September 23rd, 2013
PIERCETON â€” School leaders have been preparing for dust to fly as Whitko Community School Corporation prepares for two large construction projects.
However, it was difference of opinions that flew across the board room at Septemberâ€™s meeting of the districtâ€™s Board of Trustees.
The green light has already been given for South Whitley Elementary School to be remodeled and for Pierceton Elementary School to be rebuilt.
Joe E. Long, 91, formerly of Columbia City, died Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Kindred Health Care Facility in Newark, Ohio.
He was born Feb. 10, 1922. in Avilla, a son of Milo and Rosetta V. (Rider) Long. He spent most of his life in Noble and Whitley counties and graduated from North Webster High School.
On April 26, 1942, he was united in marriage to Allene P. Cole and they just celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary this year.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Prior to the opening play of the Columbia City boyâ€™s varsity soccer game Saturday, the six team members representing the senior class and their parents were introduced.
In a game pitting the Eagles against the Heritage Patriots, it appeared the seniors and team mates would celebrate a hard-earned victory.
Unfortunately, the second half play didnâ€™t match the first 40-minute effort and it turned costly for the Eagles.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Officials believe accidental drowning was the cause of death for a toddler in Whitley County Saturday.
Around 1:40 p.m., first responders were called to 8009 W. CR 300 S., after family members found the two-year-old boy submerged and partially visible in a small pond.
Indiana Conservation Officers say the boy was outside with his famly when they realized he was missing. The family estimates they found him less than 10 minutes after they noticed he was out of sight.
When emergency crews arrived, they found family members performing CPR on the boy.
WHITLEY COUNTY (Sept. 21, 2013) - A two-year-old was pronounced dead at 3:45 p.m. today, and Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the possibility that the cause of death was a possible drowning.
Investigators said around 1:40 p.m. the Whitley County Sheriff's Department was called to 8009 West 300 South on a possible drowning. When emergency crews arrived, they found family members performing CPR on a two-year-old boy.
ANGOLA â€” A gigantic defensive effort propelled Churubuscoâ€™s football team to a road victory Friday.
The Eagles beat Angola 14-7 to remain unbeaten for the season.
â€™Busco was propelled out of the gate with an opening kickoff return touchdown by Logan Harris.
The senior took the ball 80 yards for the score.
WABASH â€” Whitko continued its domination of the Three Rivers Conference Friday night after blowing out Wabash, 51-7.
The Wildcats are now 3-0 in the TRC and 3-2 overall.
Tanner Hughes led the Wildcats with three touchdowns, 193 rushing yards and 12.1 yards per carry.
Hughes scored the opening TD for Whitko. Two minutes into the game on a 51-yard, 5-play drive, Hughes took the ball to the end zone from the 4-yard line to put the â€™Cats on the board.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” It is midseason, and the injury bug has started to bite, but Columbia Cityâ€™s football team was able to rally the troops and beat DeKalb on homecoming.
The Eagles beat the Barons 34-12.
Columbia City stepped onto the field absent quarterback Travis Herbst, who Head Coach Randy Hudgins said was day-to-day as far as his status. In his stead, Trevor Bolt stepped in and led the Eagle offense.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City woman received what a judge called â€śan unusualâ€ť sentence Monday in Whitley County Circuit Court.
Rita Elswick, 19, was sentenced to eight years, with four to serve and four on suspended sentence, for dealing in methamphetamine.
What makes her sentence unusual is that Judge James Heuer will not decide where she serves it â€” at the county jail, at the state prison or on home detention â€” until March 17, 2014.
Columbia City High School named its 2013 Homecoming King and Queen at Friday nightâ€™s football game against DeKalb. Standing in for King Sam Dailey, a football player who suffered a severe head injury at the Eaglesâ€™ first game, was quarterback Travis Herbst (left). The queen was Anna Atsinger (right).