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Archive - Oct 22, 2013

Shriners make donation

October 22, 2013

Whitley County’s Shriners made a donation to The Woodlans Senior Center, Columbia City, Monday morning.

The $500 donation will be used to purchase a power washer for the center.

Pictured, from left, Hal Trump, Ken Lundquist, Jackie Hake, the center’s executive director, Dick Kessie and Jim Kyler.

Website weighs on Weigold for compliance

October 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — One of the county’s online tools may become a source of frustration for the GIS Department.

The geographic information system (GIS), is an online, searchable database that provides a host of information from the names of property owners to the taxes paid on such properties.

It’s the names published on the public site that had Dan Weigold, GIS coordinator, asking Whitley County Commissioners for guidance.

“I’m not really sure what to do,” Weigold said.

Whitley Co. YMCA’s Sting Rays beat Wavemakers

October 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— Whitley County’s Family YMCA swimming teams defeated Angola Oct. 12-13.

Whitley County beat the Wavemakers 439-179 in the girls team race, and the Whitley County boys won by a score of 461-182.

Results (Whitley County Family YMCA placers)

Girls 8 & under

100 freestyle: 1) Hadley Snell 1:29.62; 2) Emma Johnson 1:44.09; 4) Grace Schaekel 1:48.73; 6) Mackenzie Miller 2:43.71.

Pee wee football

October 22, 2013

Columbia City’s Junior Football League wrapped up its season Saturday.

Pictured receiver Carson Tonkel (left) attempts to make a catch while defender Bradyn Elkins works to deflect it.

In high school action, sectionals begin Friday.

LONG-TERM IDEAS: WCCS to make plans for future of facilities

October 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools is working toward a long-term plan for the buildings in the district.

The schools’ business manager Tony Zickgraf told the Board of Trustees at Monday’s meeting that WCCS is seeking bids from consulting firms, architects and construction managers to establish facility plans for all schools in the district.

The building analysis was one of several goals the board laid out for 2013.

Zickgraf said it has been in discussions for several years, and the project is expected to be completed in April 2014.

Lady Eagles go 2-2 at NECC Tournament

October 22, 2013

TOPEKA— Churubusco’s volleyball team posted a 2-2 record at the Northeast Corner Conference Tournament Saturday.

’Busco opened pool play against Angola and fell in three sets, 20-25, 25-15 and 15-13.

In the second match-up against Fairfield, the Lady Eagles lost in two sets, 25-12 and 25-15.

“Scores did not show it, but we competed hard,” said Churubusco Head Volleyball Coach Trinda Goings. “We played with defensive heart and intensity.”

Churubusco finished with two wins. The Lady Eagles swept West Noble, 25-17 and 25-22, and dispatched Fremont in two, 25-11 and 25-21.

BMV CRASH: Driver to make plea

October 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— A man accused of crashing a stolen vehicle through the Columbia City BMV is set to plead guilty to charges in November.

Danny Rose, 20, of Columbia City, was arrested July 23 for auto theft, resisting law enforcement, criminal mischief and reckless driving.

According to documents, Rose will plead guilty Nov. 12 at a hearing to unspecified charges.

According to case reports, officers were called to a scene in response to battery July 21. At that time, Rose was alleged to have committed battery and criminal mischief against his girlfriend.

 

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