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November 12th, 2014

’BUSCO END STREAK: Beats Garrett, 59-41

November 12, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Defense can sometimes be contagious. When one player grabs a steal, swats a shot or takes a charge, the rest of the team can pick up on that and feed off of it. Then, when a whole team starts swarming, it can turn into a blowout in a hurry. The Garrett Lady Railroaders learned that lesson for the first time since 2001 against the Churubusco Lady Eagles Tuesday night.

GIRLS HOOPS: Off to a strong start

November 12, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — All three of Whitley County’s girls basketball teams picked up victories Tuesday night in their season openers.

48-27 HOME WIN: Whitko opens with victory

November 12, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — At the beginning of each new season, there are bugs to be worked out. The Whitko Lady Wildcat basketball team overcame early game offensive struggles to open the new season with a 48-27 home win over the visiting Central Noble Lady Cougars.

MCGUIRE: Enters not-guilty plea

November 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Former Whitley County Auditor Jennifer McGuire has entered a not-guilty plea through the Whitley County Court after she was charged with three felonies last week.

'BUSCO THEATER: ‘Steel Magnolias’ comes to the stage

November 12, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — The thespians of the Churubusco Theater Department are bringing the Southern sass and laughs to the stage of the Jason Smith Auditorium next weekend with their rendition of the play “Steel Magnolias.”
Written by Robert Harling, the stage production is the basis for the 1989 film of the same name starring Sally Fields, Daryl Hannah and Dolly Parton.

24 IN OPENER: Wright leads Lady Eagles to win

November 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After struggling to get into an offensive rhythm in their opening game, the Lady Eagles were able to fall back on senior leader Aubrey Wright to carry the team to a 1-0 start on the season, beating West Noble, 39-36. Wright scored all but two of Columbia City’s 24 second-half points, draining 10-of-13 free throws and shooting 6-of-13 from the field.

Rickie Hunnicutt, 61

November 12, 2014

March. 17, 1953 — Nov. 10, 2014
Rickie A. Hunnicutt, 61, a lifelong Allen County resident, died at 8:38 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 at his home of natural causes.
He was born March 17, 1953 in Wolf Lake, a son of Vaughn E. and Virginia I. (Stuver) Hunnicutt. He graduated from Carroll High School.
On June 24, 1972, he was united in marriage to Cynthia L. Trimmer.
An employee of Dana Corp. since 1978, he was also a general contractor, operating Hunnicutt Construction.
He was a member of First Church of God in Columbia City.

NO RAISES FOR CITY OFFICIALS: Council makes decision by unanimous vote

November 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Common Council decided not to divvy raises to elected officials in its annual salary ordinance, with little discussion and by unanimous vote. The 2015 salary ordinance is similar to the 2014 ordinance, which imparted a slight raise for Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel and Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle, in the amount of $1,040.

November 11th

PUNCHER'S CHANCE: Man dies after fight with neighbor

November 11, 2014

Authorities say a northeastern Indiana man collapsed and died after stepping away from a fight he had started with a neighbor.

The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department says Edward Garnaat died in the driveway of a home near the town of Howe.

The News Sun reports Garnaat was arguing with a neighbor on Sunday when he punched a neighbor several times.

The sheriff's department says the neighbor didn't punch back but Garnaat collapsed as he began walking away. Officials said Garnaat was believed to be in his late 60s or early 70s.

CRASH: Highway backup Monday evening

November 11, 2014

A two-vehicle crash caused traffic back-ups on U.S. 30 Monday evening near the intersection of Ind. 9 in Columbia City. One lane of U.S. 30 was closed while crews worked to clean up the scene. One person was transported by ambulance; that person’s identity and condition were unavailable. Above, a crew from Columbia City’s Fire Department work to clean up liquid spills and debris from the roadway.

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