May 15th, 2015
SOUTH WHITLEY Ââ€” 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s tennis team wrapped up the Northeast Hoosier Conference portion of its schedule Thursday evening at the DeVol Field courts. The Lady Eagles fell to Carroll by a 4-1 score on Senior night.
At No.1 singles Eagle Rachel Flauding fell 6-0, 6-1 to Carrollâ€™s Sydney Jackson.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Two new deputies were sworn in to the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department Thursday afternoon.
Jon Stoffel and Tim Hartman are no strangers to law enforcement, and have begun patrol in Whitley County.
WABASH â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls track team edged Northfield to take the Three Rivers Conference track and field title at Southwood Thursday evening.
Whitko put up 122.5 points to finish ahead of Northfieldâ€™s 114.5 points. Rochester was third at 84 points, with Southwood taking fourth with 81.5.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A popular entertainment event at the Whitley County 4-H Fair is facing scrutiny and criticism from concerned citizens.
As it enters the third year at the Grandstand, pig wrestling is being called â€śbarbaricâ€ť and â€śclasslessâ€ť by those who oppose a team of people attempting to restrain a screaming pig.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City High School held its Honors Convocation Monday evening in Newell Rice Auditorium.
Awards and scholarships were distributed for academics, extra-curriculars and athletics.
Northeast Indiana Cub Scouts converged in Columbia City for the annual Soap Box Derby. Above, Brandon Kirtlan, of Fremont, speeds down the hill on Old Trail Road Saturday morning. The track was set up on Old Trail Road between Van Buren Street and Market Street.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Junk pick-up will restart on Columbia Cityâ€™s east side on Saturday â€” the same day as Columbia Shoresâ€™ annual garage sale.
Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said the trash company is aware of the garage sales and the city is working to accommodate the extra traffic.
ROCHESTER â€” Two runs in their last at-bat gave host Rochester Lady Zebras a Three Rivers Conference win over the visiting Whitko Lady Wildcats Wednesday night, 8-7.
The Wildcats pushed across two runs in the top of the second inning to take the lead early. Rochester tied the contest with two runs of its own in the bottom of the third.
Whitko Elementary fourth- and fifth-graders performed their musical â€śOn the Radioâ€ť to students and faculty in the schoolâ€™s gym Wednesday morning. Above, Aubrey Till, as Jivinâ€™ Judy (left), and Danielle Schuman, as Marvelous Molly, lead the chorus as they perform hit singles from different radio decades. The musical was directed by Katey Till and Dianne Giannakeff with help from Heather Bingham and Courtney Krider.