September 24th, 2013
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ Funeral arrangements have been made for a toddler who drowned at a Whitley County residence this weekend.
Officials believe Lucas Junk, 2, fell victim to an accidental drowning Saturday at a family member‚Äôs home, 8009 W. CR 300 S.
Around 1:40 p.m., first responders were called to the residence after Junk‚Äôs family found him submerged in a small pond.
Indiana Conservation officers say the boy was outside with his family when they realized he was missing. The family estimates they found him less than 10 minutes after they noticed he was gone.
Whitko boys come in sixth at Knox
KNOX ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs boys tennis team came in sixth at the Knox Invitational Saturday.
The Wildcats scored 16 points overall.
On an individual level, Tyler Baugher, of Whitko, came in third in No. 1 singles.
Blake Castle was fourth in No. 2 singles and Cole Bechtold was fifth in No. 3 singles.
In doubles action, Reed Brace and Bailey Platt came in eighth at No. 1 doubles, and Alex Bechtold and Alex Robbins came in sixth at No. 2 doubles.
Whitko next competes tonight when it hosts West Noble at 4:30 p.m.
Morgan May, Zachary Rhea, and Rebecca Boyd, from Mr. Engelberth‚Äôs fourth grade class, are practicing their math facts using XtraMath.org.
Many teachers at Northern Heights Elementary School have been using XtraMath.org to assist in teaching students their math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) at a quick rate of speed.
The goal of the program is to have all students master each math fact by showing they can answer the question in three seconds or less.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ With the new school year starting, some area churches are also began their Wednesday night activities.
Two of these mid-week groups include the Pioneer Club of Trinity Presbyterian Church and AWANA of New Hope Wesleyan Church.
Pioneer Club meets from 6:46 to 8 p.m., and is for children ages four to seventh grade.
The time is filled singing songs, ‚Äúfun‚ÄĚ games, and learning Bible lessons.
Wednesday the group will have a special appearance by Jim Barron, WBCL (90.3 FM) morning radio host and illusionist.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Like minds, some seeds and a little ambition brought to life a community garden in rural Whitley County this year.
The Whole Health Wellness Center, located at 1065 W. CR 150 N, officially broke ground this spring with the mission ‚Äúdedicated to making a positive impact in the community by encouraging others and restoring lives.‚ÄĚ
Its founder, Aimee Clark, of Columbia City, wanted to offer greener choices for her family. She noticed the same desire in other community members who also saw a need for a garden to help feed those in need.
WINONA LAKE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City and Whitko‚Äôs girls golf teams saw their seasons end at an IHSAA golf sectional Saturday at Stonehenge Golf Club.
The Lady Eagles scored 425 for seventh place at the Lady Wildcats were at 10th place with 478.
The top three teams advanced to regionals. Those three squads were first-place Rochester, which shot a 349, second-place Northwood, which had a 351 and host-Warsaw with 369.
PIERCETON ‚ÄĒ School leaders have been preparing for dust to fly as Whitko Community School Corporation prepares for two large construction projects.
However, it was difference of opinions that flew across the board room at September‚Äôs meeting of the district‚Äôs Board of Trustees.
The green light has already been given for South Whitley Elementary School to be remodeled and for Pierceton Elementary School to be rebuilt.
Joe E. Long, 91, formerly of Columbia City, died Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Kindred Health Care Facility in Newark, Ohio.
He was born Feb. 10, 1922. in Avilla, a son of Milo and Rosetta V. (Rider) Long. He spent most of his life in Noble and Whitley counties and graduated from North Webster High School.
On April 26, 1942, he was united in marriage to Allene P. Cole and they just celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary this year.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Prior to the opening play of the Columbia City boy‚Äôs varsity soccer game Saturday, the six team members representing the senior class and their parents were introduced.
In a game pitting the Eagles against the Heritage Patriots, it appeared the seniors and team mates would celebrate a hard-earned victory.
Unfortunately, the second half play didn‚Äôt match the first 40-minute effort and it turned costly for the Eagles.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ Officials believe accidental drowning was the cause of death for a toddler in Whitley County Saturday.
Around 1:40 p.m., first responders were called to 8009 W. CR 300 S., after family members found the two-year-old boy submerged and partially visible in a small pond.
Indiana Conservation Officers say the boy was outside with his famly when they realized he was missing. The family estimates they found him less than 10 minutes after they noticed he was out of sight.
When emergency crews arrived, they found family members performing CPR on the boy.