October 18th, 2013
LAGRANGE ‚ÄĒ Conventional football wisdom says a team should go for the win on the road, and for the tie at home.
The visiting Churubusco Eagles put that philosophy to practice, losing a one-point game to Lakeland, 14-13, after a failed two-point conversion attempt with under two minutes to play.
It was the final regular season game for both squads, and both end with a 7-2 mark going into sectionals. However, the defeat was the second in the conference for ‚ÄôBusco, costing the Eagles a chance to share the Northeast Corner Conference title with Fairfield.
SOUTH WHITLEY ¬≠ ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs football squad rebounded from its first Three Rivers Conference loss last week to down Tippecanoe Valley and takes its share of the TRC title.
The Wildcats fell to Rochester last week, pitting a three-way tie in the TRC, with Whitko, Rochester and Tippecanoe Valley all posting 5-1 conference records.
This week, the Wildcats took on and Tippy Valley, 35-21, to share the TRC title with Rochester, which beat North Miami Friday.
Whitko took the momentum from the get-go.
PIERCETON ‚ÄĒ Whitko Community School Corporation board members will once again discuss where to locate the district‚Äôs administration offices.
September‚Äôs school board meeting left trustees at a standstill when a difference of opinion left no resolution.
School leaders are expected to revisit the options and ideas at Monday‚Äôs board meeting.
Because construction designs are already in the works for Pierceton Elementary School, Superintendent Steve Clason advised board members to make a decision sooner than later.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Indiana‚Äôs Department of Transportation is currently working with municipalities across the state to map out road projects in 2014.
One particular project is on the top of the Churbusco Town Council‚Äôs list ‚ÄĒ a new road to divert traffic off of U.S. 33.
A plan to construct a new road at the edge of town would create an alternative traffic pattern for those vehicles traveling to C&A Tool Engineering and BRC Rubber and Plastics, two large manufacturing facilities on the outskirts of town.
Indian Springs Middle School presented a junior version of the Broadway musical, ‚ÄúThe Music Man!‚ÄĚ Thursday night.
The show tells the story of Harold Hill, played by Noah Wilson, and his shenanigans to swindle an Iowa town out of money by pretending to teach boys how to play band instruments.
In the meantime, he meets and falls in love with the town‚Äôs librarian Marian Paroo, played by Hunter Alles.
ISMS‚Äôs production was directed by Phil Genth and musical direction was by Karyle Genth.
Pictured are some of the cast members singing, ‚ÄúIowa Stubborn.‚ÄĚ
STEUBEN COUNTY ‚ÄĒ A Columbia City man who was injured while working on Interstate 69 is on the road to recovery.
Reports say Brandon Morris, a 2004 Columbia City High School graduate, suffered a collapsed lung and several scrapes and bruises after he fell 13 feet off construction equipment on I-69 Thursday afternoon.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs volleyball seniors finished out their final home match with a four-game win over Caston Thursday ‚ÄĒ better than that, the Lady Wildcats finished with the most regular-season wins since 1998 with nine victories.
The Lady Wildcats grabbed a 25-19 win in game one and a dominating 25-12 victory in the second game.
In game three, Whitko fell in a 25-20 match before coming back with an extra-point 29-27 win in the fourth and final game.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The deadline for submitting nominations for the Whitley County Community Foundation‚Äôs Heart of Gold award has been extended to Wednesday.
Continuing an 18-year tradition, the Whitley County Community Foundation will host the annual Heart of Gold Awards in celebration of the people in the community who give of themselves to make life a little better for others.
‚ÄúWhitley County is a great place to live and work thanks to the many thoughtful people who call it home,‚ÄĚ said Chelsey Barrell of the Whitley County Community Foundation.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Approximately 15 new voices joined the Whitley Community Children‚Äôs Choir (WCCC) at Thursday night‚Äôs ‚Äútry it‚ÄĚ event.
A special evening was planned for students who might be interested in singing with WCCC.
Becky Walter, one of the choir‚Äôs leaders, called the event ‚Äúa night to check us out.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúWe just about doubled the amount of voices in our choir tonight,‚ÄĚ Walter said. ‚ÄúIt is so much fun to see these kids grab a hold of an opportunity like this.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs Board of Works is taking some extra time making a decision about sending an employee for a certification.
Dave Sewell is Whitley County‚Äôs executive director for the Planning and Building Department, and there is a $1,500 certification available to him through a consulting firm, High Performance Government.
The firm is seeking all planning and building directors in Northeast Indiana to join forces in creating a more standardized process for permit application, as well as sharing other techniques to make Northeast Indiana a prime location for new business.