April 11th, 2014
CHURUBUSCO â€” With a 5-2 win in the season opener against Woodlan and another win over Oak Hill Thursday night, Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team is off to a 2-0 start to the season â€” an impressive feat as the team only had one practice on the field before the season opener.
As of March 10, Churubuscoâ€™s baseball field still had 14 inches of snow on it, forcing the Eagles to practice in the gymnasium and on the parking lot.
â€śWe tried to give them all the game situations through practice,â€ť said Churubusco Head Coach Mark Grove. â€śExperience is key.â€ť
HUNTINGTON â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys track team opened its season with a loss at Huntington North Thursday night.
Though the team didnâ€™t open the season with a win, Head Coach Krystal Zoltek said she was happy to be on the track.
â€śIt was nice to participate after the early cancellations and cold weather,â€ť Zoltek said. â€śWe are a young team and looking for great improvement as the season progresses.â€ť
The Eagles missed their first two meets to weather â€” the county meet March 20 at Churubusco, and a dual with Wawasee March 24.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Water Department worked to repair a water main break Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Elm and Market Streets.
The repair caused the intersection to be closed for several hours while crews worked to fully restore service to the area.
Pictured, Columbia City Water Superintendent Mike Dear (left) and Scott Buckles inspect the broken pipe.
COLUMBIA CITY (April 11, 2014) -- The Center for Whitley County Youth held its annual cook-off last night and the new team to the competition took two top awards.
Team Live United, led by Whitley County United Way Executive Director Cindy Baker, won "Best Meal" and "Best Presentation."
Team Forklift, led by Hank Workman, won "Most Unique Menu."
As officials with The Center continue to total donations received, more than $56,000 is already accounted for.
Read more about this event and see photos in today's Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County will soon have an additional 45 jobs added to the area, with hiring starting as soon as June.
PDQ Workholding will now have a sister company, PDQ Tooling. The new venture will offer manufacturing of the very tools that are used in the machines PDQ currently produces.
The company will invest $7.2 million to lease, renovate and equip a 17,000 square-foot facility located at 1100 S. Williams Dr. in Columbia City.
Columbia City Fireman Lance Beers takes advantage of this weekâ€™s nice weather to wash one of the cityâ€™s fire trucks Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures are expected to reach 70 degrees today, pleasant conditions after a long, cold winter.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Commissioners were given two requests to vacate property near county lakes.
Although the requests were similar â€” they were made to allow property owners to posses parcels that were otherwise right-of-ways or common ground â€” the outcome was entirely different.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” As winter weather ends, repair work begins.
Several of the countyâ€™s roads, as well as bridges and culverts, are receiving maintenance and repair work.
With the scheduled work, road closures are happening throughout the county. The Indiana Department of Transportation announced that Ind. 9 will be closed beginning Friday to rehabilitate the deck for the bridge over Catfish Creek.
The closure will be six miles north of Columbia City, and is expected to continue through early August.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Each year, dozens of area residents come together for the National Day of Prayer, held on the first day of May annually.
However, events are slated leading up to the nationwide day of observance. A 5K Walk, Run for Jesus will take off April 26 at 9 a.m. from The Center for Whitley County Youth in Columbia City.
â€śThe race is being held to raise awareness and promote the National Day of Prayer in our community,â€ť said organizer Sue Langohr.
Proceeds from the event will benefit The Center.
Joy M. Worrick, 93, of Columbia City, died at 9:12 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Parkview Oaks, Columbia City, where she had been a resident since April 3.
She was born April 19, 1920, in Whitley County, a daughter of the late Everett â€śBudâ€ť and Dessie (Traster) Taylor.
Her formative years were spent in Union Township. She graduated from Union Township High School.
On April 9, 1944, she was united in marriage to Lester B. Worrick. They made their home in Union Township. In 1997, the couple moved to Westgate, Columbia City, and 2005 to their present home.