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September 20th, 2013

’Cats stomp Wabash

September 21, 2013

WABASH — Whitko continued its domination of the Three Rivers Conference Friday night after blowing out Wabash, 51-7.

The Wildcats are now 3-0 in the TRC and 3-2 overall.

Tanner Hughes led the Wildcats with three touchdowns, 193 rushing yards and 12.1 yards per carry.

Hughes scored the opening TD for Whitko. Two minutes into the game on a 51-yard, 5-play drive, Hughes took the ball to the end zone from the 4-yard line to put the ’Cats on the board.

Eagles nab Homecoming win

September 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — It is midseason, and the injury bug has started to bite, but Columbia City’s football team was able to rally the troops and beat DeKalb on homecoming.

The Eagles beat the Barons 34-12.

Columbia City stepped onto the field absent quarterback Travis Herbst, who Head Coach Randy Hudgins said was day-to-day as far as his status. In his stead, Trevor Bolt stepped in and led the Eagle offense.

Pregnant woman receives 8-year sentence

September 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City woman received what a judge called “an unusual” sentence Monday in Whitley County Circuit Court.

Rita Elswick, 19, was sentenced to eight years, with four to serve and four on suspended sentence, for dealing in methamphetamine.

What makes her sentence unusual is that Judge James Heuer will not decide where she serves it — at the county jail, at the state prison or on home detention — until March 17, 2014.

2013 CCHS Homecoming

September 21, 2013

Columbia City High School named its 2013 Homecoming King and Queen at Friday night’s football game against DeKalb. Standing in for King Sam Dailey, a football player who suffered a severe head injury at the Eagles’ first game, was quarterback Travis Herbst (left). The queen was Anna Atsinger (right).

Healthy Ind. Plan extension lauded, more work needed

September 21, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — The test run of an Indiana program aimed at providing affordable health care to otherwise uninsured adults will be extended by a year as officials continue negotiating with the federal government about using it to expand Medicaid.
As part of a deal with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Pence administration will lower the amount residents can earn before they qualify for the state-run Healthy Indiana Plan while pushing more residents into the federal health insurance exchange.

Schools react to ISTEP+ results

September 21, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — ISTEP+ test results were released statewide this past week, and administrators are assessing how meaningful the results are for their districts.
Students had trouble around Indiana during the spring testing when online connection problems caused many to be kicked out of the testing website.

Tests ended up being completed after some delays. The results were also released later than normal.

Jim Rowe, Sr., 64

September 20, 2013

James E.”Jim” Rowe, Sr., 64, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born May 4, 1949, in Wabash, he was the son of Kern and Chloe M. (Ferguson) Rowe.
He graduated from Manchester High School with the Class of 1967. On July 24, 1970, he married Brinda F. Collins in Sherwood, Mich.
He worked at Essex Wire and Cable for 32 years, retiring in 2000.

ONLINE POLL RESUTS

September 20, 2013

In my opinion, downtown Columbia City needs:

•More retail stores
•More apartments
•More dining options

Fairing good health for seniors

September 20, 2013

Dillard Sturgill receives an ear examination at the Whitley County Council on Aging’s Senior Health Fair Thursday. Conducting the test is Sondra Wise, of Summit Hearing Solutions.

More than 30 vendors set up booths in the newly completed Woodlands Senior Center’s bus barn.

Other health screenings were offered inside the main building.

In its third year, the fair offers information and support for healthy living to seniors.

See more photos on Page A10 of Saturday's issue of The Post and Mail.

NEGLECTED PROPERTY: Hinen property complies with order

September 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — An unsafe building notice was sent to William Hinen who owns a property in Laud that is vacant and has served as a dwelling place for animals and large swarms of bees. Neighbors spoke to the commissioners in August and paper work was filed to notify the property owner of his due diligence.

At Monday’s meeting, Craig Wagner, chief building inspector for the county, gave an update on the Hinen property.

“It seems Mr. Hinen has complied with the order,” Wagner said. “Windows are boarded up and there has been some significant changes to the structure to enclose it.”

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