May 24th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With the recent conviction of former Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Detective Chuck Vogely for operating while intoxicated, some changes have been made in the department.
Second-shift Sergeant Jason Spencer is taking over Vogelyâ€™s position as detective.
On April 13, Vogely was arrested for drunk driving, and the sheriffâ€™s department has made a decision on the future of his career.
Vogely pleaded guilty to OWI April 15, and WCSD Chief Deputy Marc Gatton said after the court proceedings, disciplinary actions moved forward by the department.
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Indian Springs Middle School held its boys track awards banquet last week.
Pictured left, first row, from left: Daniel Watts, Initiative Award and Heath Atkins, Positive Attitude Award. Row two: Khale Rider, Leadership and Tim Hearld, Effort. Row three: Jake Matteson, Flexibility and Trefor Gatchell Perseverance. Not pictured: Brad Johnson, Cooperation and Flexibility and Derek Diamente, Most Improved.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s junior varsity baseball season is ending on a high note, with a win against Eastside and another broken school record.
The JV squad has broken the school record for number of wins in a single season. Mondayâ€™s 8-7 victory over Eastside was the teamâ€™s 17th win on the year.
After suffering a 3-2 deficit, Whitko battled back to score five runs in the fifth and sixth innings to take the 8-7 win.
FORT WAYNE â€” Churubuscoâ€™s Katie Monk is joining three Columbia City athletes at the Indiana State Track Meet in June.
Monk tossed the discus 128 feet, 6 inches at Northropâ€™s regional meet Tuesday, qualifying for another trip to the state finals. Monk medaled last year, placing sixth with a throw of 129 feet.
In nearly a repeat of last yearâ€™s state finalists from Whitley County, Monk is to join Samantha Roush and Carlee Hearld â€” again â€” at Bloomington.
OSSIAN â€” Whitkoâ€™s softball season came to a close Tuesday night, as the Lady Wildcats fell to Bellmont in the opening round of sectional action.
The Lady Braves beat Whitko 9-2, in a game that recorded 20 hits between both teams.
Though they only scored two runs, the Lady Wildcats had eight hits, compared to Bellmontâ€™s 12.
Though the rest of the game was more evenly-matched, the Lady Braves tallied seven runs in the first inning â€” a deficit too tough to overcome.
FORT WAYNE (AP) â€” A former University of Saint Francis athlete has been sentenced to a year in prison for his role in the rape of an incapacitated woman at a party.
Twenty-three-year-old Troy Turner apologized during an Allen County court hearing Wednesday during which he was sentenced on a sexual battery charge. An area newspaper reported Turner is the second of three men to be sentenced for the attack that happened after an alcohol-fueled house party in October 2011.
Former St. Francis football players Austin Bower and Alexander Beierwalter pleaded guilty to rape charges.
The Whitko High School Class of 2022 met for the first time Friday for the Pen Pal Picnic at Pierceton Park for the annual event.
Pictured are third graders from Mrs. Gawthropâ€™s class, Mrs. Kinneyâ€™s class and Mrs. Mohrâ€™s class at South Whitley Elementary School and Mr. Fitzsimmonsâ€™ class, Mrs. Garberâ€™s class and Mrs. Underhillâ€™s class at Pierceton Elementary School.
The students have been writing to each other all school year. They started with an introductory letter, then wrote a three-paragraph letter about what they had been doing, and ended with a postcard.
New officers were installed for the 2013-14 Whitley County Extension Homemakers May 14 at the Homemakers Spring Fling.
An apron theme was used to install the officers.
Pictured, from left, are Treasurer Sharon Hesting, Vice President Ema Lou Rose, Secretary Shelia Schilling and President Barbara Overdeer.