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Carroll pummels Col. City, 56-0

October 12, 2013

HUNTERTOWN — With University of Notre Dame scouts in the stands, the Carroll Chargers used the visiting Columbia City Eagle football squad as a backdrop for an offensive showcase, handing the Eagles a 56-0 Northeast Hoosier Conference beating.

“They (Carroll) played with great intensity,” said Columbia City Head Coach Randy Hudgins, “And we did not match that intensity.”

The Chargers took the opening kickoff and marched 75 yards in eight plays.

Junior running back Justin Tranquill took the ball in for the score from 11 yards out with 9:36 left in the first quarter.

’Cats drop first TRC game; lose to Rochester

October 12, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko may have lost an outright win of the Three Rivers Conference after falling to Rochester Friday night.

The Wildcats were the lone team without a TRC loss, but dropped a 26-9 game to the Zebras, who posted a four-touchdown second half.

The only scenario that Whitko could earn the title outright is if the ’Cats beat Tippecanoe Valley (5-3) next week, and if Rochester falls to 1-7 North Miami. Rochester is 6-2 overall and 5-1 in the TRC.

Whitko came out with a strong start against the Zebras Friday, holding a 9-0 lead going into the second half.

Undefeated no more: ’Busco drops first conference game since 2010

October 12, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — With a share of a conference championship still in play, Churubusco’s football team has one week left in the regular season to bounce back from its first loss.

The Class 2A third-ranked Eagles fell to visiting Fairfield Friday, 35-14. While the win snapped an undefeated season for ’Busco, it did not shake the hopes of a shared Northeast Corner Conference championship.

Temporary medium, permanent message

October 12, 2013

Although chalk doesn’t leave a permanent mark, the message displayed in a variety of colors is a powerful one.

Students at Columbia City High School gathered to decorate the pavement leading to the school’s entrance with words and drawings in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Chalk It Up has been a county-wide campaign as students across Whitley County have etched sayings on sidewalks at numerous schools advocating a stop to violence.

Pictured is Maddison Berlin working on her chalk drawing.

Hake to hand over her hat as center’s director

October 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The thought of saying goodbye to those she has worked with for so long brings mixed emotions for Jackie Hake, evident in teary eyes.
For 18 years, Hake has been the executive director for The Woodlands, a county-wide center servicing the area’s senior community.

“This has been my life,” Hake said. “I’ve been here to witness some of the biggest successes of this organization. Although I am ready to retire, it’s hard to say goodbye.”

Officially Hake will retire at the end of the year, but she is already making plans with her family.

PARK: Possession of park property possibly passing

October 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — When a park at Tri-Lakes had to have its bathroom facilities shutdown due to a contaminated well, Whitley County Commissioners proposed a new owner for the property.

“This is the only park still under the county’s umbrella,” said Commissioner Don Amber at a recent meeting. “I guess I would rather see the township take it over.”

After discussing the possibility of the park becoming the property of Thorncreek Township, its trustee, Gene Heckman, said there was interest from both his township board and the Tri-Lakes Association.

IN COURT: Mother of abused child to stand trial

October 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman accused of felony neglect of a dependent in connection with a local sex abuse case had a trial date set in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Joy Hughes, 37, of Kendallville, will stand trial Jan. 14 and 15, 2014. The final pretrial conference will be Jan. 6, 2014.

Hughes’ attorney is Brad Baber. Felony neglect of a dependent is a Class C felony, which carries a sentence range of two to eight years if she is found guilty.

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