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October 2nd, 2013

Col. City tennis falls

October 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Going into sectional play tonight, Columbia City’s boys tennis team dropped a 5-0 match to Northrop Tuesday night.

Niko Rongos was handed only his second loss of the year, falling to Northrop’s Alex Stavretis, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6.

Columbia City’s Blake Fearnow lost a close No. 2 singles match, falling 2-6, 6-2, 2-6.

Dillon Reed dropped a 6-0, 6-2 match in No. 3 singles.

Wildcat soccer closes out home season

October 2, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitko Wildcat boys soccer team closed out the home portion of its regular season schedule Tuesday night in what Head Coach Jason Ehrman described as “making it too easy” for Prairie Heights.

The end result was a 6-2 Panther win to improve to 8-6-1, while the Wildcats fell to 2-11-1.

Whitko opened up with a 1-0 lead on a Daniel Kirkham goal at the 26:38 mark, but the Panthers responded with five unanswered goals.

Lady Eagles down DeKalb

October 2, 2013

AUBURN — Columbia City’s volleyball team downed a Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Tuesday night.

The Lady Eagles dropped DeKalb in three close games.

Columbia City won game one 25-20, but had an extra-point battle in game two, finally winning 32-30.

In another long game three, the Lady Eagles won 29-27.

Ricky Kline, 53

October 2, 2013

Ricky J Kline, 53, of Indianapolis, and formerly of Ligonier, passed away Sept. 29, 2013.
He was born on May 31, 1960, the son of Oscar Edward and Marguerite Irene (Randol) Kline.
Surving relatives include his wife, four children, one grandchild, and three siblings.
A funeral service will be held Thursday 2 p.m. at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South; Ligonier. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery in Ligonier.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be given to the family for his son Patrick’s education.

Gourd project links students to reading

October 2, 2013

Students at Coesse Elementary School were encouraged to create a pumpkin that looked like a character from their favorite book.

The project was done in conjunction with the Parent Teacher Organization’s annual read-a-thon.

More than 50 decorated pumpkins will be on display through parent-teacher conferences this week.

Pictured, “Fly Guy,” created by Carter Copeland, is one of many pumpkins at CES. The projects mimicked characters from students’ favorite books.

Warsaw remains identified

October 2, 2013

WARSAW — The skeletal remains located in Kosciusko County Sunday have been identified.

The Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office determeind that the remains belonged to a missing 18-year-old girl from a near-by mobile home park — Aurora Shoemaker.

Shoemaker went missing Aug. 16 of last year. Official determination of the remains was conducted by Stephen P. Nawrocki, Ph.D., DABFA, Board Certified Forensic Anthropologist with the University of Indianapolis and Dr. Craig Nelson, DDS, Forensic Dentist with the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

COMMON CORE: A ‘lesson well-learned’

October 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Patriots gathered with Ind. Representatives to discuss the impact of educations standards in public schools Tuesday night.

Ind. Representatives Kathy Heuer and Dave Ober addressed questions and comments from those in attendance in regards to the state’s implementation of Common Core standards.

“This will be a lesson well-learned,” Heuer said about her research into Common Core. “It was a good wake up call.”

HIGHER LEARNING: Prepping for college extends beyond academics

October 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — College preparations can never be made too early, according to high school guidance staff at Columbia City and Whitko high schools.

With a college fair set for Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Columbia City High School, guidance counselors across the county are encouraging parents and students to attend.

“We tell our students to get up there,” said Mark Rickerd, guidance counselor at Whitko High School. “Parents should tag along and ask a lot of questions. They will think of things to ask that wouldn’t cross their child’s mind.”

Lady Eagle volleyball sweeps Angola

October 2, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Coming off of a weekend tournament victory, Churubusco’s volleyball team was on a hot streak, and the Lady Eagles kept it rolling with a three-set victory against Angola Tuesday.

’Busco swept the Lady Hornets by a final of 25-23, 25-20 and 25-16.

With the victory, Churubusco is 13-11 for the season and 5-2 in the Northeast Corner Conference.

“It was a good win for us, coming off of the tournament victory,” said Churubusco Head Volleyball Coach Trinda Goings. “Hopefully we can keep building off of that momentum.”

‘SILENCE THE VIOLENCE’: Downtown decorations promote violence awareness

October 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Purple ribbons and banners were hung around the Whitley County Courthouse’s gazebo Tuesday in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Members of Columbia City High School’s Key Club and the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force joined County Commissioners in proclaiming the significance of this particular cause.

“This is important to our county. We need to get the word out,” said County Commissioner Don Amber. “Tell people what the purple stands for. That’s how we will make change.”

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