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March 3rd, 2011

Whitko gets chance to avenge buzzer-beating loss to City

March 3, 2011

   It’s funny how basketball doesn’t always give second chances, yet sets up opportunities for payback. A controversial moment to start the season can be settled once and for all by Whitko.  
   After winning their sectional opener Tuesday over NorthWood, 61-45, the Wildcats earned a chance to avenge a 59-58 regular season loss at the hands of Whitley County rival Columbia City 6 p.m. Friday at  the class 3A Wawasee sectional.  

’Busco aims to slow rails of Garrett

March 3, 2011

   “I certainly don’t think we’ll lack the motivation to play them.”
   Those are the only words Churubusco head coach Michael McBride could give for his team’s second chance against Garrett Friday night.
   After pulling away from Fremont Tuesday in the opening game of the class 2A Garrett sectional, the Eagles go back to the site of one of its six losses on the season.

Moss named player of year in HCAC

March 3, 2011

   GREENWOOD — Manchester College’s Jordan Moss (Columbia City H.S.) has been named the 2010-11 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player and headlines the 12-member All-HCAC first and second teams.
   The junior guard led the Spartans to their third HCAC men’s basketball title and first tournament title since claiming the ICAC tournament crown in 1995. Manchester holds a 21-6 overall record heading into   NCAA tournament play Friday.

Gregory Johnson, 57

March 3, 2011

Gregory D. Johnson, 57, of Warsaw, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born Sept. 2, 1953 in Huntington, he was a son of David Ralph “Boag” and Mary Ellen (Robinson) Johnson, Sr.
He was a construction worker and cement finisher for many years.
Besides his mother, survivors include a son, Wesley C. Johnson of Warsaw; three sisters, Jorie (James) Webster of Warsaw, Kristine (Larry) Ummel of Kimmel and Leslie (Ray) Barna of Vandalia, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his father on July 11, 2005 and a brother, David Johnson, Jr., Jan. 18, 1969.

Pauline McGuire, 90

March 3, 2011

Pauline McGuire, 90, a resident of rural Churubusco and wife of Carl McGuire, passed away at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at the family residence in Smith Township following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. McGuire was born in Churubusco May 9, 1920, a daughter of Charles and Alice (Wappes) Weidman, and spent all of her life in this area.
On May 8, 1943 she was married in Churubusco to Carl McGuire. The couple lived in Green Township in Noble County for a period, and have lived at their present farm home in Smith Township since 1949.

Ralph Whaley, 80

March 3, 2011

Ralph Whaley, 80, a resident of rural Albion, passed away at 9:42 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
Mr. Whaley was born March 22, 1930 in Toledo, Ohio, and spent his formative years there. As a young man he served with the United States Army, and later reenlisted in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Budget issues top WCCS agenda

March 3, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Inclement weather Feb. 21 created a bottleneck of issues that will be addressed Monday when the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees meets in regular session.
Snowfall and freezing temperatures caused the corporation to cancel its Feb. 21 meeting — a session that promised to be heavily attended as staff and faculty corporation-wide await recommendations and decisions regarding the upcoming budget.
“I would expect there will be several people attending,” said Anthony Zickgraf, the corporation’s business manager.

Rescued ponies from Larwill making strides

March 3, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — More than six months after being saved from certain starvation, 11 ponies and one horse are making a comeback, chewing hay, rolling around in the mud and nipping at the haunches of their nearest playmate.
“They were all pretty out of control when we got them,” said Michelle Heitz, owner of Shadarobah Horse Rescue southeast of Churubusco.
Heitz received eight of the original 13 animals found neglected and starving at the residence of James and Cynthia Mullins of Larwill.

March 2nd

Intersection to get safety feature

March 2, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbia City’s lone representative in the Indiana Senate has spearheaded a campaign designed to make one of Whitley County’s most harrowing intersections a little safer.
Freshman Sen. Jim Banks R-Columbia City reported this week that officials from the Indiana Department of Transportation plan to install “rumble strips,” or traffic control devices that produce an audible vibration for motorists, at the intersection of U.S. 30 and state Route 205.

South Whitley police find meth lab

March 2, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Police in South Whitley, assisted by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police, parlayed a routine traffic stop into the discovery of yet another methamphetamine lab in Whitley County.
According to a press release from the Whitley County Drug Task Force, South Whitley Deputy Marshall Chuck LeWallen conducted a traffic stop on Isaiah A. Neer, 26 of South Whitley.

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