April 24th, 2013
Light snow is falling in parts of Whitley County.
Citizens should act accordingly in the unusual weather pattern.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys golf team played through wet, rainy, 58-degree conditions Tuesday night in its Northeast Hoosier Conference Opener against Bellmont.
At an already saturated Eagle Glen Golf Course in Columbia City, the Eagles fell to their conference opponent, 172-177, on the front nine.
The Braves were paced by Chase Ellsworth, who scored a 37 despite the poor conditions.
Columbia City was led by freshmen Tyler Green and Spencer Klimek, who shot 42 and 43, respectively.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Tuesday night‚Äôs Churubusco track meet with Northeast Corner Conference opponent Eastside started in the rain, ended in the rain, and in between it rained.
The Churubusco boys‚Äô and girls‚Äô teams rained points on the visiting Blazers as the boys‚Äô team won all but two events on their way to a 99.5-27.5 win, and the girls went one better, dropping only one event as they posted a 99-26 victory.
Danielle Pippenger had four individual wins for the Lady Eagles.
Pippenger won both hurdles races, taking the 100-meter race in 16.7 seconds and the 300-meter race in 49.98 seconds.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs boys track team hosted a four-way meet Tuesday night, placing second to Three Rivers Conference foe Manchester.
The Squires finished the meet with 85 points, followed by Whitko with 80, Northfield with 55 and Lakeland Christian with 0.
The Wildcats were paced by Connor Stouder, who had three first-place finishes.
Stouder took first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.4. He won the 200 with a 23.1 time, and placed first in the 400-meter dash with a 53.7 time.
Stouder ran the last leg of the 1,600-meter relay for first-place Whitko.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs Lady Eagle tennis squad squared off against visiting Northeast Corner Conference foe Fairfield Monday night on the ‚ÄôBusco courts.
The Falcons were not the best of guests, as they took a 5-0 win over the Lady Eagles.
At No. 1 singles, Fairfield freshman Emily Mast took a 6-0, 6-0 win from Churubusco sophomore Cheyenne Conner.
The Eagles‚Äô Audrey Gierscher fell by identical 6-0, 6-0 scores in the No. 2 singles contest to Fairfield sophomore Lauren Streit.
Whitko High School will present, ‚ÄúThe Wizard of Oz,‚ÄĚ Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. More than 50 students have worked for months to bring the show to South Whitley. The production features students from elementary and middle schools as well.
Tickets are available at the door and prices are $6 for adults and $5 for students. Doors will open one hour prior to the show. Pictured is Jasmine Gregory (Center) as Dorothy Gale and Michael Thompson (right) as Tin Man, along with the rest of the cast at a rehearsal recently.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs Common Council held its third and final reading to withdraw the city‚Äôs water and electric utilities from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) Tuesday.
This was the final step for the city to take. A formal letter will still be sent to the IURC and there will be a waiting period before the move becomes official.
Before voting on the measures, which both passed unanimously, the council heard public comment.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Sewer discussions left a sour taste in some residents‚Äô mouths at Tuesday night‚Äôs town council meeting.
Two residents came to members of the council with costly concerns, centering around sewer back ups in their homes.
David and Judy Richards confronted the council after returning home from a four-month stay in Florida to find the sewer line servicing their home had backed up into their basement.
‚ÄúMy son came and talked to you already,‚ÄĚ David said. ‚ÄúI know you made a decision to not help cover the bill, but I wanted to know if you could explain it to me.‚ÄĚ
PIERCETON ‚ÄĒ Acknowledging strengths and weaknesses have been a common theme at Whitko Community School Corporation‚Äôs Board of School Trustee meetings.
Each month, principals from the district‚Äôs schools give a report as to the progress being made on campus.
Some of those reports are positive and some point out areas needing improvement, but regardless, administrators are not skirting away from the reality at their respective school.
NORTH MANCHESTER ¬≠‚ÄĒ A 9-run onslaught by the Eagle batters in the first two innings was enough to give Columbia City‚Äôs baseball team an 11-6 victory in a sloppy game against the hosting Squires of Manchester Monday night.
Senior catcher Landon Rehrer led the way offensively for Columbia City, with two runs scored, an RBI, a walk and a double while going 2-for-4 at the plate.
The Eagles scored two runs in the top of the first inning and seven in the second to take a commanding 9-0 lead in the middle of the second frame.