October 12th, 2012
AKRON â€” Whitko closed out the regular season with a loss to the top team in the Three Rivers Conference, Tippecanoe Valley, Friday in Akron.
The Vikings won a decisive 55-14 over the Wildcats, who are now preparing for the opening round of sectionals next week, as Whitko hosts the Garrett Railroaders.
Tippy Valley came out to a 21-7 lead in the first quarter. Whitkoâ€™s touchdown came with 3:17 to go in the quarter with a 2-yard run by Tanner Hughes. Hughes led Whitko in rushing with 51 yards on 14 carries.
Roy S. Greener, 88, a resident of rural Fort Wayne and widely acquainted Lake Township farmer, passed away at 3:14 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Greener was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Lake Township, a son of Otto and Anna (McCormick) Greener, and was a lifelong resident of rural Allen County where he was engaged in farming all his life.
He was a member of St. Johnâ€™s Lutheran Church-Lake Twp. and Harmony Lodge 19 IOOF in Fort Wayne
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Saturday will mark the end for sidewalk vegetable sales. The Whitley County Farmerâ€™s Market will hold its last sale day Saturday.
Market Master Chris Lilly said, â€ś2012 has been an outstanding season. I would like to personally thank everyone who came down to the Whitley County Farmerâ€™s Market. We are already planning for 2013.â€ť
Just because the frost has met up with the pumpkin does not mean all produce sales are over. In fact, pumpkins are among the many items still for sale at the market, including squash, fall decorations and homemade products.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s brightly-lit vending machines no longer dispense colas, but flavored waters and juice drinks.
That was a change made by school officials to promote a healthier choice for students some five years ago. But now, healthier options are being served at lunch.
Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS) conformed to a healthy initiative put in place by First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Police Department provided vital information to seniors during a presentation called â€śScamsâ€ť on Wednesday.
The presentation, held at Woodlands Senior Center on Opportunity Drive, covered ways to protect personal identification, personal finances as well as how to spot various methods used to lure people into giving away that vital information. Food and drinks were provided as well as musical entertainment from Keyboard Artist Floyd â€śJoeâ€ť Thomas.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Common Council moved the Parking Ordinance to second reading at its meeting Tuesday.
Councilman Bill Simpson outlined the changes made to the ordinance.
â€śThe first change establishes the parking places in front of the sheriffâ€™s department for police vehicles, even though thatâ€™s always been in existence,â€ť said Simpson. â€śIt also establishes all of the ones we have out front of the building of City Hall.â€ť
According to Simpson, the other big change is taking the parking fine from $5 to $10.
CHURUBUSCO â€” For the second time in just nine days the Churubusco Lady Eagle volleyball team played host to the Lakeland Lady Lakers, this time in an opening-round game in the Northeast Corner Conference Tournament.
As Yogi Berra once said, â€śIt was dĂ©jĂ ` vu all over again,â€ť as the host Lady Eagles repeated their earlier performance taking a relatively easy 25-13, 25-6, 25-14 straight set win over the Lady Lakers to advance to Saturdayâ€™s pool play.
â€śItâ€™s the post-season now, the regular season is over ,â€ť said Goings. â€śAnd we are 1-0 in the post season.â€ť
Area football teams play the last game of the regular season this Friday. Churubusco is hosting Lakeland for the Northeast Corner Conference title game. Columbia City travels to 0-8 Norwell and Whitko faces Tippecanoe Valley in Akron.
â€˘CHS Still Soaring Game â€” 7 p.m.
Churubusco High School Football will host a Still Soaring CHS Game for years 1963 to 2013 Friday at 7 p.m.
At halftime there will be a 1963 team picture and former coaches will be introduced. After the game there will be coaches pictures, multiple generation pictures, former players, cheerleaders and band members picture. For more information contact Cathy Petrie at 438-3809.
â€˘Pumpkin Run/Walk â€” 8 a.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Going against the odds, overcoming struggles and pushing through challenges were the themes conveyed at Passages, Inc.â€™s annual meeting Wednesday.
Not like the average board meeting, the evening was designed to celebrate victories of all kinds. Alice Anderson, is the vice president of programs and services for Passages and started the program with a list of accomplishments the organization has seen over the year.
Passages, Inc. works to serve individuals with disabilities, but to those in attendance at the meeting it seemed to be more about abilities.