October 8th, 2013
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco Public Library has released it‚Äôs schedule of October events.
Library hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The library is closed Sundays.
CPL is located at 116 N. Mulberry St., Churubusco. Visit the library‚Äôs website at www.buscolibrary.org for more information.
Fall coloring contest
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ When Shad Hunter first held is son in his arms, he knew something was different.
Little did he and his wife know, their lives would be changed forever ‚ÄĒ their son, Keyan, was born with Down Syndrome.
‚ÄúWe had no clue,‚ÄĚ Shad said. ‚ÄúMy wife (Crystal) was only 31 and had a healthy lifestyle ‚ÄĒ she didn‚Äôt smoke or drink while she was pregnant.‚ÄĚ
Three years later, Keyan is a thriving boy with Down Syndrome, and 42 people walked in support of him in Saturday‚Äôs DSANI Buddy Walk, held by the Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana at Shoaff Park in Fort Wayne.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ It wasn‚Äôt pretty, but Columbia City‚Äôs girls volleyball team got the job done.
‚ÄúWe just didn‚Äôt play well,‚ÄĚ Lady Eagle Head Coach Trish Hinen said. ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt know if it was because we just got off fall break, but it was a roller coaster tonight.‚ÄĚ
Against Canterbury Monday night, the Lady Eagles opened up game one at home with a 25-19 loss, but returned in game two to take a 25-8 win.
Columbia City turned around in game three and gave up a 25-19 loss, but finally got its ducks in a row for the final two sets to win in five games.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A Columbia City man received the maximum sentence in Whitley County Circuit Court for his burglary offense.
Gabriel Auer, 35, was sentenced Monday to eight years, all to serve in the Whitley County Jail.
It was the maximum sentence for a Class C felony.
Whitley County Prosecutor Matt Rentschler said Auer was deserving of the maximum sentence.
‚ÄúMr. Auer has a substantial criminal record,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúHe has one prior offense of burglary at the same establishment.‚ÄĚ
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WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ With two weeks left of high school football, two Whitley County high schools are in the driver‚Äôs seat for conference championships.
Whitko (5-2, 5-0) and Churubusco (7-0, 5-0) are both the only unbeatens left in their respective conferences, the Three Rivers Conference (TRC) and Northeast Corner Conference (NECC).
Whitko beat North Miami last week, 49-35. Rochester, the only other unbeaten in the TRC heading into the week, fell to Tippecanoe Valley 42-21.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The results are in.
After the state performed a head count of all Whitley County Consolidated Schools‚Äô students in September for tax purposes, Superintendent Pat O‚ÄôConnor shared with the school board Monday that enrollment is up from last year.
Granted, enrollment is only up two students from last year, but O‚ÄôConnor said the numbers are deceiving.
‚ÄúThis is huge because we had 24 early graduates,‚ÄĚ O‚ÄôConnor said. ‚ÄúLast year, the early graduates decreased our enrollment. This year, our new students have made up for the ones who left for early graduation.‚ÄĚ
Dave Stouder (left) and Glen Gilraine, from Community of Hope Church work to break up a concrete slab at The Lighthouse, a transitional home in Columbia City.
The foundation was located under an old garage, but the structure was removed to make room for a new playground.
Grace Lutheran Church hosted a Blessing of the Animals Saturday.
Church members and their animals gathered for Pastor Matthew Converse to bless numerous cats, dogs and even a hamster, as pictured.
The church, in downtown Columbia City, held a Blessing of the Animals for community members to bring their pets to be prayed over.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A South Whitley woman received a 10-year sentence in Whitley County Circuit Court last week for committing burglary.
Ashley Lemon, 28, was found guilty at a bench trial in August.
She received a 10-year sentence, with six years to serve and four on suspended sentence. Four of the six years to serve will be at the Whitley County Jail and two will be on home detention.
Judge James Heuer said he would have Lemon serve the home detention portion of her sentence first, so it would not be a hardship on Lemon‚Äôs young daughter.