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February 12th, 2013

Rhodes signs with Indiana Tech

February 12, 2013

Mason Rhodes, 17, daughter of John And Julie Rhodes, Columbia City High School, signed with Indiana Tech’s girls bowling team last week.

Rhodes is graduating from CCHS as a junior and has been a member of Columbia City’s varsity bowling team for three years. She finished the regular high school season with a 198 average, carries a high game of 266 and a series high of 694. Rhodes is the 2012-13 girls team captain. The girls team was sectional champion and regional champs.

Pictured, from left, Indiana Tech bowling coach Larry Secrist, Mason Rhodes, Indiana Tech coach Greg Kirnberger.

YOUNG ARTISTS: ISMS art on display at Ft. Wayne Museum

February 12, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Five Indian Springs Middle School students were honored with Gold Key Awards for their art submitted in a scholastic contest. Seventeen out of 85 pieces were chosen to be put on display at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art from Feb. 10 through April 7.

ISMS art teacher, Mary Hilger, accompanied the students at the Scholastic Art Ceremony Sunday at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne.

Megan Jagger won three Gold Key Awards along with Abigail Schrader and Hailey Hackworth for their photos. Hackworth picked up her second award with her drawing.

MENTAL SUSPECT?: Alleged attempted escapee requests consultation

February 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A request was made to evaluate a suspect’s mental health condition in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Brad Voelz, attorney for Charles Norris, requested a confidential hearing with an expert to evaluate the status of Norris’ mental health.
Norris has been charged with attempted escape, a Class B felony, and intimidation with a deadly weapon, a Class C felony.

February 11th

June Scofield, 100

February 11, 2013

June L. Scofield, 100, formerly of Columbia City, passed away at 3:19 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in Dunlap, Tenn.
Born June 15, 1912, in Rosemont, Neb., she was the daughter of Claus and Gertrude Estella (McWilliams) Rose, Jr.
June grew up in Stratton, Colo. graduating with the Class of 1929 at the age of 17. In September 1929, she enrolled at the University of Colorado, in Boulder, until January 1931, at which time she returned to Stratton to teach in a one-room, eight-grade country school north of Stratton.

State: And then there was one

February 11, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Eleven Whitley County wrestlers qualified for the Fort Wayne Semi-State tournament, and for all but one of them, the opportunity to advance to the State Finals at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse came to an end.

Churubusco senior Jason Nicodemus took third place in the 220-pound weight class to advance to next weekends’ state finals.

In a semifinal that matched two unbeaten wrestlers, Kokomo junior Fletcher Miller (47-0) scored an early takedown and went on to score a pinfall win over Nicodemus (27-0) in 1:47.

Wildcats keep TRC streak rolling

February 11, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Wildcats are getting hot at the right time of the season.

That is the key, according to many coaches, to basketball success. Whitko’s boys team may be finding that fact, as the Wildcats won their third game in a row Saturday, which was also the third straight Three Rivers Conference victory.

CONGRESSIONAL VISITORS: Pages take first-hand look at Ind. Senate

February 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Three Whitley County students recently spent a day in Indianapolis with Indiana Senator Jim Banks as part of the Statehouse Page Program.

Students were able to see what activities go on at the Statehouse, tour the historic building, meet the Senator and watch debates.

“I visited the state building for a field trip in fourth grade and I really wanted to go back to learn more,” said Indian Springs Middle School sixth grader Mykaela Crowell. “I think someday I might run for Congress.”

Viola Baker, 68

February 11, 2013

Viola G. Baker, 68, of Columbia City, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Parkview Oaks.
She was born Oct. 13, 1944, in Livingston County, Mich. to Clyde and Mary (Robinson) Beauchamp. As a teenager, she moved to Jackson, Mich. She graduated from Jackson High School.
Her last employment was with Marlin Manor.
Surviving relatives include three children, Richard (Tina) Baker Jr. of Columbia City, Michael (Vicki) Baker of Jackson and Karen Baker of Jackson; 13 grandchildren; a brother, William Beauchamp of Michigan and a sister, Connie Beauchamp of Michigan.

LOCAL HISTORY: Hooper House

February 11, 2013

The Hooper House, formerly owned by Adams Young Hooper, is one of Columbia City’s historic homes. Located at the corner of Jefferson and Chauncey Streets, the home was built in 1855 and has undergone several renovations. It now features three bedrooms, a living room, dining room and kitchen. Although the home’s exterior has fairly new paint, other modern-day amenities are missing from the building. According to real estate records, the structure has no bathrooms, range hook up or dryer hook up.

NEW SQUAD CARS: WCSD to buy new vehicles

February 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Sheriff’s Department will be acquiring two new vehicles for 2013.

In a normal year, the department will purchase three new vehicles. Dodge Chargers will be the vehicle of choice, and they will be purchased for $23,307.25 each, according to Chief Deputy Marcus Gatton.

O’Daniel Chrysler in Fort Wayne will be the dealer for the vehicles, which are expected to arrive before summer. The Chargers came in cheaper than rival vehicles from Ford and Chevy, according to Gatton.

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