November 15th, 2011
Fred L. Nix, 60
Aug. 25, 1951 â€“ Nov. 13, 2011
Fred L. Nix, age 60, of Columbia City, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born Aug. 25, 1951 in Quebec City, Canada, he was the son of Alfred J. and Marion E. (Trumbower) Nix.
He grew up in Columbia Township and in 1993 moved to his current residence.
He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1969 and worked at Weatherhead/Dana, Columbia City with 28 years of service. He was a member of St. Catherines Catholic Church and was an avid nature and dog lover.
Benjamin I. Harter, 92
Dec. 16, 1918 â€“ Nov. 12, 2011
Benjamin I. Harter, 92, a former resident of Churubusco and more recently of Fort Wayne, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Kindred Transitional Care in Fort Wayne. Although he had been a patient there for the past two months, his death was unexpected. Mr. Harter was born Dec. 16, 1918 in Smith Township near Collins, a son of Arlando and Olive (Sours) Harter, and spent his formative years there. He was educated at the former Collins School, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1937.
Four Whitko soccer players competed in the Indiana Elite All-Star games Saturday and Sunday at Hamilton Heights. From left, Micaela Sylvester, Cassie Jones, Lynsi Hicks and Jordan Sims.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Following an emotional loss to Columbia City Friday night, Whitkoâ€™s girls basketball team responded with a win against the countyâ€™s other Lady Eagles, Churubusco.
â€śItâ€™s tough to play two county rivals back-to-back like that,â€ť Whitko Head Coach Brandon Bradley said. â€śThereâ€™s always a fear of a let down after last (Friday) nightâ€™s loss.â€ť
The Lady Wildcats traveled to â€™Busco Saturday and won 56-37.
Olinske had 17 points â€” and Bradley is happy with her progress.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” The Whitko Lady Wildcat girls basketball team has now lost 11 of its last 13 games to Columbia City.
The visiting Lady Eagles trailed for most of the game, however persevered down the stretch to come away with the win, 44-37.
Emily Whiteleather posted double digits in both points and rebounds for Columbia City.
The Lady Eagles host Snider Tuesday and Whitko heads to Churubusco Saturday (Nov. 12).
Columbia Cityâ€™s JV team won 32-11.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The 2012-2013 school calendar was proposed this week at a very brief work session for the Whitley County Consolidated School Board of Trustees.
Pending approval of the schedule at the boardâ€™s next meeting, the first day of school will be Aug. 21, 2012 and the school year will end on June 5, 2012 â€“ barring the need for any makeup days due to weather.
In other WCCS business:
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Twenty-six point two miles.
From downtown Columbia City to downtown Fort Wayne is less than a marathon; 21.7 miles.
The distance from Churubusco to South Whitley on Ind. 205 is 21.1 miles.
Whitko senior cross country runner, Dylan Cozad, ran 26.2 miles in less than three hours.
Cozad participated in the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Nov. 5, winning the 19 and under age division as a 17-year-old.
The runner finished with a 2:42:48 time which calculates to a 6:12 per mile pace.
Overall, Cozad was 26th out of 2611 runners.
The first snow of the season fell in Whitley County Thursday afternoon. There has been minimal accumulation and light snow showers are expected throughout the night.
Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” In the last decade, Columbia City has won 10 out of 12 games against the Wildcats.
But Whitko canâ€™t be taken lightly this season.
The Lady â€™Cats have a game under their belt already, winning decisively over Central Noble Tuesday night, 63-33.
Whitko is under the direction of new head coach Brandon Bradley, who is working to get the Lady Wildcats their first winning season since 2008.
What better way to prove himself than a win over Columbia City?
The Lady Eagles competed in a scrimmage Tuesday, but have yet to get their first-game jitters out of the way.
Break out the snowmobiles, sleds and snow shovels, the season's first snow blew into Whitley County at 2:09 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011.
With temperatures barely reaching 40 degrees today, a few snowflakes at 2 p.m. turned into brief but semi-heavy snow squalls throughout the afternoon. Snow was confirmed in Columbia City and South Whitley, and from radar reports undoubtedly was present throughout Whitley County.
No accumulation was reported or expected.