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February 14th, 2011

Commissioner certificate sale to be online

February 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Board of Commissioners approved the county’s first Commissioners Tax Certificate sale at its regular meeting last week.
Tim Rushenburg, representing SRI Incorporated spoke to the commissioners about the sale, which will be held online in June.
“It seems like the internet sale is the way to go,” said Commissioner Don Amber.
Rushenburg told the three-man board his company would receive 15 percent of the total proceeds for a “live” sale and only 10 percent of an internet sale.

New faces take seats on boards

February 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Several new appointments to county boards were announced to the Whitley County Board of Commissioners last week.
David Sewell, Whitley County’s Building and Planning Department Executive Director, contacted the commissioners regarding a recommended new member to the county’s Board of Zoning Appeals.
“I would like to recommend Tim Denihan as a citizen member of the Whitley County Board of Zoning Appeals,” said Sewell in a letter to the three-man board.

Leesburg man faces charges

February 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Leesburg man arrested last week on drug charges following a car chase with law enforcement was in court Monday morning.
Roger Shreve, 52 is charged with dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, driving while suspended and resisting law enforcement by fleeing following an incident that began with a police-monitored drug buy Feb. 7.

Four injured in Saturday crash

February 14, 2011

LARWILL — Four people were injured in a single-car crash Saturday in Larwill.
According to Indiana State Police, a sport utility vehicle driven by Thu Aung Myo Si, 24, of Rock Island, Ill. rolled from the eastbound lanes of U.S. 30 near County Road 550 W. and ended up on all four wheels in the westbound lane.
During the accident, San San Myint, 55, also of Rock Island, was ejected.
Myint and Myo Si were both flown by Samaritan Hospital to Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne where their conditions are unknown.

Whitko grabs TRC in Rob’s House

February 14, 2011

   SOUTH WHITLEY — As the final minutes ticked down Saturday afternoon the chant began at Whitko High School.
   “This is Rob’s House.”
   As the class 3A No. 4 Whitko Wildcats locked up the outright championship in the Three Rivers Conference against Manchester 61-34, head coach Rob Irwin remained at home recovering from chemotherapy treatments.
   However, it didn’t take long for leader of the Wildcats to find out about his team’s newest title.

Heuer: Expanding charter schools supports all Hoosier students

February 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s freshman state representative said last week that while the proposed state law expanding charter schools in Indiana is a controversial issue, her ultimate loyalty has to be with students in the Hoosier State.
“In education, I know we are so fortunate to have successful schools, teachers and administrators in our district,” said Rep. Kathy Heuer, R-Columbia City.

County wrestlers miss ticket punch for state

February 14, 2011

   FORT WAYNE — And then there were none. For the first time in recent memory, Whitley County will not be represented at Conseco Fieldhouse for the individual wrestling state championships.
   All nine Whitley County wrestlers, five from Whitko and four from Churubusco, fell in the first two rounds with several just missing the trip to Indy, including one in a controversial manner.

Underdog Lady Eagles cut down by Garrett 75-28

February 14, 2011

   LAGRANGE — Going into the class 2A Prairie Heights girls basketball sectional not many probably had Churubusco at the top of their lists for winning a title.
   However, after a emotional semifinal win over the host Lady Panthers, the Lady Eagles carried their hopes to a title shot.
   Churubusco (7-14) took its longest winning streak (four) in more than  a decade into the championship Saturday night.

No love found for Columbia City in February slump

February 14, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — Marion, a boys’ basketball team that averages 70 points a game, was held to 52 by Columbia City Saturday night. However, the Eagles were unable to convert on the offensive end losing 52-38.
   Marion’s speed and high pressure defense forced 19 turnovers, causing the Eagles to miss out on scoring opportunities.
   “When you have 19 turnovers in a game like that, it’s going to be hard to come out on top,” Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict said.

February 11th

Uplifting win gives ’Busco title shot

February 12, 2011

   LAGRANGE — There is a win every successful program can look back on. The one win that turned the tide and built something more than just a winning team.
   Friday night, after seasons of struggle, Churubusco girls’ basketball might have found that break.
   The Lady Eagles stared down a 9-2 first quarter deficit to host Prairie Heights in the class 2A sectional semifinal. A switch to the full court press brought with it a fourth consecutive win for Churubusco, 56-46, and a berth in the sectional championship Saturday.

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