TERRE HAUTE â€” A tournament that began with thousands of runners four weeks ago came to a close Saturday in Terre Haute at the IHSAA State Cross Country Meet.
Eight local harriers â€” Whitkoâ€™s boysâ€™ team and Columbia Cityâ€™s Samantha Roush â€” had the opportunity to compete against the top runners in the state.
Columbia City sophomore stand-out Samantha Roush placed the highest of Whitley Countyâ€™s runners, taking seventh in the girlsâ€™ race.
Though Roush improved on last yearâ€™s 12th place finish, her goal is to continue to improve next season.
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GARRETT â€” The Wildcatsâ€™ season hit the end of the road, or railroad for that matter, Friday night at Garrett.
After heading into the locker room with a 14-all tie at halftime, Garrett stand-out Todd Frickey scored four touchdowns in the second half to propel the Railroaders into the sectional finals, 42-14.
â€śWeâ€™ve always been a second half team,â€ť Garrett Head Coach Ron Frickey, Toddâ€™s father and former long-time Columbia City head football coach said.
CHURUBUSCO â€” The Churu-busco Eagles moved to 11-0 Friday for the first time in the schoolâ€™s history, beating Madison-Grant 28-20.
With the win, the team is also advancing to the sectional championship at Bishop Luers.
It was one of the closest contests of the season for the Eagles.
Madison-Grant took the opening possession and matriculated down the field on the feet of Cedric Presley, who had two runs of 32 yards on the first drive.
Argyll Tyler Young scored from one-yard out, taking the lead 7-0.
Young and Presley served as workhorses the entire game.
Check out Thursday's edition of The Post and Mail for this week's sectional previews.
Churubusco (10-0) is hosting Madison-Grant (7-3) and Whitko (6-4) is traveling to Garrett (8-2).
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for quarterly score updates from Friday's games.
FORT WAYNE â€” Richard H. Horstmeyer, 83, died at Parkview Hospital, Oct. 26, 2011.
He is a son of the late Paul and Helen Horstmeyer, born April 1, 1928, in Fort Wayne.
He is survived by his wife of over 61 years, Barbara Ann (Huber) Horstmeyer; four sons Rick (Kathleen), Gregg (Joyce), Kirk, and Markus (Judy); a brother Robert Horstmeyer (Ann); nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sisters Joyce Meyers and Carol Bair.
The funeral will be held Saturday, at 10 a.m. at Our Hope Lutheran Church, Huntertown.
Rex Charles Humbarger, 82, of Tavares, Fla., died, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at Florida Hospital Waterman, Tavares, Fla.
Born Nov. 21, 1928, in Celina, Ohio, he was the son of the late Noah and Hazel Humbarger.
The U.S. Army veteran was a member of Holiday Mobile Park Boat Club.
He retired in 1994 as the owner/operator of King Foods after 34 years.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Three bid packages were submitted for Phase II of the waste water treatment plant and opened by project manager David Harvey with Fleis and Vandenbrink at Tuesday eveningâ€™s South Whitley town council meeting.
Mandated by the state, Phase II includes upgrades to the waste water treatment plant by enlarging the main water inceptor along Water and Main Streets, constructing a headwaters work building, and a new electrical building on an adjacent property.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Robin Wright has been named to chair the 2011 fund raising campaign for United Way of Whitley County.
John Black, executive director of the local United Way, made the announcement this week.
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Beth Wood, of Indiana Wild, visited Mary Raber Elementary School Friday with her â€śfriendsâ€ť including an opossum. Maeson Young, second grade student, wasnâ€™t sure she wanted to pet the opossum but eventually did. Other animals shown were a North American alligator, chocolate-striped skunk, rabbit, a hissing cockroach and a fruit bat. The students have been studying about bats and the visit tied in well. For more information go to www.indianawild.org.