January 22nd, 2013
Churubusco‚Äôs 7th-grade boys basketball team finished its season with an undefeated (19-0) record Saturday, winning the Land of Lakes Basketball Tournament at Westview. The Eagles beat Lakeland in the semi-final, 54-35, and Fairfield in the finals, 62-30. The win was the first conference title in boys basketball in the school‚Äôs history. Front row, from left: Josh Bear, Daulton Brockman, Austin Lehman, Garrett Horn, Bryce Geiger and Trevor Holloway.
Indian Springs Middle School‚Äôs show choir, City Stars will perform Saturday at Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne. This is the group‚Äôs first competition of the season. The choir is under the direction of Karyle Genth with assistance from Phil Genth.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ He‚Äôs only been sitting in the board president chair for three weeks, but Jorell Tucker has already saved Whitko Community School Corporation an estimated $100,000 over a four year period ‚ÄĒ proving his leadership as profitable for the district.
In December, before Tucker took the president position, he voted against extending a contract for copier services. He was concerned that no other options were laid before the school board.
Tom McFarland, the district‚Äôs business manager, told the school board he would bid out the contract.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ While focusing on the future, it is also important to remember the past and where one has been.
This fact is true of the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC). The EDC just released its strategic planning process. This process did take a forward gaze, but also looked back to some of the successes the EDC has had in the past 20 years.
FORT WAYNE (AP) ‚ÄĒ With their futuristic city, Hydropolis, three Indian Springs Middle School Students participated in a contest at IPFW Saturday.
This is the 12th year for the regional Future City program, held in Fort Wayne. Over the years 85 different schools have competed with various mock cities all targeted to solve some of the world‚Äôs biggest environmental issues.
Team Hydropolis placed in the top five and earned a chance to present their city Saturday afternoon fro a spot at the national contest held in Washington, D.C.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚Äď The coldest winter morning in some 700+ days has delayed schools and resulted in a wind chill advisory by the National Weather Service until 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The temperature hovered in the low single digits Tuesday morning throughout Whitley County and was not expected to reach higher than the very low teens ‚Äď at best ‚Äď this afternoon. Wind chills registered at -10 to -15 Tuesday morning.
A low Tuesday night just below zero is forecast, with a steady warm up for the rest of the week, culminating in above-freezing highs on the weekend.
Nadine Kerr, 76, of South Whitley, passed away at Millers Merry Manor in Columbia City Saturday, Jan. 19, at 1:30 a.m.
Born on Nov. 22, 1936, in Floyd County, Ky., she was the daughter of John and Melvina (Howe) Keithley.
She has been a Whitley County resident since 1981 moving from Kentucky where she attended school. She worked at R.R. Donnelley, Warsaw; Taco Bell, Columbia City and was a homemaker and housewife. She attended Free Will Baptist Church, Pierceton.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ After coming out on the wrong side of a thriller against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Homestead last week, Columbia City‚Äôs boys basketball team won a close game against another conference opponent Saturday.
Eagle Drew Benedict hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 46 seconds left to give DeKalb its first conference loss, 47-46.
‚ÄúThey find a way to get it done,‚ÄĚ Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict said. ‚ÄúSometimes it‚Äôs not always pretty.‚ÄĚ
Columbia City had an eight-point lead going into the fourth quarter, a lead that slowly dwindled in the final eight minutes.
LIGONIER ‚ÄĒ Churubusco crowned two individual champions and took second place overall as a team at the Northeast Corner Conference (NCC) Wrestling Tournament Saturday.
The Eagles garnered 182.5 points as a team, placing them 14.5 behind champion Fremont.
The two champions for ‚ÄėBusco were Brian Richardson at 195 and Jason Nicodemus at 220. Richardson earned the crown with two pins and a 7-5 championship match decision over Zach Goodyear of West Noble, who had defeated Richardson at the conference meet last year.
WATERLOO ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs wrestling team came into Saturday‚Äôs Northeast Hoosier Conference wrestling tournament with hopes of an upper-division finish and at least one individual champion. Unfortunately for the Eagles, things did not turn out that way, as several high Eagle seeds fell to upsets and Columbia City finished sixth as a team.