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October 4th

’Cats win; still undefeated in TRC

October 5, 2013

DENVER — Whitko’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 Wildcats’ seven touchdowns — two in the air and one on the ground.

Gerding scored the ’Cats’ 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.

’Busco seeks, finds revenge against Culver

October 5, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — 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 ’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.

’Busco picked up momentum in the second quarter after a fourth-down conversion.

Eagles fall to East Noble

October 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

Phone books becoming obsolete?

October 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — What is black, white and read all over? As of recently — not the phone book.

As CenturyLink rolled out this year’s phone book — which was as thick as a magazine — many reminisced about the “old days” 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 — some telecommunications companies have stopped producing them completely.

Three years ago, New York, Florida and Pennsylvania approved Verizon Communcations Inc.’s request to stop distributing the white pages.

IN COURT: Woman accused of thieving prescriptions from Oak Pointe

October 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

CASINO MONEY: Riverboat tax monday pays for city police cars

October 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

RESCUE: Local family rescues neglected dog

October 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

“He had to be trained to use the restroom outside,” Bilderback said. “He needed constant care because he was so sick.”

Now up to a healthy weight, the dog, who was dubbed Grizzly by the Bilderback family, now needs a home.

Whitko volleyball wins, boys soccer falls to Garrett

October 4, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’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 Whitko’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.

Col. City takes NHC victory

October 4, 2013

KENDALLVILLE — Columbia City’s volleyball team took a four-game victory over Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble Thursday night.

The Lady Eagles opened up the first game with a quick, 25-15 win, but lost by nearly the same margin in game two, falling 25-14.

Columbia City refocused in the third game, beating the Lady Knights 25-18.

Charleene Heintzelman, 93

October 4, 2013

Charleene Magdalene Heintzelman, 93, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:25 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City, where she had been a resident for the past three months.
She was born June 27, 1920, in Jefferson Township, a daughter of the late Earl S. and Laura (Lower) Kaufman. She graduated from Jefferson Center High School in 1938.
On June 14, 1941, she was united in marriage to Ross V. Heintzelman. They made their home in Jefferson Township. Mr. Heintzelman died April 3, 2006.

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