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Jack McConnell, 87

October 23, 2013

Jack D. McConnell, 87, a resident of Green Township in Noble County, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at the home of his son in Green Township following an extended illness.
Mr. McConnell was born April 5, 1926, in Green Township, a son of Isaac W. and Oma (Diffendarfer) McConnell. He spent his formative years there and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1944.

NUMBERS ARE GOOD: SGCS approves budget for 2014

October 23, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — A decline in enrollment turned out to not be as grim as initially forecasted.

Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS) adopted its 2014 budget officially Monday. A total general fund of $7,498,714 was passed 4-0.

The situation is assisted by transfer numbers, which boosted enrollment. For the district, Fleetwood projected a decline of 12 students. It ended up being just a decline of five from last year.

Superintendent Galen Mast said that approximately 100 students in the school system have transferred in from outside the district.

IN COURT: Probation violation to be settled in November

October 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— A woman accused of violating the terms of her probation will have the matter resolved next month.

Rita Elswick,19, was sentenced to eight years, with four to serve and four on suspended sentence, for dealing in methamphetamine.

She received this sentence in September. However, Judge James Heuer placed her on suspended sentence until March 17, 2014.

There were several reasons for this decision. Elswick is expecting a child in February.

Heuer also wished for Elswick to complete her high school education at the T.R.O.Y. Center.

Whitko falls to West Noble in four

October 23, 2013

LIGONIER — Whitko’s volleyball team saw its season end against West Noble in a sectional quarterfinal Tuesday.

The Lady Chargers beat the Lady Wildcats 25-15, 22-25, 25-21 and 25-19.

“(We) could not put together consistent strings of points to beat an enthusiastic West Noble team tonight,” said Whitko Volleyball Head Coach Brandy Smith.

Smith said the season did not end the way the team wanted it to, but she is happy with the progress of the team and excited for the future of the volleyball program.

AWARDS: Chamber honors Whitley County’s best

October 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— “I was just here to serve dinner.”

Jill Daniel, owner of Daniel Menu & Party Consulting, expressed her surprise at receiving the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year Award Tuesday night.

So many local merchants were nominated, that Chamber Executive Director Doug Brown said there was not time to name them all.

He cited Daniel for the hard work of her local business, and read notes of congratulations to her from her sons — Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel and Jeff Daniel.

RANKED WARFARE: Whitley County volleyball foes highly regarded

October 23, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY— Conventional sports wisdom says that, to be the best, one must beat the best.

That sage advice will be put to the test for Columbia City and Churubusco’s high school volleyball teams this week.

Both schools, competing in Class 3A and 2A, respectively, have highly-ranked foes standing in their way on the path to a sectional title.

For Columbia City, the foe is a conference rival. Bellmont beat the Lady Eagles in three sets earlier this season.

WINTER SAVINGS: Salt prices not so salty for city

October 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With the first frost of the season hitting the county less than a week ago, many find it hard to believe winter is just around the corner.

Tuesday evening brought the season’s first snow showers, and Columbia City’s Street Department is already prepared for the upcoming winter weather.

While Tuesday night’s flurries didn’t amount to any accumulation, this year’s Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a “bitterly cold” winter — “cold, wet and white.”

WALTON — In its first meeting with Lewis Cass, Churubusco’s football team fell to the Kings, 16-7...
SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Whitko’s Lady Wildcat volleyball teams faced off against the Manchester Lady...
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team is continuing to stay near the top of the Northeast...

 

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