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October 18th

Col. City falls to Norwell

October 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Eagles fought back from a momentum snapping fumble in the first half to close to within a touchdown of visiting Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Norwell before falling to the Knights by a 35-21 score in a senior night game at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.

NECC championship slips from ’Busco

October 18, 2013

LAGRANGE — Conventional football wisdom says a team should go for the win on the road, and for the tie at home.

The visiting Churubusco Eagles put that philosophy to practice, losing a one-point game to Lakeland, 14-13, after a failed two-point conversion attempt with under two minutes to play.

It was the final regular season game for both squads, and both end with a 7-2 mark going into sectionals. However, the defeat was the second in the conference for ’Busco, costing the Eagles a chance to share the Northeast Corner Conference title with Fairfield.

Co-champions: Whitko downs Tippy Valley for share of TRC title

October 18, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY ­ — Whitko’s football squad rebounded from its first Three Rivers Conference loss last week to down Tippecanoe Valley and takes its share of the TRC title.

The Wildcats fell to Rochester last week, pitting a three-way tie in the TRC, with Whitko, Rochester and Tippecanoe Valley all posting 5-1 conference records.

This week, the Wildcats took on and Tippy Valley, 35-21, to share the TRC title with Rochester, which beat North Miami Friday.

Whitko took the momentum from the get-go.

Try, try again: Whitko school trustees to revisit office location

October 18, 2013

PIERCETON — Whitko Community School Corporation board members will once again discuss where to locate the district’s administration offices.

September’s school board meeting left trustees at a standstill when a difference of opinion left no resolution.

School leaders are expected to revisit the options and ideas at Monday’s board meeting.

Because construction designs are already in the works for Pierceton Elementary School, Superintendent Steve Clason advised board members to make a decision sooner than later.

INDOT projects to include ’Busco

October 18, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Indiana’s Department of Transportation is currently working with municipalities across the state to map out road projects in 2014.

One particular project is on the top of the Churbusco Town Council’s list — a new road to divert traffic off of U.S. 33.

A plan to construct a new road at the edge of town would create an alternative traffic pattern for those vehicles traveling to C&A Tool Engineering and BRC Rubber and Plastics, two large manufacturing facilities on the outskirts of town.

‘The Music Man!’

October 18, 2013

Indian Springs Middle School presented a junior version of the Broadway musical, “The Music Man!” Thursday night.

The show tells the story of Harold Hill, played by Noah Wilson, and his shenanigans to swindle an Iowa town out of money by pretending to teach boys how to play band instruments.

In the meantime, he meets and falls in love with the town’s librarian Marian Paroo, played by Hunter Alles.

ISMS’s production was directed by Phil Genth and musical direction was by Karyle Genth.

Pictured are some of the cast members singing, “Iowa Stubborn.”

Local man recovering from accident

October 18, 2013

STEUBEN COUNTY — A Columbia City man who was injured while working on Interstate 69 is on the road to recovery.

Reports say Brandon Morris, a 2004 Columbia City High School graduate, suffered a collapsed lung and several scrapes and bruises after he fell 13 feet off construction equipment on I-69 Thursday afternoon.

Whitko takes senior night victory

October 18, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s volleyball seniors finished out their final home match with a four-game win over Caston Thursday — better than that, the Lady Wildcats finished with the most regular-season wins since 1998 with nine victories.

The Lady Wildcats grabbed a 25-19 win in game one and a dominating 25-12 victory in the second game.

In game three, Whitko fell in a 25-20 match before coming back with an extra-point 29-27 win in the fourth and final game.

HEART OF GOLD: Ending date for entries extends

October 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The deadline for submitting nominations for the Whitley County Community Foundation’s Heart of Gold award has been extended to Wednesday.

Continuing an 18-year tradition, the Whitley County Community Foundation will host the annual Heart of Gold Awards in celebration of the people in the community who give of themselves to make life a little better for others.

“Whitley County is a great place to live and work thanks to the many thoughtful people who call it home,” said Chelsey Barrell of the Whitley County Community Foundation.

DOUBLE THE VOICES, DOUBLE THE ‘FUN’: County’s choir hosts new faces

October 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Approximately 15 new voices joined the Whitley Community Children’s Choir (WCCC) at Thursday night’s “try it” event.

A special evening was planned for students who might be interested in singing with WCCC.

Becky Walter, one of the choir’s leaders, called the event “a night to check us out.”

“We just about doubled the amount of voices in our choir tonight,” Walter said. “It is so much fun to see these kids grab a hold of an opportunity like this.”

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