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September 26th, 2011

Whitko schools eye 25-year plan

September 26, 2011

PIERCETON — In an effort to provide the best educational facilities possible, the Whitko Community School Corporation board of trustees discussed the developing stages of a 25-year plan for all four locations within the corporation at Monday evening’s monthly meeting.
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Sounds of silence: Deaf CCHS senior excels in a hearing world

September 26, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Kelly Jo Hilleshiem’s passion for life can be seen in her vibrant smile, whether from the sidelines of a Columbia City Eagles football game in the ranks of the school’s cheerleading squad, or from center stage of pageants where she is a constant contender.
The Columbia City High School senior with the infectious smile strives to brighten the lives of everyone around her, despite living in her own world that fell silent when she was 16 months old.
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Lee Shively, 87

September 26, 2011

Lee B. Shively, 87, of Churubusco, passed away at 4:33 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born May 17, 1924 in Angola, he was the son of Chalmer S. and Velma M. (Geiger) Shively.
He is a lifetime resident of Churubusco, graduating from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1942.
He served in the United States Army during World War II.
On Sept. 17, 1944, he married Wiladene A. Garrison at Blue River Church of the Brethren.

September 23rd

Columbia City routed by Bulldogs

September 24, 2011

NEW HAVEN ­— Friday night’s Northeast Hoosier Conference contest pitted two once-beaten teams, the Columbia City Eagles and the host New Haven Bulldogs.
The game played to a first half draw both on the scoreboard and in statistics.
Unfortunately for Columbia City, the second half saw the Bulldogs break open the contest, out-scoring the Eagles 35-7 to hand Columbia City their second loss of the season by a 62-33 score.

’Busco improves to 6-0, ousts West Noble

September 24, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco football statistics from Friday night’s game against West Noble were a bit misleading.
Heading into the fourth quarter, the Eagles had only 17 offensive plays and two first downs.
The team also happened to be leading the West Noble Chargers by a score of 55-6.
The Eagles won the game, 62-25, remaining unbeaten and in the process, keeping West Noble win-less.
Time of possession was simply not a factor for ‘Busco.

’Cats overcome miscues, remain undefeated in TRC

September 24, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — After five games on the road, the Wildcats were finally able to share a win with their home crowd Friday night against Northfield.
Despite the team’s penalties, interceptions, fumbles and playing without senior stand-out receiver and linebacker Derek Snep, Whitko pulled out a 31-14 win over the Norsemen.
“The mistakes we made were a lack of execution,” Whitko Head Coach Wayne Swender said.
The Wildcats had three fumbles, six penalties and two interceptions.

Lady Eagles fall to Southside, 3-0

September 23, 2011

FORT WAYNE — The Lady Eagle soccer team traveled to Fort Wayne Thursday night to play Southside.
Though Columbia City lost, in a 3-0 shutout, the Lady Eagles used the game as a learning experience.
“Southside is a very different team than we faced last year,” Columbia City Head Coach Nicole Gebfert said. “Last year they were quick and aggressive. This year, they were quick, aggressive and had talent.”
Gebfert said the game wasn’t a total loss, as the team showed improvement from the first half to the second.

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Senior night continues for Whitko

September 23, 2011

LARWILL — Whitko honored its seniors Thursday night against Rochester.
Though the Wildcats lost 6-3 to the Zebras, the ’Cats won a bigger battle before the season started, getting an IHSAA sanctioned soccer team at Whitko.
Before action got underway Thursday night, Whitko honored its three seniors; Scott Paulus, Jordan Sims and Jacob Ray.
Head Coach Jason Ehrman spoke about the graduating seniors and the impact they had on the program.

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Lady Eagles improve to 3-0 in NHC

September 23, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagles volleyball team came into Thursday’s Northeast Hoosier Conference match with the visiting New Haven Lady Bulldogs looking to run the table of this week’s matches.
After downing Blackhawk Christian Monday and NHC opponent Norwell Tuesday, the Columbia City was prepared to improve to 3-0 in the conference.
The Lady Eagles fought through an inconsistent effort to come from behind in the fifth and final game in a 3-2 marathon win over the Bulldogs, remaining unbeaten in conference play.

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September 22nd

WCCS breaks from cooperative

September 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – The Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees voted Monday to dissolve the current Huntington-Whitley Special Services Cooperative.
Talks of this course of action have been ongoing and Dr. Patricia O’Connor re-iterated the need for the district to become its own entity.
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