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September 10th, 2013

Eagle netters compete at Wawasee Saturday

September 10, 2013

SYRACUSE — Columbia City’s boys tennis team went 0-3 without a complete squad at the Wawasee Invitational Saturday.

Eagle No. 1 singles player Niko Rongos went 3-0 on the day to improve his record to 8-0 for the year.

He scored the lone victories for Columbia City in the match-ups against Fairfield and Jimtown.

In the match with the host-Warriors, Columbia City fell 3-2, losing the final match by forfeit to make the difference.

Rongos won the No. 1 singles match on a super 10 tie-break in the third set.

Col. City runners finish eighth, 13th at Marion

September 10, 2013

MARION — Columbia City’s girls cross country team came in eighth at the Marion Invitational Saturday, and the boys were 13th.

The Lady Eagle runners were led by Samantha Roush, who came in third overall in a race that featured 111 runners.

For Roush, it was a season-best time of 18:55. She was followed by teammate Brooke Werstler, who posted a season-best of 21:10 to come in 39th.

Shelby Allison was 61st, and Samina Qureshi 62nd for the Lady Eagles.
Natalia Johnson was 69th with a person-best time of 22:31.

Lady ’Cats play in invitational

September 10, 2013

NORTH MANCHESTER — Whitko’s girls soccer team competed in the Manchester Invitational Saturday, along with several other Three Rivers Conference girls soccer teams — Rochester, North Miami and Manchester.

The Lady Wildcats won in a shootout over the hosts, advancing to the championship game against Rochester — another game that ended in a tiebreaking shootout.

The Lady ’Cats fell 3-1 in the tiebreaker, giving the Lady Zebras the invite title.

Col. City linksters fair well at tourney

September 10, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE — Columbia City High School golfer Tyler Green took home second place at Boys 15-19 Division Fall season-opener at the Kampen Golf Course of Purdue University.

Green shot 142 to tie winner Zach Gurtner, then fell in a playoff on the second hole.

Gurtner had two rounds of 71. Green had 75 in his first round, and then rolled to a sizzling 67 in the second round with two birdies and a par on the final three holes.

City Fire Dept. enforces code

September 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Strip malls in Columbia City are now required to post addresses on rear-entry doors.

According to Indiana Fire Code, buildings with more than three lessees must have an address posted on all doors in the back of the building.

Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue said the addresses are beneficial to many agencies, but especially emergency crews who may need to make rear entry on a building.

GOVERNMENT: City, mayor to host open house

September 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel is opening the doors of the city for residents to explore the works of their government.

“The open house will give citizens an opportunity to see and physically touch their tax dollars at work,” Daniel said. “We see this as a great way to showcase how we are trying to keep up with our citizen growth, while stretching the dollar a little farther.”

The open house will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at all facilities, which are located throughout the city.

ARTSY PUPS: County art festival goes to the dogs

September 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Shelter dogs were the guests of honor at the Whitley County Autumn Arts Festival Saturday.

The event was coordinated by Whitley County Humane Society board members and helped to raise funds and awareness for the county’s animal shelter.

Several of the shelter’s four-legged residents attended the festival donned with an “adopt me” vest.

The featured canines were greeted by festival-goers who lavished the dogs with affection.

NEGLECT OF A DEPENDENT: Mother of abuse victim pleads not guilty

September 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman involved in a local sex abuse case appeared in court Monday.

Joy Hughes, 37, of Kendallville, pleaded not guilty in August to felony neglect of a dependent.

She was accused of abandoning her daughter to the care of Dean Pressler in 2008. Pressler was subsequently arrested in January of this year for multiple sex crime charges with this child.

Pressler was given a 60-year prison sentence in August.

Hughes’ attorney is Brad Baber. He requested a continuance and will be back in court with his client Oct. 7 for pretrial proceedings.

September 9th

Distinguished and fit

September 9, 2013

Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) 2014 participants pose after the fitness portion of the program Saturday.

From left are, Brittany McKinney, Shelby Smiley, Kurstyn Hoeppner, Ashley O’Connor, Kiersten Thomas, Peyton Banks, Morghan Wilcoxson, Carley Porter, Anna McCullough and Hannah Schaefer.

Eagle homecoming Friday

September 9, 2013

Churubusco will be celebrating its homecoming this Friday against Eastside at 7 p.m.

The Eagles are currently 3-0 for the season and also 3-0 in conference play.

Pictured, Hayden Kilgore of Churubusco looks for running room during the game against Central Noble.

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