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October 1st

History played where history is made

October 1, 2013

Friday, a group of students gathered on the Whitley County Courthouse lawn for a history lesson brought to life.

Joe (left) and Denise Shawver, along with their son, Josh (center), demonstrated to a group of eighth grade U.S. History students from Indian Springs Middle School various facets of life in the 18th century.

The Shawver family regularly reenacts Revolutionary War life.

OUTAGES: Lapses in energy leaves residents powerless

October 1, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Power outages have peppered the town of South Whitley in recent weeks.

Two outages back-to-back Sept. 14 and Sept. 15 left many residents without electricity for hours.

At a recent town council meeting, town leaders heard from Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) representatives as to the issues with the town’s power.

“These outages were not IMPA’s issue, but Duke Energy’s outage,” said Eric Burch, manager of member services for IMPA.

Lady Eagles win South Side Tourney

October 1, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Churubusco’s volleyball team emerged victorious from the Fort Wayne South Side Volleyball Tournament Saturday.

’Busco won the championship match, 25-20, 21-25 15-13 over Norwell. In the semifinals, the Lady Eagles beat New Haven, 26-24, 25-21.

In pool play Churubusco beat South Side 25-12, 25-14 but lost to Norwell 25-17, 26-24.

After losing to Norwell in pool play, the Lady Eagles were behind once again in the third set of the title match. The Lady Knights were up 10-7, but ’Busco was able to close the gap and pull out the win.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: Senate rejects House funding measures; both sides defiant

October 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government was poised to partially shut down for the first time in 17 years late on Monday, as House Republicans clung tenaciously to their demand that any agreement to fund federal agencies must also undermine President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law.

With a midnight deadline fast approaching, the House voted 228 to 201 to approve the third GOP proposal in two weeks to fund the government — a plan that would delay enforcement of the “individual mandate,” a cornerstone of the legislation that requires all Americans to obtain health coverage in 2014.

Roush takes fourth at New Haven Invite

October 1, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City stand-out harrier Samantha Roush placed fourth out of 151 runners at the New Haven Invitational Saturday.

The Lady Eagles placed seventh out of 15 scoring teams in their division, and the boys squad took ninth, led by Gage Emrick with a 26th-place finish.

Roush’s fourth-place finish was a competitive one, as there were only 1:30 between the second and sixth runners Saturday.

Brooke Wersler was less than two minutes behind Roush and placed 23rd, followed by Natalia Johnson who finished in 50th place.

KIMBLER CASE: Man admits to attempted murder

October 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With his trial less than a week away, a man admitted his guilt to attempted murder and several other charges.

Dakota Kimbler, 18, of Rome City, had a trial scheduled for today and Wednesday.

After his final pretrial conference Sept. 23 in Whitley County Circuit Court, Kimbler pleaded guilty later that week.

In addition to attempted murder, Kimbler also pleaded guilty to attempted carjacking, possession of stolen property and possession of a handgun without a license.

 

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