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October 3rd

CAMPAIGN CHAIR: Wells leads United Way in fundraiser

October 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Giving back to the community where she’s grown up is what propelled Cari Wells, of Columbia City, to be the 2013-14 campaign chair for the United Way of Whitley County.

“I care about this community and want to see it continue to be great,” Wells said. “The United Way does so much to improve the lives of those in our county. It seemed like a logical way for me to serve the community.”

PUBLIC COMMENT: Ordinance hearing brings out cost concern

October 3, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — When municipalities propose a change in policy, a public hearing is held before the ordinance update is instituted.

It is at this time public comment is heard on the issue and council members can choose to address the concerns. Churubusco residents have not been silent when it comes to changes in town policy.

When a change to a garage sale ordinance was proposed, residents created such a noise that Town Council members decided to table the issue.

START YOUR ENGINES: Slotcar racing takes local track

October 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A popular hobby around the country has taken track locally in Columbia City.

Slot car racing has been happening at AllPro Raceway, which is adjacent to AllPro Towing on Fridays for almost six years. Jeff Hull works at AllPro Towing during the day and helps run the racing league in the evenings.

Hull said competition is open to the public, and the season, which runs from November to April, is set to begin soon.

Rongos, Baugher stay alive in boys tennis

October 3, 2013

WARSAW — Though the season wrapped up for many tennis players in Indiana Wednesday night, Whitko’s Tyler Baugher and Columbia City’s Niko Rongos are keeping their postseason hopes alive, after picking up No. 1 singles wins in the opening round of sectional action.

Though Rongos and Baugher are still in action, their teams aren’t. Rongos and Baugher picked up their team’s lone points.

Columbia City fell 4-1 to Tippecanoe Valley Wednesday and the Wildcats dropped a 4-1 match to the defending sectional champs, Warsaw.

CRIME OF OPPORTUNITY: Concealed by fog, thieves hit Tri-Lakes

October 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Thieves used Sunday night’s fog to their advantage, stealing from and rummaging through at least nine properties, according to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.

Most of the homes affected were on Colony and Crescent Avenues in the Tri-Lakes area.

Many items were stolen, including a motorcycle.

The thieves didn’t get far with the bike, though, as it didn’t have any oil in it, causing the engine to seize by the time it got to the Lions Club, located less than a half-mile from where the thefts occurred on Colony Avenue.

October 2nd

LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS

October 2, 2013

Wildcat netters defeat Churubusco, 3-2

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s boys tennis team picked up a win against visiting Churubusco Monday.

The Wildcats beat the Eagles 3-2.

All three Whitko wins came in singles action. Tyler Baugher got a 6-1, 6-0 win over Luke Lillmars in No. 1 singles.

Blake Castle went the distance in a three-set, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 victory over Landon Lillmars.

Lady Eagles overwhelm ’Cats

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s volleyball team beat county-rival Whitko in three sets Monday.

The Lady Eagles won 25-13, 25-13 and 25-12.

Col. City tennis falls

October 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Going into sectional play tonight, Columbia City’s boys tennis team dropped a 5-0 match to Northrop Tuesday night.

Niko Rongos was handed only his second loss of the year, falling to Northrop’s Alex Stavretis, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6.

Columbia City’s Blake Fearnow lost a close No. 2 singles match, falling 2-6, 6-2, 2-6.

Dillon Reed dropped a 6-0, 6-2 match in No. 3 singles.

Wildcat soccer closes out home season

October 2, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitko Wildcat boys soccer team closed out the home portion of its regular season schedule Tuesday night in what Head Coach Jason Ehrman described as “making it too easy” for Prairie Heights.

The end result was a 6-2 Panther win to improve to 8-6-1, while the Wildcats fell to 2-11-1.

Whitko opened up with a 1-0 lead on a Daniel Kirkham goal at the 26:38 mark, but the Panthers responded with five unanswered goals.

Lady Eagles down DeKalb

October 2, 2013

AUBURN — Columbia City’s volleyball team downed a Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Tuesday night.

The Lady Eagles dropped DeKalb in three close games.

Columbia City won game one 25-20, but had an extra-point battle in game two, finally winning 32-30.

In another long game three, the Lady Eagles won 29-27.

Ricky Kline, 53

October 2, 2013

Ricky J Kline, 53, of Indianapolis, and formerly of Ligonier, passed away Sept. 29, 2013.
He was born on May 31, 1960, the son of Oscar Edward and Marguerite Irene (Randol) Kline.
Surving relatives include his wife, four children, one grandchild, and three siblings.
A funeral service will be held Thursday 2 p.m. at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South; Ligonier. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery in Ligonier.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be given to the family for his son Patrick’s education.

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