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Archive - May 7, 2013

Lions down ’Busco

May 7, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Despite taking a 7-5 advantage in the first inning, Churubusco’s softball team dropped a 19-9 game against Leo Monday night in Churubusco.

Both teams came out with hot bats in the first frame, as Leo opened the game with five runs and the Lady Eagles answered with seven of their own.

The second frame was a different story, as neither team scored.
Leo began to chip away at ’Busco’s lead in the third inning, outscoring the Lady Eagles 3-2.

The Lady Lions tied the score at nine in the fourth stanza, but tore the game open in the fifth and sixth innings.

’Cats top TRC foes

May 7, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s boys track team won a three-way meet against Three Rivers Conference opponents Tippecanoe Valley and North Miami Monday night.

The Wildcats earned 83 points, Tippy Valley came in second with 55 and North Miami had 28 points.

Whitko had 10 first-place finishes. Connor Stouder and Tyler Sherwin each had two wins for the Wildcats.

Stouder placed first in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Sherwin won the 300-meter hurdles and the discus with a toss of 120 feet, 7 inches.
Connor Zwick took second in the discus.

Col. City golf topped by 2 strokes

May 7, 2013

FORT WAYNE — In a match that was made up after a rain postponement earlier in the season, the Columbia City Eagles golf team traveled the short distance to take on the Canterbury Cavaliers at Chestnut Hills Golf Course Monday night.

The Eagles lost a close match, 161-163.

“This was a good match,” Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. “This is a tough course and we handled it well, but it just wasn’t quite enough.

Columbia City freshman Spencer Klimek led the way for the Eagles, carding a 38 on the par 36 course.

Norsemen handle ’Cats, 9-0

May 7, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s baseball team, which went into Monday night’s game with a 15-5 record, dropped a Three Rivers Conference match-up by a difficult, 9-0 score.

The Wildcats hosted Northfield, a team that won the state finals last year and returned several of its starters from last season.

The Norsemen jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and scored three more runs in the top of the third frame.

Whitko managed to hold Northfield’s offense off home plate for much of the rest of the game, excluding another run in the sixth inning to make the 9-0 score.

A conversation with . . . Melissa DeWitt

May 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Melissa DeWitt, 28 of Columbia City, describes herself as “an old soul,” and is the owner of Melissa DeWitt Photography. Missy, as she is most commonly known, is a mom to two girls, Gracie, 3, and Selah, 2, along with a stepson, Hayden, 7.

She is married to Tony and the two met in high school when she was a freshman. Now, 14 years later, she said “I couldn’t ask for a better husband. He’s supported and encouraged me as I built my photography business.”

Q: Are you originally from Whitley County?

On the air

May 7, 2013

Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel was in the studio at WJHS radio, Columbia City High School, for Coffee with the Mayor.

Typically the broadcast is held at Richards Restaurant, however, Thursday’s broadcast took an unexpected turn. Approximately 20 minutes into the hour-long program, technical issues interrupted the broadcast. The cell phone provider, which is used to transmit the program, dropped the call. When several attempts to reconnect failed, Mayor Daniel agreed to finish the interview in the WJHS radio booth.

ChromaSource adding capabilities

May 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY (May 7, 2013) – Locally based ChromaSource, a nationally recognized manufacturer of color systems and color cards, today announced plans to invest in new equipment that will expand the company’s capabilities, creating up to 12 new jobs by 2014.

“We are very optimistic about the future needs of our clients and our position within the color sampling industry,” said CEO Jason Brooks. “We are adding production equipment to meet increased customer demand.”

LOCAL BUSINESS GROWS: Red Star of Larwill expanding

May 7, 2013

LARWILL (May 7, 2013) – Locally based contract manufacturer Red Star Manufacturing, Inc. (Red Star) announced today the company is expanding its Larwill facility and adding new equipment, creating additional jobs by the fall of 2013.

“This project continues our focus on vertically integrating our capabilities to support medical device industry clients,” said Red Star President Scott Werstler. “We are committed to staying at the leading edge of technology and quality assurance.”

DEALING WITH LOSS: 13-year-old recounts cancer’s cost

May 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Relay for Life event will be held June 1, starting at 9 a.m. The 24-hour event is geared to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.

As part of the festivities, survivors and family members who have been touched by cancer come together to cheer and support each other.

Kelly Thomas, 13, has come face-to-face with cancer as it took two of her family members. However, she found strength to weather the loss and now participates in the relay.

FARMERS MARKET: Opening day for market grows near

May 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Vendors are gearing up for the Whitley County Farmers Market, which will launch its season Saturday at the Courthouse.

To start off the series of weeks where fresh produce, plants and other home-grown and homemade items will be sold, a ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 8 a.m. at the gazebo. Among the vendors will be Whitko Middle School’s Clean World Association, an after-school club that grows flowers and plants. The group’s inventory will be displayed on the Courthouse lawn for purchase.

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