September 5th, 2014
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitkoâs Lady Wildcats volleyball team traveled to North Miami Thursday to sweep the Warriors in straight sets. Match leaders for the series were Delaney Ray with eight kills; Elaine Warner with 22 assists and four aces; and Tressa Keim with 22 digs.
COLUMBIA CITY â Senior citizens throughout Whitley County visited the Whitley County Council on Agingâs (WCCOA) Senior Fair Thursday at the Woodlands Senior Center in Columbia City. The event offered a variety of health screenings and service providers were on hand to pass out information and answer questions.
CHURUBUSCO â A rural Churubusco man is facing charges in Noble County following an investigation by Indiana State Police. Thomas Royer, 47, was arrested after police discovered his indoor marijuana growing operation, which had 86 marijuana plants, approximately 300 grams of cultivated marijuana, as well as other equipment used for growing the drug.
COLUMBIA CITY â Holzinger Seed Service, located west of Columbia City, played host Thursday for a luncheon that was the first of its kind. Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) recently announced its expanding services would reach into the agribusiness sector.
NORTH MANCHESTER â Columbia Cityâs boys soccer team picked up an exciting win at Manchester High School Thursday night. Eagle Drake DeWitt scored in the first 10 minutes to start Columbia City out with the lead. Manchester answered midway through the half to tie the score at 1.
WHITLEY COUNTY â After a review by Whitley County Attorney Dan Sigler, a proposed ordinance regarding the cleanup and inspection of locations associated with methamphetamine use and manufacturing was approved for public hearing by the Whitley County Commissioners this week. An ordinance titled Clandestine Drug Lab Locations, allows the Health Department a greater degree of control for locations in which methamphetamine precursors have been found, the drug has been manufactured or smoked.
FORT WAYNE â Whitkoâs boys tennis team traveled to Northrop Wednesday night to face the Bruins. Northrop prevailed, beating the Wildcats 5-0.
Joan Rivers, 81, Has Passed
CHURUBUSCO â Churubuscoâs boys tennis team has picked up a win and a loss this week.
Tuesday, the Eagles beat Central Noble in a close, 3-2, match.
Churubusco was led by its singles players, Luke Lillmars, Landon Lillmars and Derek Bowyer.
COLUMBIA CITY â After Wednesday nightâs Republican Caucus, 23-year-old Jana Schinbeckler will be the Whitley County Auditor until Dec. 31.
The Auditor position needed filled after Jennifer McGuire resigned from the office in August. Precinct Committeemen gathered to vote for a replacement to complete McGuireâs term, and from three candidates, Schinbeckler won with an overwhelming majority, 20 out of 25 votes.
âIâm excited to take office,â said Schinbeckler. âI am ready to make the necessary changes to policy and procedures.â