COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Churubusco man accused of rape has asked for his trial date to be bumped back until June.
Bart Arnold, attorney for Kent Frenger, 40, told Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer Monday he needed additional time for discovery in the case.
Frenger was scheduled for a jury trial Feb. 8 in connection with allegedly holding a woman at knife-point before raping her and forcing her to perform a sex act on him.
Frenger is not only charged with rape, but also criminal deviate conduct and criminal confinement.
No matter what your source of weather information, the potential for a major winter storm exists.
National Weather Service officials have issued a winter storm watch from tonight through Wednesday night. During that period, the area could be blanketed with heavy snow, maybe some sleet or freezing rain and pummeled by gusty winds.
While the stormâ€™s track could shift and miss the area or dump far less snow than expected, the key is preparation, Sheriff Mark Hodges said.
FORT WAYNE — The long postseason trip to an individual state title began for wrestlers from all three Whitley County schools Saturday at Carroll High School.
With the top four wrestlers in each weight class advancing to the regional level, 15 Whitley County grapplers, including three weight class champions will make the trip back to Carroll for regional.
A fourth-quarter run sparked New Haven just enough for the win in Saturday night’s girls’ basketball game against Columbia City.
The Lady Bulldogs hung around just a little too long, handing the Lady Eagles a 54-53 conference loss.
Columbia City (10-9, 1-6) stole the momentum early in the game gaining a 19-13 lead after the first eight minutes.
Corinna Raypole had eight of her 18 points in the first quarter picking up nearly half of the Lady Eagles first-quarter points.
CHURUBUSCO — The season was 2005 when Churubusco girls’ basketball last achieved what it did Saturday night.
With a 45-31 win over well-known North East Corner Conference rival Central Noble, the Lady Eagles turned the tide in a program that has struggled in recent years.
Behind Morgan Young’s team-high 15 points, ’Busco (5-13, 2-7) picked up its most wins in six seasons.
INDIANAPOLIS — The brackets were drawn up and the postseason road was paved Sunday night for the 36th annual IHSAA girls’ basketball state tournament.
Amongst 397 teams, three Whitley County teams are looking for a March 5 date at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne for the state finals. It began with the sectional draw Feb. 8-12.
Two area rivals will have to go through one another to reach the final game of class 3A.
SOUTH WHITLEY — Heading into the final week of the Indiana high school girls’ basketball regular season, the Three Rivers Conference already had its champion with the No. 1 team in class 2A Wabash locking up back-to-back titles.
Whitko had room to move into a three-way tie for second place when the Apaches came to town on Saturday’s senior night.
A hot shooting Wabash team left the Lady Wildcats alone in third place at the end of the night shooting 23-of-37 from the field and winning 66-47.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The man arrested for operating a rolling methamphetamine lab in Whitley County last November has pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court.
Wayne Lynn Weaver, 40, was arrested Nov. 16 after a traffic stop by a sheriffâ€™s deputy on County Road 275 West near state Route 205.
Police said Weaver had already had an outstanding warrant and was immediately taken into custody, suspected of operating a meth lab.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Light bulbs play a key role in the cleaning process of treated sewage before it leaves Columbia Cityâ€™s Water Pollution Control Facility.
Soon, all ultraviolet bulbs at the plant will be changed in one fell swoop, courtesy of the townâ€™s Board of Works and Safety.
The board approved the purchase of 120 UV lamps at $135 apiece costing $16,200. Whatâ€™s more expensive are the quartz sleeves at $156 per unit, or $18,720.
The bulb replacement project will cost $34,920.
The board approved purchase of the bulbs from Wedeco, the bulbâ€™s manufacturer.