Archive - Aug 26, 2013 - News Article
Whitley Countyâs Youth Council gathered for its first meeting Tuesday.
The group of students work with Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel along with other community leaders to learn leadership and to offer suggestions and ideas on bettering Whitley County.
Approximately 10 students serve on the council during the school year.
LARWILL â In its 159th annual event, Squawbuck Days was held in Larwill Friday through Sunday.
The three-day event was sponsored by the Larwill Firemen, Lions Club and the Richland Township Community Association, and was a joint fundraiser to raise money for the community.
Festivities began Friday with a tenderlion dinner at the townâs fire department. The Larwill Lions Club hosted a night of bingo.
Saturday, a breakfast was held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and visitors were able to purchase crafts, take in a flea market and venture out to several garage sales in town.
FREMONTâ Quick thinking and needed medical equipment helped save a personâs life before Churubuscoâs football game Friday night at Fremont.
Dave Crabill, a Whitley County media member and a long-time Eagle football supporter, according to Coach Paul Sade, collapsed on the sidelines during warm-ups.
Whitley County Commissioner Don Amber, who is a former paramedic, was at the game, and when he realized what happened, he went down from the stands to assist, along with Whitley County Sheriff Chief Deputy Marcus Gatton.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City senior football captain Sam Dailey remained in critical condition throughout the weekend after a head injury Friday night.
Dailey was hurt while trying to make a tackle against Warsaw in the season-opening football game.
âHe made an outstanding play on a run off-tackle,â Columbia City Randy Hudgins told an area newspaper. âWe watched it on film and it didnât look like anything out of the ordinary, but it must have hit him just the right way.â
WHITLEY COUNTY â There may be many fish in the sea, but Jeff Melvin caught one that many fishermen will never see in their lifetime.
Melvin, of rural Whitley County, hooked a 15-foot, 900-pound largetooth sawfish shark during a fishing trip in Florida April 29.
An endangered species, Melvin only had a few seconds to snap some photos, measure, and release his catch back into the wild. By law, he couldnât take the shark out of the water.
âI couldnât get the whole shark in the photo â he was so big,â Melvin said.