May 3rd, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â Mary Raber Elementary School leaders want to help their students learn, and, according to administrators, it starts with the teachers.
Julie Turpin, principal at Mary Raber, said the teamwork and collaboration from her staff are the keys to student success.
âOur extraordinary people make the difference,â she said.
Turpin had the opportunity to tout some of the successes of MRES at the last meeting of the Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS) Board of School Trustees.
FORT WAYNE â Whatever fire was in the Columbia City baseball team had gone out Friday night as the Eagles lost to the Bishop Luers Knights 4-2 at Indiana Tech.
Despite out-hitting Bishop Luers 4-3, Columbia City couldnât put runs on the board. The Eaglesâ defense didnât help their cause, as they committed six errors in the field.
COLUMBIA CITY â Youth will be served â a common expression that describes the relationship between the Columbia City Electric Department and a graphic arts class at Columbia City High School.
The city began a contest within the graphic arts class at the high school, taught by Chad Moore, to design a new logo for the electric department. The winning design will go on letterhead and be on the door of a new vehicle for the department.
Anthony L. âTonyâ Leedy, 59, a native of Etna Troy Township, passed away peacefully among family and friends, May 1, 2013, at Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton, Fla.
A beloved son of Kenneth R. Leedy and Lona M. (Gaff) Leedy, he was born Nov. 6, 1953, in Wolf Lake.
He attended school at Etna-Troy Grade School, Columbia City High School and Ball State University, where he was a brother of the fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitkoâs girls tennis team had two Three Rivers Conference matches this week and split the pair.
Monday, the Lady Wildcats defeated visiting Southwood, 3-2. At No. 1 singles, Laura Hippensteel pulled out a tight three-set win over Southwoodâs Sarah Peters in a match that was more than two hours.
At No. 2 singles, Aressa Tackwell of Whitko beat Southwoodâs Emma Flynn 6-0, 6-1.
LIGONIER â Churubuscoâs girls tennis squad dropped a road contest to a Northeast Corner Conference opponent Thursday.
It was the Chargers from West Noble that victimized the Lady Eagles. The hosts defeated visiting âBusco 4-1 in varsity action.
At No. 1 singles, Churubuscoâs Audrey Gierscher picked up the lone win for vistors at 6-3, 6-1 over Hannah Pfenning.
At No. 2 singles, Cheyenne Conner of âBusco fell to Rachel Strouse, 6-1, 6-1. At No. 3 singles, Kayleen Mitchell of the Lady Eagles lost to Joise Gibbons, 6-2, 6-2.
HAMILTON â Churubuscoâs softball team defeated Northeast Corner Conference-rival Hamilton Thursday night.
The Lady Eagles were 9-1 victors in the road win.
In the circle, Courtney Luttman keyed the âBusco charge.
She pitched seven innings, allowing just one run and striking out eight and scattering eight hits.
Offensively, Elaine Horn helped lead Churubusco by going 3-for-3.
Luttman was one of two Lady Eagles to get two hits. She was 2-of-4, as was Chandler Blake. Both had one RBI as well.
Blake and Kellary Crabil both had a double with Crabil driving in two runs.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitkoâs junior varsity softball team is 11-0 for the season, and four of those wins came this week.
The Lady Wildcats won four straight days, Monday through Thursday, defeating Huntington North, North Miami, Central Noble and Carroll, respectively.
Monday, Whitko downed Huntington North, 15-5. Adrianna Holst struck out five while picking up the win in the circle for the Lady âCats. Whitko had six extra-base hits in the game.
COLUMBIA CITY â It was altogether fitting that on Thursdayâs senior night that the Columbia City Eagle Baseball team got standout performances from its senior leaders in the Northeast Hoosier Conference game with the visiting New Haven Bulldogs.
The Eagles used a dominating pitching performance from senior Jordan Bickle and multiple extra-base hits from seniors Derek Hinen, Andrew Biggs and Austin McCormick to hang a 14-1 loss on the Bulldogs.
Bickle turned in an outstanding game on the mound for the Eagles.
COLUMBIA CITY â Little Turtle Elementary School teachers and administrators are working every day to fulfill the buildingâs mission statement.
That statement is one the faculty hopes each student embraces, âI am here to learn.â
Learning is aided for the students by Quality Circles, which are groups of teachers who work together within specializations. Academic quality groups include such areas as literacy and math.
âAll quality circles will support the schoolâs goals,â said Little Turtle Principal Tammy Weimer.