April 28th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls tennis team played host to Whitko High School Monday night at DeVol Field.
The Lady Eagles took wins in all matches but one, winning by a 4-1 score.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Twenty-three students were on their way to school Monday morning when their school bus collided with a car.
Reports say the bus driver was stopped at the intersection of South Columbia Parkway and Jeffrey Court. The bus driver didnâ€™t see an oncoming car and drove into it. Reports say sun may have been a factor in the crash.
â€śThis is not the kind of thing you ever want to have happen,â€ť said Patricia Oâ€™Connor, superintendent of Whitley County Consolidated Schools. â€śThankfully, none of the children were hurt.â€ť
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s Eagle baseball team used an outstanding pitching performance by Jacob Howe and just enough offense to send the Hamilton Marines down to a 5-0 defeat in the opening game of the the 2015 Northeast Corner Conference baseball tournament Monday night at Churubusco.
Howe faced only 23 batters, two over the minimum, while pitching a one-hit shutout of the Marines. Howe also recorded 13 strikeouts in the seven innings.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A several-hour long search had a happy ending Monday when an elderly man returned safely to his retirement community.
Donald Beckner, 79, was reported missing at approximately 8:30 a.m. Monday. Family members said they hadnâ€™t seen him since 5 p.m. the night before. Beckner lives in the retirement community on Armstrong Drive.
GOSHEN â€”Columbia Cityâ€™s boysâ€™ track team competed in a cold and rainy Goshen Relays Saturday. The Eagles competed in the small school division placing 14th out of 20 schools with a score of 41.5 points.
The Eagles were paced by two first-place finishes. In the sprint medley relay, the Columbia City team of Heath Atkins, Noah Judd, Tim Hearld and Andrew McFarland took the win in a time of 1:39.5.
LIGONIER â€” Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team took a 13-9 win over the host West Noble Chargers Friday evening.
The Eagles used a strong offense, highlighted by two four-run innings to down the Chargers.
West Noble broke on top, getting a single run in the bottom of the first inning. Churubusco came back to put up four runs in the top of the second to go up 4-1.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After an elderly Columbia City man was reported missing this morning, police found him in his home at approximately 2:45 p.m. Monday.
According to police scanner traffic, he was returned home in a vehicle with two Elkhart people and one Illinois person. According to the police scanner, Beckner had a handful of cash.
No further information is available at this time.
Becker was reported missing this morning and police say he hadn't been seen since 5 p.m. Sunday.
FORT WAYNE â€” No. 16-ranked Columbia City took third at Saturdayâ€™s Concordia Golf Invitational at the Foster Park golf course.
The Eagles shot 312, placing behind Leo and Bishop Dwenger, who both scored 301. When the tie couldnâ€™t be broken on the fifth golferâ€™s score, the top five for Leo and Dwenger went out for a one-hole playoff to decide the winner.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The ride to school was delayed for several Whitley County Consolidated Schools elementary-school students Monday morning after one of its buses was involved in a crash.
Bus 0101, a Mary Raber Elementary School bus, was involved in a crash with a passenger car just after 7 a.m. Monday, while the bus was picking up children for school in Columbia Shores.
No children were reportedly injured in the crash; however, an ambulance was summoned to the scene for the driver of the passenger car, with reports of a minor head injury, according to police scanner traffic.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s girls track team hosted the Turtle Town Classic invitational Saturday, despite blowing rain and cool temperatures.
The host team placed fifth in the Black division, comprised of smaller schools.