Whitkoâ€™s girls basketball team captured the Miami County Tournament Saturday. Team members include: Jennifer Reiff, Reghan Craig, Haley Yohe, Brianna Cumberland, Hanna Yohe, Aly Reiff, Kelly Reiff, Avaree Freel, Michelle Kelsey, Emily Day, Aly Nicodemus and Jordan Hall. Aly Reiff and Hall were named to the all-tournament team. Whitko beat North Miami in the semifinals, 52-45, and defeated Peru in the championship game, 67-26.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Pierceton man is facing a charge of voyeurism after an incident at a local tanning salon.
Kolten C. Krull, 20, was arrested Dec. 16 by the Columbia City Police Department. He pleaded not guilty in his first appearance at Whitley County Superior Court Dec. 23.
Voyeurism is a Class B misdemeanor.
MIDDLEBURYâ€” Northridgeâ€™s girls basketball team used a big first half lead to defeat Columbia City Friday.
The Lady Raiders won by a final margin of 62-32.
The game was the first in pool play for both teams in Northridgeâ€™s Tournament.
Columbia City (7-5) will take on Andrean tomorrow morning in the tournament.
Lady Eagle Head Coach Amy Shearer said a lack of effort from her team allowed too many easy baskets for Northridge.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team is off to a struggling start in the squadâ€™s holiday tournament.
The Eagles hosted the opening day of the Carroll Shootout, but home-court advantage wasnâ€™t enough for Columbia City, as the team fell 57-41 to Mooresville in the opening game at noon, and 62-30 to Munster in the late game Friday.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Justin Bachelder led the Eagles against Mooresville with 11 points.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With the local elections of 2014 around the corner, individuals seeking to run for office will have the chance soon to make their candidacy official.
Whitley Countyâ€™s Clerk of Courts office will accept candidate filings beginning Jan. 8, 2014.
The registration window closes 30 days later â€” Feb. 7, 2014.
CHURUBUSCO â€” A multi-step construction project for Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS) is nearing its end.
Business Manager Todd Fleetwood said in November the endeavor was â€ś98 to 99 percent complete.â€ť
Fleetwood said more than 50 percent of the $4,775,100 project was dedicated to energy efficiency.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A man who was just placed on probation in September is alleged to have violated that term recently.
Anthony A. Adams, 35, of Churubusco, was sentenced in 2009 to serve 16 years for dealing in methamphetamine and other drug charges.
He was sentenced to the Indiana Department of Corrections in 2009. His sentence was modified in 2012 to the Whitley County Jail.
In September, based on a good report from the work release facility, he was placed on probation.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The 7-4 record may not show it, but Columbia Cityâ€™s girls basketball team could easily be undefeated this season.
Three of the Lady Eaglesâ€™ losses have been by five points or less, and the fourth loss was in overtime by seven points.
Glass-half-empty critics may view the losses as a weakness of the team, not able to come out on top of close games, but statistics shine a different light on the teamâ€™s effort.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS) began finalizing its calendar for next year at a meeting this month.
At the December meeting of the Board of Trustees, the calendar had its first reading.
School will begin Aug. 14, 2014. The winter break will be from Dec. 20 to Jan. 5, 2015.
NEW CASTLE â€” Columbia City Assistant Girls Varsity Head Coach Jenny (Eckert) Zorger was recently selected for top basketball honors.
Zorger, who has been an assistant coach under Head Coach Amy Shearer for the past four years, was a Huntington North stand-out, still holding several records for the school, and continued her career at Ball State University.
The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Directors recently announced the selected inductees for 2014, which includes Zorger.