August 17th, 2011
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs volleyball team and its fresh set of sophomores began the season in prime fashion Tuesday night against Lakeland.
After a rocky start, the Lady Wildcats defeated Lakeland 4-1.
‚ÄúThey did an awesome job coming from behind.‚ÄĚ Whitko Head Coach Brandy Smith said. ‚ÄúIt was a great way to start the season and build our confidence.‚ÄĚ
The Lady ‚ÄôCats got off to a shaky start, falling behind by as much as seven in the first game and losing 25-19.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚Äď The Columbia City boys soccer team joined its Lady Eagle counterparts by opening the 2011 season with a decisive victory.
The team, who was visiting the Central Noble Cougars, finished the game with a final score of 7-1.
‚ÄúI think we‚Äôve definitely seen some of our strengths and weaknesses. We have a lot to work to do,‚ÄĚ said Keener. ‚ÄĚI‚Äôd like to see a lot more teamwork so we can possess the ball and shake the opponent early in the game.‚ÄĚ
STAFF REPORT ‚ÄĒ COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Several Columbia City people attended the Indiana State Fair this past weekend and were witness to the tragedy that killed five people and injured more than 40 people.
Steve Miller had bought his wife tickets to the Sugarland concert for their anniversary.
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COLUMBIA CITY ‚Äď Eagle Tech Academy has come a long way since the idea was initially brought before the Whitley County Consolidated School Board of Trustees. According to Principal Brady Mullett, a big part of that was educating everyone on the program and how it would be run.
‚ÄúThe beginning part of last school year, I went to all the schools and said ‚Äėif you enroll prior to Nov. 1, its first come first serve.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Kerry L. ‚ÄúSkip‚ÄĚ Wolfe, 62, a lifelong resident of Columbia Township, Whitley County, died at 8:50 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne where he was admitted the day before.
He was born Sept. 15, 1948, in Whitley County, a son of Kenneth M. and Marianne (Waters) Wolfe. He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School.
On March 31, 1972 he was united in marriage to Rebecca S. Trimmer.
He was employed as a mechanic.
Jack Raymond Cramer, 83, died in peace while at home in Fort Myers, Fla. on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011.
Born Sept. 24, 1927, in Columbia City, he resided in Marysville, Wash. with his beloved wife, Alice Cramer, before settling in Fort Myers. Jack was a Retired Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy.
After retirement, he worked in the retail food industry and lived for the love of golf. He was an avid golf enthusiast who achieved not only one hole-in-one, he proudly made three.
Edwin Walter Stemen, 85, of Columbia City, passed away at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 at his home.
Born Nov. 11, 1925 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Herman Thaddeus and Chloie Helen (Drudge) Stemen.
He graduated from Elmhurst High School with the class of 1944.
He worked as an apprentice at Harvester before serving in the U.S. Air Force.
After an honorable discharge from the Air Force, he was employed by the union at Harvester for eight years.
From 1954 until 1964, he worked at Coliseum Service and the Brake Stop before founding his own automobile service in 1964.
John Begley, 84, of Monticello, died at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 at his residence.
He was born July 10, 1927 in Beattyville, Ky. to the late Wilgus and Bertie Mae (Tirey) Begley.
His first marriage was to Regina Lillquist on July 17, 1948 in Guilford, CT. She preceded him in death Nov. 17, 1992. He then married the former Betty Allen Dec. 11, 1993 in Monticello, and she survives in Monticello.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City woman charged with drug crimes and the neglect of a dependent who was scheduled to face trial has decided to plead guilty, according to the Whitley County Prosecuting Attorney‚Äôs Office.
Janel M. Creech, 37, has been in the Whitley County jail since Jan. 11 after being charged Jan. 7 with manufacturing methamphetamine and other drug-related offenses in connection with a Jan. 3 incident that resulted in the death of her 5-month-old daughter.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Beginning in 2012, South Whitley government will have a completely different look and a longtime fixture in Town Hall will be no more.
After 26 years as clerk-treasurer of South Whitley, lifelong South Whitley native Mitch Winger will relinquish his seat to fellow Republican Bob Gould, who defeated the incumbent Winger Thursday night in a town caucus and runs unopposed for the Nov. 8 election.