May 7th, 2012
Whitko Middle Schoolâ€™s Clean World Association (CWA) was in full bloom at the Whitley County Farmerâ€™s Market Saturday. The group of 15 students participate in this extracurricular club to learn about plants and gardening.
Laura Thong-Umphai, the groupâ€™s sponsor and a 6th grade science teacher at Whitko, explains. â€śThey learn everything. Starting with sewing the seed, taking care of the plants, learning the variety and the needs of the plant. Now we are here today, the group is learning the business side of it.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Farmerâ€™s Market kicked off its summer season with a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday morning. Many of the Chamber of Commerce board members were present along with Mayor Ryan Daniel and Market Master, Chris Lilly.
According to Lilly, the market is full of vendors. Fifty vendors are now signed up for the Saturday morning market from now until Oct. 31.
LARWILL â€” One man was arrested in Larwill Sunday evening after an employee at the Larwill Deli reported a suspicious van outside the convenience store.
The employee reported a white van without a license plate that was suspiciously driving around the store. After the witness saw a man begin to put on what was reportedly a face mask, she called the police, locked the doors and hid in the back of the deli.
â€śThe attendant was really sharp,â€ť Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Detective Chuck Vogley said. â€śShe saw something wasnâ€™t right.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A South Whitley man was arrested on six charges early Sunday morning, after firing a shotgun four times from his residence, with police in the area.
Phillip J. Kessie, 36, already convicted as a violent felon on previous charges and who is on probation, was charged with possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, criminal recklessness, reckless driving, possession of paraphernalia, resisting law enforcement and operating while intoxicated.
The incident began late Saturday night, with a reported domestic fight while driving.
Indian Springs boys golf team remains undefeated, winning the Indian Springs Invitational at Eagle Glen Saturday. From left, Nick Decker, Spencer Klimek, Tyler Green, Cameron Slavich and Matt Benedict.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s tennis team downed DeKalb, 4-1.
â€śI was very pleased with the girls tonight,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said. â€śThey stayed focused on the courts and took care of business.â€ť
The Lady Eagles got wins in both doubles matches, and the No. 1 and 2 singles competitions.
Breanna Hicks and Sydney Ford won in close 6-3, 6-4 sets in the No. 1 doubles match. In the No. 2 doubles, Blake Farber and Macie Hinen won 6-2, 6-3.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team improved its record to 13-5 with two wins over the weekend.
The Wildcats downed Bellmont Friday, 4-3 and pummeled Southwood Saturday, 11-0.
Against Bellmont, the â€™Cats slowly built to a 4-0 lead after four innings.
The Braves attempted a comeback in the fifth frame, scoring three runs. Those three runs would be the only three Bellmont scored in the game, as the Wildcats won 4-3.
Win over Southwood
Whitkoâ€™s win over Soutwood wasnâ€™t as nailbiting, as the â€™Cats tacked on four runs in the last two frames to win 11-0.
Churubuscoâ€™s baseball and softball teams are traveling to Concordia today to face the Cadets for double headers.
Hayden Kilgore delivers to the plate against Hamilton last week.
HAMILTON â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boys and girls track teams both beat Hamilton and Fremont in a three-way Northeast Corner Conference meet.
Between the two teams, the boys and girls collected 19 first-place finishes.
In the boys match, the Eagles won with 117 points, followed by Fremont with 97 and Hamilton with 24.
The girls scored 105 points, ousting Fremont, which had 91 points, and Hamilton (24).
The Eagles host the Northeast Corner Conference meet Tuesday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department swore in a new deputy Friday morning at the Whitley County Courthouse.
Billy Maddox, 29, is WCSDâ€™s newest member and had his first day on the job Tuesday.
Maddox, along with his wife Tara, resides in the Larwill area and has been a Whitley County Sheriff Reserve since 2008.
He went to Vincennes University to study conservation law.
Maddox grew up in Southern Indiana and moved to Whitley County in 2003.