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Spinning at the Market

May 13, 2013

Jan Meyers creates natural fiber yarn on her spinning wheel.

Meyers is one of more than 50 vendors at the Farmers Market held around the Whitley County Courthouse each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Truck hit by bullet while traveling I-65

May 13, 2013

BROOKSTON (AP) — Indiana State Police say troopers are investigating a pickup truck being shot while driving on Interstate 65 near Lafayette.

Police say three people were inside the truck when it was hit Sunday evening while northbound approaching the Indiana 18 interchange about 15 miles north of Lafayette.

No one was injured.

Police say the bullet went through the passenger-side door window and out the rear window behind the driver.

Market’s opening day

May 13, 2013

Deb Wade dressed as a World War I “donut girl” to commemorate the Salvation Army’s 76 anniversary in Whitley County.

“Donut girls” visited the front lines during the war to deliver the fried treats to servicemen as a way to show their support.

At the Farmers Market, Salvation Army representatives passed out free doughnuts as a way to show their gratitude for the county’s support of the nonprofit.

Wind farm to expand turbines: Success after Whitley Co. ordinance stifled construction

May 13, 2013

BLUFFTON (AP) — The developer of a proposed wind farm in northeastern Indiana is increasing the number of turbines it wants to install as part of a $336 million complex on about 37,000 acres of land.

Apex Wind Energy of Charlottesville, Va., will present its new design to local officials next month and says it expects construction to begin by the end of the year.

The design is a change from the 87 turbines on 18,500 acres that Apex initially proposed, an area newspaper reported.

Crash kills baby, injures 4 children

May 13, 2013

NOBLE COUNTY — An 8-month-old boy was killed and four other children were injured in a vehicle accident Saturday.

According to area media, the car crashed into a tree near the Noble-Elkhart County line Saturday when the driver swerved to miss an animal that ran out into the road.

The driver, Angelica Ibarra, 39, of Ligonier, was cited for not having a license and other violations.

Police said Ibarra drove straight through a curve, slid sideways and struck a tree on the rear passenger side of the vehicle.

Ibarra was not injured, but Gael Ibarra, 8 months, died from his injuries.

Lady Wildcats fall to Heritage

May 13, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Saturday dawned cold and damp, and the Whitko softball team had trouble warming up against the visiting Heritage Lady Patriots.

After working out of a first inning jam, the Lady Wildcats gave up seven runs in the top of the third inning. Despite a late-game effort the Lady Wildcats fell in a non-conference matchup by an 11-2 score.

With two outs in the top of the first inning, the Lady Patriots strung together two singles and a walk to load the bases against the home standing Lady Wildcats.

Col. City splits weekend matches

May 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls tennis team split two matches this weekend, beating Peru and falling to Mishawaka Marion.

The Lady Eagles took a strong 4-1 advantage over Peru, dropping their only loss in the No. 2 singles match.

Celine Rongos won the No. 1 singles match in straight sets. In No. 3 singles, Adriana Brown took a 6-1, 6-1 victory.

The No. 1 doubles pair of Macie Hinen and Sydney Ford took a 6-0, 6-2 win. Alaina Beckner and Breanna Hicks won the No. 2 doubles match by a 6-4, 6-2 score.

Whitko JV takes slew of victories

May 13, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s junior varsity baseball squad took both ends of a double-header Saturday, defeating John Adams 9-4 in game one and 10-0 in game two.

In the opener, pitcher Reed Brace earned the win with four innings of relief.

Brace didn’t give up an earned run, while striking out three.

Riley Anderson went 2-for-4 from the plate with a double and an RBI, and Brady Weeks added a double and two RBIs.

The Wildcats posted strong third and fifth innings, scoring three runs apiece, to take a strong lead going into the final innings, when John Adams went on a run of its own.

Green medals; Eagles take fourth

May 13, 2013

LEO-CEDARVILLE ­— After Saturday’s invitational, Columbia City freshman Tyler Green is the Eagles’ third linkster to join the medalist list at the Leo Invite.

Green joins Mike Schumaker (1997-99) and Tyler Gay (2003-04) by taking top honors in the 16-year-old event.

Green’s 73 was the top score at Cedar Creek — a par 71 course — and the Eagles came in fourth as a team.

Eagles go 1-1 at Garrett

May 13, 2013

GARRETT — Columbia City’s baseball team outscored Garrett 18-7 combined in a double-header Saturday. Yet, the Eagles yet took a game and gave up the other to the Railroaders.

The morning game was the Ryan Kerschner show, both at the plate and on the mound. Columbia City won decisively 12-0 as Kerschner threw a two-hit shutout from the mound and hit his fourth home run of the season.

He struck out seven Railroaders and gave up one walk and one hit-by-pitch.

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