May 19th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A man involved in a brief police standoff in Fort Wayne has been identified as a Whitley County man.
Though his identity has not been released, officials say local law enforcement officials were looking for the man, who they believe was suicidal.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” There have been times this season when the Whitko Lady Wildcats softball team has let up on opponents after a big lead.
Monday was not one of those games. The Lady â€™Cats kept their foot on the gas the entire game and the offense powered Whitko to an 11-1 win over Three Rivers Conference opponent Southwood.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s United Way announced the end of its current fundraising campaign and the beginning of the grant-making process that will send $100,000 into the Whitley County community.
The campaign raised about $165,000, approximately $60,000 short of the goal of $225,000.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” A late surge from West Noble came up short and Whitkoâ€™s baseball team earned its 17th win of the season Monday, 5-3.
Tanner Gaff hit a solo shot over the fence in the first to start the game.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitko High School held its Senior Awards program last week to recognize outstanding students.
Awards and scholarships were given for academics, athletics and extra-curricular activities.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In a game shortened to five innings, Columbia Cityâ€™s Lady Eagle softball team used the long ball to down visiting Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell 13-6 Monday evening.
Every time the visiting Lady Knights scored, the Lady Eagles responded with offensive output of their own.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Whitley County native and 1996 Columbia City High School graduate is returning to Whitley County to serve as Northern Heights Elementary Schoolâ€™s principal.
Wesley Mullett, son of the late Dan and Susan Mullett (Riecke), and brother of Eagle Tech Academy Principal Brady Mullett, will join NHES next year.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” The town council members in South Whitley are still dealing with the headaches of an under-constructed wastewater treatment facility.
The council met May 18 with Steve Grass, senior engineer at Donohue and Associates, to discuss how to deal with the problems moving forward.
Tanner Hughes, Whitko senior, signed a letter of intent to play football at Defiance College. Front, from left: Todd Hughes, father; Tanner Hughes; and Robin Hughes, mother. Back: Whitko Head Football Coach Josh Mohr and Whitko Athletic Director Casey Stouffer.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Local farmers who have suffered loss from the bird flu are protected under federal law.
Two weeks ago, state animal health officials reported that the bird flu was present in Whitley County.