Archive - Aug 13, 2013
COLUMBIA CITYâ Columbia Cityâs girls golf team fell to visiting Warsaw at in the teamâs home-opener at Eagle Glen Monday.
The Lady Eagles shot 201 â 11 strokes behind the Lady Tigers.
Taylor Daniel paced Columbia City with a 43, two strokes behind Alexis Manwaring of Warsaw, who was the meet leader at 41.
Mackenzie Lane carded a 48 for the Lady Eagles, Allison Yoder and Cheyenne Johnson both shot 55 and Bethany Yoder rounded out the Columbia City varsity scoring at 56. For the season, the Lady Eagles are 0-3.
WINONA LAKE â Scott Moore is far from a new face to Grace Athletics. Starting this fall, however, he will be adding several new responsibilities to his title.
Moore, starting his second year assisting the menâs basketball team, will become the next womenâs tennis head coach and the schoolâs first strength and conditioning coach.
Additionally, he will oversee scheduling of practices and events at the Gordon Recreation Center.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs Board of Works and Safety, as well as the Common Council, are expected to discuss the possibility of a school resource officer at tonightâs meetings.
Dr. Pat OâConnor, Superintendent of Whitley County Consolidated Schools, said at the board meeting last week that the district is heading up the countyâs School Safety Commission, which includes all three of Whitley Countyâs districts.
Currently, Smith-Green Community Schools is working out a budget for their own school resource officer.
COLUMBIA CITYâ A woman involved in a suspicious death in Whitley County pleaded guilty in Superior Court last week.
Brooke Hill, 22, of Spenceville, accepted a plea deal last week which will give her a three-year sentence for altering the scene of a suspicious death, a Class D felony. She will be incarcerated for two of those years and will serve the third on suspended sentence.
Hill will serve a one-year sentence, all behind bars, for failure to report a dead body. That sentence will be concurrent with the first charge.
Whitley Countyâs Circuit Courtroom is undergoing remodeling this week.
New carpet will be put in the room on the third floor of the Courthouse.
The courtroom is expected to be open next week as remodeling continues throughout the Courthouse this summer.
PIERCETON â When school grading, funding and testing came under fire, the future of Indiana Department of Education policies and procedures became uncertain.
The wake of these areas of controversy and debate are still being felt by school districts.
However, Whitko Community School Corporation is ready to greet the 2013-14 school year â eager to see some long-awaited plans take shape.
The Post & Mail recently asked WCSCâs Superintendent Steve Clason weigh-in on some of the issues possibly facing the district.
The abundance of summer rain has brought farmers a bumper crop as well as pests.
This plane, owned and operated by AgriFlite Services, Inc., of Wakarusa, was spraying fungicide on many corn fields in Thorncreek Township Saturday.
AgriFlite is a family business owned and operated by David Eby.
COLUMBIA CITY â After exceeding its goal of $190,000 by $15,000, the United Way of Whitley County awarded $100,000 in grants to local organizations.
âThis is almost $20,000 more than we gave back last year,â said Executive Director Cindy Baker. âWe know the dollars raised are not as important as how those dollars are invested into the community to give hope and change lives.
âBut we do know that it is those dollars that make change possible. Change cannot happen without people in our community.â
Grants awarded included:
â˘Interfaith Mission (The Lighthouse) â $16,725
CHURUBUSCO â A Whitley County Sheriffâs Deputy put his training to good use Monday morning, saving his wifeâs life.
After dropping off their son at Churubuscoâs football practice, Becky Rennaker called her husband and 22-year deputy, Paul, and told him she was going to the hospital because she didnât feel well.
âShe said she was having chest pains and her arms were hurting,â Rennaker said. âShe was probably just thinking that she needed to get to the hospital right away.â
Rennaker said he told his wife to come home so he could drive her in to the hospital â a life or death decision.