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May 8th, 2012

Helen Fink, 85

May 8, 2012

Helen I. Fink, 85, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne.
Born in Defiance, Ohio, Helen retired from L.S. Ayres and International Harvester where she had been a radio dispatcher. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
Helen had a nurturing heart for raising Yorkshire terriers and enjoyed working in her yard.
Surviving are sister, Laura Craig of Auburn, goddaughters, June Keiser, Deanna Kissinger, and Tara Van Houten all of Columbia City, and several nieces and nephews.

May 7th

PARTNERSHIP: Youth council formed between WCCS, Columbia City

May 7, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Mayor Ryan Daniel and Superintendent of Whitley County Consolidated Schools, Dr. Patricia O’Connor have developed a new cooperative called the Columbia City Youth Council (CCYC).
Comprised of students from the sophomore, junior and senior classes at Columbia City High School, the program will focus on engaging youth in the future of the city.

STUDYING PLANTS: Students turn seeds into dollars

May 7, 2012

Whitko Middle School’s Clean World Association (CWA) was in full bloom at the Whitley County Farmer’s Market Saturday. The group of 15 students participate in this extracurricular club to learn about plants and gardening.
Laura Thong-Umphai, the group’s sponsor and a 6th grade science teacher at Whitko, explains. “They 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.”

IN FULL SWING: Farmer's market takes off

May 7, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Farmer’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.

ROBBERY THWARTED: Suspicious van reported, weapon found

May 7, 2012

LARWILL — 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.
“The attendant was really sharp,” Whitley County Sheriff’s Detective Chuck Vogley said. “She saw something wasn’t right.”

GUNFIRE: Man shoots shotgun, gets arrested

May 7, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 Invite Champions

May 7, 2012

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.

Lady Eagle tennis defeats NHC foe DeKalb

May 7, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s tennis team downed DeKalb, 4-1.

“I was very pleased with the girls tonight,” Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said. “They stayed focused on the courts and took care of business.”

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.

Whitko downs Bellmont, Southwood

May 7, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’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 ’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

Whitko’s win over Soutwood wasn’t as nailbiting, as the ’Cats tacked on four runs in the last two frames to win 11-0.

May 4th

’Busco softball, baseball on tap for weekend

May 4, 2012

Churubusco’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.

ANGOLA — Columbia City’s volleyball team held on for a five-game win Wednesday night at Angola....
WHITLEY COUNTY — Area football teams are taking a final day of preparation before the season opens...
The Columbia City Church of the Nazarene Alpha team won the Church League Softball championship...

 

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