January 9th, 2013
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls basketball team is supporting Down Syndrome Awareness at Saturday nightâ€™s Northeast Hoosier Conference game against Homestead. The Lady Eagles will be holding a silent auction, as well as taking donations for DSANI, Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boys and girls basketball teams played host to their Central Noble counterparts Tuesday in the opening round of the Northeast Corner Conference basketball tournament.
Both Churubusco teams fell to defeat with the Lady Eagles losing 39-36 and the boysâ€™ team dropping a 55-36 contest.
While both Eagle teams lost â€” relegating them to the consolation bracket of the tourney â€” the paths they took were quite different.
SYRACUSE â€” Countless hours of practicing free throws paid off for Aubrey Wright Tuesday night at Wawasee.
After taking a 7-0 lead to start the game, the Lady Eagles gave up the lead for the first time in the contest with 17 seconds left to play. Facing a 46-45 deficit, Wright was fouled with 10.9 seconds on the clock and knocked down both shots from the charity stripe to win, 47-46.
Wright led the team in scoring with 15 points and also tallied five steals and six rebounds. Alyssa Hansen also hit a shot from behind the arc, and Emily Whiteleather scored six in the first quarter.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Dakota Kimbler appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday for a pre-trial conference.
Kimbler, 17, is being charged as an adult after he hid inside a vehicle and shot a former Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Reserve Officer.
Kimbler was arrested Dec. 9 for attempted murder and attempted car-jacking. He allegedly escaped from Pierceton Woods Juvenile facility and hid in the back of a car owned by Johnny Couch, who had just finished working his shift at Paragon Medical.
PIERCETON â€” It was back to school Monday for Whitko Community School students and back to work for the school corporationâ€™s Board of Trustees.
An organizational meeting was held for the purpose of welcoming newly-elected and re-appointed board members. Georgia Tenney and Joe Begley were sworn in as the two new members.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated School District Board of School Trustees heard from WCCS superintendent Dr. Pat Oâ€™Connor on Monday regarding the future of school safety in the district.
This discussion came in light of the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. After meeting with local law enforcement, Oâ€™Connor said these partnerships will be the engine that drives school safety.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Council heard the highlights of the County Commissioners plan for the County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT) plan during its first meeting of 2013 Tuesday.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Two vacant board seats were filled at Smith-Green Community Schools Board of School Trustees meeting Monday.
Dean Geiger, of Churubusco, was selected to be the District 1 member on the schoolâ€™s board. Luke Gross, of Churubusco, was chosen to fill the District 2 position.
Geiger is an engineer at Eaton in Auburn. He graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1989. He holds a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. Geiger has three children currently in the SGCS school system.
Ralph â€śWhitieâ€ť Paul Huett, 90, of West Lafayette and formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away at 10:19 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the Indiana Veteranâ€™s Home.
Born Nov. 4, 1922, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Frederick and Irmgard (Stephan) Huett.
Survivors include his two daughters, a son and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City.
Here are the headlines in Wednesday's Post & Mail:
Update on Dakota Kimbler, alleged carjacker
Sen. Jim Banks proposes new gun legislation
WCSC and SGCS school boards introduce new board members
County council weighs in on humane shelter funding