September 6th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Returning for its 16th year, the Distinguished Young Woman program, formerly Junior Miss, will highlight 10 Whitley County high school senior girls.
The program will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Columbia City High School.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students kindergarten through 12th grade.
Each of the participants will be scored in several categories. A panel interview, which will take place before the nightâ€™s program, is a 10-minute discussion with judges.
OSSIAN â€” Since its beginning in 2000, Maple Creek Middle School (Carroll High School) has created a cross country dynasty, racing to a conference championship for 12 straight years.
After an intense summer of training, the Indian Springs Middle School varsity girls hoped to hand the Maple Creek Bobcats a season-opening loss at the Norwell Invitational.
Led by a first-place victory from 8th grader Ashley Johnson, the girls almost succeeded, but endured a heartbreaking loss to the Bobcats by just one point.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With outdated computer software, the ability for Whitley County dispatchers to communicate with the public safety officials in the field is soon to fail.
According to Ted Hurley, of J&K Communications, the Windows operating system currently used by the department is no longer supported by Microsoft.
That means, should there be a computer malfunction, repairs wo-uld be virtually impossible.
Mary Lou Pelfrey, born June 27, 1942 in Miami, Fla., died Sept. 1, 2013, at her home in Lake City, Fla. following a lengthy illness.
She had lived in Bridgewater, N.Y., Columbia City, and West Palm Beach, Fla.
James â€śJayâ€ť Stanley Couch Jr., 46, of Columbia City, died at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
He was born Sept. 9, 1966, in Harlan, Ky., a son of James S. and Yolanda J. (Hedrick) Couch Sr. As a young boy, his family moved to Thorncreek Township.
He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1985.
In 1985, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged in 1993.
He worked at Contects in Larwill, Reelcraft and later Dana PTG for 16 years.
James A. Borcherding, 88, died Saturday Aug. 31, 2013.
James was born Jan. 13, 1925, in Fort Wayne, to the late James F. and Marie Borcherding.
He worked at the Veterans Affair Hospital for 25 years in the maintenance and engineering. He was an Army veteran of World War II serving in the 775th Field Artillery and was a member of the Oak Grove Church.
Col. City soccer falls
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls soccer team lost to a conference rival Saturday.
Homestead shut out the Lady Eagles by a final score of 9-0. The Lady Spartans had seven goals in the first half and two in the second. Columbia City will host DeKalb Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Bremen upends Whitko
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls soccer team lost a home game to Bremen Tuesday.
The Lady Lions beat the Lady Wildcats by a final of 5-1.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s tennis team dropped a close 3-2 match to Wawasee Tuesday night.
The Wildcats picked up wins in No. 1 and No. 2 singles, but dropped No. 3 singles and both doubles matches in the loss.
In No. 2 singles, Whitkoâ€™s Blake Castle won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.
Tyler Baugher took a 6-3, 6-3 win in No. 1 singles.
Despite a three-set battle in No. 3 singles, Cole Bechtold fell short, 5-7, 7-5, 4-6.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s tennis team has showed steady improvement this season, as the Eagles have a 2-1 record in the Northeast Corner Conference.
The Eagles havenâ€™t posted a winning NECC record in tennis for the last several years.
Tuesday night, â€™Busco downed Central Noble by a 4-1 score.
The toughest match was No. 1 singles, where Luke Lillmars battled three sets to win, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2.
His twin brother, Landon Lillmars, won a lopsided No. 2 singles match, 6-1, 6-1.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s football team hopes to get the first win of 2013 Friday.
To do so, the Wildcats will have to defeat a Three Rivers Conference rival on the road.
Whitko travels to Southwood Friday at 7 p.m. The Knights are 1-1 on the year, having opened with a win over Southern Wells and then losing to Oak Hill last week.
The Wildcats will be playing their third consecutive road game. Whitko opened with a loss at Wawasee and then dropped a 34-14 game at Columbia City last week.