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January 26th, 2015

TRC VICTORY: Whitko girls grab

January 26, 2015

WABASH — Whitko’s girls basketball team picked up a Three Rivers Conference win over Northfield Saturday, 37-28.

The Lady Wildcats came from behind, after facing a 13-5 deficit at the end of the first quarter.
Whitko scored 10 points in the second to make the halftime score 17-15, in favor of Northfield.

LAUX COMPETES: First January Indiana State Fair Pageant

January 26, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — An event that was formerly held during the Indiana State Fair in August was moved to January this year, and Brooke Laux represented Whitley County in the event.

The Indiana State Fair Board decided to move the pageant to January to allow contestants more time to prepare for the event.

The pageant now coincides with the Indiana Association of Fairs’ annual convention where the contestants spent time during their stay.

EAGELS WIN: Col. City holds off DeKalb, 52-46

January 26, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys basketball team held on for a 52-46 win over DeKalb Saturday to improve to 3-1 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference.

After a fourth-quarter comback put DeKalb within four points with less than two minutes left on the clock, the Hazen brothers, Brachen and Parker, both threw down momentum-stealing dunks to seal the win.
Columbia City opened the game with a 8-7 lead behind four points apiece from Parker Hazen and Mason Coverstone.

GUILTY: Huffman pleads to molesting

January 26, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Two men accused of child sex crimes appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court this month.
Jay Huffman, 58, of Columbia City, pleaded guilty to two counts of child molesting. William Greenwood, 40, of Pierceton, was arrested Jan. 15 for sexual misconduct with a minor, child molesting and child seduction.

Huffman was arrested in October on allegations that he had engaged in sexual activity with two girls in his family, 11 years old and younger.

Mary Ellen Roe, 54

January 26, 2015

April 30, 1960 — Jan. 25, 2015
Mary Ellen (Miller) Roe, 54, of Arcola, passed away at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at her home. She had fought and beat breast cancer from 2010 through Dec. 2013, then fought brain cancer till God called her home. Born April 30, 1960 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Keith G. and Velma I. (Gaff) Miller.
She lived her childhood in Arcola and after graduating from Carroll High School with the Class of 1978, she then moved to the Warsaw area.

Roger N. Lemon, 66

January 26, 2015

March 1, 1948 — Jan. 24, 2015
Roger N. Lemon, 66, of Loraine, died Saturday evening, Jan. 24, 2015 at his home of natural causes.
He was born March 1, 1948 in Elkhart, a son of Orda E. and Estelle L. (Swoveland) Lemon. His formative years were spent in Elkhart. He graduated from Elkhart High School and from Wabash College with a bachelors of liberal arts.
On Sept. 24, 1970 he enlisted in the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War. Following his honorable discharge on Sept. 23, 1976, he made his home in Indianapolis and Zionsville.

Forrest Zumbrun, Jr., 79

January 26, 2015

April 13, 1935 — Jan. 20, 2015
Forrest (Punk) Wilbur Zumbrun, Jr., 79, died Jan. 20, 2015 in Gainesville, Fla. following a brief illness. He was born April 13, 1935 in Columbia City.
He graduated from Columbia City High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956; he then graduated from The University of Findlay, Ohio in 1960.
He married Patricia Marie Bohn, Oct. 29, 1960.

Sharon L. Casey, 78

January 26, 2015

Feb. 16, 1936 — Jan. 23, 2015
Sharon L. Casey, 78, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City. Born Feb. 16, 1936 in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Orval E. and Joy E. (Hivley) Cole.
Sharon graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1954 and attended Morehead State College in Morehead, Ky. After college, at the age of 22, Sharon’s mother passed away so she came back home to finish raising her four siblings.

NHC WRESTLING: City places third

January 26, 2015

OSSIAN — The last weekend of the wrestling regular season is reserved for conference tournaments.
The Columbia City Eagle wrestlers traveled to Norwell High School for the final Northeast Hoosier Conference wrestling tournament. The Eagles took two weight class championships on their way to a third place finish.

COUNTY SPELLING BEE: Robinson wins

January 26, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Little Turtle Elementary hosted the 2015 Whitley County Spelling Bee.
All seven contestants who participated came from Whitley County schools.
By the fifth round, it came down to Austin Kreps and Chris Robinson, each competing for their chance at the regional competition.

WABASH — Whitko’s girls basketball team picked up a Three Rivers Conference win over Northfield...
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys basketball team held on for a 52-46 win over DeKalb Saturday...
OSSIAN — The last weekend of the wrestling regular season is reserved for conference tournaments....

 

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