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December 19th

Patrick enshrined in Whitko's Wall of Fame

December 19, 2011

Former Whitko Head Basketball Coach Bill Patrick, right, was inducted in Whitko’s Wall of Fame Friday night. He is presented a memento of the induction by Whitko Head Coach Rob Irwin. Patrick, current head coach at Tippecanoe Valley, brought his team of Vikings to South Whitley to pick up a win against his former team, in the gym he spent 24 years coaching in.
As a Whitko coach, Patrick was 19-3 against Tippy Valley.
In 2008, Patrick was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

’Busco wrestling goes 3-2 at Carroll Super Duals

December 19, 2011

HUNTERTOWN — Chur-ubusco wrestling fans who made the trip to the Carroll Super Duals Wrestling meet saw a bit of everything, including some come-from-behind wins, last second losses, solid victories, good efforts against quality opponents and blow-out wins.
The Eagles, fresh off clinching the Northeast Corner Conference regular season title, compiled a 3-2 record on the day, beating Northrop, Garrett and Eastside, while falling narrowly to Elkhart Central, and the host Carroll Chargers.

Lady Eagles fall to East Noble, 43-40

December 19, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A third-quarter East Noble spark caused a 43-40 loss for Columbia City’s girls basketball team.
“We beat them in every statistical category except scoring in the third quarter and free throw shooting,” Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer said.
Columbia City shot 3-for-12 from the stripe while the Lady Knights were 18-for-28.
Columbia City had as much as a 15-4 lead halfway through the second quarter, until the Lady Knights rallied to more than double their points in less than one minute to make the score 15-10.

Laura Walker, 93

December 19, 2011

WOLF LAKE — Laura Bell Walker, 93, a former resident of Wolf Lake, died at 9:50 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at Heritage Park senior living, Fort Wayne.
She was born June 14, 1918, in Whitley County, a daughter of Henry and Rada (Grace) Londt.
She began her education at Grace School and completed it at Jefferson Center High School.
On Sept. 26, 1937, she was united in marriage to Clyde W. Walker.
They made their home in Wolf Lake. In 1971, they moved to Crooked Lake. In 2004, she moved to Fort Wayne. Mr. Walker died Nov. 30, 1998.

December 18th

PATRIOTIC PUPILS: A daily duty thoroughly enjoyed

December 18, 2011

Doing their daily American and Hoosier duty are Andrew Hall and Rylee Gardner. Each day these fourth-grade students at South Whitley Elementary School raise the United States and Indiana flags and every day they lower them. Hall and Gardner have learned the proper way to fold the flags. They both feel honored to do this task, they said.

WHITLEY GOP coup: Congressional leader, gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence to keynote Lincoln Day Dinner here

December 18, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – Indiana Congressman Mike Pence, a Republican candidate for governor and national political figure, has been secured as the keynote speaker for the Whitley County Republicans’ Lincoln Day Dinner, 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at a date to be determined, according to Matt Boyd, Whitley County GOP chairman.
Further details will be announced later.
“This is an honor to be hosting one of the few principled congressmen we have,” said Boyd.

December 16th

Whitko falls to Tippy Valley

December 17, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — After having as much as a 25-16 lead in the second quarter over Three Rivers Conference Foe Tippecanoe Valley, the Vikings rallied to win 59-40 in Friday night’s boys basketball game at Whitko.
Former Wildcat Coach and current Tippy Valley Head Coach Bill Patrick added to his countless number of wins on Whitko’s court.
Patrick was inducted into the Whitko Hall of Fame before the game.
Two of Tippy Valley’s top scorers, Tanner Andrews and Nick Kindig, kicked off the game with the opening four points, their first of 37, collectively.

Columbia City defeats East Noble

December 17, 2011

KENDALVILLE ­— Columbia City boys basketball continued its winning ways Friday, traveling to East Noble High School and routed the Knights, 59-43.
Daniel Woll got started early, grabbing the first defensive rebound of the game after two missed East Noble shots.
He was rewarded with the ball on the other end and put in a shot for the first Eagle points.
After three consecutive missed shots by the Knights, Woll stopped the fourth attempt himself, recording a block.
Derek Hinen and Drew Benedict also began contributing from the onset.

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT: Keith and Frances Nicodemus will celebrate seven decades of bliss on Christmas Day

December 16, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — He took one look at her and knew she was going to be his bride.
What Keith Nicodemus didn’t know was that Frances would be his bride for 70 years.
Keith and Frances were skating at the Happy Valley Roller Rink in Columbia City but didn’t know each other.
“I was with Eldon Anderson and I told him that girl was going to be my wife,” said Keith.
Eldon told him he was crazy.

KEEP YOUR SMOKE TO YOURSELF: State mulls immediate smoking ban next month

December 16, 2011

Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma said Thursday that lawmakers may seek passage of a statewide smoking ban before the nation’s attention turns to Indianapolis for the February Super Bowl.
Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said he may speed through a statewide smoking ban since Indianapolis’ City-County Council on Tuesday voted down a proposal to ban smoking in the city ahead of the Feb. 5 Super Bowl.

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