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November 14th

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT: Wilkinson to serve time on home detention

November 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— A Columbia City man was given a sentence to be served on home detention for sexual misconduct with a minor.

Chais Wilkinson, 19, pleaded guilty to the charge, a Class D felony, in October. When reading the charge at that time, Wilkinson admitted to performing or submitting to fondling a 14-year-old female victim.

Monday, Judge James Heuer sentenced him to the Whitley County Jail for 1.5 years. Wilkinson was given credit for time served at the jail.

He will spend 180 days on home detention, with the rest of his sentence spent on probation.

Sheckler receives Hall of Fame honors

November 14, 2013

HUNTINGTON — Former Columbia City High School basketball player Doug Sheckler was honored by Huntington University recently.

Sheckler was inducted into the 2013 class of H.U.’s Hall of Fame, along with three others.

Sheckler was a senior on the 2004 Columbia City team that advanced to the state finals — the furthest any Eagle team has made it in the tournament.

Sheckler began playing for the Foresters in 2004, and according to a press release by H.U., his impact on the program was immediate.

MAIN PROBLEM: Eagle Glen water project to begin soon

November 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Water Department took the next step in improving water quality to the Eagle Glen area.

At Tuesday’s Board of Works meeting, the board made a bid selection for the Eagle Glen water main loop project, a proposal that is expected to improve water pressure and consistency to the area north of U.S. 30 on Ind. 205.

During the past few years, the area has had issues with its water service, as an old main that services the area has broken several times.

November 13th

Phillip Kessie, 59

November 13, 2013

Phillip R. Kessie, 59, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at his home surrounded by family.
Born Aug. 27, 1954, in Whitley County, he was the son of Gerald R. and Barbara R. (Amendt) Kessie.
He was a lifetime resident of Whitley County. He graduated from Whitko High School with the Class of 1972, which was the first class to graduate from the new high school.
On May 29, 1999, he married Victoria J. Hileman in Columbia City.

Donna Wilburn, 64

November 13, 2013

Donna K. (Keisling) (Anglin) Wilburn, 64, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:21 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Born Feb. 28, 1949, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Albert and Viola M. (Stock) Keisling.
She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1967. In high school, she was active in the band and show choir. On March 27, 1993, she married Connie J. Wilburn in Columbia City.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

Ruth Billings, 85

November 13, 2013

Ruth I. Billings, 85, of Noble County, died at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at her home.
She was born June 23, 1928, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Edward August and Margaret Pauline (Boland) Gosda.
Surviving relatives include four children, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, a great-great-granddaughter, and a sister.
The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. The burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. The visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Vickie Kirkwood, 59

November 13, 2013

Vickie J. (Lee) Kirkwood, 59, of Anderson went to be with the Lord Nov. 10, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis.
She was born Aug. 1, 1954, in Noble County, to Lennis Lee and Donna Bell (Winebrenner) Cearbaugh.
She was a waitress at various restaurants in Columbia City and Anderson, where she lived since 1991.

Charles Macy, 82

November 13, 2013

Charles E. Macy, 82, a resident of Churubusco, passed away unexpectedly at 8:08 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at the Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.
Mr. Macy was born Sept. 1, 1931, in Richmond, a son of Oscar and Mary (Hamilton) Macy.
He moved to this area as a child with his parents, and graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1951.
As a young man he served with the U.S. Army in Korea during the Korean Conflict, and was married in Noble County on Oct. 11, 1952, to Patricia L. Halsey.

’Busco opens season with loss to Garrett, 69-40

November 13, 2013

GARRETT— A young girls basketball team trying to get its bearings on the first night out ran into a hot scorer, and team.

Churubusco’s girls basketball team fell to Garrett Tuesday, 69-40.

The Lady Railroaders were led by senior Brandi Dawson, who scored 31 points overall, including 14 in the first quarter.

The defeat spoiled the coaching debut for Churubusco’s Dustin Beucler, who had his first game at the helm of the Lady Eagles’ varsity squad.

Lady ’Cats open season with win

November 13, 2013

ALBION — Whitko’s girls basketball team opened its season with a 12-point win Tuesday night at Central Noble.

The Lady ’Cats took a 66-44 victory to begin the season on the winning side.

Though Whitko Head Coach Brandon Bradley said the beginning of the game “wasn’t necessarily pretty,” falling to a 17-10 deficit at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Wildcats rallied to take a 27-26 lead at halftime.

Whitko alternated defenses in the third quarter to catch Central Noble off-guard in the third quarter, extending the lead.

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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