September 19th, 2014
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Improving the town of South Whitley has been the agenda of council members and community leaders during this budget year.
NORTH MANCHESTER â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s girls golf teams played their final match before Saturdayâ€™s sectional at Sycamore Golf Club Thursday afternoon, along with county-neighbor Manchester.
Brinda F. Rowe, 64, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:36 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born March 14, 1950 in Sayersville, Ky., she was the daughter of Nollin and Helen (Rowe) Collins.
She graduated from Union City High School in Marshall, Mich. with the Class of 1968.
FORT WAYNE â€” When Columbia City Lady Eagle Volleyball Coach Trish Hinen talks about the roller coaster aspects of her teamâ€™s play, she is not talking a kiddie coaster, but a full-fledged, scream at the top of your lungs, drop-off-a-cliff fall.
The Lady Eagles, playing some of their best defensive volleyball against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Homestead, had leads in every game, but runs by the host Lady Spartans sent the Lady Eagles home on the short end of a 3-0 match.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For a second time in three weeks, Jana Schinbeckler, 23, won over Precinct Committeemen in a Republican Caucus for the Whitley County Auditor Office.
Thursday night, a caucus was held to fill the ballot vacancy for the Whitley County Auditor in the general election.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Residents of Smith Township living on East County Road 300 North near Churubusco went before the Whitley County Commissioners Monday to raise awareness of an issue of heavy trucks traveling on the road near their homes.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A nine-year veteran academic coach at Indian Springs Middle School is receiving recognition from the state.
Dennis Beckner wears many hats. As a pastor, teacher, coordinator, manager and coach, Beckner is a community servant by anyoneâ€™s standards.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Student enrollment is up at Smith-Green Community Schools, assuaging fears of dwindling student numbers and budget concerns.
Student enrollment is determined on two days during the school year, Sept. 12 and Feb. 15. According to the numbers on those days, the state grants funds to school corporations.
Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. with an executive session immediately following the meeting.
Items on the agenda include updates from the school resource officer, emergency dismissal drill procedures and a presentation regarding the professional development conference attended by district leaders. The board also plans to approve a request for proposals for architectural and engineering services for designs of a new high school.