Archive - 2014
The Whitko Wildcats had to rally from two runs down in the bottom of the seventh inning just to tie the score, but then in the bottom of the ninth, with a runner on third, the home standing Wildcats goaded the Lakeland pitcher into a balk sending the winning run across for a 4-3 win that propels the Wildcats into Saturdays semifinal of the Whitko IHSAA Sectional Baseball tournament.
Whitko pitcher Tanner Gaff struggled early in the game with his control getting the ball up in the zone, and walking the first Lakeland batter on four pitches.
June 14, 1953 â May 27, 2014
Connie June Freshour, 60, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at her home in LeRoy, Kan.
She was born June 14, 1953 in Iola, Kan., the daughter of Ray and Willena Simpson Holloway.
Connie attended Colony Crest High School and graduated as a member of the Class of 1971.
During the years following high school she lived in Columbia City, and worked at Weatherhead Manufacturing.
Connie was joined in marriage to Ralph K. Freshour June 16, 1978, in Columbia City.
They lived in Columbia City until moving to Colony in 1980.
Since 2007, Debra Darr has observed the evolution of Whitley Countyâs senior center and its services.
However, in January, Darr moved from her assistant position with the Whitley County Council on Aging & Aged (WCCOA) to the role of executive director when long-time leader Jackie Hake retired.
âIâve seen a lot of growth in both the amount of seniors that participate and the number of activities and services we provide,â said Darr.
âThere is always something going on here at the Woodlands Senior Center.
Iâve enjoyed getting to know those seniors that come in.â
In less than two weeks walkers will take to the track at Indian Springs Middle School in a fight against cancer.
The annual Relay for Life 24-hour walk-a-thon will take place Saturday, June 7 at 8 a.m. and continue until Sunday at 8 a.m.
This yearâs theme is âScare Away Cancer,â and promotes a Halloween-inspired event.
Currently, the event has raised more than 66 percent of its financial goal of $35,000. Twenty-one teams and 114 participants are signed up for the walk, but committee leaders said it is not too late to get involved.
Students from a Spanish class from Eagle Tech Academy offered their service to the Whitley County Historical Museum Friday.
The class planted flowers to beautify the property.
Pictured, a group of students shovel dirt. From left: Larissa Rehrer, Reghan Decker, Andrew Pepple and Sierra Reinhard.
Whitkoâs boys golf team grabbed a win on its home course Thursday night over West Noble, 185-203.
The Wildcats were led by Danny Zawlocki who scored 41.
Will Peters carded a 45, followed by Cole Bechtold with a 47.
Matt Hathaway finished in 45 strokes, and Tim Gensch finished off the varsity scoring with a 55.
For West Noble, Tim Dice scored a 47, Grant Moser had a 50, Jacob Musselman carded a 52, Tim Stohlman finished in 54 strokes and Kolten Peterson finished off the Chargersâ scoring with a 56.
Circle of Friends ended the year with its annual picnic at Morscheâs Park in Columbia City.
The Columbia City High School sponsored club holds a picnic in May to celebrate the friendships created during the year, and to welcome the eighth graders from Indian Springs Middle School to the high school.
Ali Ioane, Functional Life Skills teacher at ISMS and Karen Koday, Functional Life Skills teacher at CCHS, work together with Circle of Friends to create a day filled with food, fun and games.
The students took charge and organized all of the activities for the day.
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