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May 2nd, 2013

PROM PRICETAG: Convenience costs, makes event ‘special’

May 2, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the second installment in a three-part series on prom season.

COLUMBIA CITY — Prom is more than formal dresses and tuxes. The venue, music and decorations are all part of the fanfare centering around high school proms.

For school prom committees, the details surrounding the event are what makes the experience even more memorable.

Melanie Bechtold, a teacher, is the queen of all things prom at Columbia City High School. This is her seventh year overseeing the event and she describes the night as “a memory-maker for students.”

Adams Central outguns Lady Eagles, 16-13

May 2, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — No one gave up.

Churubusco’s softball team found itself behind more than once in Wednesday’s loss to Adams Central, but several times the Lady Eagles clawed back to make the game close again.

The Lady Flyin’ Jets defeated ‘Busco by a football-like score of 16-13, and just like the gridiron, there were offensive flurries from both sides and power on display.

Offensively, the game was tight in the early going. A first inning solo shot and home run blast in the fifth helped Adams Central open up a 5-1 lead. But ‘Busco responded.

RISE TO POWER: Lickey to take electric dept. reins

May 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Few people would consider 13 as their lucky number.

But for Shawn Lickey, the number has a nice ring to it. He has been working with the Columbia City Electric Department for 13 years, and he will step into the superintendent’s position at the end of this month to take over for a retiring Larry Whetstone.

The story diverges though, with the use of the word luck. Lickey has worked hard to get where he is at and has taken advantage of many learning opportunities.

Col. City golf wins first NHC match

May 2, 2013

BLUFFTON — After having to postpone the match twice due to rain, Columbia City’s golf team was finally able to travel to play conference foe Norwell at Timber Ridge Golf Course.

The Eagles came out victorious winning 178-189.

“In the end, we are happy to get a win in these tough conditions here,” Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. “I’m proud of these guys for getting through.”

The Eagles were led by freshman Tyler Green who fired a 40 for the night. Green was one stroke behind the match medalist, Ked Milholland, who shot a 39.

MODIFIED JUSTICE: New bill could affect court system

May 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Indiana House Bill 1006 would be expected to have an impact on the inmate population at state prisons and local jails.

It could also bring changes to the justice system inside the courtroom.

If the bill is passed, felonies will move from four different classes to a level system. Felony convicts will also be required to serve a greater percentage of time in the system. Provisions will be in place as well for greater sentencing on the local level.

While the exact impact is not known, some inside the courtroom believe reviews of the current code are necessary.

For 3, bomb suspect's friendship leads to charges

May 2, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — Just hours before one of the Boston Marathon suspects and his brother allegedly gunned down a campus police officer, authorities say he exchanged a series of text messages with a friend who'd become suspicious after seeing what looked like a familiar face being flashed on television.

Dias Kadyrbayev, a student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, texted his college buddy Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, saying he looked like one of the bombing suspects.

May 1st

’Busco falls to Fremont, 6-3

May 1, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s baseball team played host to Northeast Corner Conference opponent Fremont in a battle of Eagles.

In a game that saw good pitching from both teams, the deciding factor was host Churubusco’s inability to string together hits with runners in scoring position throughout the contest.

The Churubusco Eagles stranded eight base runners and fell by a 6-3 score to the visiting Fremont Eagles.

Col. City girls drop NHC meet

May 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls track team fell to both Bellmont and Carroll in a three-way meet Tuesday night.

Carroll took first in the Northeast Hoosier Conference clash with 73 and two-thirds points, followed by Bellmont with 56 and one-third points. Columbia City finished the night with 32 points.

“Carroll and Bellmont are very good,” Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said. “We opted to rest some girls and not have them run multiple events.”

Lady Eagles pummel Fremont, 14-1

May 1, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — In Tuesday evening’s Northeast Corner Conference battle of Lady Eagle softball teams, the host Churubusco Lady Eagles used a big nine-run fourth inning to hand the visiting Fremont Lady Eagles a 14-1 loss.

The hosts gave up only a single and a walk in the first three innings to the visitors, as Churubusco pitcher Courtney Luttman enticed five fly-outs in the first three stanzas to go along with infield ground outs.

Col. City tennis tops DeKalb

May 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s tennis team picked up a Northeast Hoosier Conference win Tuesday night, topping DeKalb 4-1.

The Lady Eagles picked up wins in No. 1 and No. 3 singles, as well as both doubles teams.

Celine Rongos took a strong 6-1, 6-2 win over DeKalb’s Kelsey Helmkamp in No. 1 singles.

In No. 3 singles, Adriana Brown won 6-3, 6-3 over Lady Baron Taylor Thies.
The No. 1 doubles pair of Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen topped DeKalb 6-3, 6-2. Breanna Hicks and Alaina Beckner won 6-4, 6-3 in No. 2 doubles.

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