Archive - 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™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.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™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 didnâ€™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.
LEO-CEDARVILLE Ââ€” After Saturdayâ€™s invitational, Columbia City freshman Tyler Green is the Eaglesâ€™ 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.
Greenâ€™s 73 was the top score at Cedar Creek â€” a par 71 course â€” and the Eagles came in fourth as a team.
GARRETT â€” Columbia Cityâ€™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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Chris Loft, 28, is a body mechanic by day and a youth mentor by night.
He doesnâ€™t view himself as anything extraordinary, but to The Center for Whitley County Youth, Loft is an outstanding volunteer.
At the annual benefit cook-off for The Center, Loft was awarded one of the Volunteer of the Year Awards.
â€śI am at The Center almost every day,â€ť Loft said. â€śI have the luxury of working a job that allows me to be there shortly after school to volunteer. I donâ€™t see it as an obligation, but a privilege to invest in the lives of these students.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Farmers Market opened its season Saturday to brisk temperatures and overcast skies.
Last year, the market opened a week earlier and experienced colder-than-normal temperatures. Pushing the start of the market back a week, Market Master Chris Lilly hoped the weather would cooperate.
Lilly said that although the temperatures werenâ€™t ideal, the first Saturday of market season was a success.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” More information is coming forward about the man who was found dead in a wooded area Wednesday.
Dillon Warner, 22, was identified Friday as the body found by a property owner in eastern Whitley County.
Warner, a convicted drug felon, may still have been alive had his court hearing last month had a different outcome.
The Allen County judge spared Warner prison time â€” which may have been more of a death sentence.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For some, carrying a handgun is a way of life, for others, its purely recreational.
Regardless of the reason for registering for a handgun permit, police warn citizens to plan and prepare before they carry.
In Indiana, people arenâ€™t required to complete handgun training before receiving their permits.
In fact, citizens donâ€™t have to take a test regarding the laws of concealed or open carry.
So when can â€” and canâ€™t â€” you carry?
Without a license, the options are limited.
Carey M. Maggert Sr, 62, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Born in Wolf Lake, Carey was a self employed truck driver. He was a NASCAR fan who enjoyed hunting and fishing.
June M. James, 87, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday, May 11, 2013, with her loving daughters at her side. Born in Assumption, Ill., she was the daughter of the late David and Ola (Davis) Cotner.
She was a member of Woodburn Missionary Church and a faithful prayer warrior. The Hope Center was blessed with the dozens of baby quilts she so enjoyed making for them. She had worked for the old Woodburn telephone company and retired in 2006 from the staff of the Woodburn Missionary Church after 20 years of service.