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September 24th, 2013

IN COURT: Church burglar sentenced to 10 years

September 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man who stole relics from a local church received a 10-year prison sentence in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Cody Miller, 21, of Columbia City, broke in and stole several relics from St. Paul of the Cross Church last winter.

Monday, he was given a 10-year sentence to the Indiana Department of Corrections, with eight years to serve, for burglary, a Class B felony. He will serve that time consecutively with a probation violation case in Whitley County Superior Court, for which he had more than one year of suspended sentence revoked.

Bill Burnworth, 90

September 24, 2013

Bill G. Burnworth, of Kimmell, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at 4 p.m. surrounded by his loving family at his home on Harper Lake.
He was born on Dec. 13, 1930, in Noble County, and was the son of Melvin and Catherine (Buckles) Burnworth.
Mr. Burnworth’s mother died in 1939, and in 1940, at the age of nine, he went to live with his aunt and uncle, Fred and Hazel (Buckles) Howard, who raised him. Bill graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1949.

Lucas Junk, 2

September 24, 2013

Lucas Michael Junk, 2, lovingly known as “Monkeybutt,” passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.
Born in Columbia City, Lucas was a good, pure, kind, and loving boy. He loved his monkey, baseball, PBS kids, the remote control and baseball movies.
Lucas enjoyed construction equipment and loved to sing. He knew all the words to “Jesus Loves Me,” “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” and “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”

CCHS Alumni Golf Outing

September 24, 2013

Columbia City High School’s Alulmni Association held its 7th Annual Golf Outing at Eagle Glen Golf Course Saturday.

Eleven teams participated in the event.

The winning team, scoring a 55 (17 under par), from left: Doug Sauers, Gary Harris, Jeff Wright, Andrew Thompson (Alumni Association president, presenting trophy) and Troy Jagger.

Rongos improves to 11-1 on season

September 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys tennis team took on Manchester Monday, and the Eagles’ Niko Rongos improved to 11-1 with a three-set win.

After falling 7-5 in the first set, Rongos came back to win 6-4, 6-1 in the final two to grab the win.

Lady Eagles grab win

September 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s volleyball team picked up a win against Blackhawk Christian Monday night.

Leading the Lady Eagles at the net was Gabrielle Hazen, with 14 kills and 12 blocks, but she also had strong back row play, serving up three aces.

DROWNED TODDLER I.D.’D

September 24, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Funeral arrangements have been made for a toddler who drowned at a Whitley County residence this weekend.

Officials believe Lucas Junk, 2, fell victim to an accidental drowning Saturday at a family member’s home, 8009 W. CR 300 S.

Around 1:40 p.m., first responders were called to the residence after Junk’s family found him submerged in a small pond.

Indiana Conservation officers say the boy was outside with his family when they realized he was missing. The family estimates they found him less than 10 minutes after they noticed he was gone.

September 23rd

Local Sports Briefs

September 23, 2013

Whitko boys come in sixth at Knox

KNOX — Whitko’s boys tennis team came in sixth at the Knox Invitational Saturday.

The Wildcats scored 16 points overall.

On an individual level, Tyler Baugher, of Whitko, came in third in No. 1 singles.

Blake Castle was fourth in No. 2 singles and Cole Bechtold was fifth in No. 3 singles.

In doubles action, Reed Brace and Bailey Platt came in eighth at No. 1 doubles, and Alex Bechtold and Alex Robbins came in sixth at No. 2 doubles.

Whitko next competes tonight when it hosts West Noble at 4:30 p.m.

Free website helps students

September 23, 2013

Morgan May, Zachary Rhea, and Rebecca Boyd, from Mr. Engelberth’s fourth grade class, are practicing their math facts using XtraMath.org.

Many teachers at Northern Heights Elementary School have been using XtraMath.org to assist in teaching students their math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) at a quick rate of speed.

The goal of the program is to have all students master each math fact by showing they can answer the question in three seconds or less.

Mid-week programs give kids traditional ‘fun’

September 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With the new school year starting, some area churches are also began their Wednesday night activities.

Two of these mid-week groups include the Pioneer Club of Trinity Presbyterian Church and AWANA of New Hope Wesleyan Church.

Pioneer Club meets from 6:46 to 8 p.m., and is for children ages four to seventh grade.

The time is filled singing songs, “fun” games, and learning Bible lessons.

Wednesday the group will have a special appearance by Jim Barron, WBCL (90.3 FM) morning radio host and illusionist.

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