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October 3rd

LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS

October 3, 2013

Whitko defeats Wawasee

SYRACUSE — Whitko’s volleyball team earned a tough five-set win against Wawasee Tuesday.

The Lady Wildcats beat the Lady Warriors 19-25, 25-22, 18-25, 25-23 and 15-8.

Garrett beats Col. City soccer

GARRETT — Columbia City’s boys soccer team fell to Garrett Wednesday.

The Railroaders beat the Eagles by a final score of 3-0.

It was one goal in the first half and two in the second to bring the game to the final margin for the Railroaders.

Wildcats netters beat Panthers

Whitko to face North Miami

October 3, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — At the two-thirds mark of the 2013 season, the race for a league championship is on, and Whitko’s football team is in the thick of it in the Three Rivers Conference.

Standing at 4-2 overall, the Wildcats are a spotless 4-0 in the conference and will hit the road Friday to play North Miami. The Warriors are 1-5 overall and 1-3 in the TRC.

Sectional champions one year ago, North Miami has struggled this season, including a 34-21 loss to Southwood last week.

Col. City looking to rebound Friday

October 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City will be looking to rebound in the Northeast Hoosier Conference after a difficult loss last Friday.

Unfortunately for the Eagles, their opponents likely feel the same way. East Noble will travel to Columbia City Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

After suffering numerous injuries, Columbia City fell victim to unbeaten New Haven, 29-7 last week.

East Noble, ranked 15th in Class 4A according to the Associated Press, was shocked by Norwell last Friday, 35-7. It was Norwell’s first win on the year and dropped East Noble to 4-2, 2-2 in the NHC.

Eagles seeking revenge at home

October 3, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Any time a school is ranked third in the state, it has picked up some big victories.

Churubusco’s football team, currently ranked third in Class 2A in Indiana, is no exception. The Eagles are coming off of a punishing shutout victory against West Noble last week by a 49-0 score to move to 6-0 for 2013.

Now, a big test comes the Eagles’ way in the form of their opponent this Friday, Culver Military Academy.

Lady Eagles nab win over Wildcats

October 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With one game to go before sectional play begins, Columbia City‘s girls soccer team scored a win over Whitko Wednesday.

With a goal in each half, the Lady Eagles picked up the victory by a 2-0 margin.

Hannah Wappes put the ball in the net in the first half, assisted by Emily Ewing and Katie Peterson, and Starrla Hodson got the second half goal for Columbia City, with an assist from Sarah Wise.

Columbia City Girls Soccer Head Coach Stephanie Wiley said the victory should give the 3-11 Lady Eagles a boost going into Tuesday’s sectional opener against Huntington North.

Donald Coffelt, 72

October 3, 2013

Donald “Jack” Coffelt, 72, of Columbia City, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Christine; daughters, Helena (Fred) Palmer, Julia (Chris) Sheckler and Carol (Eugene) Christman; stepchildren, Jennifer, Julie, Douglas and Brian; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
To honor Mr. Coffelt’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service.
Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.
Arrangements were entrusted by DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Drive Funeral Home.

Michael Kilander, 66

October 3, 2013

Michael Andrew Kilander, 66, a resident of South Whitley, died at 10:57 a.m. Tuesday at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he had been taken earlier by the E.M.S. He had been in failing health.
He was born March 10, 1947, in Wabash, a son of Kenneth L. and Effie Mae (Lee) Kilander.
His formative years were spent in Wabash. He attended Wabash High School.
On July 14, 1965 he entered into the U. S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War until his honorable discharge Aug. 1, 1966.

State parks, reservoirs remain open

October 3, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — No need to worry, Hoosier outdoor lovers.

Although national parks and national wildlife refuges are closed because of the federal government shutdown, Indiana’s 24 state parks and eight reservoir properties remain open for business as usual — if you call the burst of fall colors usual.

There is an Indiana state park or reservoir property within a one-hour drive of every Hoosier.

The properties offer an array of recreational activities, including camping, hiking, fishing, boating, canoe and kayaking, mountain biking, picnicking and wildlife watching.

Food shortage causes local pantry to close

October 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The food pantry at Victory Christian Fellowship Church, located at 1330 W. Business 30 in Columbia City, is temporarily closed due to a shortage in food.

According to organizers, the pantry, which is typically open Mondays 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesdays noon to 2 p.m., has run out of food items to give away to those in need.

Ind. Rep. Heuer makes clear Common Core opinion

October 3, 2013

During the 2013 legislative session, the General Assembly was presented with House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1427 which paused the implementation of Common Core State Standards for further study.

I had the opportunity to talk with all of the superintendents in my district, and a few outside my district, to hear their thoughts on this issue.

The superintendents I spoke with suggested that we not pause the implementation.

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