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Memorial Day services held PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:57

Services at Eel River CemeteryAnnual Memorial Day services were held Monday by members of the Churubusco American Legion and V.F.W., at Eel River Cemetery south of Churubusco. Over 100 people attended to honor those who have served our country. (photo by crabill)

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Splash pad opens for season PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:54

Churubusco park's splash padChurubusco park’s splash pad opened for the season this past weekend, which was a great way to cool off from the high temperatures in the mid nineties. The splash pad will be in operation seven days a week, weather permitting, opening at 11 a.m. (photo by wagner)

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Wind ordinance discussion continues PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:52

by Katie Wagner
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The Whitley County Board of Commissioners held a second discussion of the proposed wind ordinance at their meeting on Monday, May 21.
Commissioners must accept, reject or amend the ordinance proposed by the Whitley County Plan Commission.
The wind ordinance does not necessarily allow wind farms in Whitley County, but lays the groundwork for applying for and guidelines for constructing a wind farm in the county.
The Commissioners have received input from several sources and are continuing to review suggestions for changes to the ordinance.
Chairman of Commissioners Don Amber proposed several changes to the ordinance and outlined each at the meeting.
In addition, Larry Long, Mark Mynhier and Henry Janda of Whitley County Concerned Citizens (WCCC) have proposed several changes in writing. “I recommend we draw the line in the sand today and say all changes have to be in today,” Commissioner Tom Rethlake said, “because people will keep submitting changes. Let’s get moving with it.”
The main changes proposed by Amber include a setback of at least four times the tower height for participants (land owners who approve a wind turbine on their land) and 6.5 times the tower height for non-participants, with a minimum setback of 1000 feet. The proposed setback distance is to protect individuals from possible ice throw from the blades of the wind turbine.
In addition, Amber said he would like to request a real estate valuation plan be added to the ordinance.
Chairman Amber said the Commissioners will not hold a public hearing on the topic because the Plan Commission held at least two public hearings and the Commissioners were all in attendance at those hearings, therefore, Amber said another hearing would not bring useful information that hasn’t already been heard.
Commissioners plan to bring everything together at the June 4 meeting and then submit amendments to the ordinance to the Plan Commission.

by Katie Wagner 

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The Whitley County Board of Commissioners held a second discussion of the proposed wind ordinance at their meeting on Monday, May 21. Commissioners must accept, reject or amend the ordinance proposed by the Whitley County Plan Commission. The wind ordinance does not necessarily allow wind farms in Whitley County, but lays the groundwork for applying for and guidelines for constructing a wind farm in the county.

 
DI attends Global Finals in Tennessee PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:46

Neon Gummi Bears Team(Churubusco High School’s Destination ImagiNation team competed in Knoxville, Tennessee at the Global Finals. The team had to win its way to the Championship by winning State and Regional competitions. The team was awarded a special Renaissance Award. Neon Gummi Bears members are, left to right, front, Caitie Eakins, Jenna Shambaugh, Rachel Jones; back, Coach Julie Mast, Brandi Herron, Robby Pope, Avery Dirr.)

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What do Eagles, Knoxville, Tennessee, and a Solar Cell fueling a Solar Proto-type have in common?  They involve the “Neon Gummi Bears” team from Busco  attending the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals held at the University of Tennessee from Wednesday, May 23 through Saturday, May 26.
The Busco DI team was one of 30 teams sent to Globals from Indiana to compete this year. There were 1275 teams present from DI programs in 45 states and 22 countries around the globe.  Over 18000 team members, coaches, parents, appraisers and DI officials attended Global 2012 competition and activities.
The “Neon Gummi Bears” team members are: Avery Dirr, Rachel Jones, Jenna Shambaugh, Caitie Eakins, Robby Pope, and Brandi Herron. The team was coached by Rachele Shambaugh and Julie Mast. Dena Pope became the assistant coach for Global attendance. Rob Pope drove a box truck down to Tennessee filled with the props for the team to use during their competition. Val Eakins, Caitie’s mom, drove the van full of the team, coaches, and Valerie Pope, a sister supporter.
The team was housed at the Airport Hilton near the UT campus. At the first meal, the Busco team befriended an elementary level team from Columbia – they became their “BUDDY” team. It was so fun to make a connection of this level with an international DI team. Before leaving Globals they shared pins, t- shirts, hats and their hearts with their new Columbian friends.
Year 2012 marks their eighth consecutive year to have Busco teams attend Global competitions, but they need to discuss their “firsts” ...from this Global year! It was the first time a team at Globals won a Renaissance Award at the Global level. It was the first time they had ever skyped the Busco end of the year

What do Eagles, Knoxville, Tennessee, and a Solar Cell fueling a Solar Proto-type have in common?  They involve the “Neon Gummi Bears” team from Busco  attending the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals held at the University of Tennessee from Wednesday, May 23 through Saturday, May 26.

 
Free Sale at Sugar Grove Church of God PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:35

If you are a single parent, unemployed, or just in need of a little assistance, you are invited to a “Free Sale” Saturday, June 2 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Sugar Grove Church.
It’s like a garage sale, but everything is FREE! If you can use it, you can have it . . . no strings attached.
They have infant - adult spring and fall clothing, shoes and toys, miscellaneous household items, furniture, televisions, linens and so much more. All items are clean and free of holes and stains.

If you are a single parent, unemployed, or just in need of a little assistance, you are invited to a “Free Sale” Saturday, June 2 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Sugar Grove Church. It’s like a garage sale, but everything is FREE! If you can use it, you can have it . . . no strings attached. They have infant - adult spring and fall clothing, shoes and toys, miscellaneous household items, furniture, televisions, linens and so much more. All items are clean and free of holes and stains.



 
Eagle Garden Gazebo dedication PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:33

Smith-Green Community Schools held a special dedication service for the Eagle Garden Gazebo and additions to the Guardian Eagle Walkway. Community members, along with staff and students, gathered around the gazebo, listening to musical selections from CES Chimers, CES Singers and CHS New Era, while Boy Scout Troop #81 presented the flags and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 
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