January 20th, 2014
(Jan. 14, 2014) -- Whitley County Consolidated, Whitko Community School Corporation and Smith-Green Community Schools are closed today.
WHITLEY COUNTY (Jan. 20, 2014) -- All three Whitley County school districts are under a two-hour delay to start the week. Blowing and drifting snow, as well as some slick road conditions, can make travel hazardous this morning.
Today is Martin Luther King Day. Although schools will be in session, several city and county offices are closed and postal service is suspended.
WHITLEY COUNTY (Jan. 20, 2014) -- The final part of January will not be any warmer than the start of the month, with another bitter cold arctic blast moving in today and tonight.
There will be light snow with several clipper systems that move through the area but it no accumulation is expected. However, colder air and highs will be in the single digits and lower teens. Lows will be below zero all week long.
Afternoon: Mostly cloudy with snow showers and falling temperatures into the 20's.
Winds: NW 10-15 mph
The time of remembrance for Larry Heeter, 69, has been set for today at South Whitley-Cleveland Township Fire Department beginning at 4 p.m.
Mr. Heeter died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Arrangements are by Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley.
Edna Mae DePoy, 86, passed away peacefully with her family surrounding her at 8:26 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 14, 1927, in Columbia City the daughter of Lee and Eva (Snepp) Walker, Sr.
Edna attended Columbia City High School, and she was a Whitley County resident most of her lifetime, except for a brief period when she lived in New Haven for five years.
Dorothy E. Bumgardner, 86, of South Whitley, died at 1:18 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Grey Stone Health & Rehabilitation where she had admitted Dec. 23.
She was born June 28, 1927, in Allen County, a daughter of J.F. and Marie (Stairhime) Borcherding.
Her formative years were spent on a farm in Allen County. She graduated from Monroeville High School and completed her education at International Business College.
SOUTH WHITLEYâ€” A crucial Three Rivers Conference game is ahead for the Whitko boys and girls basketball teams.
For the boys, they will be searching for their first conference win. The Lady Wildcats will be looking to keep the drive alive for their first TRC title in six years.
The Lady Wildcats are 9-5 and 3-1 in the conference this season. They tip with Southwood at home Saturday at 7:45 p.m.
Last Saturday, the Whitko girls gave Rochester its first TRC loss of the year.
Now they will try to keep the momentum going against the 8-4 Lady Knights (1-2 in the TRC).
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s girls basketball team lost a consolation game Thursday in the Northeast Corner Conference Tournament.
The Lady Eagles dropped a contest to visiting Westview by a final margin of 70-46.
Churubusco was led in scoring by Jazlyn Needler, who had 16 points. Montana Martin added 12 after hitting her career high of 23 Wednesday.
Westview raced out to a 19-12 lead after one period, and added 19 more in the second to make the margin 38-19 at halftime.
After an even third quarter at 12 points each, Westview edged the Lady Eagles 20-15 in the fourth quarter.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” An intense Rochester squad denied host Whitko a victory on the wrestling mat Thursday.
The Wildcats dropped a 45-30 dual to the Zebras.
There were two Whitko wins by fall. Zach Baughman got a first-period pin for the Wildcats at 170, downing his opponent in 1:20.
The other pin for the â€˜Cats was at 113, where Dalton Hite got the win by fall in the first period.
Other winners for Whitko included Tom Werstler at 138, Jack Hall at 106 and Tanner Hughes at 182, all of whom won by forfeit.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Fort Wayne man pleaded guilty Monday to burglarizing his motherâ€™s home in Columbia City.
Tyler Green, 30, was accused of breaking into a safe in his motherâ€™s home in November of 2012.
His plea Monday was part of an agreement. Green will be given a 10-year sentence. He will serve eight of those years.
The state also agreed to not veto any modification of Greenâ€™s sentence after he has served one fourth of his time.
However, sentence modification would still be decided by Judge James Heuer.