October 2nd, 2013
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
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ College preparations can never be made too early, according to high school guidance staff at Columbia City and Whitko high schools.
With a college fair set for Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Columbia City High School, guidance counselors across the county are encouraging parents and students to attend.
‚ÄúWe tell our students to get up there,‚ÄĚ said Mark Rickerd, guidance counselor at Whitko High School. ‚ÄúParents should tag along and ask a lot of questions. They will think of things to ask that wouldn‚Äôt cross their child‚Äôs mind.‚ÄĚ
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Coming off of a weekend tournament victory, Churubusco‚Äôs volleyball team was on a hot streak, and the Lady Eagles kept it rolling with a three-set victory against Angola Tuesday.
‚ÄôBusco swept the Lady Hornets by a final of 25-23, 25-20 and 25-16.
With the victory, Churubusco is 13-11 for the season and 5-2 in the Northeast Corner Conference.
‚ÄúIt was a good win for us, coming off of the tournament victory,‚ÄĚ said Churubusco Head Volleyball Coach Trinda Goings. ‚ÄúHopefully we can keep building off of that momentum.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Purple ribbons and banners were hung around the Whitley County Courthouse‚Äôs gazebo Tuesday in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Members of Columbia City High School‚Äôs Key Club and the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force joined County Commissioners in proclaiming the significance of this particular cause.
‚ÄúThis is important to our county. We need to get the word out,‚ÄĚ said County Commissioner Don Amber. ‚ÄúTell people what the purple stands for. That‚Äôs how we will make change.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A field of 299 boys teams, a record for the 20th consecutive year, and 258 girls teams are entered as pairings for the 20th Annual IHSAA Soccer State Tournaments were announced this week by the Indiana High School Athletic Association.
Boys sectional action at 64 sites ‚ÄĒ 32 in each class ‚ÄĒ will be played Monday, Oct. 7 through Saturday, Oct. 12. Sixteen regional sites ‚ÄĒ eight in each class ‚ÄĒ will host two rounds each Thursday, Oct. 17, and Saturday, Oct. 19.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ As school safety is ramping up around the country, many parents are asking ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúHow much am I entitled to know?‚ÄĚ
The answer to that question is not always clear, as schools can be locked down for a variety of reasons ‚ÄĒ some that are open to the public, and some that aren‚Äôt.
As some schools in Whitley County have been on ‚Äúlockdown‚ÄĚ in the last few years, many administrators struggled with parents who were concerned with the safety of their child, demanding details of the school‚Äôs situation.