October 11th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With 2014 being the final year for Burnworth Memorial Pool, which city officials opted to close due to financial strains, the community is working together to discuss the future of aquatics â€” both recreational and competitive.
An Aquatics Task Force has been formed to assess options, and Whitley County Consolidated Schools addressed its needs at Mondayâ€™s Board of Trustees meeting.
Tim Bloom is part of the Aquatics Task Force speaking for the school board and the districtâ€™s swim teams.
CULVER â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Niko Rongos got his postseason journey off on the right foot with an individual sectional win Tuesday.
Competing at the team regional event in Culver, Rongos defeated his first opponent, Brandon Bate of Peru.
AKRON â€” Whitkoâ€™s volleyball squad dropped a three-game match Wednesday night at Tippecanoe Valley.
After falling 25-10 in the first game, the Lady Wildcats played more competitive in the final two games, losing 25-18 in each.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s football team is the only Three Rivers Conference school with a perfect record in league play.
With two weeks remaining in the season, the Wildcats (5-2, 5-0) have a chance to wrap up a conference championship a whole week early.
Whitko plays Rochester this Friday at home at 7 p.m. The Zebras (5-2, 4-1) suffered their first TRC loss of the year last week against Tippecanoe Valley.
Tippy Valley hosts North Miami. If Whitko and North Miami both win this Friday, the Wildcats will clinch the conference a week early.
COLUMBIA CITY (AP) â€” A northeastern Indiana high school football player who suffered serious head injuries during a game in August is still facing months of therapy.
An aunt of Columbia City senior running back and linebacker Sam Dailey says heâ€™s walking fine and his headaches have lessened.
But Jessica Laux tells area media that her nephew still has short-term memory troubles, even after weeks of therapy.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann announced that Whitley on the Move is joining the Indiana Main Street (IMS) Program.
The IMS program encourages economic development, redevelopment and improvement to the downtown areas of Indianaâ€™s cities and towns.
â€śIâ€™m pleased to welcome South Whitley to the Indiana Main Street Program,â€ť said Lt. Governor Ellspermann.
â€śBy revitalizing our downtown areas, we are restoring the heart of our communities, which is crucial for our state's economy.â€ť
Kenneth James Trout, 81, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at his home.
He was born May 18, 1932, in Scottsbluff, Neb., a son of the late Clifford J. and Evelyn E. (Howell) Trout.
His formative years were spent in west Nebraska. The family then moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where he graduated from high school. He received a Bachelorâ€™s of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Business Administration from Indiana University.
He served in the U.S. Air Force until 1956.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” A plan of action is closer to implementation for the town of South Whitley and its wastewater treatment plant.
After completion of the new plant, heavy storms hit the town in August, causing serious flooding and back ups at the facility.
Town leaders questioned engineers on the system failures and asked for solutions to circumvent future problems.
At Tuesday nightâ€™s town council meeting, Councilman Steve Smith gave an update on the progress.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” At Coesse Elementary School, thereâ€™s no age limit when it comes to being a role model.
Students are paired up in a buddy program that places older elementary students in a mentoring role.
The program has been around for several years, and according to Lori Heuer, a fourth-grade teacher, and Jessica Sheckler, a third-grade teacher, mentoring opportunities have brought out the best in their pupils.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s football team will be looking to put a two-game losing streak in the rearview mirror this Friday.
Unfortunately for the Eagles (3-4, 2-3), they will be playing their third ranked opponent in as many weeks â€” Carroll.
The Chargers are ranked 12th in Class 6A, according to the Associated Press. Carroll beat Homestead 51-34 last week for its first win over the Spartans since 2003.