Archive - Aug 2010
After nearly six hours of deliberation, a jury of eight women and four men was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a Pennsylvania man charged with 15 counts of child molesting and 51 counts of sexual misconduct with a minor.
Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer told the jury that it is uncommon to not reach a verdict, but it does occasionally occur.
“I do respect the fact that you worked your best to reach a conclusion,” he said.
Columbia City at Whitko
Records: Columbia City 1-0, Whitko 1-0
Time: 7 p.m.
Last Week: Columbia City beat Warsaw at home 35-16. Whitko won at home over Wawasee 20-0.
Last meeting: In 2004, Columbia City’s lone win of the season came at Whitko 27-20.
Games Notes: Someone has to lose.
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.
Columbia City's Samara Qureshi (4) sets up a hit for Paige Moore (11) during the first game of the Lady Eagles home match against Garrett Tuesday. Qureshi led City in digs, blocks and assists on the night. Garrett swept three games from Columbia City winning 25-16, 25-15, 25-17.
SOUTH WHITLEY – Sometimes when matches are lopsided the difficulty comes in playing to ones potential, and maintaining focus whether on the winning or losing side of those scores.
That was the challenge facing both Columbia City and Whitko tennis teams when the two Whitley County rivals squared off Monday on the Whitko courts. A veteran Columbia City team took a 5-0 win over the Wildcats, limiting the hosts to five games total.
COLUMBIA CITY — Soccer is a sport of sudden changes. Despite being 80 minutes long, for 62 minutes two teams battled in a scoreless affair Monday at Max Gandy Athletic Field.
After countless attacks and numerous saves on both ends of the field, a deadlocked game at halftime seems to be building for a climatic ending.