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May 20th, 2015

KNETTER: Man faces multiple molesting charges

May 20, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man is facing multiple charges of child molesting after a long investigation by the Indiana State Police and Huntington County Sheriff’s Department.

Melvin Knetter, 48, an alleged repeat offender, was arrested last month on six counts of child molesting in Whitley County.

18 TO 1: Lady Eagles blow out Wayne

May 20, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Lady Eagle softball team celebrated Senior Night with an 18-1 blowout of the Wayne Lady Generals Tuesday evening.

Columbia City pounded out 14 hits in routing the over-matched visitors. In a game that could have been much worse, the Lady Eagles put up 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning.

BIKES GALORE: At Mary Raber

May 20, 2015

A large group of Mary Raber Elementary School students participated in the school’s Bike to School Day Wednesday morning. The annual event is intended to promote healthy lifestyles and bicycle safety. A special BMX program will be held after school.

May 19th

illumin8: Whitley Co. EDC to host awards program

May 19, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Economic Development Corporation is hosting the awards for its illumin8 program this evening at the Whitley County Government Center at 6 p.m.

illumin8 is a program focused on downtown Columbia City and designed to provide an opportunity for people to share their vision for a business to fill one of several store fronts downtown, and for entrepreneurs who may be ready to launch a business.

’BUSCO BASEBALL WINS: Eagles improve record to 14-6

May 19, 2015

WOODBURN ­— Churubusco’s baseball team ran its record to 14-6 with a 7-4 win over Woodlan in a game played on the Warriors’ field Monday evening.

Churubusco jumped out to a lead, pushing across three runs in the top of the first inning.

POLICE STANDOFF: Whitley Co. man in Fort Wayne

May 19, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A man involved in a brief police standoff in Fort Wayne has been identified as a Whitley County man.

Though his identity has not been released, officials say local law enforcement officials were looking for the man, who they believe was suicidal.

Whitko runs away to 11-1 win

May 19, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — There have been times this season when the Whitko Lady Wildcats softball team has let up on opponents after a big lead.

Monday was not one of those games. The Lady ’Cats kept their foot on the gas the entire game and the offense powered Whitko to an 11-1 win over Three Rivers Conference opponent Southwood.

CAMPAIGN: United Way falls short of its goal

May 19, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County’s United Way announced the end of its current fundraising campaign and the beginning of the grant-making process that will send $100,000 into the Whitley County community.

The campaign raised about $165,000, approximately $60,000 short of the goal of $225,000.

HOME RUN START: Whitko baseball holds off Chargers

May 19, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — A late surge from West Noble came up short and Whitko’s baseball team earned its 17th win of the season Monday, 5-3.

Tanner Gaff hit a solo shot over the fence in the first to start the game.

SENIOR AWARDS: Whitko H.S. honors outstanding students

May 19, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko High School held its Senior Awards program last week to recognize outstanding students.

Awards and scholarships were given for academics, athletics and extra-curricular activities.

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