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April 23rd, 2015

BALANCING PRIVACY AND SAFETY: Sheriff speaks on inmate suicide

April 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — With approximately 2,000 inmates coming in and out of the jail each year, officers have no easy job.

On top of keeping inmates safe from each other, they also strive to keep inmates safe from themselves — all while providing inmates with the privacy they want, and demand.

14 TO 4: Miscues costly in Eagle loss

April 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s baseball team battled gale-force winds Tuesday. They dodged sn-ow flurries at game-time Wednesday.

In the end, seven Eagle errors, and 13 walks helped the visiting Concordia Cadets to hang a 14-4 defeat on the host Eagles.

NEW TRUCK: New tech

April 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Two years in the making, Columbia City’s new fire truck is finally being put into service this week.

The new truck comes with exciting new features — some that trucks in other departments in the area don’t have.

April 22nd

WILDCATS: Whitko baseball drops 11-0 contest

April 22, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s baseball team dropped an 11-0 contest to Peru Tuesday night.

The Wildcats used four pitchers in the loss, and managed one hit on the night.
Closing pitcher Hunter Sroufe had the lone hit.

He pitched fourth and final inning for the Wildcat defense, tallying two strikeouts.

BASEBALL: Eagles blow past Leo, 14-9

April 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Played in 30 mile-per-hour winds that made playing fly balls an adventure, Columbia City’s Eagle baseball team pulled out a 14-9 win over the visiting Leo.

In cold, windy conditions, the Eagles took advantage of a strong wind blowing out to right field and enough defense to outlast the Lions in a contest that was never short on offense.

FRIDAY DEADLINE: Farm Bureau sponsoring scholarships

April 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Farm Bureau announced their sponsorship of two scholarships that will be awarded to graduating seniors. High school seniors who plan to major in an agricultural-related field and whose parents are Farm Bureau members are eligible.

Scholarship applications can be found online at and are due to the Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance office at 607 N. Opportunity Dr. in Columbia City by Friday.

TRACK: Lady Eagles edge DeKalb, Norwell

April 22, 2015

OSSIAN — Columbia City’s girls’ track team made the long trip to Norwell for a triangular meet with the Knights and the DeKalb Lady Barons.

The Lady Eagles came out on top, scoring 51 points. DeKalb was second with 50, and the host Lady Knights were third with 44 points in very windy, cold conditions.

EARTH DAY: Where does all that recycling go?

April 22, 2015

Today is Earth Day. Places such as Whitley Environmental work to protect the environment by collecting all recycling from residential properties in Whitley County. The service is funded by residential property taxes. Pictured, crews at Whitley Environmental sort and compact plastic bottles for recycling.

'BUSCO GOLF: Wins three-way

April 22, 2015

CHURUBUSCO ­— Seasonably cool temperatures and gusting winds did not stop Churubusco’s boys golf team from competing against Lakeland and West Noble high schools Tuesday at Eel River Golf Course.

The Eagles took first with a combined score of 168, followed by Lakeland with 181 and then West Noble, 191.

CEDIT: County officials at odds

April 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Commissioners and County Council are at loggerheads over a distribution of CEDIT (County Economic Development Income Tax) funds.

The main topic of discussion is giving funds to the Whitley County Family YMCA for assistance in providing funding for a classroom at the Armstrong Early Learning Center.

The Board of Commissioners establishes a set of projects for funding.

COLUMBIA CITY — A slow start by Columbia City’s Lady Eagle softball team and patience at the plate...
LIGONIER — Churubusco’s Lady Eagle softball team banged out 13 hits and used a six-run second...
AKRON — Whitko’s girls tennis team picked up a conference win at Tippecanoe Valley High School...


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