May 16th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Nearly all Whitley County elementary schools performed better than the state average on iREAD-3 testing this spring. The Indiana Department of Education recently released results of the test from every school district, revealing a statewide average passing rate of 84.2 percent.
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SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Friday night was one of the most competitive games played between Whitko‚Äôs and Columbia City‚Äôs baseball teams.
The Eagles led the entire game only to see the Wildcats score in the bottom of the seventh inning to earn a 9-8 victory.
Columbia City scored three runs in the top of the seventh to earn what seemed like a safe 8-5 lead.
Whitko took advantage of a throwing error by the Eagles to score Zach Snep and Tanner Gaff.
Drew Bradford followed that with a single to bring in Hunter Sroufe.
Drew O‚ÄôDell, Columbia City senior, signed a letter of intent to play football for the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.
O‚ÄôDell will study sports business at Mount Union. Pictured, from front left: Ross O‚ÄôDell, father; Drew O‚ÄôDell; and Lisa O‚ÄôDell, mother. Back: Columbia City Head Football Coach Brett Fox.
PIERCETON ‚ÄĒ One person is dead following a tractor-trailer crash along U.S. 30, just east of Pierceton Friday afternoon.
Officers and emergency personnel responded at 12:23 p.m. to a 9-1-1 call of a single vehicle, semi tractor/trailer crash on U.S. 30, east of Ind. 13.
Officers arrived and located that the vehicle had crashed into, and was still inside, a vacant business.
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COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, or ‚Äúduck stamp,‚ÄĚ will increase in price for the first time in 24 years.
The cost will change from the current $15 to $25. The increase adjusts for inflation over the last 24 years. Several conservation organizations, including Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl, support the increase.
The 2005 National Duck Hunter Survey showed that 65 percent of U.S. duck hunters spent more than $250 per season.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Indian Springs Middle School hosted its annual invitational golf tournament Saturday at Eagle Glen Golf Course. Indian Springs‚Äô girls team placed second, losing in a tiebreaker.
Indian Springs shot a 273 as a team to tie for first in the five-team tournament, but took second on a tiebreaker.
SOUTH WHITLEY ¬≠‚ÄĒ Town council members approved a tree trimming and removal plan at Tuesday‚Äôs meeting in South Whitley.
Plant Growth Management Systems, Inc. will handle the $77,000 project to clear unwanted trees and trim low-hanging limbs.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs Lady Eagle tennis team split a pair of away matches, dropping a 5-0 decision to Prairie Heights on Monday, coming back on Tuesday evening to claim a 3-2 win over Lakeland.
In Monday‚Äôs contest against Prairie Heights, Churubusco‚Äôs Audrey Gier-cher fell 6-3, 6-1 to Andra Ledgerwood.
SOUTH WHITLEY ¬≠‚ÄĒ Whitko High School received a silver medal and was ranked 47th in the state in a recently released report from U.S. News and World Reports.
Information supplied by the Indiana Department of Education was used to determine school ranking. The report ranked schools based on student/teacher ratio, college readiness and proficiency in algebra and English.