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Local school boards recognized for achievement PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:41

School board members and administrators from around the state, including representatives from Smith-Green Community Schools in Churubusco attended the Indiana School Boards Association regional meeting on Wednesday, April 4, at Goeglein's in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The ISBA is conducting meetings in each of its 10 regions across the state to discuss the effect the 2012 Indiana General Assembly will have on the operation of Indiana’s public schools.
The regional meetings conducted at the end of March through mid-April acquaint board members and superintendents with newly enacted legislation. ISBA Executive Director and lobbyist, Dr. Frank Bush, presented the details of the newly enacted legislation affecting Indiana public education. David Emmert, Esq., General Counsel of ISBA, delivered an update on legal issues. ISBA also requested suggestions from local board members for proposed legislation to be presented by the Legislative Committee to the Delegate Assembly during the 2012 ISBA/IAPSS Fall Conference to be held at the Indiana Convention Center on September 24-25.
Local board members and administrators from Smith-Green attending were Nick Uecker and Mike Sturgis, board members, and Steve Darnell, Superintendent.
ISBA is a non-profit organization with 290 members, including every public school board in the state. ISBA member services include, but are not limited to, legislative services, legal and school financial advice, board member training seminars and dissemination of information on various topics.

School board members and administrators from around the state, including representatives from Smith-Green Community Schools in Churubusco attended the Indiana School Boards Association regional meeting on Wednesday, April 4, at Goeglein's in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The ISBA is conducting meetings in each of its 10 regions across the state to discuss the effect the 2012 Indiana General Assembly will have on the operation of Indiana’s public schools.

 
Wind ordinance tabled PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:34

by Katie Wagner
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A handful of Whitley County residents, some of which are members of Whitley County Concerned Citizens (WCCC), gathered at the Whitley County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday afternoon in hopes of giving their input or hearing a decision regarding the proposed Whitley County zoning ordinance regarding wind energy conversion.

 
School Gazebo project fundraiser PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:32

Cindy Zollinger, sittingChurubusco Elementary School collected money for the school Gazebo project. The class that raised the most money got to “Silly String” their teacher. Cindy Zollinger (sitting) is the recipient of the winning prize. (photo by ramsey)

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GospelFest at Collins UMC PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 18:26

On Sunday, May 6, Collins United Methodist Church presents GospelFest 5.1, featuring Scenic Roots in concert. Hot dogs, salads and desserts, will be served at 5 p.m. with music starting at 6 p.m. This is a completely free event. No offering will be accepted. The picnic and concert will be held at the Collins outdoor pavilion. There is an adjacent playground for the kids. The Collins Church is located just off of E IN 205 one half of the way between Columbia City and Collins.
Scenic Roots is a sister duo which combines old-time mountain melodies, bluegrass drive, Irish traditions, and down-home humor. They will take you on a scenic journey as they weave their many musical influences together to create a unique blend of roots music. You’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time to the days when folks gathered on front porches to play and sing together.
Scenic Roots, from Concordia, Kansas, has been performing together for more than ten years. Tight arrangements and consistent performances are the result of Erin and Amber growing up making music. Erin plays mountain dulcimer and piano and is the 2004 National Mountain Dulcimer Champion. Amber plays fiddle and claw hammer banjo and is the 2011 Kansas State Fiddle Champion. Both women sing.
Scenic Roots has released three CDs and one EP.
Also performing are local artists Lisa Waterman and Ken Ellis. In the event of bad weather, the picnic and concert will be held inside the church.

On Sunday, May 6, Collins United Methodist Church presents GospelFest 5.1, featuring Scenic Roots in concert. Hot dogs, salads and desserts, will be served at 5 p.m. with music starting at 6 p.m. This is a completely free event. No offering will be accepted. The picnic and concert will be held at the Collins outdoor pavilion. There is an adjacent playground for the kids. The Collins Church is located just off of E IN 205 one half of the way between Columbia City and Collins.

 
East of Chicago -- Same pizza, new local owner PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 21:33

Chad and Megan Stillwell(Chad Stillwell is the new owner of East of Chicago Pizza in Churubusco. His daughter, Megan, is a night-shift supervisor at the restaurant and enjoys working with her dad.) photo by wagner

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by Katie Wagner
Churubusco resident Chad Stillwell is turning his passion for food into a new career. Stillwell bought the Churubusco East of Chicago Pizza restaurant on March 1st and plans to spruce up the location and offer daily and weekly specials.
“We’re putting everything we’ve got into it,” he said. “The pizza was good before, but we’re going to make it even better.”
Stillwell begins his day at 8:30 a.m., prepping pizza dough for pan pizzas. The dough is made fresh every morning.
“It’s ‘Pizza Done Right,’” Stillwell said. “We want customers to have the same experience every time.”
Stillwell usually works every day but Saturday and even does some deliveries himself.
He also wants to help out in the community and plans to donate pizzas for CJSHS Spirit Day and donated coupons for the Christ Community Church mEGGa Easter Egg Hunt.
Stillwell is working on lunch specials tailored especially toward local business employees, adding that he can deliver large orders to local facilities.
In his spare time, Stillwell said he enjoys boating, riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and barbecue catering with a good friend. East of Chicago is open Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.
You can “like” Churubusco East of Chicago on Facebook to learn about daily specials.

by Katie Wagner

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Churubusco resident Chad Stillwell is turning his passion for food into a new career. Stillwell bought the Churubusco East of Chicago Pizza restaurant on March 1 and plans to spruce up the location and offer daily and weekly specials.

 
Coloring contest winner PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 21:31

Breannna LehmanBreanna Lehman was one of the recent winners in the annual Churubusco News Easter coloring contest. Breanna received a basket of chocolates and goodies prepared by The Chocolate Thimble in Huntertown. Thanks to all who entered the contest. The colored pictures are on display in the Churubusco News office window. (photo by crabill)

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