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April 18th, 2013

John Hicks, 77

April 18, 2013

John Riley Hicks, 77, of Larwill, passed away at 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at his daughter’s home in Warsaw. He departed this life to be with the Lord and his beloved deceased wife, Wilma. Born Sept. 29, 1935, in Prestonburg, Ky., he was the oldest son of Ell and Allie (Shepard) Hicks.

April 17th

COACHING STUDENTS: College coalition enlightens high schoolers

April 17, 2013

College and career coaching was offered to students from all three Whitley County high schools yesterday. The event was part of a state-wide initiative, College Success Coalition. Connecting students with community leaders, education representatives and career coaches, the day was geared to help high school juniors make better choices.

POSSIBLE BOMBER: Officials see potential suspect in bombing

April 17, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — Investigators poring over photos and video from the Boston Marathon have an image of a potential suspect in the deadly bombing but do not know his name and have not questioned him, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.

The news came with Boston in a state of high excitement over a possible breakthrough in the case and conflicting information over whether a suspect was in custody. Police and reporters converged on the federal courthouse in the afternoon.

’Busco sweeps Fremont

April 17, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — A dominating performance by Churubusco’s boys’ track team and a solid win by the girls’ squad gave both Eagle teams wins over visiting Northeast Corner Conference foe Fremont. The boys’ team broke the century mark, racking up 119 points to 12 for the visitors, while the girls’ squad posted a 75-55 win on a cold blustery night.

CIRCUIT COURT: Greer receives same sentence as brother

April 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Churubusco man, who was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine with his brother, received the same sentence as his sibling in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Ben Greer, 30, was arrested in November on six meth-related charges. He pleaded guilty to dealing in methamphetamine and, as part of a plea agreement, the other counts were dismissed.

Greer was sentenced to 10 years at the Indiana Department of Corrections, with eight to serve and two suspended. His brother Andrew received the same sentence, except his will be served at the Whitley County Jail.

'IT WAS SURVIVAL MODE': Krider was across the street from Boston explosion

April 17, 2013

BOSTON — “I didn’t comprehend what was going on.”

Shelby Krider, 2003 Columbia City High School graduate, was across the street from the first explosion during the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon.

“My friends and I go to the marathon every year,” Krider said. “We know a few people who are charity runners, and we were waiting for them to come to the finish line.”

Krider said she was in the stands on Boylston Street, near the finish line, when she heard the blast.

SCHOOL FUNDING: Tax increase affords SGCS projects

April 17, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Residents of Whitley County’s Smith Township and Noble County’s Green Township saw their property taxes increase from last year to this year.

This was due in part to the building project currently underway at Smith-Green Community Schools.

Since tax reports sent to residents only show tax rates from the previous year, what they may not have realized is their rate did not go higher than the rate in 2011.

CANDLES AT THE COURTHOUSE: Vigil held for child abuse and neglect

April 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Remembrance, awareness and prevention were key focal points at last night’s candlelight vigil held at the Whitley County Courthouse.

Residents from across the county gathered at the Courthouse to remember and pray for children affected by abuse and neglect.

Pinwheels and battery-operated candles were passed out to those present. That state of Indiana designated April 16 as an annual remembrance day, and being that this was the first year, participation from all counties was encouraged.

April 16th

Col. City tennis sweeps ’Busco

April 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls tennis team made quick work of Whitley County rival Churubusco Monday night.

The host Columbia City team took a definitive 5-0 win.

Celine Rongos set the tone for Columbia City, topping her ’Busco opponent, Cheyenne Conner, by a 6-0, 6-0 score.

In No. 2 singles, Kennedy Slavicek beat Churubusco’s Audrey Gierscher 6-1, 6-0.

The No. 3 singles match was slightly more competitive, as Churubusco’s Madi Cook put up a 6-4, 6-4, fight against the winning Lauren Rivas.

City tops Churubusco

April 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Ryan Kerschner hit a grand slam, but it still took extra innings for Columbia City to beat Churubusco Monday.

Columbia City defeated ‘Busco by a final of 6-5 in eight innings.

Kerschner may have had the big blast, but it was Jordan Bickle who had the winning one, doubling in the bottom of the eighth to bring home Travis Herbst and end the game.

The grand slam came in the bottom of the first inning and gave Columbia City a 4-1 lead. Churubusco had scored in the top of the first off of a sacrifice hit by Brent Simmons, which scored Logan Harris.

WALTON — In its first meeting with Lewis Cass, Churubusco’s football team fell to the Kings, 16-7...
SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Whitko’s Lady Wildcat volleyball teams faced off against the Manchester Lady...
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team is continuing to stay near the top of the Northeast...

 

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