October 4th, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Lingering questions have plagued South Whitley Town Council members in regards to the system failures at the recently completed wastewater treatment plant.
When heavy rains hit the town in August, backups and overflows caused the plant to not perform as designed.
Since then, town leaders have questioned engineers as to where the problem lies and what needs to be done to prevent further system failures.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Visit Churubuscoâ€™s town park and it wonâ€™t take long to notice the numerous stumps that dot the wooded areas.
Parts of the park, easily accessed and seen by the public, are peppered with stumps from trees that have been cut down.
The more than 25 stumps and 65 downed trees are a result of the ash borer. The tiny insect reeks havoc on ash trees, carving a deadly path from the top of the tree, down to the base, devouring life-sustaining nutrients the tree needs.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” One of humanityâ€™s most primal forms of hunting game is still very prevalent among todayâ€™s hunters.
Indianaâ€™s bowhunting season began Tuesday, and many Whitley County archers are excited to take to the woods.
Hunters such as 31-year-old Brandon Marshall, whoâ€™s shot upwards of 20 deer in his 18 years of bowhunting; Brock Bunyan, a 15-year-old student at Columbia City High School and a newcomer to the sport; and Scotty Reimers and Roy Krouse â€” veterans in the field.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s volleyball team hosted a breast cancer awareness game Thursday, and beat West Noble in three games.
The Lady Eagles sported pink uniforms, sold wristbands and buttons, as well as a â€śchuck a duckâ€ť competition to raise money â€” and beat Northeast Corner Conference foe West Noble 25-18, 25-19 and 25-20.
Alisha Farner led â€™Busco in aces with six. Lacey Pulley had 25 assists and 13 digs.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A 2011 Whitko High School graduate arrested for selling methamphetamine from his tractor was given an eight-year sentence at the Whitley County Jail Monday.
Gerald Jacob Michel, or â€śJake,â€ť 20, of South Whitley, was arrested in December of last year on two counts of dealing methamphetamine, two counts of possession and one charge of possession of paraphernalia.
He was arrested at a field near Ind. 5, when Michel made the sale while making passes with his tractor.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 3, 2013) -- The U.S. Capitol was placed on lockdown this afternoon after a woman tried to ram a car into the White House gate, was chased by Secret Service and exchanged shots with police, sources said.
According to area media, the suspect â€” who had a child in the car â€” was shot and killed, and a shelter-in-place order was lifted at about 3 p.m. At least one Capitol Police officer was injured but apparently not shot.
"The United States Capitol Police have stabilized the incident," officials said in a message.
Whitko defeats Wawasee
SYRACUSE â€” Whitkoâ€™s volleyball team earned a tough five-set win against Wawasee Tuesday.
The Lady Wildcats beat the Lady Warriors 19-25, 25-22, 18-25, 25-23 and 15-8.
Garrett beats Col. City soccer
GARRETT â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys soccer team fell to Garrett Wednesday.
The Railroaders beat the Eagles by a final score of 3-0.
It was one goal in the first half and two in the second to bring the game to the final margin for the Railroaders.
Wildcats netters beat Panthers
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” At the two-thirds mark of the 2013 season, the race for a league championship is on, and Whitkoâ€™s football team is in the thick of it in the Three Rivers Conference.
Standing at 4-2 overall, the Wildcats are a spotless 4-0 in the conference and will hit the road Friday to play North Miami. The Warriors are 1-5 overall and 1-3 in the TRC.
Sectional champions one year ago, North Miami has struggled this season, including a 34-21 loss to Southwood last week.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City will be looking to rebound in the Northeast Hoosier Conference after a difficult loss last Friday.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, their opponents likely feel the same way. East Noble will travel to Columbia City Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
After suffering numerous injuries, Columbia City fell victim to unbeaten New Haven, 29-7 last week.
East Noble, ranked 15th in Class 4A according to the Associated Press, was shocked by Norwell last Friday, 35-7. It was Norwellâ€™s first win on the year and dropped East Noble to 4-2, 2-2 in the NHC.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Any time a school is ranked third in the state, it has picked up some big victories.
Churubuscoâ€™s football team, currently ranked third in Class 2A in Indiana, is no exception. The Eagles are coming off of a punishing shutout victory against West Noble last week by a 49-0 score to move to 6-0 for 2013.
Now, a big test comes the Eaglesâ€™ way in the form of their opponent this Friday, Culver Military Academy.