Archive - Oct 31, 2013
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s football team will likely have a more difficult path to a victory in this weekâ€™s sectional semifinal.
One week after scoring a 28-13 home win against Eastside, the Eagles have to hit the road to play Class 2A 14th-ranked Bremen.
The Lions defeated Manchester 49-21 in their sectional quarterfinal game last week.
Churubusco ended the 2013 regular season ranked ninth.
For both teams, it will be a unique showdown. â€™Busco enters 8-2, and Bremen 7-3, but both schools are undefeated against Class 2A competition.
NORTHEAST INDIANA â€” Postseason play in football is often used as a measuring stick.
The subject of the measuring is how different high school football conferences stack up as far as quality is concerned.
Since most conferences have very few games played out of the league, such assessing is difficult until sectionals start.
While by no means perfect, postseason play and performance is used as a gauge.
Here is a glance at how area conferences performed during week one of sectional action.
Northeast Hoosier Conference
Betty J. Fetters, 90, of Noble County, died at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at her home.
She was born June 22, 1923, in Kokomo, a daughter of Harry John and Mildred Mae (Heath) Adams. She graduated from Huntington High School.
On Feb. 19, 1950, she was united in marriage to Richard L. â€śRickâ€ť Fetters.
They made their home on a farm. Mr. Fetters died Feb. 22, 2010.
She was a member of Ormas Baptist Church, American Legion Post #98 Auxiliary and a charter member of Wolf Lake V.F.W. Post #4717 Auxiliary.
Delores J. Miller, 84, of Albion, passed away at 3:23 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, with her family by her side.
Born July 10, 1929, in Van Wert County, Ohio, she was the daughter of Orval and Nora (Kiehl) North.
She graduated from Wren High School, Wren, Ohio, with the Class of 1947. On Aug. 17, 1947, she married Clifford L. in Ohio.
In 1969, they moved from Ohio to Noble County. She was a librarian for Central Noble School Corporation, Wolf Lake, with 33 years of service, retiring in 2004.
James E. Smith, 75, formerly of Angola, passed away Oct. 28, 2013 at his home in Sunrise Beach, Mo.Â
Jim was born May 10, 1938, in LaGrange County, to Buryl and Irene Parker Smith. He was married 55 years to Barbara Stevens Smith who survives at their home.
Surviving relatives include Jeffrey A. and Suzy (Scranage) Smith of Waterloo; Scott B. and Pam K. (Myers) Smith of Middlebury, and Barry L. and Kim L. (Elliott) Smith of Avon, Ohio.Â He is also survived by seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; andÂ one brother,Â Jack E. Smith of Ashley.
Rev. Richard A. Bremer, 58, of Stewardson, Ill., died at 9:24 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Trinity Lutheran Church, Stewardson, Ill. with Rev. Michael Mohr officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the church and one hour before service time on Saturday. Burial will be in Stewardson Cemetery, Stewardson, Ill.
Arrangements are made by Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg, Ill. Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church or Trinity Lutheran School.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. â€” Tiffany Schuman, a member of the Whitko FFA chapter in South Whitley, is on stage and in the spotlight beginning yesterday through Saturday during the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky.
Schuman, a freshman in college and the daughter of Keith and Priscilla Schuman, has been selected to the National FFA Chorus.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” They are at it, again.
Dawn Hinthorn and Susie Trixler have directed an event for all ages.
The Whitko High School fall play â€śThe Butler Did It, Again!â€ť starring Ivory West, Jalen Gregory, Shelby Smiley, Ashlyn Goff, Michael Thompson, Sydney Walters, LiaAmia Gregory, Danielle Glunt, Lexi Shuman, Jaima Ferguson, Rebekah Dixon, Rozlyn Bishop and Sam Richerd will be performed Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Whitko High School Auditorium.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Competition doesnâ€™t just take place on a grassy field. For Indiana Springs Middle School Spell Bowl team, competition will take place at Purdue University with pencil and paper in hand.
Middle school students recently learned that for a second year in a row, they will be spelling at the state level. This year, ISMS is the only school from Whitley County to advance, after being named conference champions Oct. 17.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the first in a two-part series on Jon Pontzius and his family farm.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County has numerous farms that continue to operate under a family name.
Tradition and legacy are rooted deep in these homesteads, which span more than 100 years for some.
The Pontzius farm is no different. In 1835, a county pioneer purchased 80 acres in Thorncreek Township and 80 acres in Smith Township.
For $200, the family farm of Joseph Waugh was started.