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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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Fall Revival at Church of the Nazarene

Fall Revival at Church of the Nazarene

The Churubusco Church of the Nazarene invites you to join them for five great spiritual renewal services. Rev. Billy Huddleston will be the guest speaker and singer. Billy is a...

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Town Block Party huge success

Town Block Party huge success

(The Town of Churubusco held a Block Party last Saturday, September 6 which was well attended. Local merchants gave away free merchandise and proceeds went to the Churubusco Chamber of...

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Busco Band at Purdue

Busco Band at Purdue

The Churubusco High School Band participated in Band Day at Purdue University Saturday, September 6.{loadposition relatedcategorynewslocal}

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Churubusco High School class of 1954 holds reunion

The Churubusco High School Class of 1954 held its 60-year reunion Friday, September 5 at the Masonic Lodge in Churubusco. Pictured are, left to right, front row, Connie (Gross) Nestel...

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Local music festival gaining traction

Local music festival gaining traction

The Churubusco area Pinestock Music Festival was held last weekend. In its fourth year the festival is continually growing featuring regional acts from Chicago, New York and Fort Wayne. The...

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Trial hours for History Center

Beginning September 27, the Churubusco History Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the last Saturday of the month. This will be a trial for two...

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Churubusco Child Care Center teachers re

Teachers Pam Akers, LuAnn Beucler, Jamie Bickis, and Stacie Roehrman from the Churubusco Child Care Center received scholarships through the TEACH Early Childhood Indiana Project sponsored by the Indiana Association...

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100th Anniversary and Rededication at Co

Collins United Methodist Church, located at 5524 E. Darland St., Columbia City just off SR 205 in Collins will observe the 100th Anniversary and Rededication Service of their current sanctuary...

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3rd Annual Townwide Garage Sale

It is that time again. Churubusco is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Townwide Garage Sales will be held September 26 and 27 throughout Churubusco and surrounding Green and Smith...

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Porkburger dinner at Wesley Chapel

The Fellowship of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church is hosting a porkburger dinner on Saturday, September 13, from 4 to 7 p.m., or until sold out. Menu includes porkburger (or hot...

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Churubusco Police Report for September 1

Following is the Churubusco Police Report for September 1-7: September 1 00:30 Lassus detail. 00:55 Sig. 8 address on Wheatfield reference harassing texts. 09:52 Dog running at large in area of Clingerman and Line....

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Autumn Tea to be held at Gene-Stratton P

If you're longing for the elegance and civility of days gone by, experience the splendor of the Gene Stratton-Porter Autumn Tea on Saturday, September 27 from 12 to 4 p.m....

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What will the corn crop look like this y

by John Woodmansee, Whitley County Extension Educator With an eye toward harvest, many farmers are wondering what corn yields and the condition of the corn could potentially be. Dr. Bob Nielsen, Purdue...

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Noble County Tax Sale

The Noble County Tax Sale is scheduled for October 9, 2014 at 10 a.m. The tax sale will begin promptly at 10 a.m. and will be held at the Dekko...

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DAR Chapter hosts District meeting

On August 15, the Colonel Augustin de la Balme DAR Chapter hosted the Northeast Indiana District Meeting. The meeting was held at the Churubusco United Methodist Church. Over 90 members...

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Concert on the Farm

Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy an evening of live country music in a beautiful farm setting. Hubie Ashcraft & The Drive and Adam Strack will perform...

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Columbia City Senior Center tenderloin d

The Senior Center, located at 710 Opportunity Dr. in Columbia City will be hosting an all-you-can-eat grilled tenderloin dinner Saturday, September 20 from 4-7 p.m. The dinner will include potato...

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Clandestine Drug Lab Locations ordinance

by Katie Wagner kwagner@busconews.com The Whitley County Board of Commissioners passed the proposed Clandestine Drug Lab Locations Ordinance 2014-06 last Tuesday, September 2. The Commissioners will advertise the Ordinance which will automatically become...

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Christian comedy and illusion show at Me

Meese Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 2906 CR 60 in Auburn near the DeKalb County Airport will be hosting a Christian comedy and illusion show. The show will take...

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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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Eagles win big in season opener

Eagles win big in season opener

(Senior running back Devin Peters breaks a tackle in Friday's matchup against Lakeland. Peters racked up 158 yards rushing with one touchdown in the Eagles’ 33-19 win.) photo by van...

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Lady Eagle Volleyball starts season

Lady Eagle Volleyball starts season

(Alisha Farner and the Eagles hosted an eight team volleyball tournament on Saturday. She led Busco with seven kills on the day.) photo by van hornby Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com In the...

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Boys Tennis wins season opener

by Nathan Van Horn nvanhorn@busconews.com Thursday, August 21, the Eagles boys tennis team traveled to take on South Side and defeated them 4-1. Scoring for the team in the #1 singles spot was...

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Senior Men’s League at ERGC

Following are the scores from Eel River Golf Course from August 25: Senior Division Low gross: Bob Lewis 79; Low net: Rich Zollinger 72, Jim Clugston 72.

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Busco Men’s Golf League at ERGC

Following are the scores from Eel River Golf Course from August 20 and 21: August 20 Wednesday, Gold Kevin Michel and Jerry McCoy 115; Cy Imbody and Jeff Herron 113; Thomas Brumbaugh and...

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Busco scrimmage Heritage

Busco scrimmage Heritage

A group of Eagles tackle a Heritage runner on Friday. The regular season kicks off this Friday at Lakeland with a 7 p.m. start time.

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Lady Eagle Volleyball

Lady Eagle Volleyball

Mariah Nondorf spikes the ball during the Eagles’ home match against Woodlan. Busco fell 3-2 in a close season opener. (photo by van horn)

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Beezley to be inducted into Warsaw Speed

Beezley to be inducted into Warsaw Speedway Hall of Fame

Saturday, August 23, Tom Beezley will be inducted into the Warsaw Speedway Hall of Fame at Plymouth Speedway. Tom was inducted into the Avilla Hall of Fame in 1988. Tom...

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Obituaries

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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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George Kirkpatrick

George Kirkpatrick

ALBION – George L. Kirkpatrick, 80, a resident of rural Albion, passed away at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the family residence in Jefferson Township. Mr. Kirkpatrick was...

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Shayne LeFever

Shayne LeFever

CHURUBUSCO – Shayne Nicole LeFever, 39, a resident of Churubusco, passed away at 2:19 p. m. on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She...

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Beth Sollazzo

Beth Sollazzo

COLUMBIA CITY - Beth A. Sollazzo, 58, a resident of rural Columbia City and wife of John Sollazzo, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the family residence...

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Ruth Ryan

Ruth Ryan

CHURUBUSCO – Ruth H. Ryan, 87, a resident of Churubusco and widow of George F. Ryan, passed away at 10:50 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Parkview Whitley Hospital...

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Fern Sage

Fern Sage

FORT WAYNE – Fern I. Sage, 90, a former resident of Eel River Township and widow of Russell H. Sage, passed away at 3:40 a.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014...

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