Archive - 2013
Concerning the Columbia City Park Board's decision to ban golf carts from Blue River Trail:
â€˘I have no opinion on this.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s Eighth-grade Lady Stars volleyball team picked up its first win Wednesday night, topping county rival Churubusco Middle School in two games.
The Lady Stars won the first game 25-22 and the second 25-23.
For ISMS, Jayma Acres had two kills. Madison Cook, Emilee Smith and Sarah Frankle each added a kill.
In their season opener, the Lady Stars fell to Lakeview Middle School Tuesday night.
ISMS came out strong in game one, winning 25-22.
Whitko JV tops North Miami in three games
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Though Whitkoâ€™s varsity volleyball team dropped a 3-1 match to Three Rivers Conference foe North Miami, the Lady Wildcatsâ€™ junior varsity squad picked up a 2-1 win over the Lady Warriors Thursday night in South Whitley.
Leading Whitko was Whitney Marsh with six kills and two blocks, and Brianna Tackett with five kills and four blocks.
Jasmine Gregory had 11 assists, Hanna Yohe tallied 11 digs and Kaity Reed led in serving with three aces.
Whitko golf falls to Canterbury
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City boys tennis standout Niko Rongos improved to 5-0 Thursday night, topping his Norwell opponent, Jordan Dickey, at DeVol Field in Columbia City.
Rongos won a long, three-set match. After taking a 6-4 victory in the first set, he fell 7-5 in the second.
Rongos returned in the third an final set to win 6-4 and improve his undefeated record.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” After playing out-of-conference competition throughout August, Whitkoâ€™s volleyball squad finally got a taste of Three Rivers Conference play when North Miami came calling Thursday evening.
Whitko ignited the opening play with a 5-0 lead in game one, and it appeared they would be in the drivers seat.
The Lady â€™Cats managed to win game one, 25-17, but lost their momentum after a disappointing loss in game two and did not recover.
The Warriors swept the next three games, 25-23, 25-21 and 25-19.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Revitalizing the appearance of Churubuscoâ€™s downtown has been the focus of the townâ€™s Main Street Committee.
Lucas Konger, of Vintage Archonics, the architectural firm working with the committee, presented a streetscape study at the Churubusco Town Council meeting Wednesday. Concepts to beautify the downtown area included sidewalk enhancements, decorative lights and a center piece to place at the corner of U.S. 33 and Line Street.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City woman received a six-year jail sentence for aiding in a drug deal.
Savannah Hartman, 20, was arrested in June for aiding or causing the dealing of a Schedule II controlled substance.
Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer gave her a six-year sentence to the Whitley County Jail Monday, with the entire time to be served.
â€śYou will be transferred to work release as soon as possible,â€ť Heuer said. â€śIf you do well at work release, you may have your sentence modified in the future.â€ť
Autumn Arts Festival
The 12th Annual Whitley County Autumn Arts Festival will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Courthouse lawn.
The event will feature a childrenâ€™s tent, face painting, a sidewalk chalk drawing attraction, silent auction and student art show. Admission is free.
Visit www.wcaaf.org for more information.
Whitley County Farmers Market will intermingle with the arts festival Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Local vendors will have fruits, vegetables and plants for sale, along with numerous crafts and homemade items.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Growth seems to be a consistent theme in Whitley County when it comes to industry and the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC).
Alan Tio, president of the EDC, was at both the Whitley County Commissioners and the Whitley County Council meetings to request tax abatements and incentives for an expanding company.
â€śWeâ€™ve been working with this company to help them expand,â€ť Tio said.
â€śThis is another great example of positive motion for Whitley County.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Returning for its 16th year, the Distinguished Young Woman program, formerly Junior Miss, will highlight 10 Whitley County high school senior girls.
The program will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Columbia City High School.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students kindergarten through 12th grade.
Each of the participants will be scored in several categories. A panel interview, which will take place before the nightâ€™s program, is a 10-minute discussion with judges.