October 3rd, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY â At the two-thirds mark of the 2013 season, the race for a league championship is on, and Whitkoâs football team is in the thick of it in the Three Rivers Conference.
Standing at 4-2 overall, the Wildcats are a spotless 4-0 in the conference and will hit the road Friday to play North Miami. The Warriors are 1-5 overall and 1-3 in the TRC.
Sectional champions one year ago, North Miami has struggled this season, including a 34-21 loss to Southwood last week.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City will be looking to rebound in the Northeast Hoosier Conference after a difficult loss last Friday.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, their opponents likely feel the same way. East Noble will travel to Columbia City Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
After suffering numerous injuries, Columbia City fell victim to unbeaten New Haven, 29-7 last week.
East Noble, ranked 15th in Class 4A according to the Associated Press, was shocked by Norwell last Friday, 35-7. It was Norwellâs first win on the year and dropped East Noble to 4-2, 2-2 in the NHC.
CHURUBUSCO â Any time a school is ranked third in the state, it has picked up some big victories.
Churubuscoâs football team, currently ranked third in Class 2A in Indiana, is no exception. The Eagles are coming off of a punishing shutout victory against West Noble last week by a 49-0 score to move to 6-0 for 2013.
Now, a big test comes the Eaglesâ way in the form of their opponent this Friday, Culver Military Academy.
COLUMBIA CITY â With one game to go before sectional play begins, Columbia Cityâs girls soccer team scored a win over Whitko Wednesday.
With a goal in each half, the Lady Eagles picked up the victory by a 2-0 margin.
Hannah Wappes put the ball in the net in the first half, assisted by Emily Ewing and Katie Peterson, and Starrla Hodson got the second half goal for Columbia City, with an assist from Sarah Wise.
Columbia City Girls Soccer Head Coach Stephanie Wiley said the victory should give the 3-11 Lady Eagles a boost going into Tuesdayâs sectional opener against Huntington North.
Donald âJackâ Coffelt, 72, of Columbia City, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Christine; daughters, Helena (Fred) Palmer, Julia (Chris) Sheckler and Carol (Eugene) Christman; stepchildren, Jennifer, Julie, Douglas and Brian; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
To honor Mr. Coffeltâs wishes, there will be no visitation or service.
Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.
Arrangements were entrusted by DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Drive Funeral Home.
Michael Andrew Kilander, 66, a resident of South Whitley, died at 10:57 a.m. Tuesday at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he had been taken earlier by the E.M.S. He had been in failing health.
He was born March 10, 1947, in Wabash, a son of Kenneth L. and Effie Mae (Lee) Kilander.
His formative years were spent in Wabash. He attended Wabash High School.
On July 14, 1965 he entered into the U. S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War until his honorable discharge Aug. 1, 1966.
INDIANAPOLIS â No need to worry, Hoosier outdoor lovers.
Although national parks and national wildlife refuges are closed because of the federal government shutdown, Indianaâs 24 state parks and eight reservoir properties remain open for business as usual â if you call the burst of fall colors usual.
There is an Indiana state park or reservoir property within a one-hour drive of every Hoosier.
The properties offer an array of recreational activities, including camping, hiking, fishing, boating, canoe and kayaking, mountain biking, picnicking and wildlife watching.
COLUMBIA CITY â The food pantry at Victory Christian Fellowship Church, located at 1330 W. Business 30 in Columbia City, is temporarily closed due to a shortage in food.
According to organizers, the pantry, which is typically open Mondays 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesdays noon to 2 p.m., has run out of food items to give away to those in need.
During the 2013 legislative session, the General Assembly was presented with House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1427 which paused the implementation of Common Core State Standards for further study.
I had the opportunity to talk with all of the superintendents in my district, and a few outside my district, to hear their thoughts on this issue.
The superintendents I spoke with suggested that we not pause the implementation.
COLUMBIA CITY â Giving back to the community where sheâs grown up is what propelled Cari Wells, of Columbia City, to be the 2013-14 campaign chair for the United Way of Whitley County.
âI care about this community and want to see it continue to be great,â Wells said. âThe United Way does so much to improve the lives of those in our county. It seemed like a logical way for me to serve the community.â