September 10th, 2013
Mary Raber Elementary School recently celebrated its August Shining Stars. Students were recognized for using their life skills, treating people right, and doing the right thing.
Pictured, Whitko senior sweeper Brady Herendeen sends the ball deep into the opponentâ€™s territory Saturday at the Manchester Invitational.
Whitko was defeated 1-0 by the Squires in the first game, and fell 2-0 in the second game against North Miami.
SYRACUSE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys tennis team went 0-3 without a complete squad at the Wawasee Invitational Saturday.
Eagle No. 1 singles player Niko Rongos went 3-0 on the day to improve his record to 8-0 for the year.
He scored the lone victories for Columbia City in the match-ups against Fairfield and Jimtown.
In the match with the host-Warriors, Columbia City fell 3-2, losing the final match by forfeit to make the difference.
Rongos won the No. 1 singles match on a super 10 tie-break in the third set.
MARION â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls cross country team came in eighth at the Marion Invitational Saturday, and the boys were 13th.
The Lady Eagle runners were led by Samantha Roush, who came in third overall in a race that featured 111 runners.
For Roush, it was a season-best time of 18:55. She was followed by teammate Brooke Werstler, who posted a season-best of 21:10 to come in 39th.
Shelby Allison was 61st, and Samina Qureshi 62nd for the Lady Eagles.
Natalia Johnson was 69th with a person-best time of 22:31.
NORTH MANCHESTER â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls soccer team competed in the Manchester Invitational Saturday, along with several other Three Rivers Conference girls soccer teams â€” Rochester, North Miami and Manchester.
The Lady Wildcats won in a shootout over the hosts, advancing to the championship game against Rochester â€” another game that ended in a tiebreaking shootout.
The Lady â€™Cats fell 3-1 in the tiebreaker, giving the Lady Zebras the invite title.
WEST LAFAYETTE â€” Columbia City High School golfer Tyler Green took home second place at Boys 15-19 Division Fall season-opener at the Kampen Golf Course of Purdue University.
Green shot 142 to tie winner Zach Gurtner, then fell in a playoff on the second hole.
Gurtner had two rounds of 71. Green had 75 in his first round, and then rolled to a sizzling 67 in the second round with two birdies and a par on the final three holes.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Strip malls in Columbia City are now required to post addresses on rear-entry doors.
According to Indiana Fire Code, buildings with more than three lessees must have an address posted on all doors in the back of the building.
Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue said the addresses are beneficial to many agencies, but especially emergency crews who may need to make rear entry on a building.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel is opening the doors of the city for residents to explore the works of their government.
â€śThe open house will give citizens an opportunity to see and physically touch their tax dollars at work,â€ť Daniel said. â€śWe see this as a great way to showcase how we are trying to keep up with our citizen growth, while stretching the dollar a little farther.â€ť
The open house will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at all facilities, which are located throughout the city.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Shelter dogs were the guests of honor at the Whitley County Autumn Arts Festival Saturday.
The event was coordinated by Whitley County Humane Society board members and helped to raise funds and awareness for the countyâ€™s animal shelter.
Several of the shelterâ€™s four-legged residents attended the festival donned with an â€śadopt meâ€ť vest.
The featured canines were greeted by festival-goers who lavished the dogs with affection.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A woman involved in a local sex abuse case appeared in court Monday.
Joy Hughes, 37, of Kendallville, pleaded not guilty in August to felony neglect of a dependent.
She was accused of abandoning her daughter to the care of Dean Pressler in 2008. Pressler was subsequently arrested in January of this year for multiple sex crime charges with this child.
Pressler was given a 60-year prison sentence in August.
Hughesâ€™ attorney is Brad Baber. He requested a continuance and will be back in court with his client Oct. 7 for pretrial proceedings.