May 3rd, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man who pleaded guilty last month to two meth-related charges received a 20-year sentence in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Joshua Lemmon, 34, was handed a pair of 10-year sentences, to be served concurrently, with none of the time suspended. The two charges to which he admitted his guilt were dealing in methamphetamine and manufacturing methamphetamine.
In his sentencing, Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer said he would recommend Lemmon for work release and said the sentences could be modified in the future.
Little Turtle Elementary School recently named its Spirit Award recipients.
The Peabody Public Library recently announced its Teen Idol winners. Taking first place was Dakota Schilling, who sang and played the guitar.
The contest was sponsored by the Whitley County Community Foundationâ€™s â€śCount Me In Program.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s tennis team swept a Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Thursday, defeating New Haven 5-0.
The Lady Eagles took the win on a special fundraising night. Columbia Cityâ€™s girls tennis team, led by Head Coach Kathleen Myers, raised money for Isaac Rentschler, a second grader who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Isaac, a student of Myersâ€™, is currently undergoing treatment for a form of eye cancer.
The Lady Eagles honored Isaac in prime fashion, with Celine Rongos and Adriana Brown taking sweeping 6-0, 6-0 wins in No. 1 and No. 3 singles.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the final installment of a three-part series on prom season.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Boutonnieres and polished nails may be on the mind of Whitley County students this weekend, but as prom season starts for the county, school leaders, police and parents are concerned with safety.
In the next two weekends, all three Whitley County high schools will hold their proms in Fort Wayne.
Melanie Bechtold, prom advisor for CCHS and teacher, said safety is part of planning the annual event.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s golf team won its second match in two days Thursday night, topping Leo by a 159-171 score.
Freshmen Eagles Tyler Green and Spencer Klimek were co-medalists, scoring 37 apiece.
Green shot a birdie on Eagle Glenâ€™s No. 2 hole, a par 3. Klimek didnâ€™t have more than five strokes through the entire front nine, including a three on hole No. 7.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Cameron Slavich outdid Klimek on hole 7, scoring a two to help him to a total of 44.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Thursday marked the 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer, and events were scheduled for participation throughout the day.
Events began as early as 7 a.m., with a breakfast at Grace Lutheran Church for local church leaders and government officials.
Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel read a proclamation to start the day.
â€śI say this every year, but if our nation ever needed prayerâ€”itâ€™s now,â€ť said Pastor Steve Johnson of Oak Grove Church of God.
SOUTH BEND (AP) â€” Notre Dame unveiled a plan Thursday to add buildings and more than 3,000 revenue-producing premium seats in and around Notre Dame Stadium in a push to make that area of campus more of a community hub.
The stadium that opened in 1930 and was expanded in 1997 is used fewer than 10 times a year for football games, commencement and recreational events. The idea is to use the stadium as a centerpiece where academics, athletics, students' social lives and the surrounding community come together.
With temperatures reaching the 80s on Wednesday, many youngsters were playing outside. Pictured, a group of friends ride their bikes in Columbia Shores. From left are Leonidas Huskey, 6, Aiden Huskey, 3, and Alexis Pettigrew, 9.
MANCHESTER â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys golf team picked up a conference win against Rochester Wednesday.
The Wildcats beat visiting Rochester 167-181 at Sycamore Golf Club.
Leading the way for Whitko was Danny Zawlocki, who shot 40 to earn medalist honors. Colton LeTourneau was next for Whitko at 42. Cole Bechtold carded 43 and Will Peters shot 44. Jacob Silveus scored 47 and Matt Hathaway shot 52.
All told, the top four Whitko golfers beat or tied the top Rochester golfer.
Whitko will next be at the Northfield Invitational Saturday in Wabash.