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August 29th, 2013

Whitko girls golf falls to TRC foe Wabash, 202-217

August 29, 2013

MANCHESTER — Whitko’s girls golf team lost a Three Rivers Conference match-up to Wabash Monday.

The visiting Lady Apaches beat the Lady Wildcats, 202-217 at Sycamore Golf Club.

Whitko had a more balanced attack, with Kirsten Crawford having a 51 to pace her team, which had five golfers in the 50s.

That did not match up with the top two from Wabash, though. Jordan Rauh led the Lady Apaches with a 41, and Jaclyn Lewis had 47.

’Busco downs Lady ’Cats in sweep

August 29, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s volleyball team hosted and swept county-rival Whitko Tuesday night.

The Lady Eagles took a 25-15 win in game one, 25-18 advantage in game two, and pulled off a close, 25-22 win in the third and final game.

Alyssa Anderson tallied nine aces for the Lady Eagles. Teammate Lacey Pulley had 11 assists, and Danielle Pippenger recorded two blocks.

’Busco’s Molly Green had six digs.

August 28th

DeKalb girls golf edges Lady Eagles

August 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team lost a Northeast Hoosier Conference match up to DeKalb Tuesday at Eagle Glen Golf Course.

The Lady Barons shot 186 to beat the Lady Eagles by 18 as Columbia City had 204.

Katie Skidmore of DeKalb was the meet medalist with a score of 42.

Seven strokes behind her was Macenzie Lane, who led Columbia City with a 49. Sydney Ford carded a 50, and Taylor Daniel had 52.

Allison Yoder and Cheyenne Johnson rounded out the varsity numbers for the Lady Eagles, shooting 53 and 55, respectively.

Hinen Printing scores it big

August 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— A staple downtown Columbia City business came away from a professional conference with a big prize.

Sharon Hinen, of Hinen Printing, won a 2013, 1200 48 Harley Davidson Sportster at a conference in Orlando held by SP Richards.

SP Richards is an office-supply company that holds these events every year. Hinen Printing typically sends employees, but Sharon attending was somewhat unusual.

“Jeff and Cindy (Hinen) normally go,” Sharon said. “They couldn’t go, and I won the motorcycle.”

Employees of Hinen Printing have won prizes before, but nothing at this level.

ON THE JOB: Intern proves valuable for sewer plant

August 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— A summer college intern proved to be a valuable resource for Columbia City’s Water Pollution Control Plant.

Water Pollution Control Superintendent Mike Cook said Wil Mannes, who is a student at Indiana University in Bloomington, did several jobs around the plant this summer.

“He got a little bit of everything,” Cook said. “He did work in pre-treatment, worked in the laboratory and learned how to analyze samples.”

Work was also done by the intern at lift stations and did maintenance around the plant.

WASTEWATER: S. Whitley plant failures generate heated discussion

August 28, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — South Whitley Town Council members put wastewater treatment plant engineers in the hot seat at Tuesday’s meeting.

David Harvey and Rich Grant, representatives from Fleis & Vanderbrink Engineering, Inc., were on hand to give explanation as to the failures in several areas at the plant.

“We’ve had pretty intense rainstorms,” Harvey said. “The storm in early August was significant.”

SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK: Whitko teachers become tech savvy

August 28, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — As the 2013-14 school year got underway, it wasn’t just students returning to the classroom with new school supplies, but teachers as well.

Whitko Community School Corporation rolled out its 1-to-1 technology plan with the start of the new year. The goal is to place technology, such as tablets and laptops, in the hands of every Whitko student.

A small group of high school students were introduced to tablets, and in just two weeks the devices have become an additional learning tool in the classroom.

STRIKERS LEAVE: UAW members abandon site near Coupled Products

August 28, 2013

UAW Local 2049 members in Columbia City have left the site near Coupled Products where they've been striking for more than two years.

UAW officials said they got a call Friday night from the International UAW and packed up shortly after that.

It is unknown why the strikers left.

POLICE: Stay vigilant, not alarmed

August 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — In light of recent online rumors of a possible child abduction ring in Whitley County, Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh says there's no need for citizens to be alarmed, but to continue to be vigilant, as always.

"As with anything else, if you see anything out of the ordinary, call the police department," Longenbaugh said. "We encourage citizens to report suspicious behavior."

Some say a man with a strong accent is attempting to sell books in Whitley County, and social media sites report the man may be from an national child abduction ring.

City volleyball remains undefeated

August 28, 2013

GARRETT — Improving to 3-0 on the young season, Columbia City Head Volleyball Coach Trish Hinen is still seeking the right combination.

After defeating Garrett on the road Tuesday evening, Hinen said, “Overall we did a good job. But I’m still trying to find the best team chemistry on the court.”

The Lady Eagles disposed the Railroaders in three games — 25-21, 25-17 and 25-20.

On a very hot night, with no air conditioning in the Garrett gymnasium, Columbia City showed no ill-effects to the stifling heat.

 

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