October 8th, 2010
Union Township resident Richard J. Kyler filed his candidacy for the Whitley County Council at-large seat being vacated by unopposed State Senate candidate Jim Banks.
Kyler filed his application Oct. 1 and is one of eight current hopefuls for Banksâ€™ term, which has two years remaining.
Banks announced his resignation from the county council, effective Nov. 2 in order to run for the senate seat of retiring Sen. Dr. Gary Dillon.
Catherine Marie â€śKatieâ€ť Norris, 89, of South Whitley, died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 at the Peabody Home, North Manchester where she had been a resident since July.
She was born Dec. 14, 1920 in Collamer, a daughter of John and Maude (Poland) Tschantz. Her formative years were spent in the Collamer area where she attended Collamer grade school until 6th grade, then South Whitley schools. She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1940. She was the president of the student council.
Thomas Edward Schinbeckler, DDS, 51, of Carmel, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 at his home. Born Dec. 17, 1958 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Keith E. â€śPickleâ€ť and JoAnne (Witte) Schinbeckler.
AKRON — This winning thing is beginning to repeat itself for Whitko boys’ cross country.
A season after claiming a Three Rivers Conference title, the Wildcats were back Thursday to defend it.
With all five runners in the top 10, Whitko had no trouble doing so with second-place Rochester not within reach 29-68.
COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagle soccer team honored its eight senior members in grand style Thursday night, sending them off with a 3-1 senior night win over Fort Wayne South Side that fittingly was capped off by a goal from one of the “Elite Eight.”
FORT WAYNE — The postseason left a tall order for Columbia City boys’ soccer to take on Thursday night.
With regular season losses to two of the three teams joining them in the Homestead sectional, the Eagles faced one of those teams in Huntington North.
A relentless series of attacks by both teams took Columbia City into the second half with a one-goal deficit.
Chances were slim Mitchell Sarrazin would ever get more than a Certificate of Completion from Smith-Green Jr-Sr High School. Passages Children Services was able to help him with some occupational, physical and speech therapy, but once he turned three, he had to travel to Fort Wayne to a special preschoolâ€”no special needs programs existed in his town of Churubusco.
The Whitley County Republican Party will hold a caucus Oct. 20 to select a new member to the Whitley County Council to replace outgoing at-large Councilman Jim Banks.
Banks resigned his spot effective Nov. 2 to run unopposed for the Indiana State Senate seat vacated by retiring Sen. Dr. Gary Dillon.
According to the Voter Registration Office, seven candidates have thrown their hat into the ring for the position. Banks said Tuesday he knows of at least one more who intends to file.
â€śI expect a few more to jump in as well,â€ť he said.
Two weeks remain in the Indiana high school football regular season. Each of the three Whitley County teams have conference title deciding games this week with each in the hunt for a championship. Columbia City hosts Carroll on senior night. Churubusco travels to rival Fairfield while Whitko faces its toughest test yet at Rochester.
Carroll at No. 8 Columbia City