September 19th, 2013
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s Youth Council joined Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel (front) in a proclamation against texting and driving in the Council Chambers Monday morning.
The council, pictured from left: Hannah Cotter, Kiersten Thomas, Stacy Quinn, Eryn Schinbeckler, Gabby Anglin, Brett Roberts, Emily Temple, Chase Emmert and Morghan Wilcoxson. Not pictured: Hunter LaRue.
Everett W. Osbun, 86, a former resident of rural Churubusco in Noble County, passed away at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
Mr. Osbun was born in Auburn July 11, 1927, a son of Clyde Jay and Lilly Marie (Rohm) Osbun.
The surviving relatives include his two children, two sisters-in-law, three grandsons, three step-grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Churubusco Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Paul D. White, officiating.
Aimee Elizabeth Linvill, 90, of Columbia City, passed away at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor.
She was born Dec. 6, 1922, in Seattle, Wa., a daughter of Carson Page and Euna J. (Malcolm) Perry.
In 1935, her family moved to the Perry Homestead in Huntertown from Seattle. She graduated from Huntertown High School in 1941.
On Sept. 30, 1943, she was united in marriage to Marshall H. Linvill. They made their home in Smith Township.
Mr. Linvill died Feb. 7, 1982. In 1983, Aimee moved into Columbia City.
A homemaker, she also worked at General Electric for 23 years.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s seventh-grade Lady Eagle volleyball squad is preparing for the remainder of its season.
The Lady Eagles grabbed their first win Sept. 12 against East Noble, but fell to county-rival Whitko Monday night.
Against Whitko, ISMS Coach Melissa Alexander said the team was caught off-guard in the beginning.
â€śWe were asleep on the court for the first game,â€ť Alexander said.
The Lady Eagles fell 25-13 in game one. In game two, ISMS rallied from a 7-1 deficit to nearly tie the score, but fell 25-19 in the end.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys soccer team lost a narrow contest to visiting Manchester Wednesday.
The Wildcats dropped a 1-0 contest to the Squires in a match that Coach Jason Ehrman said showed how far his team has come.
â€śTheyâ€™re a great team,â€ť he said. â€śJust to compete with them, from where we started, is great.â€ť
The one goal came with just under 15 minutes left to play in a somewhat fluky situation. Manchester scored on a throw-in when Whitkoâ€™s goalkeeper, Jacob Helton, had the ball slip out of his hands for the score.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Big defensive efforts and excellent goalkeeper play forced a 0-0 tie between Whitko and Manchester Wednesday.
Whitko Girls Head Soccer Coach Gary Sims said he was surprised, and that it could have been a different result.
â€śIt was a shock to me because of how we played,â€ť he said. â€śThey controlled the ball the whole game. It seemed like we only played for about five minutes at a time.â€ť
One difficulty for the Lady Wildcats was that career-leading scorer Ellyana Blue was focused on by the Lady Squires.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s football team, currently ranked sixth in Class 2A in Indiana according to the Associated Press, will take on a larger school Friday.
The 4-0 Eagles will play the 2-2 Hornets in a game that kicks off at 7 p.m.
Angola is 2-1 in the conference, with wins over West Noble and Eastside. The Hornets fell last week to Lakeland, 31-0.
For Churubusco, the Eagles trailed for the first time last week against Eastside. After the Blazers took a 13-0 lead, â€™Busco stormed back with 31 unanswered points to win 31-13.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” It is homecoming week, and Columbia Cityâ€™s football team will try to put a difficult loss in the past.
The Eagles fell to Homestead last week, 20-7, in a game with a couple of missed opportunities.
To shake that disappointment off, Columbia City welcomes DeKalb for homecoming in a game with a 7 p.m. kickoff.
The Eagles are 2-2 entering the game and 1-1 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference. DeKalb is winless.
Last year, Columbia City rolled up a 62-10 victory against the Barons. DeKalbâ€™s last win over the Eagles was a 27-13 triumph in 2008.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s football team is on a two-game winning streak and hopes to keep the trend going Friday.
The Wildcats sit in a tie with Rochester at 2-0 atop the Three Rivers Conference. At 2-2 overall, Whitko will hit the road to take on Wabash Friday with a 7 p.m. kickoff.
Whitko rolled over Manchester 46-24 last week. The Apaches, who are winless on the year, lost last week to North Miami 21-0.
The Wildcats have the edge in the rivalry with the Apaches. Whitko had a 51-19 win last year, and has not lost to Wabash since the rivalry became annual in 2006.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Despite testing difficulties and internet connection issues, ISTEP+ results have been released for local schools.
The testing, which occurred earlier this year, was fraught with problems for students who took it online.
Test-takers had difficulty connecting to the server, and at other times, students would be kicked off of the testing website at random.