October 1st, 2014
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” For the second night in a row the Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball team took the floor, and for the second night in a row produced a solid team effort. Tuesdayâ€™s effort produced a different result than the previous night, as the Lady Wildcats took a four-game 25-18, 26-24, 25-27, 25-22 win over the visiting Wawasee Lady Warriors.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A 38-year-old man has been arrested in relation to purse thefts at Columbia City grocery stores. Trevor Wert has been booked in the Whitley County Jail on theft charges. Wert was arrested by the Columbia City Police Department Monday afternoon. He is being held on a $16,000, 10 percent bond. His initial court hearing is set for Monday at 1:30 p.m.
DALLAS (AP) â€” A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday.
Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the unidentified patient is being kept in isolation and that the hospital is following Centers for Disease Control recommendations to keep doctors, staff and patients safe.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Norwellâ€™s boys soccer team spoiled Columbia Cityâ€™s senior honor recognition match Saturday morning. The Northeast Hoosier Conference foe came away with a 4-1 victory, while the Eagles honored its seven seniors â€” Jordan Gregory, Logan Bockelman, Drake DeWitt, Sean Ewing, Jordan Lahr, Nick Weber and Eric Romanowski.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In 1964, a business began to take shape that has continued to serve its customers for five decades, and at the forefront have been owners Ned and Alma Freeman. Yontz Grocery Store was transformed into a complete textile store called the Fabric Center 50 years ago.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” There are 80 minutes in a girl's high school soccer game. Each half consists of 40 minutes. For over half of the game, the Whitko Lady Wildcats played LaVille evenly. It was the beginning and ending of the game that cursed Whitko Saturday morning. LaVille scored several early and several late goals to send the Lady 'Cats to a 9-2 loss.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Time and attention paid resulted in an investment that will benefit Whitley County. The Korean War Memorial located on the Whitley County Courthouse Square is a reminder of those who served their country. Harsh winter weather and hot sunny days had taken its toll on the large, black stone, making the names difficult to read. When Jessica McFarland, an eighth grader at Indian Springs Middle School, was in need of a community service project, her grandfather George Crowe suggested she help restore the monument.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” With the mythical Whitley County Championship on the line, the Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team traveled south on Ind. 205 to take on the Whitko Lady Wildcats Monday night. Having defeated the other Whitley County rival, Churubusco, in four games earlier in the season, the only thing standing in the Lady Eaglesâ€™ way was a team that Columbia City Head Coach Trish Hinen called the â€śbest Whitko team that I have seen in the past eight years.â€ť
Aug. 20, 1921 â€” Sept. 24, 2014
Max R. Secrist, 93, of rural Columbia City, died at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at his home. He was born August 20, 1921, in Urbana, to Adam and Florence Edna (Huffer) Secrist.
Max was a 1940 graduate of Atwood High School. He married Virginia Kreger in Warsaw Feb. 22, 1942. She died July 11, 2007.
He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran. Max retired from Conrail Feb. 22, 1982, after 40 years, where he was a conductor and a brakeman.
March 27, 1963 â€” Sept. 25, 2014
Michael A. Hoover, 51, of Wolcottville, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at his home at Atwood Lake.
Mike was born March 27, 1963, in Columbia City and was the son of Rex H. and Kay A. (Patten) Hoover.
He had started working at Scottâ€™s Restaurant in South Whitley and some part time jobs before working at Dwyer Instruments from 1984 until 1999. He then worked at AutoLiv for a few years and in 2003, he started working for Wal-Mart in Columbia City and the past two years at the Kendallville store.