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Archive - 2014

October 24th

‘PREDATOR’ AT SCHOOL: Teacher charged in 2006 Dallas child solicitation case

October 24, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Two Northern Indiana school districts unknowingly hired a substitute teacher who was filmed in Dateline NBC’s “To Catch a Predator.”
Stanley Kendall, 62, substituted at Whitko Community Schools before officials were alerted to his history.

October 23rd

WILDCAT GRIDDERS: Set to play Bellmont

October 23, 2014

DECATUR — After a strong standing in the Three Rivers Conference, Whitko’s football team is looking to continue its success through the poststeason at Bellmont Friday night. Whitko, which boasts a 6-3 record, faces a strong Bellmont team, whose record may not show how competitive they are.

WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Sears’ Jan Greaf not afraid to roll up her sleeves

October 23, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Many would describe Jan Greaf as outgoing, positive and energetic — that’s what makes her perfect to be an owner of a Sears Hometown Store. Greaf, along with her husband Greg, have been co-owners of Columbia City’s Sears Hometown Store for 14 months, and Greaf has found her niche.

EVERY KID'S DREAMLAND: Schools help in park fundraising

October 23, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A new playground is in the works for Columbia City, and the community’s youth came together to raise funds for the park, Every Kid’s Dreamland.

PEABODY LIBRARY: ‘Jewel’ of the community

October 23, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the second of a three-part series on the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Recognition Night.
COLUMBIA CITY — Peabody Public Library is a jewel that has been shining bright in Columbia City for 113 years.

'FOCUS IS A MUST:' ’Busco Eagles to face off against Woodlan

October 23, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Hoping to extend their five-game winning streak into this Friday, the Churubusco Eagles face off against the 6-3 Woodlan Warriors in the 7:30 p.m. sectional opener. ’Busco lucked out this year, drawing its sectional match up at home. Currently, the Eagles are ranked 16th in Class 2A AP Media Poll, as well as being ranked 186th in the state.

HANDS ON WITH TECH: SGCS fourth-grade teachers adjust for new curriculum

October 23, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Board members for Smith-Green Community Schools were given a presentation on the newly revised fourth-grade curriculum Tuesday by Churubusco Elementary School’s fourth-grade teachers.

DOING WORK: Harvest season in full swing

October 23, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — For farmers across Whitley County, the fall harvest season and the long hours in the field have begun. Despite the cloudy skies and muddy fields, Whitley County farmer Brent Drew spent the majority of his day Tuesday harvesting in the fields northeast of South Whitley on County Road 350 West.

SECTIONAL OPENER: Eagles gearing up for opponent

October 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City opens sectional play Friday at 7 p.m. against South Side, a team Eagle Head Coach Brett Fox says is “big, athletic and aggressive. “They are just like us, their record doesn’t show much, but they play in the very tough Summit Athletic Conference,” Fox said. “The numbers don’t show it, but they are a good team.”

Lavinia Robinson, 84

October 23, 2014

Aug. 16, 1930 — Oct. 21, 2014
Lavinia A. Croy-Robinson, 84, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 6:37 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.
Born Aug. 16, 1930, in Kentucky, she was the daughter of Doc and Maude (Stamper) Fletcher.
She moved from Kentucky to the Whitley County area at the age of 10. She attended Collins School, and on April 21, 1948, she married Albert Croy in Huntertown. Soon after in 1950, they moved their family to Fort Wayne.

 

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