Skip to main content

Archive - Jan 16, 2013

Columbia City football season in review

January 16, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the second of a four-part series on Columbia City’s football team.

COLUMBIA CITY — Whatever plans the Eagles made for 2012 — Columbia City was brought down to Earth in a season-opening loss at the hands of its neighbors to the west, the Warsaw Tigers.

The Eagles fell by a score of 20-14 in a game where their defense gave up 323 rushing yards.

“I was disappointed by how we came out in that first game,” said head coach Randy Hudgins. “But, that game got us much more focused.

Eagles take down Irwin, Huntington

January 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Former Whitko head coach Rob Irwin tried out his third team against Eagle head coach Chris Benedict Tuesday at Columbia City Tuesday. After taking on the Eagles with Carroll, Whitko and now Huntington North, Irwin fell just short of his first win against Benedict since 2001.

Irwin’s only two wins over Columbia City as Whitko’s play-caller came in 2008 and 2009, when Benedict was coaching at Valparaiso.
Though Irwin was hoping for the win, he holds no animosity against Benedict.

10-YEAR SENTENCE: Columbia City man receives meth sentence

January 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man who had pleaded guilty to dealing in methamphetamine received his sentence in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday. Nicholas Morthorst, 25, was sentenced 10 years for the charge — which is a Class B felony. He will serve six years of the sentence with the other four being suspended.

Morthorst had several family members write to the court who were concerned for the outcome of his sentence. His uncle, Thomas Morthorst, took the stand and testified on behalf of his nephew.

TUMBLIN' DOWN: Demolition begins at Kent Theater

January 16, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — A backhoe was the tool of choice used to knock down the charred walls of Kent Theater, South Whitley. After a fire damaged the building, the structure was untouched for almost a year while South Whitley town officials waited on owner, Mark Minick, to come to terms with his insurance company. South Whitley Town Council members pressed Minick to start demolition by Dec. 29, 2012.

JOB OPPS: Equipping the hungry with jobs

January 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for the day. Teach a man to fish and he’ll never grow hungry again. This sage advice is put into action with a new program, The Connection. Whitley County residents who are searching for employment can tap into resources made available through The Connection, such as job listing, resume help and interview tips.

Emily Houser, of Columbia City, is one of the volunteers for the program. The Connection is a joint effort through two already established feeding programs, Forklift and The Line.

NEW SUPERINTENDENT: Mast named new SGCS district leader

January 16, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Smith-Green Community Schools Board of School Trustees introduced Galen Mast as its new superintendent Monday.Mast previously had a brief stint with SGCS in 2007. During the spring semester, he served as assistant high school principal and athletic director.

Following the 2007 school year, Mast departed from Churubusco to take a job as principal at Parkside Elementary School in the Lakeland School Corporation.

Mast’s departure from SGCS did not diminish his appreciation for what the district, and Churubusco, has to offer.

TODAY IN SPORTS

January 16, 2013

Here are the sports headlines in Wednesday's Post & Mail:

Columbia City football season in review

Eagles take down Irwin, Huntington

Whitko scores TRC win

Columbia City preps for tourney with match at Carroll

Athlete of the week

Virginia Fulk, 90

January 16, 2013

Virginia E. Fulk, 90, of Churubusco, passed away at 2:10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born Jan. 26, 1922, in Allen County, she was the daughter of Frank and Ethel Mae (Grim) Garrison.
A lifelong resident of Whitley County, she lived for brief periods of time in surrounding areas. She graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1941.

IN THE HEADLINES

January 16, 2013

Here are the headlines in Wednesday's Post & Mail:

Mast named new SGCS superintendent

Demolition begins at Kent Theater

Columbia City man receives meth sentence

Equipping the hungry for jobs

Money was raised for Leadership Whitley County through a sand volleyball tournament at DeVol Field...
Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...
COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes