October 21st, 2013
LIGONIER â Columbia City senior Samantha Roush qualified for the semi-state meet for girls cross country Saturday.
Roush came in fifth at the West Noble regional with a time of 19:03.27. Fremontâs Abigail Hostetler won the girls race at 18:41.94.
It will be the fourth consecutive year for Roush to run at semi-state.
The top five teams and the top 10 individuals not on qualifying teams advance to the semi-state race, which will be held at New Haven at 1 p.m. The other regionals, besides West Noble, that feed into the semi-state are: Delta, Elkhart Central and Marion.
FORT WAYNE â A Columbia City High School graduate, along with three Fort Wayne men, were arrested on methamphetamine charges Thursday.
Reilly Esterline, 23, now of Pierceton, was arrested as part of a drug sweep on Nuttman Avenue, southwest of downtown Fort Wayne.
The Fort Wayne Police Departmentâs Emergency Services Team, Vice and Narcotics Division and Meth Suppression Unit served a search warrant at 1018 Nuttman Avenue after receiving several complaints of drug use and sales at the residence.
Police entered the home at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, finding Esterline and three men inside.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Columbia City Eagles fought back from a momentum snapping fumble in the first half to close to within a touchdown of visiting Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Norwell before falling to the Knights by a 35-21 score in a senior night game at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.
LAGRANGE â Conventional football wisdom says a team should go for the win on the road, and for the tie at home.
The visiting Churubusco Eagles put that philosophy to practice, losing a one-point game to Lakeland, 14-13, after a failed two-point conversion attempt with under two minutes to play.
It was the final regular season game for both squads, and both end with a 7-2 mark going into sectionals. However, the defeat was the second in the conference for âBusco, costing the Eagles a chance to share the Northeast Corner Conference title with Fairfield.
SOUTH WHITLEY Â â Whitkoâs football squad rebounded from its first Three Rivers Conference loss last week to down Tippecanoe Valley and takes its share of the TRC title.
The Wildcats fell to Rochester last week, pitting a three-way tie in the TRC, with Whitko, Rochester and Tippecanoe Valley all posting 5-1 conference records.
This week, the Wildcats took on and Tippy Valley, 35-21, to share the TRC title with Rochester, which beat North Miami Friday.
Whitko took the momentum from the get-go.
PIERCETON â Whitko Community School Corporation board members will once again discuss where to locate the districtâs administration offices.
Septemberâs school board meeting left trustees at a standstill when a difference of opinion left no resolution.
School leaders are expected to revisit the options and ideas at Mondayâs board meeting.
Because construction designs are already in the works for Pierceton Elementary School, Superintendent Steve Clason advised board members to make a decision sooner than later.
CHURUBUSCO â Indianaâs Department of Transportation is currently working with municipalities across the state to map out road projects in 2014.
One particular project is on the top of the Churbusco Town Councilâs list â a new road to divert traffic off of U.S. 33.
A plan to construct a new road at the edge of town would create an alternative traffic pattern for those vehicles traveling to C&A Tool Engineering and BRC Rubber and Plastics, two large manufacturing facilities on the outskirts of town.
Indian Springs Middle School presented a junior version of the Broadway musical, âThe Music Man!â Thursday night.
The show tells the story of Harold Hill, played by Noah Wilson, and his shenanigans to swindle an Iowa town out of money by pretending to teach boys how to play band instruments.
In the meantime, he meets and falls in love with the townâs librarian Marian Paroo, played by Hunter Alles.
ISMSâs production was directed by Phil Genth and musical direction was by Karyle Genth.
Pictured are some of the cast members singing, âIowa Stubborn.â
STEUBEN COUNTY â A Columbia City man who was injured while working on Interstate 69 is on the road to recovery.
Reports say Brandon Morris, a 2004 Columbia City High School graduate, suffered a collapsed lung and several scrapes and bruises after he fell 13 feet off construction equipment on I-69 Thursday afternoon.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitkoâs volleyball seniors finished out their final home match with a four-game win over Caston Thursday â better than that, the Lady Wildcats finished with the most regular-season wins since 1998 with nine victories.
The Lady Wildcats grabbed a 25-19 win in game one and a dominating 25-12 victory in the second game.
In game three, Whitko fell in a 25-20 match before coming back with an extra-point 29-27 win in the fourth and final game.