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May 11th

HIGHWAY DEPT.: works on plans for sealing, dust control

May 12, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Highway Department is laying out plans for their summer sealing program and the continuation of dust control efforts.

“It’s when we get the most calls,” said Mike Barton, highway department superintendent. “They want to know which roads will be done first and second and if there are roads that are going to be done at all.”

“We’ll go out, and especially the roads we’ve milled, we want to get them out of any possible dust they’ve seen since last fall,” said Barton.

Barton said the Highway Department has not seen as much dust on the roads as they expected.

Whitko baseball downs Col. City

May 12, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Despite an impressive 10-run inning by Columbia City, Whitko held on for a 16-13 win over the Eagles on their own field Friday night in Columbia City.

Whitko jumped out to a 13-3 lead at the top of the fourth inning. Fearing the possibility of being beat by the 10-run-rule, Columbia City retaliated with a 10-run fourth frame to tie the score at 13.

But that was the end, as the Eagles didn’t score another run for the final three innings, while Whitko tacked on three more in the high-scoring game.

’Busco boys, girls track compete in NECC meet

May 12, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys and girls track teams hosted the Northeast Corner Conference meet Friday night.

The boys team placed third out of 10 teams, and the girls came in fourth.
Fairfield was the boys NECC title winner, while Westview received the honors for the girls.

Churubusco continued to control the throwing events, with Heather Monk taking first-team all-conference in both the shot put and discus. Monk’s sister, Katie, got second in the discus and third in the shot put.

Austin McClure dominated the boys throws, winning the discus and taking second in the shot put.

Col. City golf posts best score of season

May 12, 2012

NEW HAVEN — Columbia City’s boys golf team posted its best score of the season Thursday night at Whispering Creek.

The Eagles won with a 156 over the Bulldogs, who shot a 177.

Columbia City’s previous low was 166, 10 strokes higher than the Eagle’s score on Thursday.

Eagle Drew Burnsworth shot his best score of the season, 35, earning medalist honors.

“It was good to see Burnsworth break out and finish a round well,” Thompson said. “It was huge.”

Derek Philbee fired a 39, his first score under 40 this season.
“He’s been playing well for us,” Thompson said.

SHRIMP BUSINESS LOOKING TO LOCATE IN WHITLEY COUNTY

May 11, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The county council motioned to approve the president of the Whitley County EDC Alan Tio’s request for a revolving loan fund (RLF) Wednesday.
The request was made for a small business called Neptune’s Keep.
Jacob Bartlett, the owner of the agricultural shrimp farming business in southern Indiana, said he wants to expand, and he is considering locating in Whitley County.
Bartlett said he has been raising White Pacific shrimp indoors for the past two years, with successful growth in the business.

VIRAL COLLAPSE: 'Busco prom night starts out a bit scary

May 11, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — After prom is supposed to be fun. But some Churubusco students are having way too much fun with what happened right before prom and getting national attention for it.
Thirteen teens were dressed in their finest and getting pictures taken before Churubusco Senior High School’s prom last Saturday at the home of the Blake family when the deck they were standing on collapsed.
The students and their parents had decided to meet at Chandler Blake’s home just across from the I.U. Pond north of Churubusco on U.S. 33.

Larry Crawford, 62

May 11, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Larry L. Crawford, 62, of South Whitley, died at 2:08 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne where he was admitted Wednesday.
He was born Oct. 12, 1949, in Fort Wayne, a son of Phil M. and Genevieve L. (Hertsel) Crawford.
He was a lifelong resident of South Whitley with the exception of a year near Larwill. He graduated from South Whitley High School.
On Oct. 17, 1970, he was united in marriage to Alice F. May. Mrs. Crawford died Aug. 25, 2011.
He was a bassoon and oboe maker for Fox Products for 34 years.

May 10th

BIKIN': Elementary school students honor National Ride Your Bike to School Day

May 10, 2012

Wednesday was National Ride Your Bike To School Day, and more than 100 students at Mary Raber Elementary School participated in the event.

Sarah Minier finds a place to park her bike Wednesday Morning before school.

Lady ’Cats win: Softball wins on senior night

May 10, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s softball team won 8-2 over Manchester on senior night Wednesday.

The Lady Wildcats faced a 2-1 deficit after the first inning, but retaliated in the third frame, scoring six runs to take a 7-2 lead.

Hannah Himes scored her second run of the night in the fourth frame for the last run of the night.

Pitcher Karissa Olinske also had two runs.

Whitko’s seniors are Taylor Lott, Karissa Olinske, Audra Day, Lynsi Hicks and Cassie Jones.

The Lady Wildcats are back in action Saturday at Heritage.

NEXT PHASE: WCCS studies next step for Eagle Tech

May 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County School Corporation Board met Monday evening in a work session that included a summary of this year’s Eagle Tech operation and also received information on the next phase of renovation and construction at the former Marshall Center.
Eagle Tech Principal Brady Mullett began the session by presenting an overview of some of the successes the program has seen.

 

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