February 1st, 2013
WARSAW â€” Sectionals began for the Columbia City girls swimming team Thursday, and the Lady Eagles turned in several performances that qualified for Saturdayâ€™s finals.
Thursday was the preliminary event for the finals, which will be Saturday. Winners of Saturdayâ€™s sectional races will advance to the state meet on Feb. 9. Qualification for state can also occur for swimmers or relay teams who meet the state standard cutoff time to round out the field to 32 entrants per event.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Senior night was a success for the Whitko girls basketball team.
The Lady Wildcats had not been victors on senior night for a few seasons, but they defeated Lakeland Christian Academy Thursday by a final of 55-32 in the last home appearance for Class of 2013 members Cagney Craig, Melanie Kelsey and Josie Sparks. Whitko closes the regular season with a 7-13 record and Lakeland Christian is 4-16 with one game left on its slate.
Here are the headlines in Friday's issue:
Molestation case puts meth charges on hold
CCHS articulates higher education values
CCUMC blood drive
Sen. Banks proposes new name for bridge
30-car pile-up leaves five injured
Here are the sports headlines in Friday's issue:
County grapplers prep for regional meet
Col. City wins final regular-season game
Sectionals begin for Lady Eagle swim team
Whitko girls win on senior night
Carl E. Becker, 89, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 12:31 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born May 7, 1923, in Pulaski County, he was the son of Peter and Matilda (Moise) Becker.
He graduated from Winamac High School with the Class of 1941. Carl served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1943-46.
Rosalie Steller, 85, passed away Jan. 9, 2013, at The Citadel Care Center in Mesa, Ariz.
Rosalie was born to Lezeth and Justice Bennett Jan. 22, 1927, in South Whitley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Garland and Jim Bennett and her husband, Robert.
Surviving relatives include her older brother, Chuck (Vesta) and their extended family; her sisters, Lavona Shelley and her extended family and Phyllis Joann Beck and her family.
Marshall County â€“ An investigation conducted by the Indiana State Police landed a Lakeville woman behind bars. Tuesday, state police were notified that a resident of Millerâ€™s Merry Manor in Plymouth was the victim of an alleged theft. Police were informed that a resident had discovered one of their credit cards was missing.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Excitement may center around Drewâ€™s and Johnsonâ€™s new-found leadership of Coupled Products LLC, but with the purchase of the business, owners also inherited a picket line.
Now into month 20, the amount of workers on strike has decreased from 29 to 21.
Although strikers declare unfair labor practices, Drew said Coupled Products has an â€śexcellent workforce in the plantâ€ť and â€śdedicated employeesâ€ť who will support the company.
However, from the picket line, workers are not so supportive.
Whitley Countyâ€™s wrestlers are prepping for the regional competition Saturday at Carroll High School. Pictured, Whitkoâ€™s Greg Newman tries to turn Northropâ€™s Logan Aldrich in the 113 pound finals.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śThat was probably the sickest feeling Iâ€™ve had in law enforcement,â€ť K9 handler Tim Pittenger said.
Pittengerâ€™s police dog, Stryker, went missing Tuesday afternoon, but was found Wednesday morning in Allen County, at least eight miles from home. One of the Columbia City Police Departmentâ€™s investments was stranded in Tuesday nightâ€™s thunderstorm, and ended up in a goat pen on Hathaway Road.
â€śMy husband and I were getting ready to leave and I saw him in the pasture,â€ť Arani Wentland said. â€śThe goats were all lying around him.â€ť