Archive - 2013
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the first of a three-part series on prom season.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” How much is too much to spend on one night out on the town? With a national average of $1,139 spent for a night of dinner and dancing, is prom becoming an escalating luxury for high schoolers?
This weekend, Columbia City High School will hold its prom at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne. As teens plan for the momentous occasion, purchases can start to rack up â€” making for a costly night.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A proposed Indiana House bill could have major effects on local law enforcement.
House Bill 1006, which is set to take effect in the summer of 2014, includes many overhauls to the current criminal justice system.
This includes changing the felony system, which currently has four types of charges based on severity, from Class A to Class D, to a level system, where there will be six levels of felony charges.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Third-grader Jaidyn Gilbert is no stranger to the 4-H program. The daughter of Todd and Margaret Gilbert, Jaidyn has watched her two older brothers, Jordan and Trevor, go through the 4-H program.
Jordan has already completed 10 years, while Jaidyn will spend two years in the program with Trevor. Margaret is the leader of the Whitley County Dairy Beef/Feeder Calf Club.
Jaidyn attends South Whitley Elementary School. Her projects this year include bicycle, sewing, dairy beef, feeder calves and a beef heifer.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Their bats hit hard and often on a sunny Monday evening in the City, as the Columbia City Eagles took a key Northeast Hoosier Conference victory over the visiting Bellmont Braves 18-4 to stay perfect in the NHC in baseball Monday.
The Eagles got the win via the 10-run rule after leading by 14 runs at the conclusion of the top half of the fifth inning.
Columbia City pummeled Bellmontâ€™s pitchers for 18 runs on 13 hits, five of them for extra bases, and five walks.
Not a single Eagle batter struck out in the contest.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Monday nightâ€™s Columbia City Northeast Hoosier Conference softball game against the visiting DeKalb Lady Barons took barely an hour and a half to complete.
With both pitchers limiting the offensive opportunities for both teams, the contest would come down to any miscues in the field.
Unfortunately for the Lady Eagles, three errors accounted directly for Lady Baron runs as DeKalb handed the Lady Eagles a 4-0 loss.
Two errors put the Lady Eagles in a hole in the first inning.
MENTONE â€” Whitkoâ€™s softball team lost the championship game of the Tippecanoe Valley Invitational Saturday.
The Lady Wildcats fell to Northwestern by a score of 10-0 in six innings.
Emily Weigold and Kennedy Hart got the lone pair of hits for Whitko.
From the circle, Aly Nicodemus took the loss but allowed just one earned run to Northwestern.
In the first game of the tournament, Whitko defeated its TRC rival, host Tippecanoe Valley.
The Lady Wildcats beat the Lady Vikings, 13-3.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Historical Museum in Columbia City will host a Motherâ€™s Day Tea on Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. Come for an â€śAfternoonâ€ť style tea as Motherâ€™s Day is celebrated at the museum.
Learn about tea, etiquette, and womenâ€™s domestic life through history. The menu will include a sampling of sweet and savory items, as well as a spot of tea.
Admission to the tea is $8. Reservations may be made by calling 244-6372. The Whitley County Historical Museum, housed in the home of Thomas Riley Marshall, is dedicated to preserving the history of Whitley County.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The opportunity to be of a part of Leadership Whitley County Class 13 is here. In 2001, Whitley Countyâ€™s unique servant-leadership program embarked with its inaugural class.
Twelve years later, more than 225 alumni are actively practicing key servant-leadership skills in their work, personal and community lives.
â€śNow is the time to apply and become a part of this community's amazing and impactful leadership experience,â€ť said LWC leaders.
PBSâ€™s Kids Go! winners were announced at Peabody Public Library. Pictured are those students recognized. Front row, from left: Mayci Helvie, Ava Ward and Alexander Eberly. Back row, from left: Cole Shafer, Amelia Porter, McKayla Adair, Grace Hill, Emily Mullett, Rebecca Cupp, Karris Sigler, Colt Kirkpatrick and Gavin Good.
Peabody Public Library recently announced the winners of its writing contest. Pictured, from left, are Zachary Lewark, 3rd place; Dillion Sheiss, 1st place; Addy Bishop, 2nd place; Drew Sigler, 3rd place and Alyssa Beck, 1st place in Fourth-grade division. Not pictured: Caroline Shelton, 2nd place in Fourth-grade division.