May 21st, 2013
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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s boys and girls track teams ended their season this month.
The boys 8th-grade squad took first place in the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference meet, downing Whitko, Lakeview, Edgewood, Lincoln, Riverview and Crestview.
ISMS barely edged Lincoln, by five points, to earn the title.
Many tracksters placed higher in their events than they were seeded.
The girls took third in the NELMSC conference meet, and Whitkoâ€™s girls won.
Results for Whitkoâ€™s athletes were not available.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Due to the Memorial Day holiday, there will be no collections Monday for trash and recycling.
Monday collections will be made on Tuesday. Tuesday collections will be on Wednesday. Wednesday collections will be made on Thursday. Thursday collections will be made on Friday.
Friday collections will be made on Saturday.
All trash and recycling collections the week of May 27 will be performed one day later than normally scheduled.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” A celebration on the streets of South Whitley is planned for Friday night.
Entertainment will be provided by Ivory West, who recently opened for country-music singer Collin Raye, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Whitley On The Move is hosting the event and will provide other forms of entertainment in what is being labeled a â€śfun-filled street party.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Walkers will begin training to walk 13.1 miles in the Veterans Day Mini-Marathon held Nov. 9, 2013.
Training starts Monday, June 3. This is not a running club.
However, the group will be coached by local marathoners, including Greg Fahl, Betty Nelson, Kim Lefever, Carl Fields and BJ Hohenstein, as well as several Whitley County YMCA staff members.