April 25th, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â€” More details could emerge soon on whether the Republicans who control the Indiana Legislature can agree with GOP Gov. Mike Pence on the size of a possible cut in the state's individual income tax rate.
Pence has been pushing for a 10 percent cut, while legislative leaders have hesitated to go along as they look to increase state spending on schools and road projects.
House and Senate negotiators said Wednesday they were close to a budget deal ahead of Friday's expected adjournment of this year's legislative session.
Robert Martin Hine, 95, died at Coventry Meadows April 22, 2013. He was a lifetime resident of Jefferson Township in Whitley County and son of the late Gustave and Myra Hine.
Robert worked at Coil Eng. in Roanoke and Dana Ft. Wayne for 33.5 years.
He liked gardening, mowing, the Colts, Indiana basketball and senior tours. Robert served in the U.S. Army 4.5 years in the 192nd Headquarters company and 38th Cyclone division receiving the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and other metals from New Guinea and the Philippines.
Herman William Farber, 82, died Friday, April 19, 2013, at his home. He was born January 4, 1931 in Columbia City the son of the late Raymond and Elma Farber.
On September 8, 1973, he was united in marriage with Ruth Hart, and she preceded in him death August 27, 2002.
Herman served his country in the U.S. Army for 21 years. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He worked at American Hoist in Ft. Wayne.
He was a member of the Leo American Legion Post 409, Masonic Lodge in Leo and Eagles Aerie #2556 in Hicksville, Ohio.
Sandra Sue (Wuertley) Harter, 72, a South Whitley native, died Friday, April 19, 2013, at her home in New Braunfels, Texas.
She was born Dec. 22, 1940 in Huntington a daughter of John Phillip and Elsie Marcell (Householder) Wuertley. Her formative years were spent in South Whitley.
Light snow is falling in parts of Whitley County.
Citizens should act accordingly in the unusual weather pattern.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys golf team played through wet, rainy, 58-degree conditions Tuesday night in its Northeast Hoosier Conference Opener against Bellmont.
At an already saturated Eagle Glen Golf Course in Columbia City, the Eagles fell to their conference opponent, 172-177, on the front nine.
The Braves were paced by Chase Ellsworth, who scored a 37 despite the poor conditions.
Columbia City was led by freshmen Tyler Green and Spencer Klimek, who shot 42 and 43, respectively.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Tuesday nightâ€™s Churubusco track meet with Northeast Corner Conference opponent Eastside started in the rain, ended in the rain, and in between it rained.
The Churubusco boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ teams rained points on the visiting Blazers as the boysâ€™ team won all but two events on their way to a 99.5-27.5 win, and the girls went one better, dropping only one event as they posted a 99-26 victory.
Danielle Pippenger had four individual wins for the Lady Eagles.
Pippenger won both hurdles races, taking the 100-meter race in 16.7 seconds and the 300-meter race in 49.98 seconds.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys track team hosted a four-way meet Tuesday night, placing second to Three Rivers Conference foe Manchester.
The Squires finished the meet with 85 points, followed by Whitko with 80, Northfield with 55 and Lakeland Christian with 0.
The Wildcats were paced by Connor Stouder, who had three first-place finishes.
Stouder took first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.4. He won the 200 with a 23.1 time, and placed first in the 400-meter dash with a 53.7 time.
Stouder ran the last leg of the 1,600-meter relay for first-place Whitko.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s Lady Eagle tennis squad squared off against visiting Northeast Corner Conference foe Fairfield Monday night on the â€™Busco courts.
The Falcons were not the best of guests, as they took a 5-0 win over the Lady Eagles.
At No. 1 singles, Fairfield freshman Emily Mast took a 6-0, 6-0 win from Churubusco sophomore Cheyenne Conner.
The Eaglesâ€™ Audrey Gierscher fell by identical 6-0, 6-0 scores in the No. 2 singles contest to Fairfield sophomore Lauren Streit.
Whitko High School will present, â€śThe Wizard of Oz,â€ť Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. More than 50 students have worked for months to bring the show to South Whitley. The production features students from elementary and middle schools as well.
Tickets are available at the door and prices are $6 for adults and $5 for students. Doors will open one hour prior to the show. Pictured is Jasmine Gregory (Center) as Dorothy Gale and Michael Thompson (right) as Tin Man, along with the rest of the cast at a rehearsal recently.