November 4th, 2013
TERRE HAUTE â€” Columbia City senior Samantha Roush ended her cross country career with a 44th-place finish at the state meet at Lavern Gibson Championship Course Saturday.
Roush clocked a time of 19:10.8, which was a pace of 6:10 per mile.
Kelcy Welch of Carmel came in first with a time of 17:53.9.
For Roush, it was the fourth time in her career at the state meet, as she made it all four years in high school.
Her best finish was when she came in seventh two years ago as a sophomore.
Columbia City Head Cross Country Coach Bob Fahl said Roush had a solid race Saturday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Although Veteranâ€™s Day is observed Nov. 11, several schools will host veteran programs to honor service men and women.
Coesse Elementary School will once again invite parents and grandparents to its campus for a ceremony Friday at 12:45 p.m.
Peabody Public Library and Indiana Springs Middle School will hold a countywide event Sunday at 2 p.m.
This will be the 11th year for the ceremony.
Whitko High School will also recognize veterans in a program slated for Nov. 11 at 10:45 a.m.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” A Columbia City man who was arrested on meth charges with his mother was sentenced in Whitley County Superior Court.
Robert W. Barnett, 22, was sentenced to two years at the Whitley County Jail, with 180 days to serve and the balance suspended, for possession of two or more precursors with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.
Barnett was released from the Whitley County Jail Oct. 22, having served half of his time under the day-for-day credit system.
He was also fined $200.
A charge of unlawful sale of a precursor was dismissed against Barnett by the state.
Churubuscoâ€™s football season came to a close Friday night, as the Eagles lost to Bremen 35-28 in the second round of sectional action. Pictured, senior Logan Harris (left) and junior teammate Beau Barkley share a moment after the game. Churubusco ended its season 8-3. See Page A10 for full coverage of Friday nightâ€™s game.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” A Columbia City woman is facing two charges of dealing prescription drugs.
Jenna Sanford, 26, pleaded not guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday to two counts of dealing a Schedule II controlled substance and two counts of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.
Her attorney will be Whitley County Public Defender Brad Voelz.
Case reports indicate the Whitley County Drug Task Force arranged two separate buys from Sanford.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s 5th Annual Veterans Marathon is just around the corner â€” both literally and figuratively.
The Veterans Marathon, which is held in both downtown and rural Columbia City, is set to run next weekend, Saturday Nov. 9.
The race, which was formerly directed by running coach and enthusaist Gary Bird, has been handed over to the Three Rivers Running Company in 2013.
As of Oct. 30, there were 188 runners signed up for the marathon, 205 for the half marathon and 122 in the 5K.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” A man from Florida accused of forgery in Whitley County will stand trial in January.
Scott D. Mahood, 34, of Coconut Creek, Fla., was arrested in September on two counts of forgery and two counts of theft.
His girlfriend, Rebecka Scoggins, is also standing trial for the same charges.
Monday, Mahoodâ€™s attorney, Brad Voelz, requested a jury trial Jan. 28-29, 2014.
Case reports indicate that Mahood and Scoggins allegedly cashed checks that did not belong to them at 1st Source Bank locations throughout Northeast Indiana.
BREMEN â€” A sports team often measures its quality by its competition.
For Churubuscoâ€™s football team, the stick measures highly despite a Friday night sectional semifinal loss to Bremen.
The ninth-ranked Eagles lost to the 14th-ranked Lions 35-28. Churubusco Head Football Coach Paul Sade said his team has a great deal to take away from the contest.
â€śItâ€™s probably the best team weâ€™ve played, one of the best programs we have played,.â€ť he said.
Joann M. Stephenson, 91, of Columbia City, died at 5:43 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where she had been a patient since Oct. 18.
She was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Clarence and Helen (Loutzenhiser) Mowry.
Her formative years were spent in Garrett and Fort Wayne. She completed her education at Central High School.
On Aug. 1, 1958, she was united in marriage to Robert V. Stephenson.
They made their home in Fort Wayne until 1976 when they moved to Turkey Lake near Lagrange.
Russell W. Pratt Sr., 76, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:45 am Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at his home. Born June 7, 1937, in Reed City, Mich., he was the son of John A. and Leola (Campbell) Pratt.
Russ served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959, and married Heddy Dietrich on Jan. 30, 1960, in Ft. Wayne.
They had lived in Churubusco before moving to St. James City, Fla. in 1999. In July they moved back to Columbia City.