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April 20th, 2015

SUICIDE: Coroner determines cause of death of jail inmate

April 20, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Coroner has determined that the Whitley County Jail inmate who died early Monday morning died from apparent suicide.

According to a press release by Coroner Randy Dellinger, Brian Gurchiek, 51, died from asphyxia due to hanging.

SPRUCING UP

April 20, 2015

Gardeners Linda Reuter (left) and Janice Klopfenstein volunteer their time to spruce up a flower garden near the entrance to Morsches Park on Friday. The Whitley County Master Gardeners are looking for more help from the community. The Master Gardeners weed, water and maintain 11 flower gardens in Columbia City. Those interested in being a part of the group should contact Mary Ann Anderson at 609-3744.

NBA PLAYOFFS: Recaps and predictions . . . How many sweeps do YOU have?

April 20, 2015

The NBA Playoffs started this past Saturday. We are going to look at the results and give predictions on how the rest of the series goes. We will start in the Eastern Conference first.

Eastern Conference
Game 1

Chicago Bulls 103

Milwaukee Bucks 91
The Bucks came out in the first half and played tough. The much stronger Bulls restored order in the second half behind the strong play of Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose. This was the first playoff game Rose has played in since 2011 when he tore his ACL. He scored 23 points on an efficient 9-16 shooting from the field.

MARATHON GAME: ’Busco baseball wins

April 20, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys’ baseball team got quite the workout Saturday, going ten innings to beat Northeast Corner Conference foe Eastside 3-2 Saturday afternoon.

The Eagles pushed across a run in the bottom of the third to take a 1-0 lead. Eastside countered in the top of the fourth to knot the score at 1-1 after four innings.

GONE FISHIN': Anglers abound

April 20, 2015

The pond at Morsches Park was nearly shoulder-to-shoulder with people Saturday for the Department of Natural Resource’s fishing derby. Prizes of fishing reels and supplies were awarded to the children with the biggest fish.

'BUSCO INVITATIONAL: Host boys win their own track invite

April 20, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys’ track team almost doubled the nearest competitor’s score in taking their own ‘Busco Invitational title Saturday.

The Eagles scored 180.5 points, and won seven of 16 events. Jimtown was a distant second with 97.5 points.NECC foe Eastside was third with 86. Woodlan (80), Wabash (77), Manchester (66), Culver (16), Triton (15) and Fremont (4) rounded out the rest of the field.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: Shows likely site for new CCHS

April 20, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Education was a priority for city leaders when constructing the draft of Columbia City’s new Comprehensive Plan.

Along with ideas to further residents’ learning and education, the plan also cites a potential new location of Columbia City High School — outside the city limits.

The Comprehensive Plan states that the current high school is “in poor condition and out of date.”
“The building has negatively affected the reputation of the school system,” reads the plan.

TEN-RUN RULE: Lady Eagles win in five innings

April 20, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Saturday, for the second time in as many games, the Columbia City’s Lady Eagle softball team dispatched a rival by the ten-run rule. After downing Whitko 15-2 on Friday, Columbia City beat the Warsaw Lady Tigers 11-1 in five innings in a game at the Morsches Park diamond.

Eagle pitcher Anna Weigold gave up a one-out single, but the Eagle catcher, Bella Krieg, erased that threat by cutting down the Tiger baserunner on her attempt to steal second. A ground-out to shortstop set the Tigers down in the first.

TRAFFIC TROUBLE: Work underway on Ind. 205 project; congestion begins

April 20, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Work has officially begun on Ind. 205 (East Van Buren Street) in Columbia City.

Prep work on the $3.14 million project began in late March, and last week city commuters saw a glimpse of the traffic troubles to come.

Parts of the highway are expected to be closed in the coming months, limiting access to Morsches Park, Peabody Public Library and Towerview Drive.

JAIL INMATE DEAD: State police investigate death at Whitley Co. Jail

April 20, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — An inmate was found dead in his jail cell early Monday morning.

The Indiana State Police is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the 51-year-old jail inmate, Brian Gurchiek, who was found unconscious and unresponsive at 1:30 a.m. Monday during a routine check by confinement officers.

A report by the Indiana State Police states that officers immediately entered the cell and began performing CPR until Parkview Whitley EMS arrived minutes later.

Gurchiek was pronounced dead after medics attempted to save his life for approximately 40 minutes.

The NBA Playoffs started this past Saturday. We are going to look at the results and give...
CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys’ baseball team got quite the workout Saturday, going ten innings to...
CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys’ track team almost doubled the nearest competitor’s score in taking...

 

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