Many homeowners enjoy growing their own fruit, but they have also learned that they require a lot of care. Pruning, pest control, fruit thinning, harvesting and storage are among the tasks an orchardist must undertake each year. The activity of pests is particularly disheartening to the home…

CHURUBUSCO — Theresia J. (Ihrie) Aumsbaugh, 91, of Churubusco, Indiana, passed away on Aug. 13, 2019, at Lutheran Life Villages-Pine Valley, of natural causes after a very long and rewarding life.

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco has the biggest girls golf team in the area with a lot of experience to go along with it. The Eagles want to grow into contending for a conference championship and a regional berth this season.

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s 911 dispatchers began taking calls in a new location last week — but not far from its previous location.

Happy birthday today to Mark Reichert, John Gaff and Isaac Perlich; tomorrow to Ally Shambaugh and Truman Sade; to Robbie Martin, Nathan Wyss and Lucas Lehmkuhl on the 17th; Robin Stampe on the 18th; Brodie Hackett on the 19th; Emily Shafer, R.T. Refeld, Chuck Jones, Lorraine Shanabarger on …

CHURUBUSCO — The community is encouraged to visit the annual Fine Arts Festival in downtown Churubusco from 2-7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 to celebrate fine arts in the community and show their support of the library. It is the same day as the annual Busco Block Party.

A favorite garden vegetable of many is the tomato. It is fairly easy to grow in a garden, and smaller varieties can be grown in containers. Containing vitamins A, C and iron, plus low in calories, many might say the tomato is even terrific, but a Purdue expert said it was not always so popular.

Back to school time also means the return of more children on motorists’ commutes. Between kids taking the bus, walking, riding their bikes or being dropped off at school, motorists need to be more vigilant in order to keep everyone safe.

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