February 22nd, 2013
Garrett (Gary) Combs, Jr., former resident of South Whitley, went to be with the Lord Jan. 12, 2013 at his home in Dearing, Ga. He graduated from South Whitley High School with the Class of 1970.
He was born May 17, 1951, in Hazard, Ky., son of Garrett and Loretta Combs.
A defense motion filed to dismiss an attempted murder charge was dismissed Tuesday.
Dakota Kimbler, 17, was charged as an adult with attempted murder from an incident that occurred in December.
Kimbler allegedly snuck in the back of a South Whitley manâ€™s car after he escaped from Pierceton Woodsâ€™ juvenile corrections facility.
When Johnny Couch, former Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s reserve deputy, was on his way home from his third-shift job in Pierceton, Kimbler waited until they got to Larwill before allegedly shooting Couch in the chest.
PIERCETON â€” With a newly elected Indiana state education superintendent, school board members and administration with Whitko Community School Corporation are keeping a close eye on pending legislation.
At Mondayâ€™s school board meeting, Superintendent Steve Clason shared what bills would have a direct impact on Whitko schools.
â€śWe are in the middle of a session so a lot of bills wonâ€™t go anywhere,â€ť Clason said. â€śThere are some we are watching for. The ones that could impact us here at home are of the greatest importance.â€ť
The Whitley County Emergency Management Agency has issued a winter weather advisory for Whitley County until noon Friday. Heavy snow followed by sleet or rain is expected after 9 a.m. Friday.
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SOUTH WHITLEY â€” The Three Rivers Conference has announced its All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-Conference teams.
Lady Wildcat Cagney Craig was the lone Whitko player to make the top 12 for 1st-Team All-TRC.
Craig averaged more than three steals per game.
Fellow senior Jordan Hall was one of four players awarded honorable mention.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s wrestling team faced a competitive Maple Creek team for a conference showdown Wednesday night.
The match came down to the last wrestlers of the night. ISMS 7th grader Weston Ottinger was able to seal the win for Indian Springs with a pin to make the score 39-35.
â€śThe win was a total team effort,â€ť ISMS coach Brian Bills said.
Indian Springs improved its record to 14-0.
Jacob Wigent got the first victory with a major decision.
Dylan McClure and Drew Rethlake kept the winning streak going with victories by decision.
FORT WAYNE â€” Indian Springs Middle School recently swim in a tri-meet against Maple Creek and Memorial Park at South Side in Fort Wayne.
The Eagle team soared, winning the meet and breaking records.
One record-breaker was Matthew Webber with the 100-yard breaststroke â€” his time was 1:16:65.
Others that dropped times were Joshua Shawver, Arizona Bullard, Libby Dubinsky and Mykaela Crowell.
â€śThis team works hard to do its very best, and the coaching staff is very proud of each and every one of them,â€ť coach Pat Williams said.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Dazzlers, a special needs cheerleading group, is headed to Myrtle Beach, Fla. March 14 to 17.
A competition is on the itinerary for the girls as well as some â€śfun.â€ť
â€śThis is such a great chance for the girls,â€ť said coach Vanessa Bills. â€śFor some this will be the first time they ever see the ocean. Entire families are going and using it as a vacation. Itâ€™s just a really good opportunity for everyone.â€ť
But the trip does not come without a price.