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September 24th

Rongos improves to 11-1 on season

September 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys tennis team took on Manchester Monday, and the Eagles’ Niko Rongos improved to 11-1 with a three-set win.

After falling 7-5 in the first set, Rongos came back to win 6-4, 6-1 in the final two to grab the win.

Lady Eagles grab win

September 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s volleyball team picked up a win against Blackhawk Christian Monday night.

Leading the Lady Eagles at the net was Gabrielle Hazen, with 14 kills and 12 blocks, but she also had strong back row play, serving up three aces.

DROWNED TODDLER I.D.’D

September 24, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Funeral arrangements have been made for a toddler who drowned at a Whitley County residence this weekend.

Officials believe Lucas Junk, 2, fell victim to an accidental drowning Saturday at a family member’s home, 8009 W. CR 300 S.

Around 1:40 p.m., first responders were called to the residence after Junk’s family found him submerged in a small pond.

Indiana Conservation officers say the boy was outside with his family when they realized he was missing. The family estimates they found him less than 10 minutes after they noticed he was gone.

September 23rd

Local Sports Briefs

September 23, 2013

Whitko boys come in sixth at Knox

KNOX — Whitko’s boys tennis team came in sixth at the Knox Invitational Saturday.

The Wildcats scored 16 points overall.

On an individual level, Tyler Baugher, of Whitko, came in third in No. 1 singles.

Blake Castle was fourth in No. 2 singles and Cole Bechtold was fifth in No. 3 singles.

In doubles action, Reed Brace and Bailey Platt came in eighth at No. 1 doubles, and Alex Bechtold and Alex Robbins came in sixth at No. 2 doubles.

Whitko next competes tonight when it hosts West Noble at 4:30 p.m.

Free website helps students

September 23, 2013

Morgan May, Zachary Rhea, and Rebecca Boyd, from Mr. Engelberth’s fourth grade class, are practicing their math facts using XtraMath.org.

Many teachers at Northern Heights Elementary School have been using XtraMath.org to assist in teaching students their math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) at a quick rate of speed.

The goal of the program is to have all students master each math fact by showing they can answer the question in three seconds or less.

Mid-week programs give kids traditional ‘fun’

September 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With the new school year starting, some area churches are also began their Wednesday night activities.

Two of these mid-week groups include the Pioneer Club of Trinity Presbyterian Church and AWANA of New Hope Wesleyan Church.

Pioneer Club meets from 6:46 to 8 p.m., and is for children ages four to seventh grade.

The time is filled singing songs, “fun” games, and learning Bible lessons.

Wednesday the group will have a special appearance by Jim Barron, WBCL (90.3 FM) morning radio host and illusionist.

WHOLE HEALTH: Community garden grows in its efforts to give back

September 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Like minds, some seeds and a little ambition brought to life a community garden in rural Whitley County this year.

The Whole Health Wellness Center, located at 1065 W. CR 150 N, officially broke ground this spring with the mission “dedicated to making a positive impact in the community by encouraging others and restoring lives.”

Its founder, Aimee Clark, of Columbia City, wanted to offer greener choices for her family. She noticed the same desire in other community members who also saw a need for a garden to help feed those in need.

Col. City, Whitko linksters drop out of state golf tourney

September 23, 2013

WINONA LAKE — Columbia City and Whitko’s girls golf teams saw their seasons end at an IHSAA golf sectional Saturday at Stonehenge Golf Club.

The Lady Eagles scored 425 for seventh place at the Lady Wildcats were at 10th place with 478.

The top three teams advanced to regionals. Those three squads were first-place Rochester, which shot a 349, second-place Northwood, which had a 351 and host-Warsaw with 369.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: School board argues over admin offices

September 23, 2013

PIERCETON — School leaders have been preparing for dust to fly as Whitko Community School Corporation prepares for two large construction projects.

However, it was difference of opinions that flew across the board room at September’s meeting of the district’s Board of Trustees.

The green light has already been given for South Whitley Elementary School to be remodeled and for Pierceton Elementary School to be rebuilt.

Joe Long, 91

September 23, 2013

Joe E. Long, 91, formerly of Columbia City, died Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Kindred Health Care Facility in Newark, Ohio.
He was born Feb. 10, 1922. in Avilla, a son of Milo and Rosetta V. (Rider) Long. He spent most of his life in Noble and Whitley counties and graduated from North Webster High School.
On April 26, 1942, he was united in marriage to Allene P. Cole and they just celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary this year.

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