May 15th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â Two new deputies were sworn in to the Whitley County Sheriffâs Department Thursday afternoon.
Jon Stoffel and Tim Hartman are no strangers to law enforcement, and have begun patrol in Whitley County.
WABASH â Whitkoâs 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 Northfieldâs 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 âbarbaricâ and âclasslessâ 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 Cityâs 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 âOn the Radioâ to students and faculty in the schoolâs 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.
SOUTH WHITLEY â It took nine innings, but the Whitko Wildcat baseball team claimed a 6-5 home Three Rivers Conference win over the Rochester Zebras Wednesday.
In a very evenly played game, both teams put up three runs in the first inning, with Rochester getting theirs in the top half of the first and Whitko matching them in the bottom half.
Passages Profiles â15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the programs of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY â More than 20 years ago the State Use Committee, which administers funds set aside to help people with disabilities, entered into contracts with service providers to provide janitorial and maintenance service for rest stops along Indianaâs highways.
One of Passages, Incorporatedâs programs has involved the placement of clients into those positions.