April 28th, 2015
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s Eagle baseball team used an outstanding pitching performance by Jacob Howe and just enough offense to send the Hamilton Marines down to a 5-0 defeat in the opening game of the the 2015 Northeast Corner Conference baseball tournament Monday night at Churubusco.
Howe faced only 23 batters, two over the minimum, while pitching a one-hit shutout of the Marines. Howe also recorded 13 strikeouts in the seven innings.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A several-hour long search had a happy ending Monday when an elderly man returned safely to his retirement community.
Donald Beckner, 79, was reported missing at approximately 8:30 a.m. Monday. Family members said they hadnâ€™t seen him since 5 p.m. the night before. Beckner lives in the retirement community on Armstrong Drive.
GOSHEN â€”Columbia Cityâ€™s boysâ€™ track team competed in a cold and rainy Goshen Relays Saturday. The Eagles competed in the small school division placing 14th out of 20 schools with a score of 41.5 points.
The Eagles were paced by two first-place finishes. In the sprint medley relay, the Columbia City team of Heath Atkins, Noah Judd, Tim Hearld and Andrew McFarland took the win in a time of 1:39.5.
LIGONIER â€” Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team took a 13-9 win over the host West Noble Chargers Friday evening.
The Eagles used a strong offense, highlighted by two four-run innings to down the Chargers.
West Noble broke on top, getting a single run in the bottom of the first inning. Churubusco came back to put up four runs in the top of the second to go up 4-1.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After an elderly Columbia City man was reported missing this morning, police found him in his home at approximately 2:45 p.m. Monday.
According to police scanner traffic, he was returned home in a vehicle with two Elkhart people and one Illinois person. According to the police scanner, Beckner had a handful of cash.
No further information is available at this time.
Becker was reported missing this morning and police say he hadn't been seen since 5 p.m. Sunday.
FORT WAYNE â€” No. 16-ranked Columbia City took third at Saturdayâ€™s Concordia Golf Invitational at the Foster Park golf course.
The Eagles shot 312, placing behind Leo and Bishop Dwenger, who both scored 301. When the tie couldnâ€™t be broken on the fifth golferâ€™s score, the top five for Leo and Dwenger went out for a one-hole playoff to decide the winner.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The ride to school was delayed for several Whitley County Consolidated Schools elementary-school students Monday morning after one of its buses was involved in a crash.
Bus 0101, a Mary Raber Elementary School bus, was involved in a crash with a passenger car just after 7 a.m. Monday, while the bus was picking up children for school in Columbia Shores.
No children were reportedly injured in the crash; however, an ambulance was summoned to the scene for the driver of the passenger car, with reports of a minor head injury, according to police scanner traffic.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s girls track team hosted the Turtle Town Classic invitational Saturday, despite blowing rain and cool temperatures.
The host team placed fifth in the Black division, comprised of smaller schools.
FORT WAYNE â€” Wayne Kreiger is the most recent winner of the Nancy Rehm Award.
Kreiger was recognized for his influence on womenâ€™s athletics, with decades of time put in as a girls basketball coach and a lifetime on the basketball court.
Kreiger, 72, was honored with the award at the annual Nancy Rehm Border Wars Classic on Sunday at the University of Saint Francis.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Elise Cormany (left) and Regan Decker (front), leap at the start of the 400-meter dash at the Turtletown Relays Saturday in Churubusco. Cormany placed third and Regan took fifth in the event. There were 23 schools at Churubusco High School for the event. Columbia City placed second in the Gold Division (big school). Whitko came in second and Churubusco placed fifth in the Black Division (small school).