Archive - 2013
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Fort Wayne for the Northeast Hoosier Conference cross country meet Saturday.
In a day with poor weather, both teams placed seventh out of eight teams.
â€śRunning conditions at race time were heavy rain, muddy and chilly,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said.
The girls were led by Samantha Roush, who picked up her fourth 1st-Team All-NHC title.
Roush placed fourth with a time of 19:33.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girlsâ€™ number two runner, Brooke Werstler, placed 25th overall.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” Gasoline prices have fallen steadily throughout September, and drivers should look forward to even cheaper fill-ups in the weeks ahead.
The national average price for a gallon of gasoline is now $3.42, down from $3.59 on Sept. 1. The price is the lowest itâ€™s been at this time of year since 2010 and is likely to keep falling.
In Whitley County Monday, prices were below the national average at $3.18 a gallon.
DENVER â€” Whitkoâ€™s football team continued its winning streak Friday, downing Three Rivers Conference foe North Miami 49-35 to remain undefeated in the TRC.
Devin Gerding tallied three of the Wildcatsâ€™ seven touchdowns â€” two in the air and one on the ground.
Gerding scored the â€™Catsâ€™ first two TDs of the game to give Whitko a strong 14-0 advantage in the first quarter.
His first score came off a 26-yard pass from quarterback Ethan Nicodemus with less than five minutes off the clock.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Rewind to one year ago, and Churubusco was handed its first and only loss of the regular season at Culver Academy.
The opposing Eagles stomped â€™Busco 35-16. Churubusco was on a four-game shutout streak before traveling to Culver last September.
The tables were turned this season, as Churubusco dropped Culver Academy (4-4) by a 20-3 score.
The first quarter was a defensive battle, as neither team found the end zone.
â€™Busco picked up momentum in the second quarter after a fourth-down conversion.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City Eagle football team still licking its wounds from a spate of injuries ran into a visiting East Noble squad, angry from an upset loss last week.
The Eagles, despite what Head Coach Randy Hudgins called a "good week of practice," came out flat and dug themselves a 14-0 first quarter hole on their way to a 31-7 Northeast Hoosier Conference loss on a rainy night at Max Gandy Athletic Field.
The Eagles' offensive woes from last week continued as they struggled to handle a veteran East Noble defensive line.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” What is black, white and read all over? As of recently â€” not the phone book.
As CenturyLink rolled out this yearâ€™s phone book â€” which was as thick as a magazine â€” many reminisced about the â€śold daysâ€ť when the phone book was several inches thick and a vault of information.
Over the last several years, phone books across the U.S. have been shrinking â€” some telecommunications companies have stopped producing them completely.
Three years ago, New York, Florida and Pennsylvania approved Verizon Communcations Inc.â€™s request to stop distributing the white pages.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A woman accused of stealing prescription drugs from the elderly had her first appearance in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Nicole L. Smith, 43, of Larwill, was arrested Sept. 24 and charged with three counts of burglary, one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and one count of possession of a legend drug.
Smith pleaded not guilty and stated she would hire her own attorney.
According to case reports, Smith was allegedly the perpetrator behind two thefts of prescription drugs from Oak Pointe Assisted Living.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A budget change went into affect when Mayor Ryan Daniel took office in 2012, and many believe it was for the better.
Previously, the police department's squad cars were purchased through the city's general funds.
With the department replacing 2-3 vehicles per year, some citizens were distraught that local tax money was funding the new vehicles.
After some adjustments to the budget, Daniel decided to use the city's "riverboat" money to purchase squad cars.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A local family rescued a dog this past summer and now hopes he can find a good home.
Cassie Bilderback, of Columbia City, said she and her daughters were given a Labrador-Retriever mixed-breed male about four months ago. At the time, he weighed only 40 pounds, had untrimmed nails and a rubbed-down, raw nose.
â€śHe had to be trained to use the restroom outside,â€ť Bilderback said. â€śHe needed constant care because he was so sick.â€ť
Now up to a healthy weight, the dog, who was dubbed Grizzly by the Bilderback family, now needs a home.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s athletics picked up a win and a loss Thursday night.
The Lady Wildcats beat Canterbury in a four-game volleyball match, but the Wildcat boys soccer team fell 4-0 to Garrett.
Whitney Hobbs led the way for Whitkoâ€™s volleyball squad.
Hobbs had 13 kills and three aces.
The Lady Wildcats won the first game 25-17, but fell 25-21 in game two.
Whitko retaliated in games three and four, winning 25-20 and 25-22 to pick up the win.
Elaine Warner had 26 assists for the Lady Wildcats.