April 16th, 2015
OSSIAN ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls‚Äô tennis team opened the season with a 4-1 win at Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell Tuesday evening.
Rachel Flauding, dropped a 6-2, 6-3 decision to Norwell‚Äôs Molly Burton in the No. 1 singles match.
Katie Doerhmann downed Norwell‚Äôs Megan Herber by identical 6-1, 6-1 scores in the No. 2 singles slot, while Hannah Clark defeated Norwell‚Äôs Cierra Middleton 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The City of Columbia City is taking a stance against drug and alcohol abuse by its employees.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre trying to get as close to ‚Äėzero tolerance‚Äô as we can,‚ÄĚ said Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel. ‚ÄúOur intent isn‚Äôt to intrude into our employees‚Äô private lives, but as employees of the city we can‚Äôt have someone impaired.‚ÄĚ
Daniel noted that many city employees are operating expensive equipment, paid for by taxpayers, and public safety employees can face life-or-death situations.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ After five innings, Whitko‚Äôs Lady Wildcats held a 4-1 lead over West Noble‚Äôs Lady Chargers.
But in the sixth inning, the Whitko bats started connecting and the flood gates opened on the way to an 11-1 win for the Lady ‚ÄôCats to end the game early. Back-to-back singles by Hanna Yohe and Emily Hughes scored Syndney Lancaster and Riley Insley, respectively.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Students of Whitko High School will perform their rendition of ‚ÄúAnnie‚ÄĚ in the school auditorium Friday at 7 p.m.
Annie, played by Jasmine Gregory, begins in a rundown orphanage that is operated by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan, played by Amie Fortman. Annie works and cleans from day to day with hopes that someday her family will come for her.
Tickets for the show are $6 for adults and $5 for students, available at the door.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs Lady Eagle softball team is still in search of its first win of the season following a 12-3 home loss to an aggressive Manchester team Wednesday.
The Eagles jumped in front in the bottom of the first inning when Jazlyn Needler scored on a single by Alisha Farner. Needler had reached safely on a Manchester error.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ John Bollinger, a former Indiana Department of Health milk inspector and life-long Whitley County resident, has been honored for his outstanding contributions to the dairy industry in Indiana.
Bollinger received the Steve Atkisson Lifetime Achievement Award at the Indiana Milk Quality Professionals‚Äô annual conference.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The city‚Äôs beautiful parks and landscaping don‚Äôt happen on their own.
Columbia City‚Äôs Master Gardeners provide horticulture talent ‚ÄĒ but are in need of help.
Formed in 2006, Columbia City‚Äôs Master Gardeners group was germinated to help beautify the city‚Äôs parks.
Former Mayor Jim Fleck started the program with Aileen Meier, along with a grant from the Whitley County Community Foundation.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ In a game that was essentially over after two innings, the Whitko Lady Wildcats traveled to Fort Wayne South Side Tuesday evening, pummeling the Lady Archers 20-0.
While holding the Lady Archers scoreless, Whitko put up six runs in the first inning and eight in the second to take a 14-0 lead after two innings.
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* HUMIDITY...RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL DROP TO BETWEEN 20 AND 25 PERCENT.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County‚Äôs Commissioners have approved plans for a Fort Wayne radio station to bring its summer event to the Whitley County Courthouse Square this year.
98.9 The Bear on the Square has thrilled the people of Fort Wayne for nearly two decades, and the rock radio station plans to spread the fun this year to three other locations.
Columbia City, Huntington and Auburn will have the opportunity to be the first locations outside of Fort Wayne to host this summer event.