August 17th, 2012
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ First-game miscues led Whitko to a season-opening loss to Wawasee Friday night in South Whitley.
Despite possessing the ball twice as long as the Warriors in the first half, turnovers and penalties kept the Wildcats from the end zone, while Wawasee pulled out to a 14-0 halftime lead.
‚ÄúIt was just the little things,‚ÄĚ Whitko Head Coach Wayne Swender said. ‚ÄúWe counted nine little things in the first half that didn‚Äôt go our way. We were moving the ball really well in the first half and all-in-all we were happy defensively.‚ÄĚ
Whitko hosts Columbia City next Friday.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Sometimes football games come down to one team being able to do just enough of what they need to win.
In the season opener at Max Gandy Athletic Field, it was the visiting Warsaw Tigers, who were able to get just enough from their workhorse running back, who handed the Columbia City Eagles a 20-14 loss Friday night.
‚ÄúI think its very simple; ‚ÄĒ Warsaw did what they needed to win the game and we did not,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Randy Hudgins said. ‚ÄúWarsaw won and we lost, and its because we didn‚Äôt make the plays when we needed to make them.‚ÄĚ
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs football team got off to a strong start Friday night, beating Fremont 46-13.
The game started off with a touchdown in the first quarter by senior Jason Nicodemus within the first minute and Churubusco continued to prevail the rest of the game.
Following Nicodemus‚Äôs lead, ‚ÄôBusco had two more touchdowns by the end of the first quarter, scored respectively by seniors, Jay Petrie and Cory Miller.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Renovations are being made at the Water Pollution Control Facility. Work which began on the installation of a wet well pump in June for the new Recycle Station is estimated to take a few more weeks to become operational, according to Mike Cook, the superintendent of the Water Pollution Control Facility.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Pam Loe, of Columbia City, has been diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer.
A car wash will be held today at Carriage House Flowers, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to help raise money to cover some of her treatment expenses. The benefit will accept free will donations in exchange for the wash.
Loe currently works at the Whitley County YMCA.
Brandi Kreps, Loe‚Äôs daughter, said, ‚ÄúShe greets everyone at the Y with a smile. She‚Äôs a sweet person.‚ÄĚ
The car wash was the idea of Brandi‚Äôs son, Jaegar.
Glenn Wolfe, 80, of Florida, died July 22, 2012, in Tampa.
He was born June 13, 1932, in Columbia City, a son of Noah and Rosella (Shilts) Wolfe. He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1950.
During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Navy.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Joyce; four stepsons and two sisters, Evelyn Albertson of Warsaw and Betty Mink of South Whitley.
The burial took place at the Bushnell Military Cemetery in Tampa.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Following a season opening tie against Manchester Monday, Columbia City‚Äôs Lady Eagle soccer team picked up its first win of the year Thursday evening, as senior midfielder Haley Boner led the Lady Eagles to a 2-0 win over the visiting Garrett Lady Railroaders.
The Lady Eagles made a rush at the Garrett goal, drawing the keeper out.
The ball squirted free rolling behind the defense and Boner drove the ball into the open net to give the Lady Eagles a 1-0 lead with 35:49 left in the first half. Boner‚Äôs goal would prove to be the only one of the half.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs boys soccer team played its first game on the high school field Thursday night, hosting county-rival Columbia City.
Wildcat Daniel Kirkham knocked in a goal in the first four minutes to take a 1-0 lead over the Eagles.
‚ÄúWe definitely started off good,‚ÄĚ Whitko Head Coach Jason Ehrman said.
But with only 12 guys able to play, the Wildcats quickly began to run out of steam, and Columbia City took over the game.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôve tried to condition and not wear down, but it‚Äôs tough,‚ÄĚ Ehrman said. ‚ÄúThey‚Äôve got a lot of heart. They hustled and tried hard.‚ÄĚ
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ The event was a corporation meeting for the staff of Smith-Green Community Schools.
But with school beginning next week all over Whitley County, the advice that educational expert Ralph Bailey gave could help any educator.
Bailey, 85, SGCS‚Äôs interim superintendent, spoke to the many teachers, aides, administrators, maintenance and cafeteria staff Wednesday.
His topic was ‚ÄúGrowing Together.‚ÄĚ
He gave each person in attendance a packet of sunflower seeds and a can with a label which read ‚ÄúI Can!‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ After an assessment was made on the Burnworth Memorial Pool, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said there are many tough decisions ahead for the park board concerning this issue, as two upcoming forums will be held to allow members of the public a chance to give their opinions.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre hoping the public forums will give a pretty good feeling for what the community wants, and furthermore, if they want something, how they want to pay for that something,‚ÄĚ said Daniel. ‚ÄúThat will be a very good and interesting discussion.‚ÄĚ