January 12th, 2015
Pro Football Playoff Recap
Seattle 31 (13-4) vs
Carolina 17 (8-9-1)
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s pep band performed at Saturday nightâ€™s girls basketball game against Bellmont, helping the Lady Eagles to a 65-18 win over their Northeast Hoosier Conference foe. Columbia Cityâ€™s basketball teams have been very successful at home this season. The girls are 7-0 and the boys have a 6-1 record in the Donald S. Weeks gymnasium.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Home court is supposed to be an advantage. It's where team's practice, where the supportive home fans are and home is where the shots are supposed to fall a little bit better.
Home court was not an advantage for the Whitko Wildcats Saturday afternoon. The â€™Cats started out the game against Rochester with some great shots but nothing would fall. The cold start was too much for Whitko to overcome, as the team fell to the Zebras, 62-48.
July. 8, 1935 â€” Jan. 11, 2015
Roberta Mae Pritchard, 79, of Columbia City, passed away at 10:21 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 at her home. Born July 8, 1935 in Noble County, she was the daughter of Albert and Margaret M. (Stewart) Birch.
Roberta lived in Noble County until she married Jack E. Pritchard Sept. 15, 1953. She lived in Whitley County from then on. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the Class of 1953. Roberta was a faithful and devoted member at Blue River Church of the Brethren. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed collecting bells and books.
Oct. 7, 1927 â€” Jan. 8, 2015
Theodore â€śTedâ€ť J. Grable, 87, of Columbia City, went to be with his Lord at 2:10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
Born Oct. 7, 1927 in Churubusco, he was the son of Clarence T. and Bertha O. (Myers) Grable. Ted graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1945.
On May 18, 1946 he married Betty Lou Souder. He served 20 years with the U.S. Navy and over 17 years at the Naval Medical Data Service Center in Bethesda, Md. before retiring.
July 5, 1946 â€” Jan. 7, 2015
Duane M. Barth, 68, a resident of rural Columbia City, passed away at 1:03 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City. He had been in declining health for the past two years.
He was born July 5, 1946 in Fort Wayne, a son of Robert and Margaret (Downend) Barth. He spent his formative years at Blue Lake near Churubusco, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1964.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Much like Friday nightâ€™s boys game, Columbia Cityâ€™s girls basketball contest with Bellmont was over before it really got started. The Lady Eagles took a 26-4 lead in the first quarter, en route to a 65-18 victory in Saturdayâ€™s Northeast Hoosier Conference game.
Lady Eagle Chelsea Pettigrew scored nine points and Macie Hinen tallied eight points in the first seven minutes. Bellmont played a more competitive, 10-10, second quarter, but struggled offensively for the rest of the game.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€”The Whitley County Community Foundationâ€™s Board of Directors recently announced its approval of more than $64,000 in grants toward 13 local projects.
The Community Foundationâ€™s Greater Good Fund was built by the on-going generosity of local donors, who have elected to invest their charitable gifts back into Whitely County.
â€śThe recipients represent a wide variety of interests, but share the common goal of improving the quality of life in Whitley County,â€ť said September McConnell, executive director of the community foundation."
WHITLEY COUNTY â€”Â Monday morning's snow had hindered school for the third day in a row, as all three Whitley County schools were closed again Monday morning.
Snow continues to fall throughout the morning, making roadways slick and hazardous.
Luck and the Colts win in Denver.