Archive - Apr 2012
ALBION â€” Some may say the third time is a charm, but for Churubuscoâ€™s boys track team, the fourth timeâ€™s a charm, as the Eagles won the Central Noble Invitational for the fourth year in a row.
â€™Busco had 34 more points than its closest opponent, Westview, with 150 points.
Not far behind Westview (116.5) was West Noble (110.5). Garrett (74.5) in fourth, Central Noble (59.5) placed fifth and Prairie Heights (51) came in sixth.
AUBURN â€” Churubuscoâ€™s golf team won a Northeast Corner Conference three-way match last Thursday, beating Westview and Eastside at Bridgewater Golf Course in Auburn.
The visiting Eagles shot a 185 led by Ryan Mayer with a 42. Mayerâ€™s 42 also gave him runner-up medalist honors.
Beau Barkley and Parker Conrad had 47s, followed by Brandon Norrisâ€™ 49 and Brad Martin, who carded a 50.
Friday the Eagles hosted conference foes Fairfield and Hamilton.
Fairfield won the match with a score of 152, followed by Churubusco-161 and Ham-ilton-175.
FORT WAYNE â€” None of them had ever made a 911 phone call or dropped out of a second-floor window. Now the third-grade students of Whitley County have done so.
That is thanks to Capts. Dave Meadows and Carlos Gomez of the Fort Wayne Fire Department. Capt. Meadows lives in South Whitley.
The students recently completed their visit to the Fort Wayne Fire Departmentâ€™s Safety Village and Survive Alive House in Fort Wayne.
â€śWe bring our classes here every year, and I learn something new each time,â€ť said Susan Fricke, teacher at Northern Heights Elementary School.
CHURUBUSCO â€” It was a first for the Churubusco Fine Arts Program, a tea party, that is.
Thirty-three young girls, one young boy, and a hand-full of moms and dads attended the Royal Tea Party hosted by Cinderella and Prince Charming Saturday at Churubusco High School.
When each participant arrived, the step-mother, portrayed by Peyton Brandt, welcomed each individually on behalf of King Maximillian (Jacob McClure) and Queen Maisie (Caitie Eakins).
Some party goers dressed in their finest attire, jewels and even some glass slippers as they enjoyed tea and cookies.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man was arrested Sunday after leaving the scene of his girlfriendâ€™s accident and operating a vehicle during a lifetime suspension, two felonies.
According to a witness, Lyle Orr, 46, of 517 N. Oak St. in Columbia City, allegedly drug his unconscious girlfriend off the road after she crashed her moped in the area of CR 300 E and Old Trail Rd.
â€śHe stated he witnessed a man drag a female by one arm off the roadway and into the ditch,â€ť Indiana State Police Trooper Joel Lemmonâ€™s case report said.
ALBION â€” William G. McCoy, 75, of Albion, died at 1:55 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Avalon Village in Ligonier.
He was born Feb. 27, 1937, southwest of Albion, a son of James Ralph and Freida L. (Gaerte) McCoy.
On April 17, 1970, he was married to Daisy M. Clouse. She preceded him in death on June 7, 1998.
Jesse Leroy Gibson, 70, of Columbia City, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Warsaw Meadows Care Center, Warsaw.
He was born Aug. 24, 1941, in Columbia City, the son of Clifford M. and Beulah M. (Zolman) Gibson.
He attended school in Whitley County and he owned and operated Gibsonâ€™s Body Shop, Columbia City.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” The auditorium of Whitko High School was packed for Saturday eveningâ€™s performance of the musical â€śOnce Upon a Mattressâ€ť, with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer.
The musical was performed Friday and Saturday, and is the story of the matrimonial tyranny of the extremely talkative Queen Aggravain, played by Cece Cherry, concerning the marriage of her son, Prince Dauntless, played by Jordan Gregory.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” It only took a couple moments for the grown-ups to learn the second-grade students at Mary Raber Elementary School knew their facts about Arbor Day.
Mayor Ryan Daniel began the assembly Friday afternoon by proclaiming it Arbor Day not only in Columbia City but around the world.
â€śArbor Day was started in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton after he took the suggestion to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture to celebrate tree planting and land preservation both here in America and the world,â€ť said Daniel.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Two arrests were made in connection to a vehicle explosion Friday afternoon on Old Trail Rd. near Ind. 5.
Jason Sizemore, 34, of Warsaw is being held at the Whitley County Jail and Trever R. Hanlon, 36, Claypool is booked in Kosciusko County after their car caught fire from an active methamphetamine lab.
According to Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Det. Bill Brice, the pair were driving from Kosciusko County to Huntington when their meth lab went bad.
Witnesses say the men got out of the vehicle and grabbed a bag and put it under a tree.