September 24th, 2010
WABASH–– After four Three Rivers Conference games, Whitko continued to hold onto its undefeated record in the TRC Friday night taking out the Northfield Norsemen, and improving their record to 5-1 overall.
The ‘Cats continued to rely on their defense to hold Northfield to only two touchdowns and Whitko quarterback Alex Stoddard led the offense to five touchdowns on the night, with a final score of 35-14.
Whitko’s offense set the pace for the game, bringing in two first-quarter touchdowns.
As administrators at Columbia City High School focus on development of Eagle Tech Academy at the Marshall Community Center, they will get some extra help with their responsibilities from a new part-time dean of students.
Andrew McDaniel, an English teacher at CCHS, was approved this week by the board of school trustees for the part-time position for the first two trimesters of this school year, effective Tuesday.
Two men who left a correctional facility in Missouri, allegedly stole a car in St. Louis, Mo., and headed to Columbia City were arrested early Thursday morning.
Columbia City police got a tip that the two men, 27-year-old Shawn M. Shaw and 20-year-old Brandon S. Kuhlman, were at a home in Columbia City where a woman who also had a warrant was staying.
Parkview Main employee Lisa Berger checks a child seat of Austin Jacquay on Thursday at Churubusco Elementary School. The school, Parkview Whitley Hospital and the Churubusco Police Department partnered to offer free child safety seat inspections. Nearly two dozen vouchers for new child seats were given to parents throughout the day. Aside from proper installation, the event targeted expired seats in use for more than six years.
Duane A. Coe, 73, of Albion and formerly of Columbia City, died at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 at Northridge Village Nursing and Rehab. He had been in failing health since January.
He was born Nov. 5, 1936 in Albion, a son of Orval and Mabel (Heltzel) Coe. He graduated from Albion Jefferson High School.
On May 23, 1955 he married Shirley A. Iden in Blue Ridge, Ga. They made their home in Kendallville, Columbia City and later Albion.
He was employed at Weatherhead for 18 years and retired in 1997 from Sea Nymph Boat Company in Syracuse with 15 years of service.
Rosealene Whaley, 74, of South Whitley, died at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. She was born Nov. 18, 1935 in Sidney, a daughter of Russell J. and Veva M. (Rickert) Farley.
She was a lifetime South Whitley resident except for three years in Wyoming (Big Piney). She graduated from Chester High School, North Manchester, with the Class of 1953 and completed one year at Fort Wayne Warner Beauty College. She married Lee H. Whaley on June 6, 1954 in
North Manchester, at the United Brethren Church.
COLUMBIA CITY — Each season has been better and each season has been closer in the pursuit of a title.
Thursday, one match decided the Northeast Hoosier Conference for boys’ tennis. Finishing second for the past two seasons, Columbia City (14-4, 5-2 in the NHC) has always been in contention for the Northeast Hoosier Conference’s top spot but unable to clear the final obstacle in long time powerhouse No. 20 Homestead.
CHURUBUSCO — It was a cross-county battle Thursday night when the Whitko Lady Wildcats traveled up State Road 205 to take on the Churubusco Lady Eagles.
The Lady ‘Cats were victorious in three matches, but it wasn’t easy 25-17, 25-7, 25-18.
“It was nice to battle and watch some really aggressive volleyball,” ‘Busco head coach Trinda Goings said.
The first game was a tight match until Whitko scored six unanswered points to end the game at 25-18.
NEW HAVEN — The Columbia City (8-4) volleyball team was on the road in the Northeast Hoosier Conference Thursday looking to keep its unblemished record within the conference intact.
The Lady Eagles needed only three games to do so with a comfortable win over the Lady Bulldogs 25-17, 25-13, 25-21.
The win improves Columbia City’s record to 3-0 in the NHC conference with DeKalb, East Noble, Carroll and Bellmont remaining on the schedule.
By CHRIS MEYERS
Whitko Community Schools is turning to its own government students to get a feel for how the community feels about a referendum this fall to give the district an option to raise its property tax rate during the next seven years.
Students will be calling residents in Whitley and Kosciusko counties during the next few weeks to see what they think about the referendum.