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October 8th, 2010

Vikings attack draws Eagles season to close

October 8, 2010

   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.

Program, teacher lauded for helping student find success

October 8, 2010

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 preschool—no special needs programs existed in his town of Churubusco.

Race for council seat has eight contenders

October 8, 2010

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.
“I expect a few more to jump in as well,” he said.

October 7th

Gridiron Preview: Week Eight

October 7, 2010

   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

Fast start ends in Whitko loss

October 7, 2010

   SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball team used a dominating performance at the net to take game one of their Three Rivers Conference match with the visiting Tippecanoe Valley Lady Vikings.
   Unfortunately for the Lady Wildcats the Vikings came back to take the next three games to hand Whitko a 25-20, 14,-25, 23-25, 21-25 loss Wednesday night.
   With the exception of game two, all the games were very closely played, with neither team able to establish a large lead.

October 6th

In memory

October 6, 2010

LaVera Harshbarger, 87

October 6, 2010

LaVera M. Harshbarger, 87, of Fishers and a former Columbia City resident passed away at The Hearth at Windermere, Fishers at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. She was born Nov. 25, 1922 in Allen County, a daughter of William Roy and Ethel Nora (Smith) Harrison.

‘Aggressive’ time line underway for Eagle Tech

October 6, 2010

     Preliminary design plans for renovations to the Marshall Community Center for Eagle Tech Academy were approved this week.
     Work on the 25,000 square feet of area to be renovated is scheduled to start in January.
     Between now and then, bids for the project will be taken and further development plans will be reviewed.
     Nine classrooms are on the list of construction work, as well as a student commons area and the office space for the building.

WCCS looks to ease floodwaters at high school

October 6, 2010

     In the wake of nearly $450,000 of flood damage to Columbia City High School earlier this year, Whitley County Consolidated Schools may plan survey work at the high school to see if changes can be made to drain the water faster.
     Changes to stormwater drain size and configuration may help the problem, but surveys of the topography of the land would be first on the list before any excavation would begin.

Stolen car found torched in county cornfield

October 6, 2010

     A burned shell of a car stolen in Indianapolis was found this week in a local cornfield.
     On Monday evening, a farmer working in his field called the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department to report he’d found a burned car amid the corn in the field.
     According to police, the farmer said he was last in that area of the field about a week ago.


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