September 24th, 2010
COLUMBIA CITY — Each season has been better and each season has been closer in the pursuit of a title.
Thursday, one match decided the Northeast Hoosier Conference for boys’ tennis. Finishing second for the past two seasons, Columbia City (14-4, 5-2 in the NHC) has always been in contention for the Northeast Hoosier Conference’s top spot but unable to clear the final obstacle in long time powerhouse No. 20 Homestead.
CHURUBUSCO — It was a cross-county battle Thursday night when the Whitko Lady Wildcats traveled up State Road 205 to take on the Churubusco Lady Eagles.
The Lady ‘Cats were victorious in three matches, but it wasn’t easy 25-17, 25-7, 25-18.
“It was nice to battle and watch some really aggressive volleyball,” ‘Busco head coach Trinda Goings said.
The first game was a tight match until Whitko scored six unanswered points to end the game at 25-18.
NEW HAVEN — The Columbia City (8-4) volleyball team was on the road in the Northeast Hoosier Conference Thursday looking to keep its unblemished record within the conference intact.
The Lady Eagles needed only three games to do so with a comfortable win over the Lady Bulldogs 25-17, 25-13, 25-21.
The win improves Columbia City’s record to 3-0 in the NHC conference with DeKalb, East Noble, Carroll and Bellmont remaining on the schedule.
By CHRIS MEYERS
Whitko Community Schools is turning to its own government students to get a feel for how the community feels about a referendum this fall to give the district an option to raise its property tax rate during the next seven years.
Students will be calling residents in Whitley and Kosciusko counties during the next few weeks to see what they think about the referendum.
By CHRIS MEYERS
When Myron Green arrived at the presentation Wednesday night for parents about Eagle Tech Academy, he had his doubts.
He was afraid it was a program geared only toward a certain student â€” either one failing in school or one excelling at the top of the ladder.
The parent of an eighth-grade student at Indian Springs Middle School worried Eagle Tech would â€śget away from the basics of high schoolâ€ť and be another notch on the totem pole of failed teaching fads.
Stephen Smith became the first person to file his candidacy to fill the seat on Whitley County Council that will become vacant in November.
Jim Banks resigned that seat, effective Nov. 2, due to his election to the Indiana State Senate. Banks is unopposed in the race for the seat held by retiring senator Dr. Gary Dillon.
Smith is a South Whitley resident and local businessman. In 2009 Smith and Dwayne Knott entered into a partnership with ALLPro Towing Inc. and started Whitley Environmental after being awarded the countyâ€™s recycling contract.
Harriet E. Wiard, 98, a resident of Fort Wayne and widow of Donald D. Wiard, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at Hamilton House in Fort Wayne.
She was born in Charlevoix, Mich. Aug. 31, 1912, a daughter of Charles J. and Amelia (Schaffer) Cork.
The surviving relatives include a daughter, Phyllis Arvola and two sons, Robert C. Wiard and Richard Wiard.
Richard â€śRichâ€ť Lee Clouse, 65, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:33 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born July 6, 1945 in Kendallville, Noble County, he was the son of Wilber â€śPeteâ€ť Raymond and Bernice Eloise (Kitson) Clouse.
The Indiana High School football regular season is half over. Going into week six, Columbia City gets its biggest test yet for homecoming. Churubusco faces NECC sleeper and Whitko tries to stay unbeaten in the TRC.
No. 9 New Haven at Columbia City
Lester â€śBudâ€ť E. Menzie, 79, of Pierceton, died at 8:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010 at Parkview Hospital of Fort Wayne.
He was born July 11, 1931 in Columbia City to John and Edith (Whiteleather) Menzie. He lived in Pierceton since 1976, living in Larwill previously. On May 15, 1959, he married Alice Eman in Olympia, Wash.
He worked for Kolbin Tool and Die as a machine operator and retired in 2002. He was a member of the American Legion Post 256. He was a Korean War Veteran; a sergeant in the U.S. Army.