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April 24th, 2015

SENTENCED: Woman sentenced in Trabert’s death

April 24, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indy woman has been sentenced for the death of a Columbia City man in 2012.

Morgan Mannix, 26, was convicted of killing Alex Trabert, 23, in a hit-and-run accident in Indianapolis.

The woman was sentenced to six years — three to serve in the Department of Correction and one at home detention.

Mannix was remorseful in Friday morning’s sentencing.

Col. City survives cold start, tops ’Busco

April 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A slow start by Columbia City’s Lady Eagle softball team and patience at the plate by the visiting Churubusco Lady Eagles put Columbia City in an early hole against the visitors, but scores in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings let Columbia City rally to come away with a 6-3 win Friday night at Morsches Park.

The normally dependable Columbia City pitching struggled early giving up back-to-back walks to start the game. A single loaded the bases and another walk forced in the first run of the game for Churubusco.

12-9: ’Busco softball takes win over Chargers

April 24, 2015

LIGONIER — Churubusco’s Lady Eagle softball team banged out 13 hits and used a six-run second inning to take a 12-9 win at West Noble Thursday night.

With the score tied 1-1 after the first inning, Churubusco came to bat in the top of the second inning and pushed across six runs to go up 7-1.

APPROVED: South Whitley's $364K water tower update

April 24, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Town Council members of South Whitley have approved a $364,000 project to update and repair the town’s water tower due to the tank springing two leaks.

The council settled on the plan after comparing prices to build a new structure or to have a new tank placed on top of the existing legs.

4-1 VICTORY: Whitko girls tennis

April 24, 2015

AKRON — Whitko’s girls tennis team picked up a conference win at Tippecanoe Valley High School Thursday.
The Lady Wildcats got wins in all matches but one to take a 4-1 victory.

Delaney Keirn picked up a singles win in a long match against Valley’s Whitney Haneline. Keirn won the first set 6-1, but fell in the second 6-4. Keirn won the final tie-breaking set in extra points, 7-3.

NEW POLICY: CCHS will now honor top 10 pct.

April 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The school board approved two policy changes to the Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ handbook at Monday’s meeting.

One of the changes is in regards to graduating seniors.

Previously, Columbia City High School only honored the top 10 students from each class.

Now, the school will give honors to the top 10 percent, based on GPA.

Y NOT ATTEND? IT'S FREE! Regional YMCAs to celebrate 'Healthy Kids Day' Saturday with open house events

April 24, 2015

The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne invites kids and families throughout the community to celebrate Healthy Kids Day with an Open House on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all YMCA’s in Whitley, Allen and Wells counties. This free community event includes fun, active play and educational activities that will inspire the whole family to focus on health.

COMMUNITY MOURNS: Death of Hively

April 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City entrepreneur and economic leader lost a seven-month battle to cancer Thursday morning.

Lindsey Hively, 27, was a founding member of the Columbia City Main Street Association, a Leadership Whitley County alumnus, on the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, was a recipient of Northeast Indiana’s 40 under 40, played a role with the Whitley County EDC, and owned Poptique Popcorn, formerly known as Kernel Coladas.

COL. CITY DEFEAT: Huntington runs past Lady Eagles

April 24, 2015

HUNTINGTON — Using sweeps of the pole vault and the discus, and overall depth in the sprints, host Huntington North was able to pull away from Columbia City in a Thursday night girls’ track meet.

The Lady Eagles picked up wins in six events, including a sweep in the long jump, but it wasn’t enough to offset the depth of the Lady Vikings.

WILD GAME: ‘A walk on the wild side’

April 24, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Bob Addison of Columbia City has a passion for hunting wild game and turning it into sizzling, delicious meals. As a Whitley County resident for most of his life, Addison has also shared his skills with the community.

He began cooking in high school after big hunts would leave him with stock-piles of meat.

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls tennis team played host to Whitko High School Monday night at...
CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s Eagle baseball team used an outstanding pitching performance by Jacob...
GOSHEN —Columbia City’s boys’ track team competed in a cold and rainy Goshen Relays Saturday. The...

 

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