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August 22nd, 2012

Moore takes on new opportunity

August 22, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Even if you’ve traveled the world like Scott Moore has, home is where your heart is.

“It doesn’t matter where it is, but the town where your family and friends are — that’s what I call home,” said Scott Moore, 27.
Moore has settled down in an area where he can be surrounded by loved ones.

Once a globe-trotting professional basketball player, he feels like he’s living the dream now that he is employed as the new personal trainer at Anytime Fitness in Columbia City.

Churubusco sweeps Whitko

August 22, 2012

CHURUBUSCO ­— The battle for Whitley County high school volleyball supremacy entered its initial phase Tuesday evening as the Whitko Lady Wildcats traveled up Ind. 205 to take on the host, the Churubusco Lady Eagles.

The Lady Eagles ran the table on the visiting Lady Wildcats as they took the Varsity, JV and C-team matches, ending all in straight set wins.

’Busco took the varsity match by a 25-25,25-16, 25-18 count. Churubusco took the JV match by a 25-20, 25-11 count, and the C-team contest by a 25-22, 25-19 score.

BACK TO SCHOOL

August 22, 2012

BUDGET: Whitko board eyes ’13

August 22, 2012


PIERCETON — Whitko Community School Corporation’s Board of Trustees opened Monday evening’s agenda with a budget review for 2013 presented by Director of Financial Operations Tom McFarland.

CANDIDATE: Whitley Co. democrats host Congressional candidate

August 22, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY ­— The Whitley County Democrats held its annual Thomas Marshall Dinner Monday night. Among the guests were Kevin Boyd, candidate for Congress.
Boyd said that he wanted to run for the U.S. House of Representatives because he knows how difficult the lives of Americans are today.
“I share the determination and hard work of many struggling families in northeast Indiana, having worked two jobs since 2007 just to make ends meet,” said Boyd.
Boyd has been a Fort Wayne resident since 1989. He and his wife, Barb, have raised two children, Diana and Rob.

WHITKO: Welcomes new staff for ’12-’13

August 22, 2012


PIERCETON — With the first day of school on Aug. 15, the Whitko Community School Corporation’s Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting Monday evening to recognize new staff and faculty members who are prepared to tackle the new school year.

PASSAGES: Thanks county for support

August 22, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Tom O’Neill and Dave Lehman, of Passages, came before the county commissioners Monday thanking them for their continued support to the organization over the years.
Passages mission is “to support people with intellectual and/or development disabilities in living, learning, working and socializing in the community through the use of quality practices.”
As O’Neill handed the board a sheet demonstrating the county’s support, he told them the funds have been mainly used for transportation related costs, as Passages serves over 100 people annually.

FUNDRAISER: Benefit sale hopes to bolster band’s booming growth

August 22, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­— The Columbia City High School Marching Eagles have been working throughout the summer to prepare for a number of fall performances and competitions.
Helen Hockemeyer, the band’s director, is in her fourth season with the Marching Eagles. She has seen the scope of the band program evolve under her direction.

August 21st

METH MAKING: 'Busco man pleads guilty

August 21, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A Churubusco man, 20-year-old Dallas Jones, plead guilty to the manufacture of methamphetamine, a class B felony in Circuit Court on Monday. His sentence hearing is scheduled for Sept. 17.

THE CHOSEN ONE: Local photographer tabbed for Israel trip

August 21, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A local man was chosen among 80 million people to travel to Israel.
Dave Temple, a Columbia City man, received a phone call from the people at Once In A Lifetime saying he was one of 10 photographers chosen by the students of the University of Tel Aviv (UTA).
Temple is also children’s author “Kewiki” and has 161,000 followers on Instagram, a social media site for photographers. Kewiki is the creator and illustrator of Wilbur the Ant.
He and nine other top photographers will travel Sept. 2 to 11 throughout Israel.

MENTONE — The Whitko Wildcat boys’ basketball team opened Three Rivers Conference play Friday night...
CHURUBUSCO -— Every basketball team in the state of Indiana starts out with the same goal: to win a...
COLUMBIA CITY — In a game where both teams are playing a patient, passing offense each possession...

 

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