October 3rd, 2013
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ Though the season wrapped up for many tennis players in Indiana Wednesday night, Whitko‚Äôs Tyler Baugher and Columbia City‚Äôs Niko Rongos are keeping their postseason hopes alive, after picking up No. 1 singles wins in the opening round of sectional action.
Though Rongos and Baugher are still in action, their teams aren‚Äôt. Rongos and Baugher picked up their team‚Äôs lone points.
Columbia City fell 4-1 to Tippecanoe Valley Wednesday and the Wildcats dropped a 4-1 match to the defending sectional champs, Warsaw.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Thieves used Sunday night‚Äôs fog to their advantage, stealing from and rummaging through at least nine properties, according to the Whitley County Sheriff‚Äôs Department.
Most of the homes affected were on Colony and Crescent Avenues in the Tri-Lakes area.
Many items were stolen, including a motorcycle.
The thieves didn‚Äôt get far with the bike, though, as it didn‚Äôt have any oil in it, causing the engine to seize by the time it got to the Lions Club, located less than a half-mile from where the thefts occurred on Colony Avenue.
Wildcat netters defeat Churubusco, 3-2
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs boys tennis team picked up a win against visiting Churubusco Monday.
The Wildcats beat the Eagles 3-2.
All three Whitko wins came in singles action. Tyler Baugher got a 6-1, 6-0 win over Luke Lillmars in No. 1 singles.
Blake Castle went the distance in a three-set, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 victory over Landon Lillmars.
Lady Eagles overwhelm ‚ÄôCats
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs volleyball team beat county-rival Whitko in three sets Monday.
The Lady Eagles won 25-13, 25-13 and 25-12.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Going into sectional play tonight, Columbia City‚Äôs boys tennis team dropped a 5-0 match to Northrop Tuesday night.
Niko Rongos was handed only his second loss of the year, falling to Northrop‚Äôs Alex Stavretis, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6.
Columbia City‚Äôs Blake Fearnow lost a close No. 2 singles match, falling 2-6, 6-2, 2-6.
Dillon Reed dropped a 6-0, 6-2 match in No. 3 singles.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ The Whitko Wildcat boys soccer team closed out the home portion of its regular season schedule Tuesday night in what Head Coach Jason Ehrman described as ‚Äúmaking it too easy‚ÄĚ for Prairie Heights.
The end result was a 6-2 Panther win to improve to 8-6-1, while the Wildcats fell to 2-11-1.
Whitko opened up with a 1-0 lead on a Daniel Kirkham goal at the 26:38 mark, but the Panthers responded with five unanswered goals.
AUBURN ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs volleyball team downed a Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Tuesday night.
The Lady Eagles dropped DeKalb in three close games.
Columbia City won game one 25-20, but had an extra-point battle in game two, finally winning 32-30.
In another long game three, the Lady Eagles won 29-27.
Ricky J Kline, 53, of Indianapolis, and formerly of Ligonier, passed away Sept. 29, 2013.
He was born on May 31, 1960, the son of Oscar Edward and Marguerite Irene (Randol) Kline.
Surving relatives include his wife, four children, one grandchild, and three siblings.
A funeral service will be held Thursday 2 p.m. at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South; Ligonier. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery in Ligonier.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be given to the family for his son Patrick‚Äôs education.
Students at Coesse Elementary School were encouraged to create a pumpkin that looked like a character from their favorite book.
The project was done in conjunction with the Parent Teacher Organization‚Äôs annual read-a-thon.
More than 50 decorated pumpkins will be on display through parent-teacher conferences this week.
Pictured, ‚ÄúFly Guy,‚ÄĚ created by Carter Copeland, is one of many pumpkins at CES. The projects mimicked characters from students‚Äô favorite books.
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ The skeletal remains located in Kosciusko County Sunday have been identified.
The Kosciusko County Coroner‚Äôs Office determeind that the remains belonged to a missing 18-year-old girl from a near-by mobile home park ‚ÄĒ Aurora Shoemaker.
Shoemaker went missing Aug. 16 of last year. Official determination of the remains was conducted by Stephen P. Nawrocki, Ph.D., DABFA, Board Certified Forensic Anthropologist with the University of Indianapolis and Dr. Craig Nelson, DDS, Forensic Dentist with the Allen County Coroner‚Äôs Office.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County Patriots gathered with Ind. Representatives to discuss the impact of educations standards in public schools Tuesday night.
Ind. Representatives Kathy Heuer and Dave Ober addressed questions and comments from those in attendance in regards to the state‚Äôs implementation of Common Core standards.
‚ÄúThis will be a lesson well-learned,‚ÄĚ Heuer said about her research into Common Core. ‚ÄúIt was a good wake up call.‚ÄĚ