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September 6th

Col. City’s Rongos improves to 5-0

September 6, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

Whitko drops TRC match

September 6, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — After playing out-of-conference competition throughout August, Whitko’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 ’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.

MAIN STREET: Streetscape concepts stand to beautify ’Busco

September 6, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Revitalizing the appearance of Churubusco’s downtown has been the focus of the town’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.

IN COURT: Six-year sentence given for Hartman’s drug deal

September 6, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

“You will be transferred to work release as soon as possible,” Heuer said. “If you do well at work release, you may have your sentence modified in the future.”

WHITLEY COUNTY WEEKEND

September 6, 2013

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 children’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.

Farmers Market

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.

GROWTH INDUSTRY: Sound Ideas to build new facility in Whitley County

September 6, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

“We’ve been working with this company to help them expand,” Tio said.
“This is another great example of positive motion for Whitley County.”

DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN: 10 teens to take the stage Saturday

September 6, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 night’s program, is a 10-minute discussion with judges.

Running rivalry begins again; girls fall to Maple Creek by one point

September 6, 2013

OSSIAN — Since its beginning in 2000, Maple Creek Middle School (Carroll High School) has created a cross country dynasty, racing to a conference championship for 12 straight years.

After an intense summer of training, the Indian Springs Middle School varsity girls hoped to hand the Maple Creek Bobcats a season-opening loss at the Norwell Invitational.

Led by a first-place victory from 8th grader Ashley Johnson, the girls almost succeeded, but endured a heartbreaking loss to the Bobcats by just one point.

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES: Communication upgrades a necessary expense for county

September 6, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With outdated computer software, the ability for Whitley County dispatchers to communicate with the public safety officials in the field is soon to fail.

According to Ted Hurley, of J&K Communications, the Windows operating system currently used by the department is no longer supported by Microsoft.

That means, should there be a computer malfunction, repairs wo-uld be virtually impossible.

September 5th

Mary Lou Pelfrey

September 5, 2013

Mary Lou Pelfrey, born June 27, 1942 in Miami, Fla., died Sept. 1, 2013, at her home in Lake City, Fla. following a lengthy illness.
She had lived in Bridgewater, N.Y., Columbia City, and West Palm Beach, Fla.

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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