April 22, 2010, Executive Director Anita Shepherd announced today.

Merchants’ struggles continue

The Busco Merchants played one good half Sunday night leading against World Wide Auctioneers 39-35 at intermission. But the second…

Churubusco Youth League Registration

It is that time of year again to start preparing for baseball, softball, & soccer season. The Churubusco Youth League is proud to announce our registration dates, our website, our coaches meeting, and our draft day. All of the dates are as follows:
Feb. 12 – First Registration Day 6-8p.m. Scout Building
Feb. 13 – Registration Scout Building 9a.m.- Noon
Feb. 19 – 6-8pm Scout Building
Feb. 20 – 9a.m.-Noon
Feb. 21 – 1p.m.-4p.m.
March 5 – 6-8 Coaches Meeting
March 6 – 8 a.m.-Noon Draft, and 1-4 p.m. CPR Training for all NEW members and coaches
March 13 – 1-4 p.m. Umpire Training
April 17 – Opening Day/ Picture Day
April 19 – Little League Season Starts
They are still in great need of sponsorships (this is tax deductible).  For more information contact Shelly Labenz at 693-1513 or 609-1513. They need all the sponsors they can get to have a great year. Please go to the website at buscoball.org to print off sponsor forms and see the costs for sponsorship.
They once again will NOT be raising the fees for the kids to play ball. They WILL be implementing a new Concession Stand fee of $15 per child. There will also be the same choices of fundraisers this years: Candles (sell five candles per child), candy (to be paid for that day $52), or the general buyout of $25 per child, discounts apply to families of three or more.
They will be accepting  cash or checks this year, unfortunately no credit cards. There will also be a $35.00 fee applied to all returned checks. There has been a problem in the past with checks so they will now apply a fee.
The league is in need of Coaching staff and Umpires. For more information please go to the website at busco ball.org or you may call Doug Brown for baseball at 609-6820; and Robin Holloway for softball at 438-6454; Jamie Perlich for Umpires at 241-4634; and you may always call Shelly Labenz for any other questions or concerns.
The league is hoping to have a great year once again, and look forward to having a great turnout, so mark your calendars for the above dates, and they hope to see you all there!

It is that time of year again to start preparing for baseball, softball, & soccer season. The Churubusco Youth League is proud to announce our registration dates, our website, our coaches meeting, and our draft day. All of the dates are as follows:

Hamilton, Siddons, Linscomb Champions at Woodlan Invite

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(Adam Boggess tries to get his opponent on his back to get near fall points. Boggess placed third in the 130 pound weight class at the Woodlan Invitational last Saturday. photo by hiatt)

by Don Hiatt
dhiatt@busconews.com

The Churubusco Eagles finished in second place at the Woodlan Invitational, 44 points behind the defending Champion Greenville Greenwave of Ohio. The Eagles had three Champions Jordan Hamilton at 171 lbs, Braxton Siddons at 189 lbs. and Jay Linscomb in the 215 pound weight class. In all they placed 11 wrestlers in the top four, with five 3rd place finishers and three 4th place finishers.

Lady Eagles fall in NECC Tourney

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(Senior Alysa Holloway goes for the lay-up against Fairfield. She had four points and four rebounds in the loss to the Falcons 48-21. photo by hiatt)

by Don Hiatt
buscosports@app-printing.com

The Fairfield Falcons were too much for the Lady Eagles as they defeated Churubusco 48-21 in the NECC tourney. Busco jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on a basket by Taylor Amber and a free throw by Haleigh Gross, but it was all Fairfield after that.

Eagles lose heartbreaker in tourney

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(Soaring Eagle Kyle Mathewson connects for two of his 13 points against Fairfield in the NECC tourney. photo  by hiatt)

by Don Hiatt
dhiatt@busconews.com

The Churubusco Eagles finished in second place at the Woodlan Invitational, 44 points behind the defending Champion Greenville Greenwave of Ohio. The Eagles had three Champions Jordan Hamilton at 171 lbs, Braxton Siddons at 189 lbs. and Jay Linscomb in the 215 pound weight class. In all they placed 11 wrestlers in the top four, with five 3rd place finishers and three 4th place finishers.

Merchants drop heartbreaker

After jumping out to a 14-4 early lead, the Busco Mens team trailed at the half 35-34. And the second half was a see-saw battle back and forth with nobody ever building more  than a five-point lead with 15 ticks on the clock.
Logan Jones three points knotted the score at 70 apiece but a runner off the glass with one second on the clock gave Mike Thomas Associates a thrilling 72-70 victory over the Merchants.
Busco did place four men in double figures again led by Jerry Partin with 19, Kendric Oler added 16 and Dan Burkhart and Logan Jones both chipped in with 14 points.
Busco Merchants are sponsored in part by Eagle Do It Best Hardware, Gap Inc., P.H.P. and Brevin’s Downtown Eatery.

After jumping out to a 14-4 early lead, the Busco Mens team trailed at the half 35-34. And the second half was a see-saw battle back and forth with nobody ever building more  than a five-point lead with 15 ticks on the clock.

Baseball chili supper and auction

The second annual Baseball Chili Supper and Auction will be held on Friday, January 29 between 5 and 7 p.m. before the Central Noble boys Basketball game.
The supper consists of chili, bread and butter, apple crisp and a drink for $5.
The auction will be held in the Churubusco High School cafeteria beginning at 5:30 p.m. The first set of pinstripe jerseys were worn from 1995-1999 and will be auctioned off.
Jersey numbers and sizes are as follows: #7, size 48; #12, size 44; #14, size 48; #15, size 44; #16, size 48; #20, size 44; #21, size 48; #22, size 44; #23, size 48; #24, size 48; #25, size 44; #26, size 48; #33, size 48; and #51, size 48.
The auctioneer is Justin Gaerte, a former Eagle baseball player and 1997 graduate.
All proceeds will go to the  Churubusco Eagle Baseball Team.

The second annual Baseball Chili Supper and Auction will be held on Friday, January 29 between 5 and 7 p.m. before the Central Noble boys Basketball game. The supper consists of chili, bread and butter, apple crisp and a drink for $5.