March 10th, 2014
BERNE â€” Despite a fourth-quarter rally, Churubuscoâ€™s boys basketball team ended its season with a loss in the sectional semi-final Friday night against Woodlan at South Adams.
After a long bus ride, the Eagles were off to a sluggish start, trailing 19-8 at the end of the first quarter, and 30-16 at halftime.
Churubusco played a more competitive third quarter, outscoring Woodlan 18-17 to make the score 47-34 going into the final period.
In the last eight minutes, the Eagles nearly doubled their score, tacking on 25 points while holding Woodlan to 15.
OSSIAN â€” Jaws dropped. Fists clenched. Heads buried. Complete silence â€” again. Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball fans were dealt another heart-breaking sectional semi-final loss.
Last year, the Eagles fell by one point to DeKalb with a pair of free throws with less than two seconds to play, leaving fans speechless.
The crowd was yet again shocked and awed as the buzzer sounded Friday night in Norwell, after the Eagles fell 41-40 to Mississinewa.
The Indians didnâ€™t have the lead for the entire game â€” until the last possible moment.
Robert L. â€śBobâ€ť McKinzie Sr., 58, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 11:52 p.m. when he tragically, yet heroically, lost his life in a fire that took over his Coesse home.
The fire also claimed the life of his son-in-law, Rick Niemann.
Bob was born June 19, 1955, in Seymour, to Ervin and Marjorie (Bush) McKinzie.
He attended Huntington North High School, Huntington. Bob served his country while in the U.S. Army.
On Sept. 1, 1973, he and Cherie Shively were married in Huntington. They had lived in Coesse for seven years coming from Warsaw.
(March 10, 2014) -- Spring-like temperatures move into the area today as highs will reach into the 50s this afternoon. This warm up will last through Tuesday before the area sees another round of winter weather with some accumulation of snow.
Temperatures will be much colder by the middle of the week as highs will only be around 30 Wednesday and we will see another winter storm with accumulating snow possible through Wednesday evening.
Highs will again warm up be the end of the week as we reach toward 50Â° again.
Today: Mostly sunny, breezy and warm.
CHURUBUSCO â€” A person who has worked behind the scenes, and often without much fanfare, is hoping her career ends the same way.
Pat Wilkins is retiring this year after 30 years of working for Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS). For the past 15 years, she has been the superintendentâ€™s secretary.
Wilkins has enjoyed her time at SGCS, and said it is a very fulfilling place to work.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Friday afternoon phone call answered by Whitley County Commissioner Don Amber led to an expense of more than $23,000.
Piling snow and heavy rains caused a flood in the basement of the Whitley County Government Center Feb. 21.
Wet carpet was found in a basement meeting room, but the source of water was unable to be located at the time.
By Sunday afternoon, Feb. 23, Amber was on the scene only to find the source of the water came from a faulty sump pump.
Office furniture is stacked in the basement hallway of the Whitley County Government Center after a sump-pump failure flooded several rooms Friday, Feb. 21.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” South Whitley gardeners are invited to a special presentation in preparation for spring gardening.
Beth Ann Sickafoose will present a short program, Favorite Flowers for Special Areas, at the South Whitley Community Public Library Thursday at 6:30 pm.
After the presentation, their will be a discussion of the possibility of a South Whitley area gardening group that would meet to share knowledge and experiences, help with community service activities, and take some interesting garden outings together throughout the year.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Whitley County Kiwanis Club had its first official meeting since the election of its officers and board of directors in early January.
The Whitley County Kiwanis Club is part of Kiwanis International, a global organization dedicated to serving children and their communities.
This Club will work with local schools and churches in order to help promote and support multiple programs in Whitley County.