February 17th, 2015
SOUTH WHITLEY â Dust off those old collectibles, âAntiques Roadshowâ is coming to town.
South Whitley Community Public Library will be hosting its own version of the PBS show, âAntiques Roadshowâ at the library next Tuesday, Feb. 24.
âAntiques Roadshowâ is a television program that features people with their treasures â and non-treasures.
People have the opportunity to bring their items to the library to find out their value, just as in the show.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs Redevelopment Commission (RDC) is working to adjust its Tax Increment Funding (TIF) areas to help in âcleaning upâ some of the cityâs areas in need of work.
Property tax from areas inside TIF districts is collected into a TIF fund. Those funds can be used to revamp areas within the TIF district.
The city currently has a TIF district in its downtown area and officials are looking to adjust the current district and add another on the south side of the city limits.
SYRACUSE â How do you win a sectional basketball title with three starters sitting on the bench with injuries?
To borrow a phrase from baseball, you swing for the fences and hope some hits clear the wall. The Whitko Lady Wildcats basketball team swung for the fences at the IHSAA Class 3A Wawasee Sectional against Tippecanoe Valley Monday night.
None of the Whitko shots cleared the wall though, and the Lady Vikings pulled away to win a sectional crown, 62-36.
OSSIAN â The Columbia City Lady Eagles had lost to the Norwell Lady Knights for 10 straight games going into Monday nightâs IHSAA Sectional finals.
For the first two and a half quarters, the Lady Knights had Columbia Cityâs number, running out to a 12-point lead at one point in the third quarter before a mad rally by the Lady Eagles put them in a position to win.
A late three by the Knights, combined with missed Columbia City free throws, put the Eagles down one in the
College Basketball Round Up
Saturday February 14, 2015
(#1) Kentucky (25-0) 77
South Carolina (12-12) 43
Kentucky came out and took care of business against one of the SEC cellar dwellers. The Wildcats opened up a 25 point lead before the half was over and then put in in cruise control for the second half. Willie Cauley-Stein led the balanced scoring effort by Kentucky with 14 points.
(#2) Virginia (23-1) 61
Wake Forest (12-14) 60
SOUTH WHITLEY â The Whitko Wildcats boys basketball team was struggling to hit field goals Saturday afternoon against Manchester. Three misses by the Wildcats could have kept Whitko in the game if they went down. But the shots didn't fall and the Squires were able to drive out of South Whitley with a 58-47 win against the âCats.
WOODBURN â Playing for a sectional championship is something all basketball players dream about. Playing against IHSAA Class 2A defending state runner-up Canterbury is usually not part of that dream.
With most of the area sectional championship games being postponed due to bad weather, the Churubusco
Lady Eagles took on the wind, snow and Canterbury Cavaliers Saturday night at the Woodlan Sectional.
The Class 2A No. 2 Cavaliers, led by Whitley County native Darby Maggard, proved to be all they were billed to be, posting a 67-44 win over the Lady Eagles.
Jan. 13, 1929 â Feb. 13, 2015
Betty J. Gaylord, 86, of Bause Lake, Noble County, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 at her home.
She was born Jan. 13, 1929 in Whitley County, a daughter of Robert F. and Tacy B. (Hill) Baker. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1948.
On May 31, 1941 she was united in marriage to Robert E. âBudâ Gaylord. They made their home in Ormas. Mr. Gaylord died Feb. 16, 1992.
She is survived by her son, James Leroy Gaylord, of Cromwell; and a sister, Ellen (Robert) Kellogg, of Greensboro, N.C.
There will be no visitation or service.
FORT WAYNE â Eight Whitley County wrestlers took the next step along the path to an IHSAA individual state championship at Saturdayâs semi-state, with three Columbia City wrestlers advancing to next weekendâs State Finals competition at Bankerâs Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
COLUMBIA CITY â Blinding, white-out snow conditions Saturday â coupled with slick pavement â turned U.S. 30 into a bumper car-like maze of crashes, resulting in a 31-vehicle pileup but amazingly no life-threatening injuries.