May 2nd, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Few people would consider 13 as their lucky number.
But for Shawn Lickey, the number has a nice ring to it. He has been working with the Columbia City Electric Department for 13 years, and he will step into the superintendentâ€™s position at the end of this month to take over for a retiring Larry Whetstone.
The story diverges though, with the use of the word luck. Lickey has worked hard to get where he is at and has taken advantage of many learning opportunities.
BLUFFTON â€” After having to postpone the match twice due to rain, Columbia Cityâ€™s golf team was finally able to travel to play conference foe Norwell at Timber Ridge Golf Course.
The Eagles came out victorious winning 178-189.
â€śIn the end, we are happy to get a win in these tough conditions here,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. â€śIâ€™m proud of these guys for getting through.â€ť
The Eagles were led by freshman Tyler Green who fired a 40 for the night. Green was one stroke behind the match medalist, Ked Milholland, who shot a 39.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indiana House Bill 1006 would be expected to have an impact on the inmate population at state prisons and local jails.
It could also bring changes to the justice system inside the courtroom.
If the bill is passed, felonies will move from four different classes to a level system. Felony convicts will also be required to serve a greater percentage of time in the system. Provisions will be in place as well for greater sentencing on the local level.
While the exact impact is not known, some inside the courtroom believe reviews of the current code are necessary.
BOSTON (AP) â€” Just hours before one of the Boston Marathon suspects and his brother allegedly gunned down a campus police officer, authorities say he exchanged a series of text messages with a friend who'd become suspicious after seeing what looked like a familiar face being flashed on television.
Dias Kadyrbayev, a student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, texted his college buddy Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, saying he looked like one of the bombing suspects.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team played host to Northeast Corner Conference opponent Fremont in a battle of Eagles.
In a game that saw good pitching from both teams, the deciding factor was host Churubuscoâ€™s inability to string together hits with runners in scoring position throughout the contest.
The Churubusco Eagles stranded eight base runners and fell by a 6-3 score to the visiting Fremont Eagles.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls track team fell to both Bellmont and Carroll in a three-way meet Tuesday night.
Carroll took first in the Northeast Hoosier Conference clash with 73 and two-thirds points, followed by Bellmont with 56 and one-third points. Columbia City finished the night with 32 points.
â€śCarroll and Bellmont are very good,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said. â€śWe opted to rest some girls and not have them run multiple events.â€ť
CHURUBUSCO â€” In Tuesday eveningâ€™s Northeast Corner Conference battle of Lady Eagle softball teams, the host Churubusco Lady Eagles used a big nine-run fourth inning to hand the visiting Fremont Lady Eagles a 14-1 loss.
The hosts gave up only a single and a walk in the first three innings to the visitors, as Churubusco pitcher Courtney Luttman enticed five fly-outs in the first three stanzas to go along with infield ground outs.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s tennis team picked up a Northeast Hoosier Conference win Tuesday night, topping DeKalb 4-1.
The Lady Eagles picked up wins in No. 1 and No. 3 singles, as well as both doubles teams.
Celine Rongos took a strong 6-1, 6-2 win over DeKalbâ€™s Kelsey Helmkamp in No. 1 singles.
In No. 3 singles, Adriana Brown won 6-3, 6-3 over Lady Baron Taylor Thies.
The No. 1 doubles pair of Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen topped DeKalb 6-3, 6-2. Breanna Hicks and Alaina Beckner won 6-4, 6-3 in No. 2 doubles.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys golf team dropped another Northeast Hoosier Conference match Tuesday, falling to Carroll, 155-170.
The Eagles are now 0-3 in the NHC and 2-4 overall.
Columbia City freshman Tyler Green and Carrollâ€™s Joey Justice we co-medalists, each scoring a 37 in the back nine at Eagle Glen.
Fellow freshman Spencer Klimek was Columbia Cityâ€™s No. 2 linkster Tuesday, scoring a 40.
Max Dryer finished with a 45.
Both Cameron Slavich and Trent Murphy ended the night with scores of 48.
CHURUBUSCO â€” What has become a long season for the Churubusco Lady Eagle tennis team continued on Tuesday night as it fell 5-0 to a visiting Angola Lady Hornet team.
The Lady Eagles were only able to pick up one game in the varsity singles contests and that came at the No. 3 slot where senior Kayleen Mitchell fell 6-0, 6-1 to Angolaâ€™s Alyssa Rhoades.
In the No. 1 singles slot, Churubusco sophomore Cheyenne Conner fell 6-0 to the Lady Hornetsâ€™ Kirsten Quandt in the first set and by an identical 6-0 score in the second set.