April 21st, 2015
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT /10 AM CDT/
THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING.
* STRONG WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH FROM THE WEST...WITH FREQUENT
GUSTS TO 45 MPH EXPECTED LATE THIS MORNING AND INTO THE
* SCATTERED TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE IS POSSIBLE. ANY UNSECURED
OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND.
* DRIVING WILL BE DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES AND ON NORTH-SOUTH ORIENTED ROADS.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Whitley County Coroner has determined that the Whitley County Jail inmate who died early Monday morning died from apparent suicide.
According to a press release by Coroner Randy Dellinger, Brian Gurchiek, 51, died from asphyxia due to hanging.
Gardeners Linda Reuter (left) and Janice Klopfenstein volunteer their time to spruce up a flower garden near the entrance to Morsches Park on Friday. The Whitley County Master Gardeners are looking for more help from the community. The Master Gardeners weed, water and maintain 11 flower gardens in Columbia City. Those interested in being a part of the group should contact Mary Ann Anderson at 609-3744.
The NBA Playoffs started this past Saturday. We are going to look at the results and give predictions on how the rest of the series goes. We will start in the Eastern Conference first.
Chicago Bulls 103
Milwaukee Bucks 91
The Bucks came out in the first half and played tough. The much stronger Bulls restored order in the second half behind the strong play of Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose. This was the first playoff game Rose has played in since 2011 when he tore his ACL. He scored 23 points on an efficient 9-16 shooting from the field.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs boys‚Äô baseball team got quite the workout Saturday, going ten innings to beat Northeast Corner Conference foe Eastside 3-2 Saturday afternoon.
The Eagles pushed across a run in the bottom of the third to take a 1-0 lead. Eastside countered in the top of the fourth to knot the score at 1-1 after four innings.
The pond at Morsches Park was nearly shoulder-to-shoulder with people Saturday for the Department of Natural Resource‚Äôs fishing derby. Prizes of fishing reels and supplies were awarded to the children with the biggest fish.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs boys‚Äô track team almost doubled the nearest competitor‚Äôs score in taking their own ‚ÄėBusco Invitational title Saturday.
The Eagles scored 180.5 points, and won seven of 16 events. Jimtown was a distant second with 97.5 points.NECC foe Eastside was third with 86. Woodlan (80), Wabash (77), Manchester (66), Culver (16), Triton (15) and Fremont (4) rounded out the rest of the field.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Education was a priority for city leaders when constructing the draft of Columbia City‚Äôs new Comprehensive Plan.
Along with ideas to further residents‚Äô learning and education, the plan also cites a potential new location of Columbia City High School ‚ÄĒ outside the city limits.
The Comprehensive Plan states that the current high school is ‚Äúin poor condition and out of date.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThe building has negatively affected the reputation of the school system,‚ÄĚ reads the plan.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Saturday, for the second time in as many games, the Columbia City‚Äôs Lady Eagle softball team dispatched a rival by the ten-run rule. After downing Whitko 15-2 on Friday, Columbia City beat the Warsaw Lady Tigers 11-1 in five innings in a game at the Morsches Park diamond.
Eagle pitcher Anna Weigold gave up a one-out single, but the Eagle catcher, Bella Krieg, erased that threat by cutting down the Tiger baserunner on her attempt to steal second. A ground-out to shortstop set the Tigers down in the first.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Work has officially begun on Ind. 205 (East Van Buren Street) in Columbia City.
Prep work on the $3.14 million project began in late March, and last week city commuters saw a glimpse of the traffic troubles to come.
Parts of the highway are expected to be closed in the coming months, limiting access to Morsches Park, Peabody Public Library and Towerview Drive.