Archive - 2013
COLUMBIA CITYâ A Columbia City man accused of sexual misconduct with a minor pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Chais A. Wilkinson, 19, was arrested in September.
He was charged with sexual misconduct with a minor as a Class D felony. The minimum sentence is six months and the maximum is three years.
When reading the charges, Judge James Heuer said Wilkinson performed or submitted to fondling with a 14-year-old female victim.
Wilkinson will be sentenced Nov. 12 at 9 a.m.
CHURUBUSCO â With Churubusco leaders working on a revised garage sale ordinance, Wayne Yager, a resident, offered an example of why the town needs an enforceable policy.
At Wednesdayâs meeting, Yager told Town Council members that he felt the townâs ordinances were not being enforced.
âYou need to be doing a better job of enforcing ordinances pertaining to the appearance of the town,â Yager said.
According to Yager, a home on West Whitley Street held a garage sale which lasted for a lengthy period of time.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitkoâs football team had its five-game winning streak snapped last week against Rochester.
Even worse for the 5-3 Wildcats, their loss to the Zebras was their first to a Three Rivers Conference opponent.
This week, though, Whitko still has much to play for when it takes the field. The Wildcats can put the 26-9 loss to the Zebras in the rearview mirror and focus on visiting Tippecanoe Valley.
The winner of the game between the Wildcats and Vikings will get at least a share of the TRC championship, and possibly more.
COLUMBIA CITYâ After three straight weeks of playing a ranked football team, Columbia City gets a reprieve.
But not much of one. The Norwell Knights are currently unranked in Class 4A, but are red-hot, having won their last three games in a row.
Those three wins came against East Noble, DeKalb and Homestead.
While Columbia City lost to East Noble and Homestead this year, the Eagles also beat Bellmont, who defeated Norwell.
This match-up between the 3-5 Eagles and 3-5 Knights will be even more interesting, though, as it is a sectional preview.
Columbia City High Schoolâs Marching Eagles stepped their way right into a Gold Rating and Distinction in Visual Effect Saturday at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) district competition at Homestead High School in Fort Wayne.
The Eagles will compete again this Saturday for the Lafayette regional, with hopes to advance to semi-state.
CHURUBUSCO â Churubuscoâs conference winning streak, dating back to 2010, was snapped last week by Fairfield.
Despite that result, the 7-1 Eagles still have much incentive in their final game against Lakeland, which is 6-2.
âBusco could rebound from defeat all the way into a tie for the Northeast Corner Conference championship.
Fairfieldâs conference slate is over, and the Falcons ended at 7-1 in the NECC. Churubusco, at 6-1, could get a tie for the championship with a win Friday.
COLUMBIA CITY â A law passed in 2012 now requires all new school teachers and instructors renewing their licences to have CPR, AED and Heimlich certification.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure, performed in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore blood circulation and breathing in a person in cardiac arrest.
OSSIAN â Indian Springs Middle Schoolâs girls cross country team wrapped up its season in prime fashion.
The Lady Eagle-Stars raced out of the season as double conference champions, after winning the NELMSC (NLC) Saturday, and the NHMSC (NHC) Wednesday night.
Not only did ISMS grab the conference title, the girls beat Maple Creek (Carroll) for the first time in 12 years in the 10-team conference.
Maple Creek has held the conference title since 2002.
CHURUBUSCO â A new ordinance was introduced at Churubuscoâs Town Council meeting Wednesday night.
After the town tried to pass a new policy on garage sales this summer, residents created a stir over the proposed permit fee and the limitations placed on the number of sales allowed during a calendar year.
Because the debate was thick, town leaders agreed to scrap the proposal and go back to the drawing board.
Wednesdayâs meeting offered signs that the town may be on the right track.
CHURUBUSCO â Churubuscoâs volleyball team fell to visiting Heritage Tuesday in four sets on senior night.
Despite the defeat, the Lady Eagles end the regular season above .500 at 15-13.
Conference play looms Saturday, though, and the postseason tournament begins next week.
Against the Lady Patriots, Churubusco Head Volleyball Coach Trinda Goings said her team played better as the match went longer.
âWe played with more confidence as the night went along,â she said.
Heritage won by a final of 25-17, 25-9, 26-24 and 25-23.