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January 28th, 2013

20 grapplers advance to regional

January 28, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Wrestlers from Churubusco, Columbia City and Whitko started the IHSAA Individual State Tournament trail at Saturday’s Carroll Sectional Tournament.

Whitley County’s schools fared well, with 20 wrestlers advancing to next Saturday’s regional competition.

Churubusco led the county schools with a second-place team finish, while advancing eight wrestlers, with three of those capturing three individual weight-class titles.

Columbia City and Whitko both advanced six wrestlers to regionals.

’Busco falls to C. Noble

January 28, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s girls basketball team lost to the Central Noble Lady Cougars earlier in January in the Northeast Corner Conference tournament. The Lady Eagles lost that game at home, 39-36.

‘Busco had a second chance at the 2-16 Lady Cougars Saturday, on the Lady Eagles’ senior night.

’Busco trailed by one with 20 seconds in the ball game, but were unable to connect with the basket in the time remaining, and lost 34-30.

Lady Eagles win on senior night

January 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City seniors Megan Deutsch and Hannah Schnorr finished their final basketball game at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium Saturday in prime fashion.

The Lady Eagles seniors combined for 19 points to win the Northeast Hoosier Conference match-up over New Haven, 64-37.

The game didn’t start the way it finished. New Haven jumped out to a 7-2 lead in the first two minutes of the game.

Whitko girls drop TRC game to Wabash

January 28, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls basketball team was one week removed from a big conference win, but failed to make it two in a row by falling to Wabash Saturday.

The Lady Wildcats lost to the Lady Apaches by a final score of 47-35. The defeat drops Whitko to 6-13 for the year. Wabash is now 13-6. The Lady Wildcats wrap up the Three Rivers Conference slate with a mark of 2-5 for the campaign. The Lady Apaches ended with a record of 6-1 in the loop.

SCHOOL SAFETY: Whitko, police unite

January 28, 2013

PIERCETON — School safety has been a recurring topic of conversation between administrators at Whitko Community School Corporation.

Recently, WCSC Superintendent Steve Clason met with local law enforcement to determine how to better protect Whitko schools.

“We discussed safety plans to figure out what the best course of action should be in our buildings,” Clason said. “Luckily, we haven’t had an immediate concern, but it is best to be prepared.”

TURNING BACK TIME: Courthouse dome holds a treasure of historic graffiti

January 28, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the second installment of a three-part series on the Whitley County Courthouse.

COLUMBIA CITY — “Men of all ages have built monuments which, in a broad sense, have been indicative of their social, moral and intellectual stature.”

That statement was made by the Honorable William F. McNagny as part of his speech made June 14, 1890, at the dedication of the Whitley County Courthouse.

'OUTRAGED' AT VIOLENCE: Healthy relationships become a passionate plea for task force

January 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “Dating violence is not acceptable.”

This is the message the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force (WCDVTF) is trying to impress on students and will convey in a dramatic presentation in March.

“The media has really made us numb to the violence in relationships,” said Natalie Lewis, interim president on the board of WCDVTF. “On TV, the domestic or dating violence story always has a happy ending, but that isn’t true to life.”

Lois Scott, 74

January 28, 2013

Lois Suzanne “Suzy” Scott, 74, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born on Dec. 10, 1938, in Gary, she was the daughter of Lyman Walter and Mary Lucile (Rockenstein) Scott.
Lois spent her childhood in Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City Joint High with the Class of 1956. She attended St. Francis University and then moved to Las Vegas in 1971, returning to Columbia City in 1996. She was homemaker and a member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, Columbia City.

CHOIR WINNERS: City Stars champs

January 28, 2013

Indian Springs Middle School’s show choir, City Stars, won Grand Champion and Best Vocals in the Summit Invitational Saturday at Bishop Dwenger in the choir’s first performance of the season.

Doris Brandenburg, 85

January 28, 2013

Doris L. Brandenburg, 85, of South Whitley died at 10:58 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester where she had been a resident since October.
She was born Aug. 22, 1927, in Whitley County, a daughter of the late Clair C. and Georgia Doris (Rubrake) Bishop.
Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School with the Class of 1945.
On March 7, 1947, she was united in marriage to Floyd R. Brandenburg. They made their home in South Whitley. Mr. Brandenburg died Aug. 29, 2009.

 

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