March 1st, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â It wouldnât be a surprise if basketball was a condition in the Kreigersâ wedding vows.
Debbie Kreiger, wife of Wayne Kreiger, a Columbia City basketball coach for more than 30 years and current Canterbury girls head coach, has been to more than 500 of Wayneâs games in their 23 years of marriage.
âThe basketball season always brings high energy and much excitement into our home,â Debbie said.
In 23 years, Debbie has only missed two of her husbandâs games.
COLUMBIA CITY â It was a close finish at the Indian Springs Middle School 8th grade Lady Stars conference tournament opener â beating Lincoln by only one point, 34-33.
It wasnât a close finish in Whitkoâs tournament opener against Wawasee, as the Lady Wildcats won 69-14.
In the ISMS game, the Lady Stars started out strong, leading 14-8 in the first quarter. As the game progressed, both teams became more aggressive, especially toward the end of the fourth quarter, where the two teams teetered back and forth with the lead.
COLUMBIA CITY â Registration for youth baseball in Columbia City ends Saturday. Softballâs deadline will be in two weeks, on March 16.
The age groups are 4 to 14. There will be a registration time at the pavilion at Morsches Park Saturday from 12 to 2 p.m.
Players are able to be registered for either sport at those times.
Columbia City Park Director Mark Green said people may still register after those dates, but there is a late fee.
âI donât like charging late fees,â he said.
COLUMBIA CITY â Indian Springs Middle School's wrestling team battled against Woodside Thursday night.
The Eagles came out triumphant with a lopsided score of 76-8.
Winners for Indian Springs were: AJ Chapin, Braden Baker, Joe Willson, Jacob Wigent, Dylan McClure, Drew Rethlake, Hunter Reed, Matthew Wright, Seth Rosen, Jacob Morse, Jacob Whitehead, Jacob Elkins and Weston Ottenger.
The team is currently 19-2.
Also picking up victories for ISMS were Brenden Schaper, Jon OâDell, Tyler Hare, Karson Rider, Trevor Fries, Josh Piquignot and Mydrae Brown.
COLUMBIA CITY â Indian Springs Middle Schoolâs 7th grade Lady Stars ended their season with a 35-13 loss to Lincoln in the first round of the conference tournament Thursday.
Hannah Behm led Indian Springs against Lincoln with a total of seven points.
Shayla Harris chipped in an additional four points and Emilee Smith had two.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Columbia City man accused of stealing from a local church had his initial court appearance Monday.
Cody Miller, 21, was accused of burglary and theft after he allegedly stole priceless artifacts from Saint Paul of the Cross Catholic Church in Columbia City.
A church relic, a gold metal container and a set of brass keys, along with a small amount of money and checks were taken from the church.
The relic, a metal cross containing a small bone fragment of Saint Paul of the Cross, had been broke open to determine its value for scrap, police said.
COLUMBIA CITY â While Fort Wayne has been dealing with an abundance of bank robberies, Whitley County has stayed under the radar â for the most part.
Police received a call Tuesday morning of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a bank in South Whitley.
According to police scanner traffic, bank employees may have seen a man wearing a ski mask parked outside of the bank.
According to the scanner, the vehicle took off before police arrived, and traveled southbound out of town.
Police in the area have been paying special attention to banks and credit unions.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Some ideas are finding their way to fruition in South Whitley.
After several brainstorming sessions, Whitley on The Move (WOTM) formed a handful of committees to take community suggestions and begin working on action plans to bring those ideas to life.
Now, two committees have the opportunity to move out of the brainstorming stage and into a planning progression.
Julia Robinson, WOTMâs organizer, gave town council members an update at Tuesday nightâs meeting.
INDIANAPOLIS â Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed his first piece of legislation since taking office.
The bill prevents an estimated $57 million property tax increase on Hoosier farmers by delaying the use of new soil productivity factors in farmland assessment.
Legislators want the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) and the Purdue University College of Agriculture to complete a study on the process.
Indiana Representative Kathy Heuer was in Columbia City Saturday to convey the importance of this bill to local farmers.