October 1st, 2014
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ The Whitley County Community Foundation is asking residents to think of people they know who go ‚Äúabove and beyond to make a difference for kids.‚ÄĚ There is a way to honor those who build up youth in the community. Count Me In!, Whitley County‚Äôs 40 Developmental Assets initiative, is sponsoring an award called ‚ÄúCount On Me.‚ÄĚ
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs boys tennis team took the 25-mile trip north on Ind. 205 to take on county-rival Churubusco Tuesday night. The Wildcats beat the Eagles on their home court, 4-1, in a string of close matches.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Dan Ryan, chairman of the District 6540 Membership Committee, was the speaker recently at a meeting of the Columbia City Rotary Club. Ryan‚Äôs intention during the meeting was to build up membership rolls. ‚ÄúEvery club goes through the same types of fluctuations in members,‚ÄĚ he said. In order to grow the membership, the club has to be more flexible and literally think out of the box. Ryan said a key element of all that is to not be afraid to fail. The solution, according to Ryan, was to recognize that today‚Äôs professional is more likely to be a woman.
HUNTERTOWN ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys soccer team fell 5-0 to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll Monday night. Carroll began its offensive strike in the first five minutes, en route to a 4-0 halftime lead after goals at the 27:41, 17:14 and 10:51 marks.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation and USDA Rural Development has announced that the EDC is the recipient of a $66,500 USDA Rural Development Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG), which will be used to expand programming available to clients of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Initiative (SBEI).
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ With the help of student organizations such as Columbia City High School‚Äôs National Honor Society and Key Club, as well as the Columbia City Youth Council, domestic violence awareness was spread throughout downtown Tuesday. The Whitley County Courthouse Square and gazebo were decorated with purple ribbons as a reminder of this month‚Äôs focus. A proclamation was read by Whitley County Commissioners in support of the campaign.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ 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. Tuesday‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄĒ 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) ‚ÄĒ 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 ‚ÄĒ Norwell‚Äôs boys soccer team spoiled Columbia City‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄĒ Jordan Gregory, Logan Bockelman, Drake DeWitt, Sean Ewing, Jordan Lahr, Nick Weber and Eric Romanowski.