October 15th, 2010
CHURUBUSCO — “We played tough,” ’Busco head coach Lee Etzler said as he addressed his team in postgame comments. “We need to play tough again next week.” With those comments Etzler both summed up Friday night’s 45-28 Northeast Corner Conference title clinching win over the visiting Lakeland Lakers, and set the tone for next week’s opening round of the IHSAA sectionals.
The Eagles clinched their second consecutive share of the NECC crown, dropping the Lakers for the second year in a row.
AKRON — Whitko continued its shock and awe for the season on Friday night clinching its first solo Three Rivers Conference title in the last 20 years.
In a close battle against TRC powerhouse Tippicanoe Valley, the Wildcats carried the honor of Coach Wayne Swender’s Indianapolis Colts Coach of the Week award to a 21-14 victory.
After the game, as the players chanted, “Coach of the Week,” Swender broke into the huddle interrupting his team, “No, no, no, it’s team of the week!”
Joyce â€śMaxâ€ť Ummel, 70, Columbia City, died and went to his heavenly home at 1 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Columbia City, where he had been a resident for 17 years.
He was born July 31, 1940 in Elkhart County to Edward and Edith (Anglemyer) Ummel, where he was raised on a Holstein dairy farm until he was 18.
Kenneth Bruce Kline, 73, of Columbia City, died at 2:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 at the Kingston Care Center, Fort Wayne.
He was born Nov. 27, 1936 in Coldwater, Mich., a son of Kenneth L. and Catherine Jean (Brokaw) Kline. He served in the U.S. Navy.
Surviving relatives include a sister, Mary Warrick and a brother, Robert Kline.
Ruth Leon Whiteman, 87, died at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 at her home.
She was born May 11, 1923 in Kosciusko County, a child of Lela Mildred Atchison. Her formative years were spent in Pierceton where she completed her education in the Pierceton High School
On July 7, 1943, she was united in marriage to Henry â€śHankâ€ť L. Whiteman and they made their home in Columbia City, then moved to Kimmell.
Mr. Whiteman died Jan. 8, 1981 and since 2003, she has made her home in Columbia City. She was a homemaker.
Columbia Cityâ€™s hot spot for cooling down faces challenges as it enters into the second half of its first century.
The Burnworth Memorial Pool turned 50 this year and is beginning to show its age like a person of the same number of years â€” with visible and not-so-visible signs of wear and tear from decades of activity and exposure to the elements.
Columbia City Park Director Mark Green said this week the once state-of-the-art swimming facility is becoming obsolete in addition to age-worn.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” The first phase of South Whitleyâ€™s stormwater project is nearly complete.
Members of the council heard a report from David Harvey with Fleis and Vandenbrink who attended the meeting with engineer Nathan Anderson Tuesday. Anderson has been highly involved in the townâ€™s storm water project.
LARWILL - Town council members are still concerned with the property at 202 N. Center Street which was evacuated last spring due to several violations of the townâ€™s unsafe building ordinance per Chief Inspector Craig Wagner with the Whitley County Planning and Building Department.
Whitley County emergency officials and representatives from the Department of Transportation converged on Main Street in the southern end of Columbia City Thursday evening to assist in the transport of large pipes across the railroad tracks. The pipes, which are the base for wind turbines, span 156 feet and weigh 165,000 pounds, are not allowed on interstate highways and are traveling from Tulsa Okla. to Canada. Transporting the pipes is so arduous for truck drivers that it took two hours just to travel 12 miles out of Tulsa.