Archive - Dec 13, 2013
LIGONIER â An early deficit was too much for Churubuscoâs girls basketball team to overcome.
West Noble got off to a hot start in its 65-51 win over the Lady Eagles Friday. The Lady Chargers roared out to an 11-0 start in the first quarter.
From that moment on, âBusco only scored three fewer points than the host-Lady Chargers. However, the early gap would prove insurmountable.
West Nobleâs 11-0 run to open the game turned into a 19-5 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
The Lady Chargers had the score out as far as 31-12 at halftime.
COLUMBIA CITY â After close games, many coaches donât speak very highly of the opposing team.
It was quite the opposite for Norwellâs Head Coach Eric Thornton, when he spoke of Friday nightâs game against Columbia Cityâs girls basketball team.
âColumbia Cityâs not going to give up,â Thornton said.
If effort heart could win the game, the Lady Eagles couldâve walked out of the gym with a second conference win Friday night.
Unfortunately, though, Norwell (5-1) held on through a roller coaster fourth quarter to win, 50-46, and pick up its first Northeast Hoosier Conference win.
COLUMBIA CITY â Although the holiday shopping season was cut short by a late Thanksgiving, there is still time for packages to be shipped to military personnel.
The U.S. Postal Service has detailed shipping dates listed by region on its website www.usps.com.
Little tokens of appreciation, such as cards and notes of appreciation, are welcomed by those serving the country and removed from family during the holidays.
Columbia City High Schoolâs music department hosted its annual holiday concert Thursday night. Pictured are members of Columbia Cityâs show choir.
COLUMBIA CITY â Red kettles are almost as popular of a sight during the holiday season as Santa.
Salvation Army kettles are placed at various retail locations around the county in an effort to raise funds for the nonprofit.
Money collected during the nationwide campaign goes toward helping those in need through a variety of programs.
The national fundraising goal is $3 million, which according to the Salvation Armyâs website, the organization has only reached 31 percent in its efforts.
COLUMBIA CITY â A pair of men are accused of committing a burglary and theft in Churubusco.
Nicholas A. Coslet, 20, of Fort Wayne, and Cruz T. Johannsen, 22, of Fort Wayne, were charged with burglary, a Class B felony, and theft, a Class D felony. Both pleaded not guilty and are due back in court in January.
The victim lives in rural Churubusco. Case reports state he told investigators he arrived home from working third shift Dec. 2 at 7 a.m. He fell asleep on his couch and awoke at 2 p.m. At that time, he noticed a number of items missing.
SOUTH WHITLEY â There is much anticipation surrounding the remodeling project slated for South Whitley Elementary School.
Small classrooms and overcrowding has motivated school leaders to move forward with an expansion project scheduled to begin this spring.
One group is not looking forward to the construction â South Whitley Community Preschool.
Ann G. Akpabio, 66, of Columbia City died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at her home.
She was born Sept. 6, 1947, and became the adopted daughter of DeWitt and Phyllis (Sheets) Schrader.
She spent her formative years in Washington Township. She graduated from Columbia City High School in 1965 and went on to become a registered nurse in 1968.
She started her work career with the American Red Cross in Fort Wayne and later transferred to Boston, Mass.
(DEC. 13, 2013) â A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Whitley County beginning at 7 p.m. through 7 p.m. Saturday. Snow accumulations are expected to range from 5 to 8 inches by Saturday.
Pictured are some of Columbia City High Schoolâs Varsity Band members performing at an annual concert which highlights not only the band program but CCHSâs choir department as well.