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May 21st, 2013

FIRE STATION DEDICATION

May 21, 2013

Smith Township’s honor guard and volunteer firefighters march toward their new fire station in a dedication ceremony Sunday afternoon.

Both the U.S. Flag and the Indiana State Flag were raised by town leaders.

The new station is located inside Churubusco’s town park on North John Kreiger Drive.

May 20th

Suzanne Morrison

May 20, 2013

Suzanne Elizabeth Guse Morrison passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Huntsville, Ala. Mrs. Morrison was born Feb. 19, 1928, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Arthur and Carolyn Pehrson. She was united in marriage to Charles R. Guse June 2, 1950, in Indianapolis. They resided in Rushville, Chicago, Columbia City and Michigan City.
Dr. Guse proceeded her in death Jan. 31, 1978. Mrs. Guse married Richard Morrison April 12, 1980, at First United Methodist Church in Michigan City. They retired to Navarre, Fla. where he died Sept. 19, 2001.

May 19th

Columbia City beats Northrop

May 19, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City rode two home runs to victory in a 9-7 win over Northrop Friday night.

The first was a two-run shot over the left field fence off the bat of Eagle third baseman Jordan Bickle. His dinger came in the top of the first inning, giving Columbia City a lead it wouldn’t relinquish.

“I think the key to the game was starting it off offensively with Bickle’s home run. I think that got us going,” said Columbia City Head Coach Zac Bireley.

The other homer, also to left field, was a grand slam by right fielder Keaton Reed in the third frame that put the Eagles up 7-1.

Whitko falls to Prairie Heights

May 19, 2013

LAGRANGE — Whitko’s baseball team lost a road contest to Prairie Heights Saturday.

The Wildcats fell by a final score of 7-3.

Both teams struck early. Whitko opened with a 3-0 lead after the top of the first inning. The Panthers quickly struck back in the bottom of the first with three runs of their own to tie the score.

Eagles sweep Bishop Dwenger

May 19, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City took two from Bishop Dwenger in a double header Saturday at Shoaff Park.

The Eagles won the morning game 8-3, and then beat the Saints again by a final of 13-3.

Columbia City betters its record to 13-8 with the two wins. Both victories are part of an important turn-around for the Eagles, who before Saturday had a 4-6 record so far in May.

“I think we were in the game, as opposed to other games we’ve had this last month,” said Columbia City Head Coach Zac Bireley.

Green named 1st-Team all NHC

May 19, 2013

NEW HAVEN — Freshman Tyler Green finished his first Northeast Hoosier Conference Golf Match in prime fashion Saturday at Whispering Creek Golf Course.

Green was named 1st-Team All-NHC at the match, after scoring a one-over par, 73.

The freshman scored a 35 in the front nine, and 38 in the back half.
Columbia City finished fourth as team with a score of 325, as Carroll took the conference title with 295 strokes.

Fellow freshman Spencer Klimek also had a stand-out performance, making 2nd-Team All-Conference with a score of 77.

211 systems served as Ind. resident help line

May 19, 2013

FORT WAYNE (AP) — A study by the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs shows that in much of Indiana, public officials aren't aware their counties have 211 systems in which callers can find social services for help.

The Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations surveyed nearly more than 1,000 local government officials, including mayors, county auditors, council members, school board members and township trustees.

Whitko H.S. hands out Class of 2013 awards

May 19, 2013

Whitko High School seniors that earned scholarships through Kosciusko County Community Foundation included Chelsee Christoffel, Becca Thomson, Jamie Wall, Natasha Anderson, Aaron Horn and Holly Frantz. Scholarships were presented by KCCF’s Amy Cannon.

See Page A5 of the May 20 issue for more photos and a complete list of award recipients.

Spring Spruce-Up Day

May 19, 2013

Cory and Maudie Sickafoose, along with their three daughters, helped plant flowers, clean the park, and picked up a lot of litter from alleys and streets.

They were just one of several families who came out to volunteer during South Whitley’s Spring Spruce-Up Day Saturday.

Making lemonade

May 19, 2013

Garrett Shepherd, a kindergartner at Little Turtle Elementary School, participated in a nation-wide initiative to teach children how to run and operate a lemonade business.

Students were given a booklet to follow and specific instructions. Shepherd had to complete a business plan, create a menu, build a booth and serve customers as part of the program.

Shepherd said he intends to use the money he makes, after he takes out his expenses, to purchase a video game.

Pictured is Shepherd (right) and his father, Marty, operating the lemonade stand on Saturday.

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