Archive - Oct 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â Thieves used Sunday nightâs fog to their advantage, stealing from and rummaging through at least nine properties, according to the Whitley County Sheriffâs Department.
Most of the homes affected were on Colony and Crescent Avenues in the Tri-Lakes area.
Many items were stolen, including a motorcycle.
The thieves didnât get far with the bike, though, as it didnât have any oil in it, causing the engine to seize by the time it got to the Lions Club, located less than a half-mile from where the thefts occurred on Colony Avenue.
Wildcat netters defeat Churubusco, 3-2
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitkoâs boys tennis team picked up a win against visiting Churubusco Monday.
The Wildcats beat the Eagles 3-2.
All three Whitko wins came in singles action. Tyler Baugher got a 6-1, 6-0 win over Luke Lillmars in No. 1 singles.
Blake Castle went the distance in a three-set, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 victory over Landon Lillmars.
Lady Eagles overwhelm âCats
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs volleyball team beat county-rival Whitko in three sets Monday.
The Lady Eagles won 25-13, 25-13 and 25-12.
COLUMBIA CITY â Going into sectional play tonight, Columbia Cityâs boys tennis team dropped a 5-0 match to Northrop Tuesday night.
Niko Rongos was handed only his second loss of the year, falling to Northropâs Alex Stavretis, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6.
Columbia Cityâs Blake Fearnow lost a close No. 2 singles match, falling 2-6, 6-2, 2-6.
Dillon Reed dropped a 6-0, 6-2 match in No. 3 singles.
SOUTH WHITLEY â The Whitko Wildcat boys soccer team closed out the home portion of its regular season schedule Tuesday night in what Head Coach Jason Ehrman described as âmaking it too easyâ for Prairie Heights.
The end result was a 6-2 Panther win to improve to 8-6-1, while the Wildcats fell to 2-11-1.
Whitko opened up with a 1-0 lead on a Daniel Kirkham goal at the 26:38 mark, but the Panthers responded with five unanswered goals.
AUBURN â Columbia Cityâs volleyball team downed a Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Tuesday night.
The Lady Eagles dropped DeKalb in three close games.
Columbia City won game one 25-20, but had an extra-point battle in game two, finally winning 32-30.
In another long game three, the Lady Eagles won 29-27.
Ricky J Kline, 53, of Indianapolis, and formerly of Ligonier, passed away Sept. 29, 2013.
He was born on May 31, 1960, the son of Oscar Edward and Marguerite Irene (Randol) Kline.
Surving relatives include his wife, four children, one grandchild, and three siblings.
A funeral service will be held Thursday 2 p.m. at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South; Ligonier. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery in Ligonier.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be given to the family for his son Patrickâs education.
Students at Coesse Elementary School were encouraged to create a pumpkin that looked like a character from their favorite book.
The project was done in conjunction with the Parent Teacher Organizationâs annual read-a-thon.
More than 50 decorated pumpkins will be on display through parent-teacher conferences this week.
Pictured, âFly Guy,â created by Carter Copeland, is one of many pumpkins at CES. The projects mimicked characters from studentsâ favorite books.
WARSAW â The skeletal remains located in Kosciusko County Sunday have been identified.
The Kosciusko County Coronerâs Office determeind that the remains belonged to a missing 18-year-old girl from a near-by mobile home park â Aurora Shoemaker.
Shoemaker went missing Aug. 16 of last year. Official determination of the remains was conducted by Stephen P. Nawrocki, Ph.D., DABFA, Board Certified Forensic Anthropologist with the University of Indianapolis and Dr. Craig Nelson, DDS, Forensic Dentist with the Allen County Coronerâs Office.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County Patriots gathered with Ind. Representatives to discuss the impact of educations standards in public schools Tuesday night.
Ind. Representatives Kathy Heuer and Dave Ober addressed questions and comments from those in attendance in regards to the stateâs implementation of Common Core standards.
âThis will be a lesson well-learned,â Heuer said about her research into Common Core. âIt was a good wake up call.â
COLUMBIA CITY â College preparations can never be made too early, according to high school guidance staff at Columbia City and Whitko high schools.
With a college fair set for Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Columbia City High School, guidance counselors across the county are encouraging parents and students to attend.
âWe tell our students to get up there,â said Mark Rickerd, guidance counselor at Whitko High School. âParents should tag along and ask a lot of questions. They will think of things to ask that wouldnât cross their childâs mind.â