Archive - 2014
Columbia Cityâs girls tennis team topped Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell Monday night in a close, 3-2, competition.
The Lady Eagles picked up wins in No. 2 singles and both doubles matches.
In No. 2 singles, Aubrey Wright battled through a long match.
After winning 6-4 in the first set, Wright fell 6-4 in the second. In the long, 7-6 (9-7) final set, Wright came out on top for the win.
The Churubusco Public Library recently announced its events for May as well as its summer reading program.
Summer Reading Program
Registration will begin May 31 for the summer reading program titled, âYou are Here!â The opening program will be held Saturday, June 7 at 2 p.m. with visitors from Churubusco volunteer firefighters.
Following the opening program, on various dates, the library will have storyteller, interactive presentations, and movie showing available for children of all ages.
Whitley County Commissioners took time in the middle of their regular meeting Monday to applaud the Corrections Officers that work in the jail and work release center.
âI know itâs a hard job sometimes, but what you do is invaluable to our community,â said Commissioner Chairman George Schrumpf to Whitley County Jail Commander Sean Martin.
The Commissioners signed a proclamation declaring this week, May 4 through May 10, as National Correctional Officers Week.
Columbia Cityâs Wolves of Cub Scout Pack No. 3882 took a trip to the pond in Morsches Park Monday evening to try their hands at fishing. Though the fish didnât bite, the second graders learned how to bait a hook, set a bobber, cast and tie their lures to the line. Pictured are Derrick Zecca and Eddie Dean.
When it comes to leadership in Whitley County, Paula Reimers, 43, is the youngest County Council member to serve the area.
Sitting in the At-Large seat, Reimers is the only woman to be in the elected position. âIâve always been fascinated by government,â said Reimers. âI like working for the people of Whitley County. I consider it an honor to do what I do.â
Reimersâ role as a Whitley County Councilwoman is just one of her many responsibilities.
Nonprofit vendors and a variety of organizations came together Saturday to fight child hunger.
Boomerang Backpacks is a program that targets elementary school children who might not have quality food during the weekend.
Nutritious food is packed in backpacks and bags by volunteers, then delivered to elementary schools in the area on Fridays. The children then have food and healthy snacks to eat during the weekend.
After a pair of wins in a double-header against Southern Wells Saturday, Whitkoâs baseball team took the field again Monday night to beat Tippecanoe Valley, 2-0.
The Wildcats came out on top of the low-scoring competition with runs in the second and sixth innings.
In the second frame, Austin Sturgess scored off a single by Avery Robbins.
Robbins finished the game batting 2-for-3 with an RBI.
In the sixth frame, Garrett Smiley batted in teammate Ethan Nicodemus.
The Camp Whitley Board of Directors recently announced that Lauren Strandlund, the assistant director from 2013, will be stepping into the role of interim director for the summer of 2014.
During the summer of 2013, Camp Whitley began a new era with a new director, Josh Wall. In addition to being an elementary teacher and Camp Whitley director, Wall is an active member of the U.S. Army Reserve. Camp Whitley is âproudâ that Wall will be serving the country during the summer of 2014 in training sessions, however, that means he will not be able to serve as the director for this summer.
Columbia Cityâs baseball team split its doubleheader at home against Northfield Saturday, falling 6-1 and winning 8-5.
The Eagles fell to the Norsemen 6-1 in the first game of the double header. Columbia City struggled offensively against Norsemen pitcher Shane Vigar.
He had the Eagles guessing all day, with his ability to throw a curveball for a strike anytime in the count. Vigar struck out five Eagle batters while giving up one run on just three hits.
Mary Elizabeth (Buckles) Young Schrader, 84, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Columbia City, died Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Hospice Home, Fort Wayne, with her family at her side.
She moved to Whitley County as a teenager from Indianapolis.
Mary began her career working as an x-ray technician at the Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake.