Archive - 2014
WHITLEY COUNTY â With the onset of colder weather and the coming of the Christmas holiday season, Whitley County residents face the double-whammy of increased heating sources and holiday lighting â which could lead to a potentially tragic house fire.
Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association give insight into the deadly nature of fires in the holiday season.
SOUTH WHITLEY â An improved Lady âCats varsity team coupled with a burgeoning North Miami basketball program, led to a 57-19 victory for Whitko Saturday night.
Following a win and a much needed tune-up, the Lady Wildcats appeared mentally prepared going into Saturdayâs matchup.
CHURUBUSCO â With only 16 days remaining until Christmas, students at Churubusco Jr./Sr. High School have long been prepared for their contribution to the seasonâs charitable giving.
Adorning the entrance of the school is a decorated Christmas tree festooned with traditional ornaments and special handcrafted paper ones.
COLUMBIA CITY â After racing out to a big first quarter lead, the Columbia City Lady Eagles kept their season slate clean at 8-0 with a much needed shot at the buzzer, giving them a 58-57 win over Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll in a game at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium, Saturday night.
SOUTH WHITLEY â For most high school students Saturday is a day to get away from the rigors of the classroom, but more than 90 Whitko High School students spent a Saturday in late November in sessions aimed at increasing their preparations for and scores on the Advanced Placement tests in Math, Science and English.
Sept. 3, 1945 â Dec. 5, 2014
William R. âBillâ Whittenberger, age 69, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 6:07 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born on Sept. 3, 1945 in Columbia City, he was the son of Arthur Leroy and Florence Marie Dorothy (Kerch) Whittenberger.
He attended Arcola schools and graduated from Arcola High School with the Class of 1963. Most of Billâs working career was spent in various jobs that ended in troubleshooting after working his way up the ranks at International Harvester in Fort Wayne.
April. 17, 1917 â Dec. 6, 2014
John Benjamin âBennieâ Herr, Jr. age 97, of Columbia City, left for his heavenly home, surrounded by his loving family and caregivers at 7:42 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City. Born on April 17, 1917 in Whitley County he was the son of John Benjamin and Ada Florence (Trimmer) Herr, Sr.
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CHURUBUSCO â In basketball itâs fun to get out and run, hit lay-ups and jack up three-pointers. But itâs close, hard-fought games that will build character.
The Churubusco Eagles basketball team got out and ran when it could, but for the most part against Westview, âBusco had to stand and fight. Friday night, it took the Eagles three-and-a half quarters to pull away from the Warriors as âBusco improved to 2-0 with a 56-44 victory.
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