January 29th, 2015
Championship Preview and Predictions
New England vs. Seattle
2/1 6:30 (ET)
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
HUNTERTOWN â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball teams are headed to the conference title games on Monday after winning in the semi-finals Wednesday night.
The seventh-grade Lady Eagles traveled to Carroll Middle School to face Summit Middle School (Homestead).
The Lady Eagles took an 18-7 lead at halftime and finished with a 35-12 win. The seventh-grade squad improves to a perfect 15-0 record on the season and moves on to the championship game Monday at 5 p.m. at ISMS against Maple Creek.
Passages Profiles â€™15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the people of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Melisa Puckett has risen through the ranks at Passages, Inc., working for six years in direct support in the waiver and group homes and progressing to the position of Supported Living Supervisor.
â€śI oversee some of our waiver homes and their staffing,â€ť explained Puckett.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys travel to New Haven Friday night to face a struggling Bulldogsâ€™ squad.
New Haven, which has been a dominant contender in recent years, is 4-9 and 2-2 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, with losses to Carroll and Norwell and wins over Bellmont and DeKalb.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls take a shot at New Haven Saturday night at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium. The Lady Bulldogs are 5-13 and 1-5 in the NHC.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls are 18-4 with only one loss at home, against Homestead (19-2).
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Less than four months after a major bridge project on U.S. 30 in Columbia City, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) officials are planning another major bridge project in Whitley County.
INDOT will hold a public hearing for a proposed Ind. 5 bridge project over Eel River.
The meeting is slated for 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the South Whitley Community Public Library, at 201 E. Front St.
March 10, 1930 â€” Jan. 17, 2015
Patricia J. Rectanus, 84, of Fort Wayne, and formerly of LaGrange, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2015 at Englewood Nursing and Rehab Center in Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Rectanus was born March 10, 1930 in Fort Wayne to Wayne and Emma (Riggs) Gaylord.
In 1978 Mrs. Rectanus moved to Big Turkey Lake in LaGrange County from Fort Wayne. She worked for many years as a department manager at the former Millerâ€™s Department Store and Mr. Wiggs in Fort Wayne.
On April 3, 1946 in Angola, she married John P. Rectanus; he preceded her in death Jan. 17, 2005.
Jan. 18, 1953 â€” Jan. 24, 2015
Gene â€śGene-Oâ€ť Boggs, 62, of Grantsville, Utah passed away Jan. 24, 2015. He was born Jan. 18, 1953 in Whitley County to Kenneth M. and Alice Eileen (Sheets) Boggs and was raised there until he decided to â€śhead westâ€ť and move to Utah in 1992.
Gene was a Harley enthusiast; he loved working on his motorcycles and his big rig on the weekends as well having a beer with his friends at The Dead Dog Saloon.
He was an owner operator of his own trucking company GT Transport.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Some of Columbia Cityâ€™s basketball teams are getting recognized at the state level, after earning multiple weeks in the Associated Pressâ€™ Top 10 poll.
Churubuscoâ€™s boys have been ranked in Class 2A for several weeks. The Eagles dropped their second game of the season to Manchester on Saturday, but rebounded with a 100-50 win over Lakeland Christian Tuesday. The squad is seventh in its class.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls are in the Top 10 for the second week, sitting at No. 8 in Class 3A with a 17-4 record.
ORLANDO, Fla. â€” Minda Lemmonâ€™s marathon journey was much more than the 26.2-mile trek this January.
Her journey began over a year ago, when she decided to run a marathon in honor of her neighbor, Jane Goble, who was diagnosed with Leukemia around Christmastime of 2013.
Over the last year, Lemmon has been training and fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), a nonprofit organization that raises funds for cancer research.
Lemmonâ€™s goal was to raise $5,000 for LLS. She reached her goal the weekend before the race, raising $5,125 for the Indiana chapter.
Freezing rain cause slick conditions on area roads this morning, delaying many local schools. Smith-Green Community Schools had a two-hour delay, Whitley County Consolidated Schools had a 3-hour delay and Whitko Community Schools were not delayed.