News in brief

Town Council holds short meeting


CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s Town Council’s regular meeting was 4.5 minutes long last week, due to a short agenda.

Councilman Mark Pepple said he was working with Kevin Rothgeb to set up a time for a town hall meeting to help plan for the future of the town. Marshal Mike Engle said the police department’s new squad car may arrive this week.

Park supervisor Rick Krider said diamond one will have a new scoreboard this season, thanks to a donation from the Rotary Club.

“The Rotary has been good to us over the years and they continue to do so,” Krider said.

School board meeting is Monday


CHURUBUSCO — There is a Smith-Green Community Schools Board of Trustees meeting 7 p.m. Monday, March 19, in the Administrative Center. The full agenda is available on the district’s website.

Historical Society banquet is March 24


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Historical Society’s annual banquet is 11 a.m. March 24 at the Whitley County Agricultural Museum, 680 W. Squawbuck Road, Columbia City.

An art silent auction fundraiser will feature artwork of local historical buildings and places, along with animals and scenes, painted by Jeanette Brown.

Historian Clay Geiger will be the guest speaker. Geiger is a Whitley County native, farmer, retired teacher and local historian. His topic is titled, “Etna, Town of Dreams.”

The meal will be catered by Jill Daniel Catering and the cost per person is $20. There will be an award ceremony and prizes will be given away. All are invited. For reservations, call the museum at 244-6372.

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