Archive - Oct 3, 2012
CHURUBUSCO â€” A successful team has the ability to perform as expected despite distractions and an opponent that is not playing at their level.
Tuesday night, the Churubusco Lady Eagle volleyball team played host to Northeast Corner Conference foe Lakeland.
The Lady Lakers have struggled this season, making it even more important for the Lady Eagles to maintain their focus.
The Lady Eagles also faced the added attraction of â€śPink Out Nightâ€ť to support breast cancer awareness. â€™Busco was able to keep its focus, downing the Lady Lakers in three straight games 25-9,25-16 and 25-18.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City police are continuing to investigate an accident that involved a city police officer hitting a pedestrian with his squad car.
Zachary Hesting, 38, of Columbia City, was injured early Friday morning when, according to a crash report by the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department, he was struck by a squad car.
According to the WCSD report, Hesting was walking eastbound on Hanna Street near Whitley Street in Columbia City, when he saw lights coming up from behind him.
Hesting said he moved to the curb on the left side of the road, and was struck by the vehicle.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” On Motherâ€™s Day of 2011, a woman and her horse plodded through the sands of a beach in Ocean City, Wash.
They reached the water and the woman took off her boots.
â€śIt was boots off, toes in the water, hooves in the water,â€ť remembers 47-year-old Tracy Delp, a resident of Port Orchard, Wash.
Since that Motherâ€™s Day more than a year ago, Delp and her horse, Sierra have been hoofing it across the United States in what Delp hopes will raise awareness for the disease that took her own mother.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Fall and football go hand in hand, but fall and marching band is equally compatible now at Whitko High School (WHS). After three years of marking time, the band has stepped back onto the field to march.
Band Director Joseph Shepherd is a 2003 WHS graduate and was a member of the Marching Pride all four years of his high school career.
â€śThe band was thriving then. We received Division I ratings at regionals and were consistently placing,â€ť said Shepherd. â€śI know the potential the band program can have. I am excited to see us making some in steps in that direction.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With the County Commissioners giving the Whitley County Notification System a go ahead at Mondayâ€™s meeting, subscribed Whitley County residents will be able to receive instant community info after Nov. 1.
Daniel Weigold, city councilman, explained to the commissioners how the service will work through Nixle Community Information Service, a notification service for law enforcement and government agencies.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Due to the extensive damage caused to an entire wing of Columbia City High School back in June of 2010, the Whitley County Consolidated School board has begun discussion on the possibility of installing a storm sewer on the north side of the property.
â€śThe construction estimate we have for this is just under $306,000,â€ť said Anthony Zickgraf, WCCS board member.
With recent funding cuts, Zickgraf said the money for the project is not in the Capitol Projects fund.
â€śThe city had at one point offered to help with a small portion of the project,â€ť said Zickgraf.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A local man pleaded guilty to a charge of voyeurism Monday.
Brandon Davies, 25, of Columbia City, received 180 days in jail and 40 hours of community service.
Davies was caught looking in windows at Simonson Apartments three times within two days.
Simonsonâ€™s is located north of town, off Liberty Drive.
According to an Indiana State Police report, Davies was caught three times between 10 p.m. Sept. 14 and 10:28 p.m. Sept. 15, looking in the bedroom window of an apartment in the 400 block of Raleigh Court.
Elizabeth Ann Hatcher, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 10:54 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at her home. Born March 9, 1938, in Churubusco, she was the daughter of Herbert Theodore and Bethel Marie (Pennington) Harroff.
She graduated with the class of 1956 from Wolf Lake High School. On April 29, 1963, she married Ruben Dillard Hatcher in Columbia City.
A homemaker, she also worked at Chamberlin Products as a line worker for four years. Prior to moving to Fort Wayne, she lived in Wolf Lake, Albion, Churubusco, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana.