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October 24th, 2014

HALL OF FAME: Chamber names hometown hall of famers

October 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “The old adage that nice guys finish last does not apply here.” Doug Brown, Whitley County Chamber of Commerce executive director introduced the organization’s 2014 Hall of Fame individuals Tuesday night.

PERSONAL RECORD: Former Eagle running for St. Joseph College

October 24, 2014

Former Columbia City cross country runner Brooke Werstler competed for Saint Joseph College in the Great Lakes Valley Conference meet Oct. 11. Werstler placed 11th overall, and was 3rd for her team, and ran a career personal record of 19:15.

SHOW CHOIR FUNDRAISER: Lip smackin’ spaghetti supper

October 24, 2014

Columbia City High School’s show choir hosted its annual spaghetti dinner Saturday night at the Whitley County 4-H Center. Friends and family of the CCHS show choirs attended the fundraiser in support of the vocal group. The meal was complete with an appetizer, entree and dessert, all served by waiters and waitresses — choir members’ parents. Music was provided by the choirs.

'SWEPT AWAY': Lady Eagles edged out by Bluffton

October 24, 2014

BLUFFTON — Churubusco’s Lady Eagles faced off against a dominating Adams Central Thursday during the class 2A volleyball sectional invitational hosted by Bluffton. Churubusco was swept away in an uneventful three game series falling 25-12, 25-12 and 25-19.

PRINTER SYSTEM EVALUATION: School board approves for consultant

October 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After brief discussion, Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Board of Trustees approved a motion to use a consultant to study the district’s printing and copying needs.

STIFF COMPETITION: Columbia City falls to Bellmont in sectional opener

October 24, 2014

GAS CITY — Columbia City’s girls volleyball team faced stiff competition against Bellmont Thursday at the Mississinewa Sectional. Ultimately the Lady Eagles were swept aside by the Lady Braves, giving Bellmont the win toward its 10th straight sectional crown.Host Mississinewa improved to 28-2 with a rout of Norwell in the opening round of the 3A Volleyball Sectional.

Dorothy Tinney, 91

October 24, 2014

March 26, 1923 — Oct. 21, 2014
Dorothy Elizabeth Federspiel-Tinney, 91, of Fort Wayne, went home in peace Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at her home.
She was born to the late Louis and Lillian Jones, March 26, 1923, in Louisville, Ky.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Russell) Lahr; sons Andy (Chris) Federspiel and Ernest Federspiel; step-daughters Suzanne Shelton, Laura Barnes and Carolyn Runyan, step-son David Tinney; brother Kenneth Jones, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

‘PREDATOR’ AT SCHOOL: Teacher charged in 2006 Dallas child solicitation case

October 24, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Two Northern Indiana school districts unknowingly hired a substitute teacher who was filmed in Dateline NBC’s “To Catch a Predator.”
Stanley Kendall, 62, substituted at Whitko Community Schools before officials were alerted to his history.

October 23rd

WILDCAT GRIDDERS: Set to play Bellmont

October 23, 2014

DECATUR — After a strong standing in the Three Rivers Conference, Whitko’s football team is looking to continue its success through the poststeason at Bellmont Friday night. Whitko, which boasts a 6-3 record, faces a strong Bellmont team, whose record may not show how competitive they are.

WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Sears’ Jan Greaf not afraid to roll up her sleeves

October 23, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Many would describe Jan Greaf as outgoing, positive and energetic — that’s what makes her perfect to be an owner of a Sears Hometown Store. Greaf, along with her husband Greg, have been co-owners of Columbia City’s Sears Hometown Store for 14 months, and Greaf has found her niche.

 

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