May 20th, 2015
A large group of Mary Raber Elementary School students participated in the schoolâ€™s Bike to School Day Wednesday morning. The annual event is intended to promote healthy lifestyles and bicycle safety. A special BMX program will be held after school.
COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Economic Development Corporation is hosting the awards for its illumin8 program this evening at the Whitley County Government Center at 6 p.m.
illumin8 is a program focused on downtown Columbia City and designed to provide an opportunity for people to share their vision for a business to fill one of several store fronts downtown, and for entrepreneurs who may be ready to launch a business.
WOODBURN Ââ€” Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team ran its record to 14-6 with a 7-4 win over Woodlan in a game played on the Warriorsâ€™ field Monday evening.
Churubusco jumped out to a lead, pushing across three runs in the top of the first inning.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A man involved in a brief police standoff in Fort Wayne has been identified as a Whitley County man.
Though his identity has not been released, officials say local law enforcement officials were looking for the man, who they believe was suicidal.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” There have been times this season when the Whitko Lady Wildcats softball team has let up on opponents after a big lead.
Monday was not one of those games. The Lady â€™Cats kept their foot on the gas the entire game and the offense powered Whitko to an 11-1 win over Three Rivers Conference opponent Southwood.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s United Way announced the end of its current fundraising campaign and the beginning of the grant-making process that will send $100,000 into the Whitley County community.
The campaign raised about $165,000, approximately $60,000 short of the goal of $225,000.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” A late surge from West Noble came up short and Whitkoâ€™s baseball team earned its 17th win of the season Monday, 5-3.
Tanner Gaff hit a solo shot over the fence in the first to start the game.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitko High School held its Senior Awards program last week to recognize outstanding students.
Awards and scholarships were given for academics, athletics and extra-curricular activities.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In a game shortened to five innings, Columbia Cityâ€™s Lady Eagle softball team used the long ball to down visiting Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell 13-6 Monday evening.
Every time the visiting Lady Knights scored, the Lady Eagles responded with offensive output of their own.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Whitley County native and 1996 Columbia City High School graduate is returning to Whitley County to serve as Northern Heights Elementary Schoolâ€™s principal.
Wesley Mullett, son of the late Dan and Susan Mullett (Riecke), and brother of Eagle Tech Academy Principal Brady Mullett, will join NHES next year.