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PIZZA NIGHT: Elks Lodge serves at Camp Whitley

July 15, 2014

The Columbia City Elks Lodge hosted pizza night at Camp Whitley. The boys and girls camp is one of the oldest youth camps in the state of Indiana, with many current Columbia City Elk members attending when they were young. The Columbia City Elks have assisted with many work projects at the camp over the past several years to keep up on assisting the youth of their community.

SOFTBALL CHAMPS: North Pole Contest Group goes undefeated in tourney

July 14, 2014

The North Pole Contest Group team from the Columbia City Parks Department’s youth softball league won the Minor League Championship. The team placed second overall in the league and were undefeated in the tourney. In the first game, the girls won 9-2 over Impact CNC. In the second game, the team beat Orion 6-2. The girls won the semi-final game against Fahl Colors 9-2, and beat R&D Landscaping in the championship game, 3-2. The squad is sponsored by North Pole Contest Group, a Ham Radio station of out Alaska.

WILDCAT WINNERS: Taking home the title

July 10, 2014

The Whitko Wildcat 14U Pony League team finished its season 11-3, playing in the Northern Indiana Boys of Summer 14U League. The boys won both the season title and tourney championship after beating Westview 6-5 in the semifinals, then downing a strong Middlebury team 11-6 to end the season.

ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETE: Early competes at USA youth championship

July 9, 2014

Jasmine Early, age 12, who will be a seventh grader this fall at Indian Springs Middle School, earned All-American status, competing in the 13 to 14-year-old age group at the USA Youth Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Bloomington June 26-29. Jasmine placed second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:23 and second in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 4:56.

Jasmine is the daughter of David and Kim Early, and granddaughter of Mark and Tina Schory, Carolyn and Dale Snyder, and Vernita Early, all of Columbia City.

CAMPING CONCLUDED: Camp Whitley residents awarded

July 8, 2014

Camp Whitley honored its third and final week leaders Saturday. A nasty storm forced the campers and staff of Camp Whitley into the basement of the kitchen early Tuesday morning. After the storm, camp had beautiful weather for games, swimming and fireworks for the week of July Fourth. During the week, Indiana State Police Trooper Brian Bills stopped by to review gun safety, Columbia City Police Master Patrolman Tim Pittenger and his dog Stryker stopped by in the middle of the week for a K9 demonstration, and Indiana Conservation Officer Darren Reed reviewed boat safety for the campers.

NEW FACES: Two major athletic positions filled

July 3, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Openings have been filled in two major positions in Whitley County athletics.

Whitko recently named a new head boys basketball coach, and Columbia City’s new football coach is set to take the field this fall.

MAGICAL GREEN: Buddies take in a round.

July 3, 2014

Columbia City — Taking advantage of the cool weather and sunny skies, golfers Norberto Forero, Tom, Ryan, and Dave Cotterman took in a round of golf at Magic Hills Golf Course in Columbia City on Thursday.

GOLF AWARDS: Col. City boys annual banquet

July 2, 2014

Columbia City’s boys golf team held its annual awards banquet last weekend. Award winners were, from left: Trent Murphy, Devol Award and Coach’s Award; Spencer Klimek, MVP; Tyler Green, Season Low Average; Luke Taylor, Most Improved; Max Dryer, Mental Attitude Award. Freshman Numerals winners include Evan and Ryan Kumfer. Reserve Letter Winners: Evan Kumfer, Ryan Kumfer, Matt Kumfer, Gavin Parish, Luke Taylor and Rob Wood. Varsity Letter winners include Murphy, Matt Benedict, Green, Klimek and Cameron Slavich.

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