Archive - Oct 13, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â Absentee voters are coming out in full swing to cast their ballots for this yearâs general election.
According to the Clerk of Circuit Court, Debbie Beers, absentee voters in this yearâs primary totaled only 487 voters, but with absentee voting open as of this week, the general election number is already close as it continues to climb daily.
âSo far this week, we have had 300 voters in the first three days,â said Beers. âWhen the voters come out to vote, all the preparation and hard work put into running the election is truly worth it.â
CHURUBUSCO â Churubuscoâs football seniors ended their final regular-season game with more than a Northeast Corner Conference title Friday night.
The Eagles topped (formerly) undefeated Lakeland 38-16 to win their fourth and final conference championship of their careers.
Despite taking on the only team withouth a loss in the NECC, Churubuscoâs seniors modeled their familiarity as the conferenceâs top dogs, holding the lead for nearly the entire game.
âWe knew it was going to be a big game and we were excited for the challenge,â Churubusco stand-out senior Jason Nicodemus said.
OSSIAN â Friday night the Columbia City Eagle football squad wrapped up its regular season with a trip to Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Norwell.
A review of the game reads like the mixed coverage of a movie blockbuster ... âA bang-up start, with a satisfying ending, but a little slow in the middle,â as the Eagles used big plays early and late to post a 26-6 win over the host Knights.
The Eagles started the game with a bang, executing a pop-up onside kick by Jose Perez that was recovered by Columbia Cityâs Wayne Smith on the Norwell 38-yard line.
AKRON â Whitko closed out the regular season with a loss to the top team in the Three Rivers Conference, Tippecanoe Valley, Friday in Akron.
The Vikings won a decisive 55-14 over the Wildcats, who are now preparing for the opening round of sectionals next week, as Whitko hosts the Garrett Railroaders.
Tippy Valley came out to a 21-7 lead in the first quarter. Whitkoâs touchdown came with 3:17 to go in the quarter with a 2-yard run by Tanner Hughes. Hughes led Whitko in rushing with 51 yards on 14 carries.