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May 3rd

Idol winner

May 3, 2013

The Peabody Public Library recently announced its Teen Idol winners. Taking first place was Dakota Schilling, who sang and played the guitar.

The contest was sponsored by the Whitley County Community Foundation’s “Count Me In Program.”

Lady Eagles sweep New Haven

May 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s tennis team swept a Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Thursday, defeating New Haven 5-0.

The Lady Eagles took the win on a special fundraising night. Columbia City’s girls tennis team, led by Head Coach Kathleen Myers, raised money for Isaac Rentschler, a second grader who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Isaac, a student of Myers’, is currently undergoing treatment for a form of eye cancer.

The Lady Eagles honored Isaac in prime fashion, with Celine Rongos and Adriana Brown taking sweeping 6-0, 6-0 wins in No. 1 and No. 3 singles.

PROM PRICETAG: No price too high for safety

May 3, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the final installment of a three-part series on prom season.

COLUMBIA CITY — Boutonnieres and polished nails may be on the mind of Whitley County students this weekend, but as prom season starts for the county, school leaders, police and parents are concerned with safety.

In the next two weekends, all three Whitley County high schools will hold their proms in Fort Wayne.

Melanie Bechtold, prom advisor for CCHS and teacher, said safety is part of planning the annual event.

Col. City golf wins second straight

May 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s golf team won its second match in two days Thursday night, topping Leo by a 159-171 score.

Freshmen Eagles Tyler Green and Spencer Klimek were co-medalists, scoring 37 apiece.

Green shot a birdie on Eagle Glen’s No. 2 hole, a par 3. Klimek didn’t have more than five strokes through the entire front nine, including a three on hole No. 7.

Columbia City’s Cameron Slavich outdid Klimek on hole 7, scoring a two to help him to a total of 44.

PRAYERS OF RESTORATION: County observes National Day of Prayer

May 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Thursday marked the 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer, and events were scheduled for participation throughout the day.

Events began as early as 7 a.m., with a breakfast at Grace Lutheran Church for local church leaders and government officials.

Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel read a proclamation to start the day.
“I say this every year, but if our nation ever needed prayer—it’s now,” said Pastor Steve Johnson of Oak Grove Church of God.

Notre Dame looks at adding on to football stadium

May 3, 2013

SOUTH BEND (AP) — Notre Dame unveiled a plan Thursday to add buildings and more than 3,000 revenue-producing premium seats in and around Notre Dame Stadium in a push to make that area of campus more of a community hub.

The stadium that opened in 1930 and was expanded in 1997 is used fewer than 10 times a year for football games, commencement and recreational events. The idea is to use the stadium as a centerpiece where academics, athletics, students' social lives and the surrounding community come together.

May 2nd

Rolling into summer

May 2, 2013

With temperatures reaching the 80s on Wednesday, many youngsters were playing outside. Pictured, a group of friends ride their bikes in Columbia Shores. From left are Leonidas Huskey, 6, Aiden Huskey, 3, and Alexis Pettigrew, 9.

Wildcats golf beats Rochester

May 2, 2013

MANCHESTER — Whitko’s boys golf team picked up a conference win against Rochester Wednesday.

The Wildcats beat visiting Rochester 167-181 at Sycamore Golf Club.

Leading the way for Whitko was Danny Zawlocki, who shot 40 to earn medalist honors. Colton LeTourneau was next for Whitko at 42. Cole Bechtold carded 43 and Will Peters shot 44. Jacob Silveus scored 47 and Matt Hathaway shot 52.

All told, the top four Whitko golfers beat or tied the top Rochester golfer.

Whitko will next be at the Northfield Invitational Saturday in Wabash.

Lady Wildcats drop slugfest to Tippy

May 2, 2013

MENTONE — Whitko’s softball team lost a shootout to TRC-rival Tippecanoe Valley Tuesday.

The Lady Wildcats fell to the Lady Vikings by a score of 15-14.

It was the first conference game of the year for the Lady Wildcats.

Whitko soared at the plate, crushing 20 hits in the contest. Tiffany Ousley was 3-for-5, including a two-run homer in the sixth inning that broke a 10-10 tie.

Christa Baughman was 2-of-5 with a double and five RBIs.

Hannah Himes was 2-for-4 with a double and three runs scored.

’Cats baseball pummels Manchester; falls to Tippy Valley

May 2, 2013

MANCHESTER — Whitko’s baseball team won an 11-0 shut out Wednesday night to Three Rivers Conference foe Manchester.

The ’Cats tacked on nine runs in the sixth and seventh innings to take the lopsided win.

Alex Stoddard pitched all seven frames for Whitko, throwing a one-hit shut out, as Manchester managed one hit. Stoddard struck out five and walked four. He also batted 4-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs.

Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...
COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local...
Pictured is the Columbia City Park Department’s league and tournament champions — Downtown on the...

 

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