October 25th, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY Ââ After a strong year, Whitkoâs football season came to a close Friday night against Bellmont.
The Wildcats had the advantage of hosting the opening round of sectional action, but a competitive Bellmont team swooped in to steal the win and keep its season alive with a final score of 35-13.
Bellmont took a quick 28-0 advantage in the first half.
The Braves opened up the game with a touchdown within the first five minutes from kickoff, on their first possession.
CHURUBUSCO â For Churubuscoâs football team, the season will last at least one more week.
The Eagles defeating visiting Eastside by a final of 28-13 in a sectional quarterfinal Friday. âBusco will go on to play at Bremen next week in a sectional semifinal.
Churubusco had already beaten its Northeast Corner Conference rival once this year.
The Eagles beat the Blazers 31-13 for their homecoming game in âBusco.
Editorâs note: The following is the third of a four-part series highlighting women in businesses throughout Whitley County.
COLUMBIA CITY â If a patron happens to meet Chris Redman while visiting Redman Plumbing and Heating, Inc. in downtown Columbia City, that customer has not only found a business owner, theyâve found a friend.
âYou have to have patience and always be nice to peopleâ Chris said. âPeople donât remember if you were nice to them, but they never forget if you were mean.â
COLUMBIA CITY â Spelling words like diluvial, propinquity and ungulate, the Indian Springs Middle School Spell Bowl team came in first place among seven Class 1 schools Tuesday at the Indiana Academic Spell Bowl Junior Division area contest held at Indian Springs.
A total of 18 schools competed in three different classes.
This area contest was one of 18 held throughout the state Tuesday night.
Eight rounds of nine words each are held for a total of 72 possible words in competition.
WHITLEY COUNTY â With Halloween events beginning this weekend, county and state officials want to ensure the safety of each and every âghoul and gobblin.â
County commissioners offered a word of warning at their meeting Monday.
âKeep a close eye on those little ones,â Commissioner Amber said. âWe want a safe Halloween, so we need to be mindful of kids out trick-or-treating.â
According to the Indiana State Police, a few reminders can help parents observe a safer Halloween holiday.
âąKeep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County residents have two opportunities to have a hand in the decisions made for the area.
Whitley County Commissioners recently announced a vacant position on the Whitley County Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals board.
A second seat is open on the South Whitley Plan Commission.
Both spots require that the Whitley County Commissioners appoint an individual. However, interested parties may submit their information for consideration.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Offering students the chance to gain real-world trade skills is a mission of Jay Ocken, a vocational instructor for Whitko High Schoolâs Industrial Technology program.
A new machine, donated by a local manufacturing company, will take Ocken one step closer to his goal.
âWe are helping students become work ready,â said Ocken at a May school board meeting. âA lot of these students will have earned credit to help them further their education in college. Some of them will have learned enough here that they can start working right after to school and make a decent wage.â
WOODLAN â Churubuscoâs volleyball team fell to South Adams in three sets Thursday in a sectional quarterfinal match-up.
The Lady Starfires beat the Lady Eagles by a final of 25-23, 25-10 and 25-20.
The defeat leaves âBusco with a record of 17-16 for the season.
Churubusco Head Volleyball Coach Trinda Goings said 2013 was a solid year for the program.
âWe saw our volleyball IQ increase greatly,â she said. âThe program is gaining respect in the conference and the area as we have posted our third consecutive winning season.â
MONROEVILLE â Columbia Cityâs volleyball team saw one of the best seasons in school history come to a close Thursday.
The Lady Eagles lost to fifth-ranked Bellmont 25-23, 26-24 and 25-21.
Columbia City played a much closer match against the Squaws than when the two teams met in the regular season, but still fell just short.
COLUMBIA CITYâ The title âmayorâ can mean a variety of roles and responsibilities, dependent on who sits behind the desk and what city that desk is in.
Several of Columbia Cityâs Councilmen agreed that the cityâs mayorâs position is worth more than its current salary â $56,600.
âI want to come up with a plan to pay our mayor more,â Councilman Dan Weigold said. âWhen you look at what all Columbia Cityâs mayor is responsible for, itâs quite extensive â heâs running a multi-million dollar operation.â