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February 10th, 2015

HACKWORTH HEADED TO STATE: Lady Eagles swim team compete in sectional

February 10, 2015

WARSAW — Columbia City’s girls swim team traveled to Warsaw Saturday for IHSAA sectionals.
Rylee Hackworth is headed to the state finals in the 100-yard backstroke after placing first in the event at Warsaw.

Overall, the Lady Eagles placed seventh out of 12 teams. Culver Academies won the sectional title, followed by Rochester and Warsaw.

TRAVELING THE WORLD FOR LESSONS: ISMS students work together to create mosaic of school logo

February 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School art teacher Mary Hilger took her teaching experience to the next level, traveling across the globe to study mosaics.

She brought her knowledge back to Whitley County to share with ISMS students, who then created a mosaic of their own.

Hilger visited the three Venices: Venice, Fla., Venice, Calif. and Venice, Italy.

February 9th

WILDCATS: Whitko boys win conference game

February 9, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s boys basketball team split a pair of weekend games, winning a conference game on Friday and falling to Farifield Saturday.
The Wildcats beat North Miami 62-58 on the road on Friday, taking their second Three Rivers Conference win of the season.
The Wildcats were led by Nate Walpole with 28 points, and Devon Adkins and River West with 12 points apiece.

40 UNDER 40: Tio earns international recognition

February 9, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Economic Development Corporation’s Alan Tio, president, is among the best of his profession.
Tio was recently honored as part of Development Counsellors International’s (DCI) 40 Under 40 as a rising star in economic development.

It’s the only award of its kind that recognizes young talent in the economic development profession.
A five-member selection committee of nationally-recognized leaders in the economic development profession chose the winners from a pool of more than 157 candidates.

Carolyn Olinger, 81

February 9, 2015

April 3, 1933 — Feb. 7, 2015
Carolyn Olinger, 81, of North Webster passed away on Feb. 7, 2015. She was born April 3, 1933 in Fort Wayne to Albert and Irene (Kelley) Loshe.
She grew up in Fort Wayne and attended Catholic Public Schools. She retired from ITT Corporation in Fort Wayne after 42 years of service. She also formerly served as the president for the union and moved to the North Webster area over 20 years ago.
She was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Church in Pierceton, and formerly attended the St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Fort Wayne.

Harold L. Schauber, 82

February 9, 2015

Oct. 5, 1932 — Feb. 5, 2015
Harold L. Schauber, 82, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at his home. Born Oct. 5, 1932 in Clay City, he was the son of Herschel and Alberta (Schafer) Schauber.
He spent his childhood in Clay City from 1932-1948 and also spent time in Terre Haute and Fort Wayne before moving to a family farm in rural Whitley County. Harold graduated from Fort Wayne North Side with the Class of 1950 and from International Business College with the Class of 1952.

Daniel C. Krider, 61

February 9, 2015

Jan. 13, 1954 — Feb. 6, 2015
Daniel C. Krider, 61, a lifelong resident of Collins, died at 5:14 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He had battled cancer for nine years.
He was born Jan. 13, 1954 in Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake, one of 13 children of Clyde LeRoy and Juanita J. (Friend) Krider Sr. He graduated from Churubusco High School.
In addition to grain and hog farming, he retired from Local Laborers Union #213 and CCI.
On March 27, 1999 he was united in marriage to Stephanie D. (Arick) Moore.

WRESTLING: Eight grapplers headed to semi-state

February 9, 2015

HUNTERTOWN — The IHSAA Wrestling Tournament series has been compared to the Bataan Death March with bodies strewn along the side of the road along the way.

On Saturday, more wrestlers fell by the wayside, as regional competition took place. Nineteen wrestlers from Whitley County entered the competition at Carroll High School, looking for a top four finish that would qualify them for next Saturday’s Fort Wayne Semi-State.
Eight Whitley County wrestlers will continue on the path to a state championship.

JUNIOR ENGINEERS: ISMS seventh graders participate in national contest

February 9, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A group of potential future community leaders put their skills to the test by engineering their own ideas for future cities.

Several Indian Springs Middle School students participated in the National Future City competition.

The students created a virtual replica of a city 150 years into the future, created a scale model of a portion of their city and provided a written essay with information about their cities.

February 6th

ALL-AMERICAN: Maggard nominated as All-American

February 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE — Canturbury High School senior guard and Whitley County resident Darby Maggard was recently honored with a nomination as a McDonalds’ High School All-American.

Players were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All-American Games Selection Committee.

The nominees from across the country became eligible to make the final team of 24 boys and 24 girls that will play in the 2015 Games.

FORT WAYNE — The Columbia City Eagles’ boys’ basketball team wrapped up the regular season portion...
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CHURUBUSCO — In the same week that her sister, Heather, took home Saint Joseph’s College “Athlete...


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