February 4th, 2013
HUNTERTOWN â€” Twenty Whitley County wrestlers embarked on the second leg of the IHSAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament at Saturdayâ€™s Carrroll Regional tournament.
Eleven of those, including two weight-class champions, will advance to next Saturdayâ€™s Fort Wayne Semi-State at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
Although wrestlers advance on an individual basis, a team score was also kept, with Churubusco taking second with 92.5 points behind Carrollâ€™s 180.
GARRETT â€” A 0-14 start to the Eaglesâ€™ season notwithstanding, Churubuscoâ€™s three games prior to Saturday night had gone down to the wire.
Only one resulted in an Eagle win, but it would be hard to doubt their moxie. Saturday night in Garrett, the Railroaders derailed Churubuscoâ€™s recent run of close games, as the Eagles were beaten soundly 54-38.
â€śWe didnâ€™t play as well as weâ€™ve been playing,â€ť said Churubusco head coach Mike McBride. â€śUnfortunately, it was a night where we didnâ€™t perform as well we would have liked.â€ť
Churubuscoâ€™s largest deficit in the game was 26 points.
DENVER â€” A three-headed scoring effort keyed Whitkoâ€™s boys basketball team to a Three Rivers Conference victory Friday.
The Wildcats defeated North Miami on the road by a final score of 45-41. It was the second consecutive league win for Whitko.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team rebounded from a Northeast Hoosier Conference loss to New Haven last week with a win over Norwell Saturday.
The Eagles set the tone for the game from the opening possessions, stealing the ball from Norwell on its first two possessions â€” before the Knights could get a shot off.
â€śWe set the tone early in the game that we were going to be in control of it,â€ť Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict said.
The Eagles had a 23-10 lead after the first quarter, and a 42-20 advantage at halftime.
WARSAW â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls swim team ended its season with a sixth-place sectional finish on Saturday.
The Lady Eagles ended the meet with 141 team points. Culver Academy came in first with a team score of 445. Host Warsaw was second with 382.
Columbia City netted a couple of fifth place finishes on the afternoon. Taylor Hartsock came in fifth in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:10.19 and the 200 freestyle relay squad of Katlin Knott, Hartsock, Mishayla Hager and Cassie Bosselman came in fifth at a time of 1:55.39.
FORT WAYNE (AP) â€” The news of Bishop Emeritus John Dâ€™Arcyâ€™s death had a trickle-down effect which was felt by Columbia City parishioners.
â€śIt was a hard blow,â€ť said Mary Ann Schaefer, a member of St. Paul of the Cross, Columbia City.
â€śWhen we heard of his cancer, it was sad. He was still as active as he could be,â€ť Schaefer said.
Dâ€™Arcy, who oversaw the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend for 24 years during a time of church closings, a national sex-abuse scandal and some run-ins with University of Notre Dame leaders, has died. He was 80 years old.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Reinvigorating South Whitley is a priority for the townâ€™s plan commission and town council, but the efforts are being spearheaded by Julia Robinson.
Robinson is the leader of Whitley On the Move, an organization in South Whitley working to affect positive change and revitalize the town.
Community members met in October and November to generate ideas for improvements. A slew of varied ideas were given to help breathe new life into the townâ€™s recreation, economic state and attractions.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s show choirs competed at Northrop High School Saturday.
The contest was the first competition of the season for both groups. City Heat, a male and female mixed choir, took 5th runner up and City Lights, an all female group, took 3rd runner up.
Darrik Brower was named City Heatâ€™s Outstanding Performer and Hannah Schaefer was awarded Outstanding Performer for City Lights.
Both groups are accompanied by City Soul, an instrumental group directed by Carolyn Hindbaugh.
Here are the headlines in Monday's issue:
Former bishop's death impacts Col. City
Columbia City show choir opens season
Town sees interest in renewal
Ex-Navy SEAL died pursuing his passion
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Despite a very cold and snowy start to February in Northeast Indiana, the sage of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, a morbidly obese groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil, emerged from his den Saturday morning, did not see his shadow and therefore proclaimed an early spring for the entire nation.
Thus prophesied a Pennsy oracle woodchuck on the oddest of holidays: Groundhog Day.
Below is a feature column penned by Zak Lantz, editor of The Punxsutawney Spirit newspaper, about the groundhog fame of his hometown.
Punxsutawney -- this is my town