February 27th, 2013
HUNTERTOWN ‚ÄĒ Carroll High School is playing host to what many northeast Indiana basketball advocates are calling one of the toughest sectionals in northeast Indiana.
Sectional play began last night, as Northrop knocked the host Chargers out of the state tournament by a 58-46 score.
Columbia City plays its opening round tonight, taking on a struggling, 2-20, East Noble squad.
Though the Eagles may have a nearly effortless win tonight, considering their 76-35 domination of the Knights in regular-season play, Columbia City has had two strong wins coming into sectional action.
OSSIAN ‚ÄĒ It was a tale of two halves at Norwell‚Äôs opening-round sectional game between Whitko and Bellmont Tuesday night.
The Wildcats opened up the first half scoring a slim four points, but tore the game open in the final two quarters, multiplying their score by more than 10 and topping the Braves, 41-35.
‚ÄúWe came out and played with a sense of urgency,‚ÄĚ Whitko head coach Scott Wessel said. ‚ÄúAt halftime, I just told them to go out and play hard.‚ÄĚ
BERNE ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs boys basketball team took the 100-mile round-trip drive to South Adams High School Tuesday for the opening round of the Starfire-hosted sectional.
The Eagles faced a competitive Adams Central team, falling 54-33.
The Flying Jets jumped out to a 13-2 lead in the first quarter, with Churubusco‚Äôs lone bucket coming from Corey Sarrazin.
The second quarter was a different story for the Eagles, as ‚ÄôBusco outscored Adams Central 14-12, led by Brent Simmons with eight points.
C. Betty Lawson, 81, of Albion, passed away at 9:35 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Community Hospital, Anderson, after a brief illness.
Born on June 19, 1931, in Jamestown, Tenn., she was the daughter of Henry and Hattie (Bilbrey) Moore .
As a small child she moved from Tennessee and spent her lifetime in Anderson until moving to Big Lake in 1977.
She was married July 16, 1948, to David R. Lawson, Sr. She retired from Wolf Lake Products in 2003 after 25 years of service in production.
Jane G. Stump, 97, a former resident of South Whitley, died early Monday Feb. 25, 2013, in the Richland Bean Blossom Healthcare Center, Ellettsville.
She was born Oct. 1, 1915, in Chicago, a daughter of C. Vance and Blanche Sines Green.
At the age of three, her family moved to South Whitley where she spent her formative years. She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1933 and Manchester College in 1936. After receiving her teaching degree, she taught for three years in the Larwill grade school.
Indiana boys basketball teams begin sectionals this week.
Two Whitley County schools start tournament play tonight, including Whitko‚Äôs Alex Stoddard (above).
The Wildcats travel to Norwell to take on Bellmont, and Churubusco faces Adams Central at South Adams tonight.
Columbia City‚Äôs sectional opener is at Carroll against East Noble.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ They have to go somewhere.
This is a problem currently facing the Whitley County Jail. As the facility nears the maximum of its inmate population, there is the problem of where offenders would go if the numbers exceeded capacity.
Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges said it is a problem that he and his corrections department soon may encounter.
As of Thursday, the jail had 140 inmates with 150 beds, but, as the sheriff explained, the calculations aren‚Äôt that simple.
‚ÄúOn paper, you have 150 beds and 140 inmates, but the math does not work that way,‚ÄĚ he said.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Tucked away in the northeast corner of the state, Whitley County residents may wonder if state lawmakers remember that rural areas need representation.
Indiana Representatives Kathy Heuer and David Ober joined Indiana Senator Jim Banks at a breakfast Saturday held at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Structured to give residents a chance to discuss concerns with their elected officials, the event allowed attendees to ask questions pertaining to agriculture legislation.
One common concern was the power of Whitley County‚Äôs voice at the state and national level.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitley on the Move (WOTM) is a grassroots movement to revitalize South Whitley.
Several committees have formed to tackle different aspects of the town from recreation opportunities to beautification of Main Street.
One particular committee is focused on the economic development of the town.
‚ÄúThis is the hardest area to work on, I think,‚ÄĚ said Julia Robinson, WOTM‚Äôs leader. ‚ÄúAt the same time, I think this is an area with great potential.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A new date, but the same tradition.
The Whitley County Expo is set for Saturday, March 16. It will be held at Indian Springs Middle School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
‚ÄúMarch 16 is about a month earlier than it was last year,‚ÄĚ said Doug Brown, executive director for the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce.
The expo is the chamber‚Äôs annual gathering to highlight area businesses and nonprofits. With the event previously held later in the spring, Brown said those dates were difficult for landscaping businesses.