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September 25th, 2013

Whitko soccer falls short

September 25, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls soccer team fell in a close, 2-1 match to Garrett Monday.

The Lady Wildcats attempted a comeback after the Lady Railroaders took a 1-0 lead in the first half, but fell short.

Scoring the lone goal for Whitko was senior Jenny Brown, with the assist from Reghan Craig.

’Busco sweeps Marines

September 25, 2013

HAMILTON — Churubusco’s volleyball team hit the road Tuesday and came away with a sweep of a conference opponent.

The Lady Eagles beat Hamilton by a final of 25-16, 25-22 and 25-13.

With the win, ’Busco now has a 4-2 overall record in the Northeast Corner Conference.

Alyssa Anderson led the Lady Eagles in kills Tuesday with a total of 11. Anderson and Lacey Pulley were the leading servers for Churubusco, with each having three aces.

Pulley had 21 assists from the setter position to pace the squad.

Buzzing bees offer a honey of a workshop

September 25, 2013

A beekeeper, Mike Lewis, spoke on how to raise honey bees at a new series of monthly workshops hosted by the Whole Health Wellness Center, Inc., a nonprofit community garden and education center.

The event was held at the Whitley County YMCA Tuesday night and gave participants information on making their own honey.

Next month, the workshop is slated for Oct. 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Y, and will feature Joy Gilraine, of Columbia City, as the guest speaker. She will be offering her tips on how to can and freeze vegetables. Workshops are free and open to the public.

BREAKING NEWS: Churubusco business on fire

September 25, 2013

CHURUBUSCO (Sept. 25, 2013) – A Churubusco business caught fire this afternoon. Fire crews fought a fire on the roof afternoon after an employee thought he smelled something burning and discovered a fire in the attic.

According to Jim Horne, Captain of the Smith Township Fire Department, crews were called out to the fire at Precision Sharpening and Engine, located at 8435 U.S. 33, at around 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

Horne said one of the workers thought he smelled burning wires and then discovered smoke and flames in the attic.

STORM WATCHING: Groups aided by new weather service

September 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A $400 per year purchase is going a long way for several department heads in Columbia City.

This year, the city decided to go with a new weather service, WeatherSentry by Schneider Electric, and Communications Director Terry Wherry said the service has been very beneficial.

“The $400 extra is nothing for the information we’re getting from this service,” Wherry said.

The communications, electric and parks department are splitting the cost of the weather service, which Wherry said provides more than weather radar.

Whitko netters drop tight match

September 25, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s boys tennis team dropped a close match to West Noble Monday.

The Wildcats fell 3-2, with wins coming from the ’Cat’s seniors, Tyler Baugher and Blake Castle.

In No. 1 singles, Baugher won a decisive 6-0, 6-3 match. Castle won 6-3, 7-5 in No. 2 singles.

In No. 3 singles, Cole Bechtold fell 7-5, 6-3.

Columbia City downs conference opponent

September 25, 2013

OSSIAN — Columbia City’s volleyball squad continued its upswing Tuesday night, topping Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell in Ossian.

The Lady Eagles won decisive 25-17, 25-13 and 25-18 games, after falling to NHC opponent Homestead in five matches last week.

Columbia City topped Blackhawk Christian Monday night and continued with more of the same against the Lady Knights Tuesday.

AUDITED: Town accounts come under scrutiny

September 25, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Making sense out of South Whitley’s dollars has been an ongoing mission for town council members and Clerk-Treasurer Bob Gould.

South Whitley Town Council President Tony Starkey has spent several months working in conjunction with Gould, an outside accounting firm and the State of Indiana Board of Accounts to ensure the town comes into compliance with certain regulations.

At Tuesday’s town council meeting, an audit was reviewed that gave specific areas of weakness in the managing and accounting of the town’s money.

September 24th

Sheriff Reserve Organization accepting applications

September 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Sheriff Reserve Organization was formed in 1991 to help with duties at the Sheriff’s Department. The organization has been growing ever since. The Reserve Organization currently has 10 reserve deputies. It’s looking to add 10 to 15 more.

The Reserve Organization has its own command staff, however it answers to a Reserve Board. The Whitley County Sheriff has the final say in all aspects of the organization.

Passages to dedicate new center, honor supporters

September 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Passages, Inc. and Whitley Crossings Neighborhood Corporation will hold their joint annual meeting Thursday.

The evening will begin with a ribbon cutting signifying the opening of Passages’ new Creative Learning Center located at 333 N. Oak St. in Columbia City.

Peter Berns, CEO of the Arc of the United States in Washington D.C., and John Dickerson, executive director of the Arc of Indiana will speak to the anticipated attendance of over 175 employees, individuals served and community supporters of Passages.

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