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Whitko sports briefs

August 15, 2013

Whitko girls get 1st win

WARREN — Whitko’s girls golf team picked up its first win of the year Tuesday.
The Lady Wildcats outshot Southern wells 231-241 at Dogwood Glen Golf Club. April Bishop paced Whitko with 53, two behind the leading golfer from Southern Wells. Samantha Shell chipped in 57 and Elizabeth Gensch had 59.
Kennedy Krull and Aurelia Stephens had 67 and 69, respectively, to round out Whitko’s scoring.
The Lady Wildcats are now 1-4 for the year.

Lady ‘Cats fall in triangular

Football scrimmages Friday

August 15, 2013

All three of Whitley County’s high school football squads will take the fields Friday for scrimmages. Columbia City travels to Goshen, Whitko hosts Garrett and Churubusco hosts Heritage. Pictured above from left: Drew O’Dell, Wayne Smith, Travis Herbst, Sam Dailey and Justin Bachelder of Columbia City.

Baker garners service award

August 15, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana recently hosted its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner to honor the recipients of the agency’s 2012 Volunteers of the Year awards.

Approximately 425 guests attended the dinner and ceremony at Fort Wayne Hotel to join in the celebration and honor volunteerism throughout Northeast Indiana and Southern Michigan.

WASTEWATER: Plant issues reach boiling point for S. Whitley

August 15, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Intense rainfall has been a concern for residents across the county this summer, but when heavy rains create flooding at the newly constructed wastewater treatment plant in South Whitley, town leaders start to get heated.

After the $3 million project was completed, a storm that came through the town Aug. 2 came with such intensity that it blew off two manhole covers, spilling water overflow into the Eel River.

CANCER FIGHTER: Gross celebrates recovery

August 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Seven years ago today, Tammy Gross, a Whitley County native, heard the words, “you have breast cancer.”

With cancer fought and beaten, Gross now celebrates her recovery as an advocate for the American Cancer Society and finding a cure for breast cancer.

“I never thought this would be the path I would find myself on,” Gross said. “I am not a public speaker — I am rather shy in front of crowds. However, I find myself in front of more people now more than ever. If it gives me a chance to encourage someone else fighting cancer, then so be it.”

Harold May, Sr., 94

August 15, 2013

Harold Kenneth May, Sr., 94, of Bennington, Oklahoma, and formally of rural Churubusco, passed away at 2:33 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas.
Mr. May was born Dec. 3, 1918, in Greenville, S.C., a son of Elzie R.and Nettie (Hames) May. He spent his formative years in Greenville, S.C., and graduated from Clemson University’s high school program.
After graduation he served during World War II in the U.S. Army.
He was married to Maxine Winningham and moved to Whitley County from Greenville, S.C. in 1953.

Kristopher Shepherd, 25

August 15, 2013

Kristopher Corridan Shepherd, 25, of South Whitley, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at his home.
He was born October 23, 1987 in Warsaw a son of Christopher W. and Kelly L. (Earl) Shepherd. He has always lived in South Whitley. He graduated from Whitko High School in 2006.
He then earned an associate degree in general studies from Ivy Tech.
Since January of 2012, he was employed by Instrumental Machine and Development (IMD) of Warsaw.
An avid Philadelphia Eagles football fan, he also enjoyed picking and playing his fantasy team with his fellow football sports fans.

SRO: WCCS may add school police officer

August 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The process has begun to place a school resource officer (SRO) at Whitley County Consolidated Schools.

At Tuesday’s Columbia City Board of Works meeting, Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said he’s been working with WCCS’s Superentindent, Dr. Pat O’Connor, to come up with a plan for an SRO.

JUST KEEP SWIMMING: Pool concepts take on three shapes

August 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A pool of ideas for a new aquatics facility for Columbia City has funneled into three concepts, which were presented at a public forum Wednesday night.

Representatives from Counsilman-Hunsaker and MartinRiley have been working with a task force of community members to develop options to replace the aging Burnworth Memorial Pool, set to close in 2014.

ANGOLA — Columbia City’s volleyball team held on for a five-game win Wednesday night at Angola....
WHITLEY COUNTY — Area football teams are taking a final day of preparation before the season opens...
The Columbia City Church of the Nazarene Alpha team won the Church League Softball championship...

 

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