May 14th, 2013
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s freshmen and sophomores on the boys track team competed in the Concordia Relays Saturday.
The distance medley team of Braden Lecklider, Joseph Lude, Davie Fulk and Andrew McFarland placed second. The 1,600-meter relay squad of Lude, Ryan Mosher, T.J. Yagel and Kaleb Greenwood came in fifth.
Michael Simmons also took fifth in the shot put. the 800-meter relay team of Greenwood, Lecklider, Michael Wyrick and Kohltin Green came in sixth.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls softball team took a 10-run win over a Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Monday at Morsches Park.
The Lady Eagles posted a seven-run fifth inning to take the 15-5 win over Norwell.
â€śWe needed a game like that,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Steve Cox said. â€śIt was fun.â€ť
The Lady Eagles had an 8-5 advantage going into the bottom of the fifth inning.
WARSAW â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys golf team took top honors at the Three Rivers Conference match at Stonehenge Saturday. The Wildcats won with a score of 338.
Wabash was three strokes behind for a second-place finish, and Northfield shot a 343. The Norsemen also had the conferenceâ€™s medalist, Cole Trae, who scored a 77.
Whitko was led by Daniel Zowlacki, who was second overall with a score of 79. Zowlacki shot a 42 on the front nine and 37 in the back half.
Colton LeTourneau placed seventh for Whitko, shooting 42s two finish with an 84.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” An alternative program for challenged students could be in the future for the Whitley County Consolidated School (WCCS) district.
Columbia City High School Principal Jennifer Reiff and Indian Springs Middle School Principal Jan Boylen discussed with schoolsâ€™ board of trustees the possibility of Eagle Opportunity to Success â€” a program aimed at alternative paths for students.
There are several primary goals for the program, they said.
Among them are increasing graduation among eligible seniors and decreasing the number of expulsions in grades 6 to 12.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Larwill woman received her sentence for a pair of meth-related crimes in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Stephanie Damron, 27, was sentenced to 10 years at Whitley County Jail, with six to serve and four suspended, for manufacturing methamphetamine and dealing in methamphetamine, both Class B felonies.
Damron pleaded guilty in April. As part of a plea agreement, four other charges from the same arrest in December were dismissed.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Honoring the departed with something living â€” thatâ€™s what family members came out to do Saturday at the Angel of Hope Memorial Garden in Columbia City.
The garden is located in front of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home on Countryside Drive. However, it is maintained by Columbia Cityâ€™s chapter of The Compassionate Friends.
After the death of their daughter, Betsy Jane, Ben and Betsy Gates founded the compassionate friends in 2001. Now the group works to support those who have lost family members with grief support and healing through group discussion and special events.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s County Council voted unanimously to raise the Cumulative Capital tax rate for next year.
Currently, the rate is 1.62 cents. The council approved raising the rate to three cents. With the increase, approximately $400,814 will be raised in property tax revenue. A large portion of the funds are set for bridge repair.
During discussion, Councilman Bill Overdeer discussed using an incremental increase over a period of years. However, immediate needs within the countyâ€™s facilities motivated the one-time increase.
Jan Meyers creates natural fiber yarn on her spinning wheel.
Meyers is one of more than 50 vendors at the Farmers Market held around the Whitley County Courthouse each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
BROOKSTON (AP) â€” Indiana State Police say troopers are investigating a pickup truck being shot while driving on Interstate 65 near Lafayette.
Police say three people were inside the truck when it was hit Sunday evening while northbound approaching the Indiana 18 interchange about 15 miles north of Lafayette.
No one was injured.
Police say the bullet went through the passenger-side door window and out the rear window behind the driver.
Deb Wade dressed as a World War I â€śdonut girlâ€ť to commemorate the Salvation Armyâ€™s 76 anniversary in Whitley County.
â€śDonut girlsâ€ť visited the front lines during the war to deliver the fried treats to servicemen as a way to show their support.
At the Farmers Market, Salvation Army representatives passed out free doughnuts as a way to show their gratitude for the countyâ€™s support of the nonprofit.