May 22nd, 2013
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls track team did all as expected Tuesday night at Northropâ€™s regional meet.
Three Lady Eagles qualified for the state finals in June.
Samantha Roush is advancing in the mile run, Kalisha Goree hit the state-qualifiying leap in long jump, and Carlee Hearld is moving on again in the high jump.
Hearld and Roush placed 10th in the state meet last season.
Roush placed second at Tuesdayâ€™s regional with a time of 5:04.9 in the 1,600-meter run.
Roush also ran the 800-meter, with a non-state qualifying finish.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Cafeteria food pricing and lunch menu mandates by the state of Indiana had food service workers overheated at Smith-Green Community School Board of School Trustees meeting Monday.
Pam Hill, a cafeteria worker, told board members of a problem with students charging their lunches, causing a deficit of more than a thousand dollars.
Hill discussed at length her frustration with the federal governmentâ€™s mandates on pricing and menu.
â€śThe kids still donâ€™t like the food,â€ť Hill said. â€śWe try our best to tweak it and encourage them to try it, but they just throw away so much.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” There was no shortage of suggestions at last nightâ€™s aquatics facility public forum.
Since the announcement of Burnworth Memorial Pool closing in 2014, a task force has been working on a replacement for the public pool option.
Kevin Post, of Counsilman-Hunsaker, led the forum with his expertise on facility design and execution.
â€śThe typical pool has a life of 30 to 50 years. Burnworth Pool is out of that life expectancy. It is definitely time to look at another aquatics option,â€ť Post said. â€śBut the idea of what a pool is has evolved over the years.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City High School saluted its top students at its Honors Convocation Monday evening. Awards were handed out to students for academic achievements, scholarships, service work and excellence in athletics. CCHS Principal Jennifer Reiff praised the top Eagles of 2013, lauding their hard work in the classroom and the community.
Dennis Robert Firestone, 60, of South Whitley, died at 6:54 a.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013, at his home.
He was born December 31, 1952, in Whitley County, a son of Robert G. and Mildred A. (Schneider) Firestone.
Surviving include his two children, two grandchildren and his domestic partner, Sarah Mills, South Whitley.
A memorial gathering will be held Saturday at the VFW Hall, South Whitley, from 2 to 6 p.m. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be made at www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team dropped an extra-inning NECC game Monday.
The Eagles fell to Lakeland, 6-5, in 10 innings.
Churubusco took a 5-0 lead after three innings. The Lakers slowly crawled back, chipping in a run in the fourth and four more in the top of the fifth.
Lakeland finally broke the scoreless struggle that went into extra innings by notching one run in the top of the 10th.
Columbia Cityâ€™s softball team suffered a season-ending loss to Carroll in the first round of sectionals Monday.
After taking a 1-0 lead, the Lady Eagles fell 11-1 to the Lady Chargers. Pictured above is Allie Vodde.
ANGOLA â€” Whatever momentum Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team had built up heading towards sectionals was lost Monday night at Angola.
The Eagles were 10-runned by the Hornets by a final of 13-3 after five innings.
Columbia City was only down 5-3 in the middle of the fifth frame.
However, what started as a feasible deficit to overcome turned into an insurmountable one that ultimately ended the game without the Eagles getting another turn to bat. Angola scored eight runs in the bottom of the fifth to win the matchup, 13-3.
ANDREWS â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys golf team picked up a win on the way to sectionals later this week.
The Wildcats beat Southwood Monday, 184-192 at Etna Acres Golf Club.
Whitko was paced by Danny Zawlocki, who shot 44, tying him with two Southwood golfers for the top score.
KENDALLVILLE â€” Churubusco sophomore linkster Beau Barkley made 1st-Team All-Northeast Corner Conference for the second time Saturday, placing eighth.
Barkley, along with junior Brad Martin, led the Eagles to a fifth-place finish at the NECC match at Noble Hawk Golf Links.
Martin was also named 1st-Team All-Conference, finishing 12th for the Eagles.
He dropped a 10-foot birdie put on the 18th hole that lifted him from 16th to 12 place. Martin missed all-conference by one stroke last season.