October 3rd, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A popular hobby around the country has taken track locally in Columbia City.
Slot car racing has been happening at AllPro Raceway, which is adjacent to AllPro Towing on Fridays for almost six years. Jeff Hull works at AllPro Towing during the day and helps run the racing league in the evenings.
Hull said competition is open to the public, and the season, which runs from November to April, is set to begin soon.
WARSAW â€” Though the season wrapped up for many tennis players in Indiana Wednesday night, Whitkoâ€™s Tyler Baugher and Columbia Cityâ€™s Niko Rongos are keeping their postseason hopes alive, after picking up No. 1 singles wins in the opening round of sectional action.
Though Rongos and Baugher are still in action, their teams arenâ€™t. Rongos and Baugher picked up their teamâ€™s lone points.
Columbia City fell 4-1 to Tippecanoe Valley Wednesday and the Wildcats dropped a 4-1 match to the defending sectional champs, Warsaw.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Thieves used Sunday nightâ€™s fog to their advantage, stealing from and rummaging through at least nine properties, according to the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
Most of the homes affected were on Colony and Crescent Avenues in the Tri-Lakes area.
Many items were stolen, including a motorcycle.
The thieves didnâ€™t get far with the bike, though, as it didnâ€™t have any oil in it, causing the engine to seize by the time it got to the Lions Club, located less than a half-mile from where the thefts occurred on Colony Avenue.
Wildcat netters defeat Churubusco, 3-2
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys tennis team picked up a win against visiting Churubusco Monday.
The Wildcats beat the Eagles 3-2.
All three Whitko wins came in singles action. Tyler Baugher got a 6-1, 6-0 win over Luke Lillmars in No. 1 singles.
Blake Castle went the distance in a three-set, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 victory over Landon Lillmars.
Lady Eagles overwhelm â€™Cats
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s volleyball team beat county-rival Whitko in three sets Monday.
The Lady Eagles won 25-13, 25-13 and 25-12.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Going into sectional play tonight, Columbia Cityâ€™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 Northropâ€™s Alex Stavretis, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6.
Columbia Cityâ€™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.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” 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 â€śmaking it too easyâ€ť 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.
AUBURN â€” Columbia Cityâ€™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 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 Patrickâ€™s education.
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 Organizationâ€™s annual read-a-thon.
More than 50 decorated pumpkins will be on display through parent-teacher conferences this week.
Pictured, â€śFly Guy,â€ť created by Carter Copeland, is one of many pumpkins at CES. The projects mimicked characters from studentsâ€™ favorite books.
WARSAW â€” The skeletal remains located in Kosciusko County Sunday have been identified.
The Kosciusko County Coronerâ€™s Office determeind that the remains belonged to a missing 18-year-old girl from a near-by mobile home park â€” 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 Coronerâ€™s Office.