August 23rd, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY â The result from the opening night performance was not what Head Coach Gary Sims had in mind.
At home to kick off their 2013 soccer campaign, the Whitko Lady Wildcats fell behind early and never recovered as the Cougars from Central Noble came away with a 7-3 win.
Following the contest, Sims was having a difficult time putting into words his disappointment.
âWe are way better than this,â Sims said. âTonight, we ran a lot, but we didnât play soccer.â
CHURUBUSCO â Churubuscoâs volleyball team rallied in game four to down visiting Garrett for its first win of the season Thursday.
The Lady Eagles (1-1), took the lead, 2-0. Victory was in sight in game three, with âBusco holding a 24-21 advantage.
Garrett then came back, running off five consecutive points to steal game 3, 26-24.
Not wanting the same trend to repeat in game four, Churubusco served aggressively, taking an 8-1 edge and not relinquishing the lead for the remainder of the match.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs boys soccer team held its perfect record after topping county-rival Whitko Thursday night, 2-0.
In a slow start to the Eaglesâ home opener, Columbia City picked up its first goal with less than two minutes left of the 40-minute first half.
Offensive stand-out Drake Dewitt knocked the ball past Whitko goalkeeper Jacob Helton to take a 1-0 lead.
Dewitt had a hat-trick performance in the Eaglesâ season opener at Central Noble Tuesday, when Columbia City won 3-2.
Columbia City High Schoolâs marching band had a performance for friends and family Wednesday night on the schoolâs football field.
The band will perform at halftime of Columbia Cityâs first home football game, next Friday night against county-rival Whitko.
The Marching Eagles are directed by Helen Hockemeyer.
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COLUMBIA CITY â Registration remains open for those students looking to attend T.R.O.Y. Center, an alternative eduction program.
Although the school accepts students throughout the 2013-14 year, the deadline to apply for the School Choice Scholarship is Monday.
Nikki Trier, T.R.O.Y. Centerâs administrator, said the scholarship could possibly cover the complete tuition fee of approximately $5,000.
However, parents need to be in touch with T.R.O.Y. Center as soon as possible in order to register by the scholarship deadline.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs Redevelopment Commission (RDC) met Tuesday afternoon to discuss the possibility of changing the boundaries of the downtown areaâs Tax Increment Funding (TIF) District.
âWeâre making sure properties that are legally supposed to be in there are there, and the ones that arenât are taken out,â said Kevin Snell of Columbia Cityâs RDC.
Snell said when the TIF District was adopted in 1993, some properties were put in the area in error.
COLUMBIA CITYâ A man who had sex with a 14-year-old girl received a five-year prison sentence Monday.
Bradley Kincaid, 21, will serve three of his five years in the Indiana Department of Corrections (DOC) and have the remaining two suspended.
Kincaidâs attorney, Whitley County Public Defender Brad Voelz, said his client should receive a short sentence because of his admission of guilt early and remorse over his crime.
âHeâs maintained consistent employment, and has no relevant criminal history,â Voelz said.
COLUMBIA CITY â The 2014 budget for Whitley County Consolidated Schools is under review by the Board of Trustees.
WCCS Business Manager Tony Zickgraf released the proposal to the school board at Mondayâs meeting.
âWe encourage each of you to meet with the superintendent and myself with any questions you have about the budget,â Zickgraf said.
Zickgraf and his staff put several months into the budget project, which will be open to public discussion at the Sept. 3 board meeting.
COLUMBIA CITYâ A Columbia City woman received an eight-year sentence for a crime her own attorney referred to as âstupid.â
Krystal Thornsbearry was ordered to serve four years of her eight-year sentence at the Whitley County Jail for dealing a Schedule I, II or III controlled substance.
Thornsbearryâs attorney, Brad Voelz, said his client had several positive traits to offer society.
âKrstyal has no drug history and has a good employment history,â he said. âShe said this was the dumbest thing sheâs ever done. I agree, it was dumb.â
Jason Traxler, store manager for Dunhamâs Sports, in Columbia City, officially cuts the ribbon to open the store to the public Friday morning.
Dunhamâs now occupies the former Scottâs building, which has been empty for several years.