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September 17th

Whitko linksters take 4th in TRC

September 17, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls golf team placed fourth at the Three Rivers Conference match Saturday.

Winning the TRC was Rochester, followed by Southwood and Wabash.

Placing fifth was North Miami, followed by Tippecanoe Valley, Manchester and Northfield.

Whitko was led by April Bishop, who scored a 97.

Harney nearly breaks record

September 17, 2013

AKRON — Columbia City’s Evan Harney is setting the pace for the Eagles’ cross country team.

At Saturday’s invitational at Tippecanoe Valley, Harney finished two seconds short of the 30-year-old CCHS record at 15:50, a personal record for Harney who took second at the meet.

The Eagles came in fifth overall, and the girls squad took fourth, led by Samantha Roush.

Roush placed third out of 87 runners with a time of 18:41.

Brooke Werstler was Columbia City’s second best girls runner, finishing 15th at 21 minutes flat.

FESTIVAL: Plow Day turns soil, touches hearts

September 17, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Thousands of people from the South Whitley community and throughout the tri-county region converged on the farm of Roy and Mary Rubrake for the 7th Annual South Whitley Plow Day Saturday.

Antique tractors, horse-drawn plows and contemporary machines all worked together to plow acres of farm land while other activities were offered at CR 350 West in South Whitley.

“This is a fun day,” Mary said. “We are blessed to be able to have this here. It’s a perfect day for it.”

FUTURE FACILITIES: WCCS to survey parents, citizens

September 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools began a survey of the community Monday.

The WCCS district is looking for input from parents, guardians, teachers, staff and other members of the community in regards to a future district referendum, or vote, for funding of a new high school facility, as well as upkeep of current schools and new safety and security measures.

DOGFIGHTING HOST: Churubusco man handed three year sentence

September 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man will spend three years in jail for staging a dog fight in Whitley County.

Edward E. Smith, Jr., 37, was sentenced to three years at the Whitley County Jail for promoting an animal fight, a Class D felony. He was given a concurrent three-year sentence for purchasing an animal for use in a fight and a concurrent one-year sentence for possession of paraphernalia.

The sentences were the maximum Smith could receive for the crimes, a fact noted by Whitley County Deputy Prosecutor D.J. Sigler.

September 16th

Whitko girls soccer ties Woodlan, 1-1

September 16, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY ­— After 80 minutes of play, Whitko’s girls soccer team tied Woodlan Saturday morning, 1-1.

Lady Wildcat senior Ellyana Blue scored Whitko’s lone goal in the second half to tie the score, after Woodlan scored the opening goal in the first half.

Blue had 11 shots on goal, and teammate Heather Bryan tallied two shots on the mark, as well as Blue’s assist.

Reghan Craig and Bridget Thompson each had a shot on goal as well.

Col. City JV falls to Homestead, 40-12

September 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Homestead Spartans used a balanced offense to offset the Columbia City defense in Saturday morning’s Junior varsity football game. Homestead gathered 224 rushing yards and 225 yards through the air to defeat the Eagles 40-12.

Both the Eagles and Spartans battled through a scoreless tie in the first quarter, but the score board lit up numerous times in the second period when the Spartan’s broke out to a 27-12 advantage at intermission.

Eagles take seventh at NHC match

September 16, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s girls golf team took home seventh place at the Northeast Hoosier Conference Tournament Saturday at Orchard Ridge Country Club.

The Lady Eagles shot 426. Homestead, who hosted the meet, had 369 to take first place.

Under the NHC point system, Carroll was crowned the overall conference champion for the season. The Lady Chargers were second Saturday with a score of 376.

Macenzie Lane and Courtney Bacon led the Columbia City effort, with each shooting 102. Annie Butchko of Homestead was the conference medalist at 83.

Flowering support

September 16, 2013

Pierceton Elementary School student Guinevere Garr, a fourth grader, is pictured presenting Pierceton Firefighter Matt Brubaker with fall mums.

Garr planted the flowers at the Pierceton Fire Station in honor of the firefighters who gave their lives in New York during the September 11 attack.

She is a student in Lynn Studebaker’s class and participated in the nationwide “I Will” movement to honor those who helped others on 9/11.

The students then wrote about their experiences volunteering and helping others.

Fun for all at fall festival

September 16, 2013

Fun was had by all at Saturday’s Whitley County Fall Festival at Morsches Park.

An event hosted by the Columbia City’s Parks Department, there was a slew of activities for children of all ages, such as hot air balloon rides, bounces houses and more (pictured.)

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...
CHURUBUSCO — With a 5-2 win in the season opener against Woodlan and another win over Oak Hill...
HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys track team opened its season with a loss at Huntington North...

 

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