September 5th, 2014
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€” Whitkoâ€™s 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€” Churubuscoâ€™s 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 nightâ€™s 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 McGuireâ€™s term, and from three candidates, Schinbeckler won with an overwhelming majority, 20 out of 25 votes.
â€śIâ€™m excited to take office,â€ť said Schinbeckler. â€śI am ready to make the necessary changes to policy and procedures.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As of Friday, State Sen. Jim Banksâ€™ role will shift from state leader to officer, as he reports for duty with the U.S. Navy. At a reception held in his honor Wednesday night, Banks addressed Whitley County leaders and supporters. â€śI am proud to do what I am about to do,â€ť said Banks.
Columbia City Head Coach Brett Fox:
Last Week: â€śLast week we did a good job of coming out quickly to score early. We must do a better job of tackling from this game forward or it could be a long season for us.â€ť
THIS WEEK: â€śBellmont is a very strong team that is fine with getting three yards per carry and moving the chains down the field.
Whitko Head Coach Josh Mohr:
Last Week: â€śLast week we played well at times, but still had some mental mistakes that cost us. We have focused a lot on ourselves this week while preparing for the conference opener.â€ť
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Columbia City resident Kevin Pulley, alongside Dr. Z. A. Hashmi, of Indianapolis, made history Wednesday with a revolutionary new heart procedure. Performed for the first time in Indiana, Dr. Hashmi implanted a miniature medical device inside Pulley in order to combat Pulleyâ€™s viral cardiomyopathy, according to area media.
OSSIAN â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s boys and girls cross country teams took strong placings in Wednesday nightâ€™s Norwell Middle School Invitational for the squads first meet of the season. Led by a second-place finish by Jasmine Early, the girls came in fourth out of 12 teams. The boys were led by Landon Wakeman, who placed seventh in a field of 70 runners.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Raising awareness and support of a new treatment for post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI) and traumatic brain injury (PTI) for veterans is a Whitley County resident and veteran Bill Hicks. Hicks, most commonly seen chair caning at the Whitley County Farmers Market Saturdayâ€™s in Columbia City, was seeking a county resolution in support of a new medical procedure that makes use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to treat injuries.