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May 3rd

Anthony Leedy, 59

May 3, 2013

Anthony L. “Tony” Leedy, 59, a native of Etna Troy Township, passed away peacefully among family and friends, May 1, 2013, at Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton, Fla.
A beloved son of Kenneth R. Leedy and Lona M. (Gaff) Leedy, he was born Nov. 6, 1953, in Wolf Lake.
He attended school at Etna-Troy Grade School, Columbia City High School and Ball State University, where he was a brother of the fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha.

Whitko netters split TRC pair

May 3, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls tennis team had two Three Rivers Conference matches this week and split the pair.

Monday, the Lady Wildcats defeated visiting Southwood, 3-2. At No. 1 singles, Laura Hippensteel pulled out a tight three-set win over Southwood’s Sarah Peters in a match that was more than two hours.

At No. 2 singles, Aressa Tackwell of Whitko beat Southwood’s Emma Flynn 6-0, 6-1.

Charger netters down Churubusco

May 3, 2013

LIGONIER — Churubusco’s girls tennis squad dropped a road contest to a Northeast Corner Conference opponent Thursday.

It was the Chargers from West Noble that victimized the Lady Eagles. The hosts defeated visiting ‘Busco 4-1 in varsity action.

At No. 1 singles, Churubusco’s Audrey Gierscher picked up the lone win for vistors at 6-3, 6-1 over Hannah Pfenning.

At No. 2 singles, Cheyenne Conner of ‘Busco fell to Rachel Strouse, 6-1, 6-1. At No. 3 singles, Kayleen Mitchell of the Lady Eagles lost to Joise Gibbons, 6-2, 6-2.

’Busco softball earns NECC victory

May 3, 2013

HAMILTON — Churubusco’s softball team defeated Northeast Corner Conference-rival Hamilton Thursday night.

The Lady Eagles were 9-1 victors in the road win.

In the circle, Courtney Luttman keyed the ‘Busco charge.

She pitched seven innings, allowing just one run and striking out eight and scattering eight hits.

Offensively, Elaine Horn helped lead Churubusco by going 3-for-3.

Luttman was one of two Lady Eagles to get two hits. She was 2-of-4, as was Chandler Blake. Both had one RBI as well.

Blake and Kellary Crabil both had a double with Crabil driving in two runs.

Whitko junior varsity undefeated after 11

May 3, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s junior varsity softball team is 11-0 for the season, and four of those wins came this week.

The Lady Wildcats won four straight days, Monday through Thursday, defeating Huntington North, North Miami, Central Noble and Carroll, respectively.

Monday, Whitko downed Huntington North, 15-5. Adrianna Holst struck out five while picking up the win in the circle for the Lady ‘Cats. Whitko had six extra-base hits in the game.

Eagle baseball still leads conference

May 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — It was altogether fitting that on Thursday’s senior night that the Columbia City Eagle Baseball team got standout performances from its senior leaders in the Northeast Hoosier Conference game with the visiting New Haven Bulldogs.

The Eagles used a dominating pitching performance from senior Jordan Bickle and multiple extra-base hits from seniors Derek Hinen, Andrew Biggs and Austin McCormick to hang a 14-1 loss on the Bulldogs.

Bickle turned in an outstanding game on the mound for the Eagles.

EARLY EDUCATION: Little Turtle Elementary gives update

May 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Little Turtle Elementary School teachers and administrators are working every day to fulfill the building’s mission statement.

That statement is one the faculty hopes each student embraces, “I am here to learn.”

Learning is aided for the students by Quality Circles, which are groups of teachers who work together within specializations. Academic quality groups include such areas as literacy and math.

“All quality circles will support the school’s goals,” said Little Turtle Principal Tammy Weimer.

Wildcats control Anderson

May 3, 2013

ANDERSON — Whitko’s baseball team traveled to Anderson Prep School Thursday night and took a decisive 14-2 win.

Tanner Gaff led the Wildcats from the mound and the plate.

Gaff pitched four innings, giving up one earned run and striking out nine. From the plate, Gaff batted 3-for-4, scoring three runs and two RBIs.

Ryan Weigold finished up on the mound for Whitko, pitching the fifth and final inning, giving up one of Anderson’s seven hits.

Weigold also batted well, going 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs.

CIRCUIT COURT: Lemmon receives 20-year sentence

May 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man who pleaded guilty last month to two meth-related charges received a 20-year sentence in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Joshua Lemmon, 34, was handed a pair of 10-year sentences, to be served concurrently, with none of the time suspended. The two charges to which he admitted his guilt were dealing in methamphetamine and manufacturing methamphetamine.

In his sentencing, Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer said he would recommend Lemmon for work release and said the sentences could be modified in the future.

Spirit Award recipients

May 3, 2013

Little Turtle Elementary School recently named its Spirit Award recipients.

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