Archive - Aug 25, 2010
A Pennsylvania man charged with 15 counts of child molesting and 51 counts of sexual misconduct with a minor for alleged sexual contact with a local girl went to trial Tuesday over the 66 class A and B felonies.
The prosecution contends the case is one of exploitation of a vulnerable girl, but the man’s defense attorney says the girl made up the allegations against a man she was infatuated with and upset over a custody battle.
What’s underneath the ground in Whitley County?
The Indiana Geological Survey is working on finding out just what makes up the depths of the county by taking several core samples of the area.
On Tuesday, the crew was at M.C. Wheeler and Sons Inc., in northwest Whitley County, where the deepest cores yet, about 200 feet, were taken.
Five samples 200 feet deep will be taken from the northwest area of the county.
CHURUBUSCO — The Smith-Green school board approved filling several positions at S-G and opening up another teaching position, while adding a benefit to Superintendent Steve Darnell’s contract at its meeting Monday.
Personnel added to the roster included Kameron Miller as groundskeeper/maintenance, Michael McPeak as a long-term substitute covering a medical leave, Deanna Elzey as a long-term substitute covering a maternity leave, and Mark Cheshire to continue in his role as sponsor of the pep band.
SOUTH WHITLEY — Two Whitley County rivals squared off Tuesday night when the Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball squad played host to the Churubusco Lady Eagles.
The Lady ’Cats used an experienced attack and good serving to take a 3-0 win over the visiting Lady Eagles.
The Lady Wildcats took game one 25-17 behind a five-point service run by Whitko senior Rachelle Kessie.
COLUMBIA CITY — Usually power and athleticism win out in a sporting event.
A win usually also follows when your top two singles players win in a tennis match.
That was not the case for Bethany Christian when it traveled to DeVol Field courts Tuesday to take on Columbia City in boys’ tennis.
Despite dropping the top two singles matches, the Eagles used a sweep of doubles play along with a undefeated streak by their No. 3 singles player to win a close 3-2 match.