September 26th, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY â After an 0-2 start, Whitkoâs football team has put its struggles in the past with a three-game winning streak.
More importantly for the Wildcats, the three consecutive victories have all come against Three Rivers Conference (TRC) opponents.
Whitko has scored 138 points in the three wins, including a 51-7 road win against Wabash last week.
Now, the Wildcats will welcome Northfield to the confines of South Whitley in an effort to move the streak to four in a row and stay in the hunt for a conference championship.
CHURUBUSCO â Churubuscoâs football team is now ranked fourth in the Associated Press poll for Class 2A, and the 5-0 Eagles will once again welcome a larger school to their home field Friday.
One week after topping Class 4A Angola 14-7, âBusco will host West Noble Friday in a game set to kick off at 7 p.m.
The Chargers were shut out last week, 33-0, by Lakeland, which is the only other unbeaten squad in the Northeast Corner Conference besides Churubusco.
COLUMBIA CITY â An 18-year-old man will stand trial next week for attempted murder.
Dakota R. Kimbler, 18, will have his trial begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Whitley County Circuit Court. The jury will convene at that time.
Kimbler was arrested Dec. 9 of last year, when he was 17 years old. In addition to attempted murder, he was also charged with receiving stolen property, battery causing bodily injury and carrying a handgun without a permit.
Outside of the Haunted Jail, in Columbia City, a dying tree was transformed into a ghoulish figure by its owner, Paul Harrington.
The Haunted Jail opens for a âfriends and familyâ weekend to serve as the attractionâs dress rehearsal.
The Halloween-themed affair will begin its season in the following weekends.
LARWILL â A community health fair is slated for Saturday at Whitko Middle School from 8 a.m. to noon.
Sara St. Clair, Whitko Community School Corporation nurse, is coordinating the event, and said the fair is intended to take a âfunâ approach to health.
âWe wanted to do something to give parents a way to meet their health needs,â St. Clair said. âThe fair will put information in their hands about preventative care as well as present health care concerns, and itâs all under one roof.â
More than 40 health care vendors will be set up to offer aid in social, mental and physical care.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitkoâs girls soccer team fell in a close, 2-1 match to Garrett Monday.
The Lady Wildcats attempted a comeback after the Lady Railroaders took a 1-0 lead in the first half, but fell short.
Scoring the lone goal for Whitko was senior Jenny Brown, with the assist from Reghan Craig.
HAMILTON â Churubuscoâs volleyball team hit the road Tuesday and came away with a sweep of a conference opponent.
The Lady Eagles beat Hamilton by a final of 25-16, 25-22 and 25-13.
With the win, âBusco now has a 4-2 overall record in the Northeast Corner Conference.
Alyssa Anderson led the Lady Eagles in kills Tuesday with a total of 11. Anderson and Lacey Pulley were the leading servers for Churubusco, with each having three aces.
Pulley had 21 assists from the setter position to pace the squad.
A beekeeper, Mike Lewis, spoke on how to raise honey bees at a new series of monthly workshops hosted by the Whole Health Wellness Center, Inc., a nonprofit community garden and education center.
The event was held at the Whitley County YMCA Tuesday night and gave participants information on making their own honey.
Next month, the workshop is slated for Oct. 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Y, and will feature Joy Gilraine, of Columbia City, as the guest speaker. She will be offering her tips on how to can and freeze vegetables. Workshops are free and open to the public.
CHURUBUSCO (Sept. 25, 2013) â A Churubusco business caught fire this afternoon. Fire crews fought a fire on the roof afternoon after an employee thought he smelled something burning and discovered a fire in the attic.
According to Jim Horne, Captain of the Smith Township Fire Department, crews were called out to the fire at Precision Sharpening and Engine, located at 8435 U.S. 33, at around 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday.
Horne said one of the workers thought he smelled burning wires and then discovered smoke and flames in the attic.
COLUMBIA CITY â A $400 per year purchase is going a long way for several department heads in Columbia City.
This year, the city decided to go with a new weather service, WeatherSentry by Schneider Electric, and Communications Director Terry Wherry said the service has been very beneficial.
âThe $400 extra is nothing for the information weâre getting from this service,â Wherry said.
The communications, electric and parks department are splitting the cost of the weather service, which Wherry said provides more than weather radar.