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Archive - Feb 10, 2011

Etzler stepping down as AD, staying on as coach

February 10, 2011

   After Monday’s Smith Green Community School board meeting, Churubusco High School began the search for a new athletic director.
   Current AD Lee Etzler announced he will step down from the position effective at the end of the current school year.
   Etzler notes time with his family was the driving force behind his decision.

Final obstacle stands in way of nine wrestlers

February 10, 2011

   One final hurdle stands in the way of nine wrestlers from Whitley County. Saturday, the Indiana high school individual semistate tournament splits the contenders from the pretenders.
   Across 14 different weight classes, 224 wrestlers are vying for a top-four finish that will get them to Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis for the 73rd annual individual state finals tournament.
   The path for five Wildcats and four Eagles goes through the Woodlan semistate held at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

Wright pleads guilty of killing girl

February 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The teenager accused of killing a 14-year-old Whitley County girl in March of 2010 has pleaded guilty but mentally ill in Whitley County Circuit Court.
Joshua M. Wright, 18, appeared in court Thursday to change his plea on four counts related to the rape and murder of Kaylin Doggendorf.
If Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer accepts the change of plea agreement between prosecutors and Wright's defense, Wright could possibly receive a 100-year prison term.
Sentencing is set for March 28 at 9 a.m. in Whitley County Circuit Court.

Lady Eagles take rematch

February 10, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — The postseason got underway for Whitley County girls’ basketball teams Wednesday night with a rivalry rematch at the class 3A Columbia City sectional.
   A hot and cold night from the field, Columbia City got the better side of the shooting beating rival Whitko for the fourth consecutive time, 63-44. That leaves the Lady Eagles in a semifinal rematch from a season ago against two-time defending sectional champion NorthWood Friday night.

What was happening over here while our boys were ‘Over There’

February 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — During World War II many of the men of Whitley County joined the armed forces and served their country traveling all over the world.
But those who stayed behind did their own service for the country, just in a different way.
Jeanette Brown, Whitley County Historian will give a presentation on the World War II homefront at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Whitley County Historical Museum in Columbia City.
Did you know one Whitley County family sent six sons to the war?

Snow plow drivers learn from snow storm

February 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Highway Department Superintendent Michael Barton told the Whitley County Council Tuesday his staff went to school in the recent severe snow storm.
“Right off the bat we had two trucks stuck,” said Barton of last week’s storm that gripped much of the Midwest.
“It got a little tense there for a moment with 30 to 40 cars stuck that first night.”
As the snow began to blanket the area, the “essential” personnel from the county and from Columbia City and other outlying towns rolled up sleeves and got to work.

Amber Johnson, 101

February 10, 2011

Amber Ruth (Ruckman) Johnson, 101, passed away Feb. 2, 2011.
She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Johnson; devoted mother of Edgar (Janet) Johnson and C. Warren Johnson; dearest grandmother of David, Jerry, Sally (deceased) and Warren Charles; great-grandmother of Deanna, Joshua, Jacqueline and Samantha; great-great-grandmother of three; and sister of the following deceased: Ford, Harold and Maurice.

Three hurt in crash

February 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Three people were injured Wednesday, one seriously, in a two-vehicle collision north of Columbia City.
Elizabeth Peterson, 18, of Riley Road, Columbia City was airlifted by Parkview Hospital’s Samaritan helicopter following the crash that occurred on state Route 9 and County Road 500 North at about 4 p.m.
Peterson was listed by police as incoherent at the scene with apparent internal injuries. Her condition was unavailable at Parkview today.

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