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March 29th

Eagles capture baseball season-opener

March 29, 2013

CHURUBUSCO – A four-run first inning was all the Churubusco team needed to earn a win in its season opener.

The Eagles would go on to add four more runs throughout the game on their way to an 8-0 victory over Woodlan.

Brent Simmons was dominant on the mound for the Eagles. In six innings of shutout work, the junior allowed only one hit. Simmons also struck out 11 batters. Hayden Kilgore closed the game out for ‘Busco on the mound with a perfect seventh inning.

AREA EASTER SERVICES

March 29, 2013

Area Easter services

Collins UM
“The Passion and Crucifixion: A Physician’s Perspective” is the title of the church’s community Good Friday serviceat 7 p.m. Dr. Dave Johnson will offer a presentation on the sufferings and death of Jesus Christ. Johnson combines scriptural teachings with historical writings, archeological evidence and medical research. All are invited. There is no cost. The offering will be given to the community transient needs fund.

Columbia City UM

PAIN DOC OK'D: Fort Wayne physician given green light to practice

March 29, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS – Fort Wayne physician, Dr. William Hedrick, was told he could continue with his medical practice while on probation, according to area media.

Indiana Medical Licensing Board placed him on probation for two years after finding three violations related to his pain clinic practice.
The group said he breached standard of care in at least one case, failed in properly supervising his employees, and overused steroid injections in the spine.

The board cleared Hedrick of three other counts.

March 28th

HAMMOND OIL: Full-service station to close Saturday

March 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A throwback to a different era will be marking its conclusion Saturday.

Hammond Oil, located in Columbia City on North Line Street, will be closing its doors Saturday, March 30. What makes Hammond Oil unique is that it is a full-service gas station. This distinct offering will be missed by many in the community.

“People are asking me, ‘what are we going to do?,’” said Randy Wood, assistant manager.

Wood said there are many handicapped individuals who regularly frequent the business. There are some elderly women who come to the station as well.

RAIN BARRELS: Col. City Board of Works passes program

March 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Board of Works and Public Safety unanimously approved the rain barrel program at Tuesday’s meeting.

Citizens may purchase rain barrels and have part of the cost refunded by the city as part of the rebate. Participation in the program meets one of the minimum control requirements.

EXTENSION OFFICE: Board elects new members

March 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Extension Office welcomed three new board members at its annual meeting Tuesday night.

Four members from the 12-member board were completing their term, including John Hilligoss, Meredith Hoffman, John Saggers and Doug Sheetz.

All but Sheetz declined being nominated for a new term. Joining Sheetz, following an election, were new board members Jeff Geiger, Sharon Hesting and Judy Kreider.

Doug Sheetz

FATHER RECEIVES SENTENCE: Greer assisted his sons in manufacturing meth

March 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Churubusco man, who was accused of assisting his sons in manufacturing methamphetamine, was sentenced in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Ed Greer, 59, was arrested in December and charged with aiding in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Greer previously pled guilty to aiding in manufacturing of meth, a Class B felony, and had 11 other counts dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

Churubusco softball digs in for 2013

March 28, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco softball head coach Wayne Gibson didn’t have any seniors on his team last year.

The 2012 ‘Busco team still managed to compile a 11-16 record, while finishing 4-6 in the Northeast Corner Conference.

Last year’s Lady Eagles’ season ended in a close 2-1 loss in the first round of sectionals. The opponent that fell them: eventual 2012 2A state runner-up Adams Central.

“We felt we competed last year, and we feel we can compete in the conference and our sectional this year,” said the ‘Busco coach.

O’Dell commits to Earlham

March 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The third Columbia City football player this week has named his college choice.

Buddy O’Dell, senior defensive tackle for the Eagles, has committed to attend Earlham College and plans to major in human development and social relations.

He’s seeking a minor in business and nonprofit management.

Whitko netters capture opener

March 28, 2013

LIGONIER — Despite the weather, Whitko’s girls tennis team scored a victory over West Noble in its opening match of the year.

The Lady Wildcats defeated the Lady Chargers by a final of 3-2. Whitko earned a victory at No. 1 singles from senior Laura Hippensteel, who won 6-1, 6-4.

Whitko’s Aressa Tackwell won the No. 2 singles match, 6-2, 6-2.

The clinching match for the Lady Wildcats was a comeback win at No. 1 doubles. Laura Alfieri and Abby Marshall erased a 3-0 hole in the first set to win 6-4, 6-4.

Pictured is the Columbia City Park Department’s league and tournament champions — Downtown on the...
The Columbia City Main Street Association brought back the Big G’s 3-on-3 Tournament to downtown...
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