September 16th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Homestead Spartans used a balanced offense to offset the Columbia City defense in Saturday morningâ€™s Junior varsity football game. Homestead gathered 224 rushing yards and 225 yards through the air to defeat the Eagles 40-12.
Both the Eagles and Spartans battled through a scoreless tie in the first quarter, but the score board lit up numerous times in the second period when the Spartanâ€™s broke out to a 27-12 advantage at intermission.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls golf team took home seventh place at the Northeast Hoosier Conference Tournament Saturday at Orchard Ridge Country Club.
The Lady Eagles shot 426. Homestead, who hosted the meet, had 369 to take first place.
Under the NHC point system, Carroll was crowned the overall conference champion for the season. The Lady Chargers were second Saturday with a score of 376.
Macenzie Lane and Courtney Bacon led the Columbia City effort, with each shooting 102. Annie Butchko of Homestead was the conference medalist at 83.
Pierceton Elementary School student Guinevere Garr, a fourth grader, is pictured presenting Pierceton Firefighter Matt Brubaker with fall mums.
Garr planted the flowers at the Pierceton Fire Station in honor of the firefighters who gave their lives in New York during the September 11 attack.
She is a student in Lynn Studebakerâ€™s class and participated in the nationwide â€śI Willâ€ť movement to honor those who helped others on 9/11.
The students then wrote about their experiences volunteering and helping others.
Fun was had by all at Saturdayâ€™s Whitley County Fall Festival at Morsches Park.
An event hosted by the Columbia Cityâ€™s Parks Department, there was a slew of activities for children of all ages, such as hot air balloon rides, bounces houses and more (pictured.)
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A silver screen will decorate downtown Saturday as Columbia Cityâ€™s Main Street Association hosts a free movie on the Whitley County Courthouse lawn.
â€śWall-E,â€ť a Walt Disney motion picture, will play at 8:15 p.m. on the west side of the Courthouse.
The movie is free and popcorn and water will be available at no cost. Those attending are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to take in the show.
Liane Minier, with the associationâ€™s committee, said the event is part of a plan to bring people to downtown Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Three members of the same family pleaded not guilty to drug charges Monday.
Jay B. Greer, 55, Patricia M. Greer, 51, and David A. Greer, 23, all of Columbia City, were arrested Sept. 6 for multiple methamphetamine-related charges.
Jay was charged with dealing in methamphetamine, possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance, unlawful sale of a precursor and possession of marijuana.
FORT WAYNE â€” Despite the final numbers on the scoreboard that showed a 20-7 win, the Homestead Spartans had to be glad to see the tail lights on the Columbia City Eagle team bus vanish into the Aboite Township night as a game Eagle squad gave the IHSAA Class 6A state-ranked Spartans all the fight they wanted in Friday nightâ€™s Northeast Hoosier Conference football match up.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Homecoming on Friday the 13th could have been unlucky for Churubuscoâ€™s football team.
Bad luck appeared to have truly struck when Eastside took a 13-0 lead.
But the Eagles turned the number 13 on its head, scoring 31 unanswered points to take a 31-13 win and improving to 4-0 for the season, overall and in the conference.
Eastside (1-3, 0-3 in the NECC) took a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter, using an offense the Eagles did not expect.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitko newcomer Garrett Elder debuted his varsity Wildcat career in prime fashion in Friday nightâ€™s home opener against Three Rivers Conference opponent Manchester.
Elder, a freshman receiver and safety, tacked on two touchdowns in Whitkoâ€™s 46-24 win.
Elder transferred from Wawasee High School two weeks ago, and played with the junior varsity squad last week, before seeing varsity minutes Friday.
He caught 2-of-4 passes for 72 yards, and also added some special teams yardage with two kick returns for 22 yards.
Defensively, he had two tackles.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A national organization, sometimes referred to as the best-kept secret in America, is having an impact in Northeast Indiana.
The Civil Air Patrol U.S. Air Force Auxiliary (CAP) is a congressionally-chartered nonprofit that has youth and adult volunteers serving nationwide.
In the area, there are two groups that meet in Fort Wayne, and there are some Whitley County residents that participate.
Jay Stiles is a local citizen whose son, Theron, is a cadet with INCAP 201 in Fort Wayne. Jay also works as a volunteer, which many parents take as an opportunity to help.